It is now 600 year since the first of the surviving Paston letters was written. The 600 Paston Footprints is a Heritage Lottery funded project that will, through community collaboration and detailed research, produce a range of new resources that will help local people connect with the remarkable story of the Paston family, as chronicled in the Paston Letters. 600 Paston Footprints is a collaborative project between numerous local partner organisations, including the Paston Heritage Society, the University of East Anglia, and the Norfolk Record Office. The three year project will highlight the remarkable story of the Paston family, the times they lived through, and make original resources available to the public for the very first time.
As part of the festival to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the writing of the earliest known Paston letter the Paston Footprints project has brought together a panel of experts to present a short series of lectures designed to explore the story of the Paston family, and their legacy, in more detail. All the talks are free to attend.
Date: Last Tuesday of every month
Time: open at 6:00pm, lecture at 6:30pm
Venue: Hungate Medieval Art, Norwich.
Sir John Paston’s guide to being a knight: John Paston II and his ‘Grete Boke’
Dr Rob Knee:
The Wars of the Roses and the Paston Letters
Dr Nicholas Groves:
‘a neat building of black flint’: St Peter Hungate, the Pastons, and the churches of Norwich.
September 25th: POSTPONED
Dr Jean Agnew:
The later Pastons: the 1st and 2nd Earls of Yarmouth
Dr Victor Morgan –
‘A Cabinets of Wonders’ and the Seventeenth-century Paston Collection
Landscapes of the Western Front The exhibition opens at 11 o’clock on the 11th November - and runs until the 25th open 10 until 4. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Entry is free. Vanishing Points is a long-form photographic project undertaken by landscape...read more
September 14th - 7:30pm. After the success of their first performances they're back! The students of Paston College present - ‘A Life Through Letters: the Paston Family’. The students researched the Paston family of the 15th Century through their published letters and...read more
Friday 14 September 2018 Senate House, London, WC1 7HU Sensorial interactions with heritage is opening a new field of interrogation into how immersive experience of heritage shapes our understanding of the modern world. This symposium will bring together academics,...read more
Sunday 1st July 7 PM - 10 PM Members of the acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), directed by Robert Howarth, will be performing at St Nicholas’ Church. North Norfolk District Council has partnered with Orchestras Live to put on the concert, which...read more
Friday 27th July (Norfolk Day) Join Dr Rob Knee as he celebrates Norfolk Day in style, recounting the stories of Edmund Paston, his life and times. Making use of the wealth of detail in the famous Paston Letters, Dr Knee paints an entertaining picture of the Pastons’...read more