Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse

5 February 2016 4.00pm 6.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Description

Screening and discussion

A documentary film fourteen years in the making, Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse explores the art, history and cultural ramifications of one of Spain's greatest national treasures, the corpus of illuminated and illustrated medieval manuscripts based on the 8th-century apocalyptic commentary by the monk Beatus of Liébana. Filmed on location in Spain, the documentary journeys through the towns, villages, routes, churches and monasteries behind the making of the 27 surviving manuscripts.

All welcome. Running time 77 minutes; followed by a conversation with director Murray Grigor and co-producer Hamid Shams.

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Performances; Free events
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