The Durham Cathedral events calendar is always full and, with half of February still remaining, there's plenty to do there for the rest of the month.
From tours to talks and choral concerts to business meetings, Durham Cathedral's events calendar is quite varied. Here's what's left of Durham Cathedral February 2019 events:
Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral
Feasting and Fasting is the latest Durham Cathedral Open Treasure exhibition. The theme seems apt given that part of Durham Cathedral Open Treasure is housed in the 14th Century former Great Kitchen, one of only two surviving monastic kitchens.
The Feasting and Fasting exhibition explores the Great Kitchen's history, how it was built by architect John Lewyn in 1370, and gives an insight into the food and drink that would have been prepared there.
The highlight of Open Treasure Feasting and Fasting is a collection of recipes cooked in the Great Kitchen, including the oldest known medieval recipe book, recipes from King Richard II’s cook, and the illustrated cookbook of John Thacker, cook to the Dean and Chapter between 1739-1758.
Durham Cathedral Open Treasure is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) and Sundays, 12.30pm-5pm (last entry 4pm). Feasting and Fasting runs until June 1.
Undercroft Restaurant exhibition: Jenny Ulyatt
Jenny Ulyatt lives and paints in Durham city, and takes inspiration from the surrounding landscape. She paints in watercolour, oil and pastel. Visitors to Durham Cathedral's Undercroft Restaurant will be able to see Jenny Ulyatt's paintings and also have an opportunity to buy them.
The Undercroft Restaurant exhibition runs until Thursday February 28.
Ten minute talks, Durham Cathedral Open Treasure
Regularly during the week at 2pm, Durham Cathedral Open Treasure holds a mini talk about a particular aspect of the exhibition. For February, these are:
Wednesday February 20 2pm: Katie Dyer talks on 'St. Cuthbert and St. Wilfrid: the very different lives of two 7th Century Bishops and Saints'
Saturday February 23 2pm: Anne-Marie Ashman speaks about 'The Great Kitchen: an introduction to its history, and the feasting and fasting that took place there'
Wednesday February 27, 2pm: Kendra Johnson talks about 'Christian Monastic Rules from the 4th to 6th Centuries: St Benedict'