THE historic walls of Stratford’s Guild Chapel will be filled with melodies as it plays host to a dementia-friendly flute concert next week.

The event runs from 11am to 12.30pm on Thursday October 26th and is free for all to attend.

Organised by the Guild Chapel’s volunteers, the concert will feature the talents of flautist Rebecca Devine – member of the University of East Anglia Symphony Orchestra.

Following the musical interlude, guests will be able to enjoy light refreshments and the chance to speak to the volunteers about the history of the Chapel and its medieval wall paintings.

The Chapel, open daily free to all visitors, is now a dementia-friendly venue, volunteers having completed special training.

It is home to some of the finest surviving medieval wall paintings in all of Europe.

Applied in the late 15th Century, they were limewashed over less than 100 years later following the English Reformation.

In Stratford, that Royal order was sent to John Shakespeare – father of the playwright – who was effectively Mayor of the town at the time.

It was not until hundreds of years later that the hidden paintings were re-discovered, preserved in incredible detail.

For more information on the concert and to reserve your place, call Pippa Brook on 01789 207117.

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