Nourishing Connections :- Women in the Bible, Exhibition, Book and Concert

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We are delighted to host Silvia Dimitrova painting exhibition, Graham Kings book launch  and Tristan Latchford concert.

World Premiere Exhibition of Silvia Dimitrova’s 7 Paintings, ‘Women in the Bible’, 1.30pm-3.00pm.

Book launch of Graham Kings’s Nourishing Connections: Collected Poems (Canterbury Press), which include seven poems on Silvia’s paintings, 4.30pm-5.00pm.

World Premiere of Tristan Latchford’s seven anthems, on Graham’s poems and Silvia’s paintings, 7.00pm – 8.30pm live on YouTube.

The group of anthems are entitled ‘A Celebration of Women in the Bible’, and are of a ‘Neo-Baroque’ style.

The seven anthems are: Sarah, Miriam, Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Lydia, and Priscilla.

Composer and Conductor – Tristan Latchford

Tristan Latchford is an English composer, 24, who lives near Cambridge and is studying for a PhD at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. Previously he was Director of Music at St Chad’s College, Durham where we met. His seven anthems of ‘Women in the Bible’, his first major work, in a style reminiscent of both baroque and middle-eastern music, interpret my poems and and Silvia’s paintings.

The Organist, Oliver Asher, was a Scholar at St Pauls’ Cathedral and formerly organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Queen Matilda’s Ensemble
“The ensemble is made up of singers from across the professional spectrum who have sung at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Opera de Lyon, as well as performing regularly with the top British and European choirs such as The Sixteen, The Monteverdi Choir, Tallis Scholars , Tenebrae and Collegium Vocale Gent.”

Silvia Dimitrova is a Bulgarian Orthodox icon writer and painter, based in Bath. She was commissioned to write the icon of St Benedict for Downside Abbey, the stations of the cross at Wells Cathedral, the quatre feuilles at Bishop’s Palace, Wells, and the triptych at Tewksbury Abbey. From 2003-2020, she painted a series of seven ‘Women in the Bible, commissioned by Graham and Alison Kings: Sarah, Miriam, Ruth, Esther, Magdalene, Lydia and Priscilla. This exhibition is world premiere of the seven paintings.

Graham Kings is an Anglican bishop, theologian and poet, retired to Cambridge. He taught theology in Kenya and Cambridge, founding the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, and served as Vicar of Islington, Bishop of Sherborne and Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion. He has written books on the theology of mission, Kenyan liturgies, art and spirituality and, now, is launching his collected poems, Nourishing Connections, which includes seven poems expounding Silvia’s painting.

Tristan Latchford is an English composer, 24, who lives near Cambridge and is studying for a PhD at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. Previously he was Director of Music at St Chad’s College, Durham where he met Graham. His seven anthems of ‘Women in the Bible’, his first major work, in a style reminiscent of both baroque and middle-eastern music, interpret the poems of Graham and the paintings of Silvia.

You can book for:

  • Book launch, Supper, Concert and B&B – from 16:30 for £110.00
  • Concert and B&B – from 19:00 for £85.00
  • Book launch and supper – from 16:30 to 19:00 for £25.00
  • Online concert – from 19:00 for £7.50
  • Viewing of the painting – between 13:30 and 15:00 Free

We recommend to book in advance as we have limited spaces available

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