Issued by City of York Council
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: ”Residents can take a look at festive food through the ages, explore the famed Christmas story from an Islamic perspective and find out more about the roots of traditional festive music and decorations, all in the historic setting of the home of York’s Lord Mayors.”
This series of lectures is the perfect way to learn about the origins of Christmas and find out more about its time-honoured traditions, whilst getting into the festive spirit.
Lectures on offer are:
· Saturday 15 December 3.30-4.30pm
Deck the Halls with …? The changing face of Victorian Christmas decorations with Louise Hampson
· Saturday 15 December 6-7pm
The Annunciation to Mary and the Birth of Christ in the Qur’an with Roderic Vassie
· Sunday 16 December 11am-12noon
Gaudete! Music for a Medieval Yuletide with Rachel Davies (harp and voice)
· Sunday 16 December 2-3pm
Sprouts and Stuffing – an edible history of Christmas with Alice Bennett
All lectures cost £6 per person. For more information and to book a place, visit www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning.
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