Places of Pilgrimage: The Marches is an exhibition by Yorkshire-based artist Ian Scott Massie. For the last year he has been visiting special places in the Marches which draw people for different reasons, whether it is to stand where Ralph Vaughan Williams first conducted his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis in Gloucester Cathedral, to walk on Wenlock Edge where Housman drew his inspiration, to see Ironbridge Gorge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, or look to Wales from the heights of Symonds Yat.

The exhibition was the brainchild of Rory Chase, chair of the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow, who first came across Ian’s work when it was used as the cover art for the novels of Catherine Fox. The exhibition is sited in the North Transept and will open with a preview at 6.30 pm on Thursday 31 May and will continue until 22 June. Subjects close to the cathedral in Ian’s paintings include the Victoria and Wye bridges, Kilpeck church and cider apple orchards.