Souls of the North (Performance, 10th November)

After a sellout performance in September, we’re proud to return with another free Souls of the North show, featuring medieval and Renaissance music, dancing and drama with a deathly twist. Come to the Great Hall, Durham Castle on 10th November at 20.00 – if you dare! Souls of the North presents now-neglected traditions from the […]

Souls of the North (Free public performance, 12th September)

Come face-to-face with a cast of deathly characters, including Beelzebub, a Quack Doctor, a Black Knight and a skull-headed wild horse at a free and unique performance in Durham on 12th September, 19.30, in the Concert Hall, Palace Green. Drawing on research conducted as part of Records of Early English Drama North East, Souls of the North will […]

Calling All Lumbering Devils and Renaissance Ladies: Volunteer for the ‘Souls of the North’ Show

Could you work a Wild Horse? Lumber like a hairy devil? Fight with sticks in a sword dance? Be a Renaissance lady? The research team that brought you Theatrum Mundi are seeking volunteers to perform in a new re-enactment of historic traditions of death, to take place on September 12th on Palace Green, Durham. Souls of the North presents festive forms […]

‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ Event, University of York

The Dragon in York! Members of the REED North-East Team accompanied the Durham Dragon to the ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ Event, held at the University of York as part of the York Festival Ideas (http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2018/community/witchcraft-and-wizardry/). REED N-E team member Jamie Beckett gave a talk on the mythology of worms, serpents and dragons, and then the Dragon […]

Images from the Meeting in the Middle Conference, 8th-9th April 2018

REED North-East editors David Klausner and Mark Chambers took part in the annual ‘Meeting in the Middle’ Conference, held 8-9 April 2018 at Longwood University in Virginia, hosted by Professors Larissa Tracy and Stephen Isaac. Dr. Klausner’s plenary on 9th April was entitled ‘Stage Management for a Crucifixion’, whilst Dr. Chambers spoke on ‘Serpents, Stags […]

“Workshop on Attitudes to Nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period”

REED N-E’s own Mark Chambers will be speaking on ‘Nudity in the Medieval Drama’ at the workshop below, hosted by Durham University’s Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies: —REGISTRATION IS OPEN— [WORKSHOP] Laid Bare: Attitudes to Nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period Saturday 10th March 2018 Senior Common Room, St Cuthbert’s Society, 12 […]

Images from the ‘Lost Voices of the North-East’ Event

Here are some photos from last weekend’s ‘Lost Voices of the North-East’ Event which took place in Durham University’s music department on Palace Green, as part of the University’s ‘Being Human’ Festival of the Humanities. The event included performances of North Yorkshire’s spooky Lyke-Wake Dirge, County Durham’s famous ‘Ballad of the Lampton Worm’, the so-called […]

Lost Voices from the North East (25th November)

Listen in to echoes from the past, when All Hallows’ Eve struck fear in people’s souls! Join the Records of Early English Drama North East team for Lost Voices, a unique event taking place on 25th November at 15.30-16.30 in Durham’s Palace Green Concert Hall. ‘Lost voices’ retrieves and presents voices, melodies, and popular traditions […]