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One of the most extraordinary and compelling artworks in Cambridge is the new ‘Stations of the Cross’ series unveiled in Little St Mary’s Church, in 2019 in memory of the late Father John Hughes. Carved by Lida Kindersley and the Kindersley Cardozo Workshop, the simple Hoptonwood stone frames (surrounding an earlier set of ceramic tiles depicting the Stations of the Cross) are inscribed in carved letters, picked out in a deep brick red, providing the narrative descriptions of the key moments in the story of Christ’s suffering and Crucifixion, and in each the style of the letters slightly adjusted to suit the narrative. The ‘Stations’ provide a focus for regular prayer and meditation in Cambridge’s premier Anglo-Catholic centres.
Join Lida Kindersley to hear about how she created the ‘Stations of the Cross’ series. She will explain the process of responding to the brief, designing and forming the lettering. Lida will also be joined by Jeremy Musson, author and member of the Little St Mary’s congregation, who will discuss the architecture of the essentially fourteenth-century church and the other design elements added since 1900.
£10 Friends, booking required
We will meet at Little St Mary’s Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QG
Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley is a letter-cutter, typeface designer, author and publisher and runs the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge. Jeremy Musson is an English author, editor and presenter.
This event is for the Friends of Kettle’s Yard. If you are not a Friend and would like to join, you can do so here.
Photo: Lida Kindersley