2019 marks 1,000 years since the establishment of St Benet’s Abbey. Situated between the Rivers Ant and Bure, this icon of the Norfolk Broads is a magical site, and one that has attracted artists for many centuries. Come and find out more about the history of the site – from Benedictine monastery through to 18th century oil mill, and see some images of St Benet’s from the early 19th century to the present day, including a water colour by John Thirtle (1777 – 1839), and a pastel by local north Norfolk artist, Keiron Williamson.
The exhibition in Norwich Cathedral Library (situated at the east end of the Refectory) is open between 9.30 and 4.30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout September. The new guidebook for St Benet’s Abbey is on sale in the exhibition, and a lunchtime talk on a brief history of the Abbey will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 17th September.
[photograph: Jon Martin]