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Quiet Afternoon: Margery Kempe

03 June 2023 14:00

We are hosting a quiet afternoon at Withersfield on Saturday 3rd June with professional bray harpist and musicologist Leah Stuttard, whose research into the life, writings and music of Margery Kempe offers a unique perspective on pilgrimage and song. Join us for all or part of the afternoon, which includes a workshop on singing for wellbeing and a concert of music from the places Margery knew and visited.

2pm: Chant! Workshop on singing for wellbeing, using physical exercises from Qi Gong and Tai Chi, breathing and singing techniques, and mediaeval chants used by Christian pilgrims.

3pm: Free time to explore the beautiful church and village of Withersfield, located on the new pilgrimage route from London to Walsingham.

4.30pm: Evening Prayer, followed by refreshments.

5.30pm: Concert of readings from the book of Margery Kempe and music from the places she visited including Rome, Santiago de Compostela, Gdansk, Norway, Jerusalem, Canterbury and Walsingham.

Suggested donation for the day, £15.