Exhibition to mark historic manuscripts

The popular Lindisfarne Gospels are to be celebrated in a touring exhibition of photography and writing.

The Gospels, thought to have been created at the end of the seventh century, is a medieval manuscript honouring Lindisfarne’s St Cuthbert.

Artists Paul Alexander Knox and Richard Hardwick are touring the north east with an exhibition to honour the manuscript, stopping at places where St Cuthbert’s community crossed as they travelled to find a safe home for the Gospels.

From Tuesday, June 2, the tour will be at the North Shields Customer First Centre for a month, showcasing the collection of photography and written pieces.

As well as the display, the pair will hold workshops.

At 2pm on Monday, June 16, a photography workshop will examine ‘composition’ and how apply techniques to improve your photography skills.

And at 9am on Friday, June 20, a creative writing workshop will encourage participants to explore their writing skills and record their own fond memories of living in North Tyneside.

To book a place contact (0191) 643 5270 or call into any borough library. Places are limited so booking is essential.