Former Archbishop lecture on Julian of Norwich

JulianWeekIn early May the second annual Julian Week will offer a wide variety of events celebrating one of Norfolk’s most famous citizens, Julian of Norwich including a lecture by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams.

Julian Week, from May 2-10, is an annual celebration of Julian of Norwich’s cultural and spiritual legacy with concerts, art installations, creative writing and craft workshops, informal public talks, lectures, and educational events for children and families across the city of Norwich.

This year Julian Week will feature a lecture by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams, at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday May 10 at 10:30am.

One of the organisers, Howard Green said: “Julian of Norwich, the internationally renowned spiritual writer and mystic, lived in Norwich in the 14th century. Her book, The Revelations of Divine Love, is a literary masterpiece and a cultural and spiritual treasure, emphasising God’s unconditional love and humanity’s fundamental goodness.

“Though Julian is gaining influence worldwide, and her writing played an important role in the bid for Norwich to become a Unesco City of Literature, she remains one of the greatest hidden treasures of Norwich. Julian Week offers everyone the chance to engage with Julian of Norwich and her rich cultural, spiritual, and literary legacy”

Other events forming part of the celebration include a workshop by the internationally recognised book art forum, Turn the Page, on illuminated manuscripts and associated artist Jules Allen will be displaying artists’ books at The Forum and the Julian Shrine.

The Norwich Writer’s Centre will present a creative writing workshop that will engage directly with Julian’s text. 

Sarah Law, a highly regarded poet and lecturer at London Metropolitan University, will offer a poetry reading from her newly published book of poems, Ink’s Wish, while CAIM, a musical group from Ireland and Scotland will present a concert based on Julian’s Revelations.

The Friends of Julian will present a dramatic reading of Sheila Upjohn’s play about Julian, Mind out of Time. 

Over a dozen further talks, lectures, meditations with Julian, tours of St. Julian’s Church, craft events and children’s educational workshops will also be offered. 

For more details see the Calendar of Events page on the Julian Week website.

Booking is either required or advised for many of these events. Book your places for these events at: 
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