Historic graffiti - their hidden story - with James Wright

Historic graffiti - their hidden story - with James Wright
 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

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Historic graffiti tell stories of the hopes, fears and desires of a nation echoing through time - here is their tale.

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces, and a world of graffiti will open up , illuminating the psychology of our ancestors.

The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…

Find out about these echoes through time from an award-winning buildings archaeologist, James Wright!

James Wright is buildings archaeologist with two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens.

He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.

James has worked in several areas of the heritage sector with experience as a field archaeologist, conservation stonemason, community archaeologist, historic stone specialist, archival researcher and historic graffiti specialist.

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Contact and Booking Details

 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.