'Poppyfields' is an installation at St Albans Cathedral (on the evenings of Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October) using projection, music and video in commemoration of the end of WWI in November 1918. Project Manager Helena O'Sullivan tells Rob Pearman about this creative use of our City's most famous building. Poppies floating down across the nave [...]
Lord Grimthorpe was in charge of the great 19th century 'renewal' of the Cathedral building. Stephen de Silva, cathedral guide and regular contributor to Local Life, tells Rob Pearman about this important period in the Cathedral's history - and why some people applaud him, while others are not so sure.
If you've ever wondered why the 'nave' is so called or what 'clerestory' actually means, then listen to Stephen de Silva, guide at the Cathedral, as he explains to Rob Pearman what's meant by the names of places from the West End to The Lady Chapel..
Stephen de Silva, a guide and former warden at the Cathedral, is a regular contributor to Local Life. In this conversation, he tells Rob Pearman about the new Visitor Centre under construction (to be opened in June 2019) and the discovery of the remains of the famous Abbot John of Wheathampstead.