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Durham Book Festival Fringe: Pilgrims Progress

Monday 11 October at 7:00 PM

A Durham Book Festival Fringe author event. Gavin Wakefield speaks about locating Northern Saints in the landscape.

This event takes place in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral.

Why another book on pilgrimage? By telling the stories of Christian saints, and connecting those people and their stories to many familiar places my intention is to “Re-sacralise the familiar”. By building on the growing fascination for pilgrimage we have a way of connecting the wider and longer Christian story with people today. In this way I believe we can enrich the imaginations and thought worlds of Christians and of interested folk through story connected to place.

This event is run in partnership with Durham-based publisher Sacristy Press.

Gavin Wakefield is the author of Saints and Holy Places of Yorkshire and was Deputy Warden at Cranmer Hall, Durham.

£7 standard admission
£15 admission plus a copy of the book
Student discount available.
Book tickets online on Sacristy Press's website.