VISITORS wanting to learn and discover more about the Guild Chapel, its history and medieval wall paintings are invited to drop-in to listen to a new series of volunteer-led talks.

The first talk will take place at 11am on Tuesday (April 3rd).

It will be then become a regular event – for anyone to turn up and enjoy at 11am on both the first Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of every month, between April and September.

The talks are all free, with donations to support the Chapel welcomed.

Upcoming dates are: April 3rd & 21st, May 1st & 19th, June 5th & 16th, July 3rd & 21st and August 7th & 18th.

Pippa Brook, Volunteer Coordinator at the Guild Chapel, said: “The Chapel is always open to visitors and we have guide books and volunteers on hand to help everyone discover a little bit more about this special place, its importance to Stratford and the fascinating glimpse into medieval England that its wall paintings allow.

“But for anyone wanting to delve a little deeper and discover a little more, these talks will be regular, free and open to all. We are fortunate to have a wonderful army of volunteers helping to share the Chapel’s secrets and these talks will be led by them; people incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what we have here. We can’t thank them enough.”

The Chapel’s history dates right back to 1269. Its wall paintings have been described as amongst the finest in Europe – rediscovered hundreds of years after they were limewashed on orders given to Shakespeare’s father after the 16th century English Reformation.

For more information on visiting, the talks, or on becoming a volunteer guide yourself, please see www.guildchapel.org.uk or contact Pippa Brook: 01789 207117 or pippa.brook@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk