Online talk: A new look at the Nativity

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Date(s) - 9th Dec 2020


This illustrated online lecture will look at ways in which artists have presented images of the birth and childhood of Christ – from the Annunciation and Visitation to the Flight into Egypt and the Presentation in the Temple. Medieval illustrations both in stained glass and in illuminated Books of Hours have become increasingly familiar from being reproduced on Christmas cards, but twentieth century and more recent interpretations are much less well known. Drawing on images from stained glass, painting and woodcarving, and by artists from Giotto to PJ Crook, I shall aim to cast a new light on a very traditional seasonal subject. There will be plenty of opportunities for audience members to contribute to the discussion and those taking part in this Zoom event are invited to nominate in advance particular Nativity images they would like to see included and discussed in the lecture.

If you wish to nominate a particular image or images, please send your suggestion, not later than 31/10 to

Venue: online     Time: 10:30am


When booking please include your email address to ensure you receive a Zoom invitation.

If you have any questions please phone Alison on 01242 519413.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Nativity.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Mrs Alison Pascoe, 77 Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 7AZ. Please include your email address to ensure you receive a Zoom invitation.


Bookings are now closed for this event.