The team at Hereford Cathedral will be joining other organisations across the country on Saturday 9 September as they celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Days.

This year’s theme is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ and the cathedral will be showcasing some of the cathedral's most creative design and craft work, from hidden wooden misericords to intricate stonework, the stunning icons and the beautiful Godwin tiles throughout the building. Whilst these examples of creativity and craft are always on display in the cathedral, during the event members of the cathedral team will be on hand to help visitors discover the historical significance and stories behind these amazing works.

There will be two opportunities to hear Cathedral Archivist Elizabeth Semper O'Keefe talk about the Godwin tiles at 11.30am and 2pm whilst Ioan O’Reilly will be available all day to share his knowledge on the medieval misericords which are tucked away below the choir stalls. The Stonemason’s Yard will also be open from 12 noon – 3pm for people to watch the stonemasons at work.

As well as talks, there will be plenty of opportunities to get ‘hands-on’ with Heritage Open Days with a range of family friendly craft activities including making clay ball flowers and designing your own stained glass window with the cathedral’s education team. A trail leading families around the icons on display in the building will also be available to pick up from the Welcome Desk from 8 – 17 September.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest community led festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Heritage Open Days will take place in and around the main cathedral, all events are free and booking is not required. Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 9 September to help unwrap creativity at Hereford Cathedral.

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