King Alfred Weekend 2017 group

The King Alfred Weekend is Hyde900’s annual showcase of the projects it has undertaken in bringing to light the heritage and talents of Hyde and its community

King Alfred Weekend 2017

datePosted on 23:17, September 18th, 2017 by Rahsan Spurling

Hyde900`s autumn programme including the King Alfred Weekend 19th – 22nd October, and the Heritage Lottery Fund sponsored Hyde Abbey, the Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great, is set to be the best yet.

Please click here for the King Alfred Weekend 2017 Programme 

See below for a summary of the programme, and more information about other events leading up to the weekend;

  • The English Language Day lecture on 13th October presented by the  English Project.
  • Both of the new guided walks of the Hyde Abbey area, on October 7th and 14th, were/are fully booked but are to be repeated on 22nd October

The weekend proper starts with Hyde Soldiers 1917 – 2017 on Thursday 19th October in St Bartholomew`s.

This moving annual event offers both learning and commemoration, reflecting on the war time news of a century ago, and the life of local people.

Following a programme of music and poetry the names of the 1917 casualties are read aloud, to be heard by the modern day residents of their houses, and all who now walk the same streets, worship in the same church, and frequent the same pubs as those who left Hyde for war a century ago, never to return.

More information and booking for all events is available by clicking in the Events box on this page

 

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Upcoming Events

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‘Bare Ruin’d Choirs’

The Story of Hyde Abbey from Foundation to Dissolution

22 October 2017 / Sunday

Meet in the Abbey gateway, King Alfred Place, at 11:30

Following on from previous guided walks, this new tour explains not only the location of the abbey buildings, but also more of the abbey area’s sometimes troubled history, both pre and post dissolution. This includes the 2013 Unmarked Grave project as televised on BBC2, and the background to the dramatic community dig findings that will be revealed on 20th October during the King Alfred weekend.
There is no charge for these walks, but advance booking is required.

Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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‘Breaking the Rule’
Monkish Misconduct in Hyde Abbey

22 October 2017 / Sunday

Meet in the Abbey gateway, King Alfred Place, at 15:00

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As well as touring the abbey site, the walk includes a fascinating insight into a part of abbey life that is quite different from the usual, expected, fairly austere round of quiet devotion, prayer and study. Included in this tour is the story of Hyde Abbey fighting against the bishop as they took different sides in the civil war for the throne between William the Conqueror’s quarrelling grandchildren, Stephen and Matilda. Hear how later, at least two future bishops were officially to admonish the abbots for their monks’ decidedly un-pious behaviour! Learn too how the monks were repeatedly in trouble for breaking the monastic rules and how one abbot was even paid to stay away from the abbey.
There is no charge, but advance booking is required.
Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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To book your FREE space please click here

 

 

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King Alfred Weekend 2017

Hyde900’s Annual King Alfred Lecture 2017

ProfessorSimonKeynes20 October 2017 – Friday

‘The Liber Vitae’ – One of Hyde Abbey’s greatest treasures

Speaker: Professor Simon Keynes (Cambridge University)

We are delighted to welcome from Cambridge, Professor Simon Keynes one of the UK’s leading experts on the age of King Alfred and, in particular, on the Liber Vitae which was was probably the outstanding manuscript held in the library of Hyde Abbey. Now in the British Library the Liber Vitae lists the names of brethren and benefactors of the New Minster, Winchester, recorded for commendation to God during daily mass.

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