Doors are practical things, but they are often much more than that!

This study day explores the art of entrances and exits, studying examples of sculpted doors (from as early as the fourth century to the late twentieth century bronze doors designed by Giacomo Manzù), and featuring decorated doorways, including the portals of the great Romanesque and Gothic churches. Through the art we will explore the architectural expression of repentance, conversion and worship: threshold experiences and ideas about liminality and transition. Opening a door may never be quite the same again!

Tutor: The Rev'd Iain Lane, Tutor in Theology and the Visual Arts

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Price: £25

Venue: Alban Room, Chapter House, St Albans Cathedral

Entry is via the Welcome Centre (Sumpter Yard). Please note that this event takes place on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift (please enter via the South Chapter House door).

Please email us when booking if you require step-free access so that we can provide directions, and so that we can make alternative arrangements in case of lift malfunctions.