Today, we’re celebrating the release of Michael Rimmer’s new book! With more than seventy-five beautiful, full-page colour photographs, The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages is a stunning testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era.
Called “outstanding” by D.P. Mortlock, an expert on East Anglian churches, and “wonderful” by David Leviatin, editor of The Mortice and Tenon Magazine, Rimmer’s book is a study in the glory offered by medieval art and architecture, ninety percent of which was destroyed in the iconoclasm of the Reformation. The angel roofs survived only because they were too high up to reach, and have remained largely undocumented for the same reason, until now. In this exquisite collection of pictures, Michael Rimmer has created a record for the ages.
The book is going to be launched at the Friends of St Nicholas Grand Public Re-opening and Heritage Open Day on 12-13th September in King’s Lynn. The event, organised to celebrate the completion of a £2.7 million restoration to the chapel, is open to the public and you are invited!
Enjoy a splendid day out, suitable for the whole family, at St Nicholas’s Chapel, with guided tours of the restored church, a riotous medieval mock trial performed by Happening History, and a free community concert in the evening, with local musicians teaming up to honour the occasion.
For times, contacts and more details, check out the Churches Conservation Trust website.