In order to put the Beowulf festival on again this year, there will be some fundraising events over the coming months.
The first of which being a talk given by Dr Sam Newton.
Beginning with a look at the unique manuscript of Beowulf and the epic story it tells, we shall explore the indications that the poem may have been composed in the Wuffing kingdom of East Anglia during the eighth century, using older verse traditions reaching back to the sixth century and beyond. We shall also see how splendid account of the royal ship-funeral that forms the climax of its opening movement amplifies our understanding of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial.
Tickets cost £11.25 each.
The talk will take place May 3rd, 7pm until 9pm at Shire Hall.