Canterbury—14 Centuries of Community and Creativity
The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
When St. Augustine first came to England in the year 597 he founded a community at Canterbury, in the extreme southeast of England. For over 1,400 years that community has fostered creativity and continues to do so. Today the Cathedral in Canterbury employs over 300 full-time staff, all of whom are experienced in traditional arts and crafts, such as stonemasons, musicians, carpenters, workers in stained glass, librarians, archivists, and gardeners, to name but a few. This unbroken history of the development of so many creative arts is unique in English history. The work of conservationists is also held in dialogue with imaginative new artistic commissions, and this large band of professionals is supported by over 700 volunteers. The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, tells the story of this extraordinary creative community. Complements the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister.
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