Richard III and Gloucester

 

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'Richard III and Gloucester'

The Richard III festival launches in Gloucester in May 2017, and will feature a series of talks, walking tours, choral concerts, and films.  See below for the full list of events taking place.

Richard III and Gloucester

Monday 15th May

'Ricardian and Tudor Music', lunchtime recital
With Sebastian and Vicki Field (former Mayor and Mayoress of Gloucester, singers), and Jessica Gordon (on lute).
12.30pm, 15thMay, St John’s Church (Northgate Street).  Free to attend (retiring collection).

‘A Ricardian walk around Gloucester’
2pm, 15th May.  Meeting by St Michael’s Tower, allow one hour (free of charge)

Tuesday 16th May

‘A Ricardian walk around Gloucester’
2pm, 16th May.  Meeting by St Michael’s Tower, allow one hour (free of charge)

Wednesday 17th May

‘Shakespeare’s Richard III’, talk with Ian Robinson
An exploration of Shakespeare's famous play The Tragedy of Richard III, by Ian Robinson, a distinguished literary critic, former academic and pupil of F.R. Leavis, and author of many books.
12.30pm, 17th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

‘The Death of Richard III: Wounds and Weapons’ talk with Professor Sarah Hainsworth
Sarah Hainsworth, Professor of Material Engineering and a forensics expert at the University of Leicester, examines the wounds and weapons that killed Richard III at Bosworth.
2pm, 17th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

Thursday 18th May

‘Gloucester and the Mayor’s Year’ talk with Mayor of Gloucester Neil Hampson
Mayor of Gloucester 2016/17 Neil Hampson speaks about his year in office as he comes to the end of his year. He also talks about his passion for the city's archeology and history, and what Richard III means to Gloucester.
12.30pm, 18th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

Friday 19th May

‘The Royal Charters of Gloucester’ talk with Chris Chatterton
An exploration of the Royal Charters of Gloucester, including that of 1483 given by Richard III to Gloucester, and the rights and privileges granted to the city by these Charters. Chris Chatterton is an historian and former Mayor of Gloucester, and is Director of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.
11am, 19th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

Matinee screening of ‘Richard III’ (Ian McKellen version)
1.30pm, 19th May, Sherborne Cinema (tickets £4.50 on the door)

‘The Book of Hours: Richard III’s personal prayer book’ talk with David Lamb
A talk on Richard III's personal prayer book and the King's piety.
4pm, 19th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

Evening screening of ‘Richard III’ (Ian McKellen version)
8.30pm, 19th May, Sherborne Cinema (tickets £5.00 on the door)

Saturday 20th May

‘The Discovery and Identification of Richard III’ talk with Professor Kevin Schurer
10.30am-11.30am, 20th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person or £15 for Saturday day ticket to all three talks)  Click here to purchase tickets online|

'Revealing Grey Friars: The search for Leicester's lost Franciscan friary' with Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris is the University of Leicester Archeological Field Services Director and was part of the team that discovered Richard III
1pm, 20th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person or £15 for Saturday day ticket to all three talks)
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'Cecily Neville: mother of Edward IV and Richard III' talk with Joanna Laynesmith
Cecily Duchess of York's relationship with her sons, especially Richard III. Joanna Laynesmith has recently written a biography of Cecily Neville, which will be published shortly.
3pm, 20th May, Museum of Gloucester (tickets £6 per person or £15 for Saturday day ticket to all three talks)
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Gloucester through the years concert
Words and music on the theme of Gloucester's past, from William the Conquerer to the present day via Richard III and the Tudors.  With Sebastian and Vicki Field, and Sine Nomine Youth Choir.
7.30pm, 20th May, St John’s Church (Northgate Street).  Free admission (retiring collection)

Tickets for all talks are £6 each, with a £15 Saturday day ticket available (giving access to all three talks on the Saturday).  

The concerts at St John’s Church are all free admission.  The walking tours with the Civic trust will meet at the above times by St Michael’s Tower on the cross, these are also free and no need to pre-book.