Holding out for a Hero: The Story of St George in Art

Holding out for a Hero: The Story of St George in Art

Cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson will present this illustrated evening talk in the Black Gate at Newcastle Castle.

St George, patron saint, warrior and slayer of the dragon is one of the most frequently depicted figures in traditional culture, despite the fact that lack of historical evidence (or likelihood) led the Vatican to demote his Feast Day to 'optional' status. The facts of his life may be disputed, but the heroic legend lives on in the imagery of altarpieces and war memorials, ...

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8 attendees (None invited)

Venue

Newcastle Castle
The Black Gate, Castle Garth