Local artist to draw links between art and remembrance at St Barnabas Church

By Claire Dukes - 31 October 2018

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A local artist will be hosting an 'Art and Remembrance' talk this weekend to honour fallen heroes from World War I and WWII.

David Robinson, a local artist and parishioner of Gorse Hill's St Barnabas, will be hosting a talk Saturday 3 November to explore the links between the church's artistic features and soldiers who fought in World War I and WWII.

David said: "Over the time the church has acquired a number of different artworks in memory of local parishioners, including soldiers from both world wars.

"In the 1940s St Barnabas took the bold step to commission a modernist hanging rood (crucifix) to the fallen, rather than just a stone memorial outside the church.

"They also began to replace existing windows with stained glass that depicts individual saints - all as memorials to local parishioners.

"I will talk through the various artworks from my perspective as both a local artist and parishioner of St Barnabas."

Tickets for the talk cost £5.

For further information and to book tickets contact David 07910 116646.

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