Arts Society Lecture: The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces
November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Society Hamburg e.V (previously BRIDFAS of Hamburg) is presenting its November lecture in St Thomas Becket Church as a fund-raising event in aid of the church.
“The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: religious architecture of the world” by Jon Cannon
From Chartres Cathedral to Angkor Wat, religion has been the inspiration for many of the greatest buildings of the world. The lecture explores the architecture of the major religions of humanity. It lays out the resulting developments in chronological order and shows how the beliefs of each faith helped to shape its architecture and went on to be explored by designers of genius.
Jon Cannon is Lay Canon (Keeper of the Fabric) at Bristol Cathedral. He is a part-time lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol. He lectures, gives study days and leads tours on medieval church art and architecture. Jon is the author of a number of books on religious buildings and presented BBC’s documentary on “How to Build a Cathedral”.
More details and tickets will be available nearer the time. Any queries, please contact Pat Pledger – see below.