gothic

Gothic Dartmoor ** POSTPONED ***

Event Date: 
01/02/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Friday 1st February 7.30pm

Wren Music Gothic Dartmoor

The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced...

Gothic Revival houses in the South West ** sold out **

Event Date: 
18/03/2015 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

Lecture by Stephen Ponder from the National Trust – featuring Tyntesfield and Knightshayes, two of the most important Gothic Revival houses in the Southwest.

Part of the busy programme of events linked to RAMM’s major exhibition Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic.

1pm-2pm

www.rammuseum.org.uk

The terrifying rise of the Gothic

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:29am

To mark the 250th anniversary of the earliest Gothic novel, first published on Christmas Eve 1764 as a seasonal ghost story, a new edition of The Castle of Otranto introduced by a University of Exeter academic is now available. Author Horace Walpole described his literary work as a “Gothic story”, yet for him the Gothic meant very different things from what it might do today. While the Gothic was associated with the supernatural, it was predominantly a theory of English progress rooted in Anglo Saxon and medieval history. In Professor Nick Groom’s introduction, he explores the novel's...

Exhibition reveals how Victorian artists reawakened the Gothic in the South West

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:41pm

From the spires of Truro Cathedral, to the rose window of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), the South West boasts some of the finest medieval-style architecture in Britain – yet these landmarks were built in the 19th century. A new exhibition at the RAMM investigates how the Victorian mania for all things Gothic created some of the century’s most impressive architecture, art, and literature – and in the process transformed the West Country. Two experts in Victorian literature and history at the University of Exeter have a new book ‘Art and Soul: Victorian and the Gothic’ which...

Victorian Gothic: An All Consuming Passion?

Event Date: 
03/12/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

This panel discussion promises a fascinating and entertaining evening. Key speakers will include Professor Ronald Hutton from Bristol University and Timothy Brittain-Caitlin, author of Bleak House: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture.

For the Victorians, the middle ages were central to debates on art, literature, religion, morality and social reform. Victorian medievalists bitterly opposed the Greek and Roman classical revival – but how did this division between the Gothic world of the medieval and classical ‘antiquity’ shape Victorian Britain?

Which culture – the...