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The Codex Amiatinus & The World of Bede Lecture

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Dr Jennifer O’Reilly from the University of Cork will explore aspects and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus at Bede’s World in Jarrow, South Tyneside from 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March 2013.

Codex Amiatinus Lecture at Bede's World Jarrow NE32 3DY Flyer

In association with the Lindisfarne Gospels this lecture will explore the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus (an 8th century Saxon bible) in the context of the distinctive monastic culture of Wearmouth-Jarrow.

Dr Jennifer O’Reilly’s talk will explore aspects of the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus bible, which was produced by the monks of Jarrow and Wearmouth under the direction of Ceolfrith, Abbot of the monastery.

The Codex Amiatinus bible is the oldest complete Latin bible in existence and took several years to produce.

Bede and his community had a close bond with Lindisfarne and Dr O’Reilly will highlight the parallels between the illuminated pages of the Codex Amiatinus and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

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Food And Craft Fair At Bede’s World In Jarrow

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Bede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 3DY are having a craft fair this Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March 2013.

Bede's World Jarrow NE32 3DY

Admission is free and free entry to the farm and museum is available all weekend.

The craft fair will run from 10am until 4.30pm with a selection of fine foods, craft activities and handmade goods available all weekend.

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Angel Of The North Model Unveiled

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Unseen Model of Angel of the North Revealed On Landmark’s Fifteenth Anniversary

To mark fifteen years since the unveiling of the Angel of the North, Gateshead‘s Shipley Art Gallery has restored a previously unseen model of the public artwork, used by famous artist Anthony Gormley when building the real sculpture. The model will be on view for a year at the gallery, as the original sculpture approaches an estimated half a billion views in its fifteenth year.

Gateshead's Angel of the North

The Shipley Art Gallery unveiled the wooden maquette of the sculpture fifteen years to the day after the public launch of the Angel of the North, on 13 February 1998. The maquette was originally used by Anthony Gormley as he developed his final plans for the 200 tonne steel sculpture. The delicate scale version of the sculpture had been in storage for fifteen years before its recent restoration by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, one of our major partner museums which The Shipley Art Gallery is part of.

Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: ‘The Angel of the North is intrinsic to the landscape of the North East region now, a true iconic figure. We’re very excited to welcome this extraordinary item to the Shipley Art Gallery. Our conservation team have carefully cleaned this immensely delicate balsa wood sculpture, so he will look his best for his public appearance!’

Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry, said: ‘It’s difficult to believe that it’s so long ago that we welcomed the Angel of the North to its home in Gateshead. At the same time, it’s hard to imagine Gateshead without it. The Angel has become part of what makes Gateshead, the North East and indeed even Britain, special.

Angel of the North in Gateshead Up Close

Since its completion in February 1998, the landmark has become a symbol of the regeneration of the North East region – both cultural and otherwise. The Angel is regularly used as the North East’s most-recognised landmark on television programmes, from the BBC’s Match of the Day and Antiques Roadshow to ITV’s The X-Factor and various news bulletins, and has been viewed in real life an estimated 495 million times.

In the late 1990’s, the Arts Council invested over £500,000 of National Lottery funds in the project – which accounted for over 70% of the total cost of the Angel.

At the time of the Angel’s launch, its creator Anthony Gormley said: ‘The effect of the piece is in the alertness, the awareness of space and the gesture of the wings – they are not flat, they’re about 3.5 degrees forward and give a sense of embrace.’

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The Angel of the North’s 15th Birthday

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Angel of the North Gateshead

A special exhibition has gone on display to mark the 15th anniversary of the Angel of the North in Gateshead. The sculpture, which has been visited by more than two million people, was completed on this day in 1998. To mark the occasion a rarely seen prototype, used by designer Antony Gormley, has been unveiled at an art gallery in the North East. The scale version of the sculpture has been in storage for the last 15 years but was recently restored by the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry, said: “It’s difficult to believe that it’s so long ago that we welcomed the Angel of the North to its home in Gateshead. “At the same time, it’s hard to imagine Gateshead without it. The Angel has become part of what makes Gateshead, the North East and indeed even Britain, special.”

Julie Milne, chief curator of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: “The Angel of the North is intrinsic to the landscape of the North East region now, a true iconic figure. We’re very excited to welcome this extraordinary item to the Shipley Art Gallery.”

A group of children from St Joseph’s Primary School in Gateshead also attended the unveiling of the maquette.

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