See yesterday’s posting about Sue Allenby’s interview…..
We have had this review from Linda Salter…
“The Salisbury 2020 Sue Allenby interview by John Elliott on her novel ‘Elias’ was a masterclass in how to deliver perfection in each of their roles. Superb! Fascinatingly gripping and now a definite ‘must buy and read.’ What enthusiasm and capacity! Thank you so much to all involved. It has totally thrown my morning – and therefore my day – out of kilter but I couldn’t be more delighted!”
There is music, keep fit and yoga, reflection. There are talks. There is a virtual walk (not the same as a real one, but you can always try it for real when the situation allows). There are family games and activities, and even football! There is art. There are peregrines.
History? Sit in on a conversation with Phil Harding on Saturday evening at 7pm. There is a talk on Charles I (all the way from the Chalke Valley History Festival), Saturday at 5pm, and a talk by Frogg Moody afterwards , at 6pm.
There is one on the city of Salisbury through history, by Tom Holland, tonight, at 7pm
Most of the events can be seen on ‘catch up’, so if you have missed some today, or want to watch again, or can’t make some of the advertised times, worry not…..
Maybe best of all, look for Salisbury Museum Volunteer Sue Allenby, giving a talk entitled ‘Elias: a story of the Founding of Salisbury’ at 3pm on Sunday…
The Salisbury Museum presents the Salisbury Hundreds, exploring eight centuries of the Cathedral and the City through Instagram posts @salisburymuseum The series starts on Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday.
Just published is a novel written by one of our volunteers to give to Salisbury for the 800th anniversary of its founding in 1220. Elias: a story of the founding of Salisbury – the cathedral and the city together – is based on historical research from the sparse source material available. Sue Allenby is also able, however, to draw conclusions from other architectural projects with which Elias of Dereham was involved, as well as from all that would have influenced the lives of those people in the story.
Sue writes this novel with real and imagined characters, their outlook and thinking distinctly thirteenth century, showing that the resilience and optimism of this lovely city was there right from the beginning. The museum’s own drainage collection is a testament to life in the medieval city, and the crafts and skills and willingness to innovate is celebrated today in the Salisbury gallery in our museum. The King’s House itself, of course, is a significant part in the history of The Cathedral Close. Together with the cathedral, the museum will benefit from profits from the novel.
Sue Allenby at the recent launch of her novel.
A wonderful undertaking and generous gift to cathedral and museum!