Northern (Power)House of God

Ahead of Gavin Wakefield's upcoming Durham Book Festival event, The Northern Powerhouse and God: Searching for the Angel of the North, Gašper Jakovac discusses the religious roots of the North-South divide. In the essay collection Northern Gospel, Northern Church: Reflections on Identity and Mission, the editors Gavin Wakefield and Nigel Rooms, together with other contributors, ask what seems... Continue Reading →

Catholic recusants in performance (Public talk, 19th May)

The Reformation not only transformed Britain's churches, it also removed many old community festivities and celebrations - or at least that's what should have happened. In fact, some Catholics continued to participate in old dramatic traditions as a form of resistance. Join Gasper Jakovac on Thursday 19th May at 14.00, in Durham Cathedral, Chapel of the Nine Altars, to... Continue Reading →

Review of Noah’s Ark, a Medieval Mystery Play

Russell Crowe's new film, Noah, may be a hit at the box office, but it is just the latest in a long heritage of dramatic performances of the biblical story. Gasper Jakovac, who is working on the Records of Early English Drama North-East project, reviews Noah's Ark, a revival of a late-medieval mystery play produced at Newcastle University. On Friday... Continue Reading →

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