Blended Festival 2018
This year the Festival organised by the Friends of Julian of Norwich will take place across two Norfolk locations in both central Norwich and at the Community of All Hallows in Ditchingham.
On Thursday 10 May at 1pm The Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Winton will lead a prayer pilgrimage from St Julian’s Church on Rouen Road in Norwich to Norwich Cathedral, where at 2pm a service of meditation will be held with readings of St Julian’s words.
In Norwich on Friday 11 May talks about St Julian will be given by Revd Canon Hilary Wakeman at 11.30am and Revd Robin Stapleford at 12 noon.
A book launch for ‘St Julian’s Church,’ a thousand year history featuring untold stories of the Norwich church, will take place at 12.45pm with authors Sheila Upjohn and Nicholas Groves.
At 6.30pm The King’s Centre will host a supper and a screening of Sheila Upjohn’s ‘Julian and Her Secret Scribes; The Women Who Saved The Writing of Julian of Norwich’ followed by the award-winning BBC documentary ‘The Search for the Lost Manuscript’.
In Ditchingham on Saturday 12 May from 11am there will be a Celebration of the life of the Community of All Hallows, its seminal role in rebuilding the bomb-damaged church of St Julian and re-finding her cell, and the Community’s dispersal after 164 years.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James will be preaching and lunch will be given by the Sisters of the Community of All Hallows and the grounds will be open for walking. To book a place please call 01986 892749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday 13 May artist, writer and film-maker Sally-Anne Lomas will deliver the Annual Julian Lecture at 1.45pm on ‘From Spark to Screen; the creative power of Julian of Norwich’. Sally-Anne will reflect upon how St Julian has influenced her life and creative practice including producing and directing the BBC4 documentary ‘Julian of Norwich: the Search for the Lost Manuscript’, winner of the Royal Television Society East Award for Best Factual Programme 2017.
Bookings can be made through the Julian Centre at email@example.com or call 01603 767380