On the day before the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, an official conference will take place at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre dedicated to this extraordinary man of God and his historic beatification.
Delegates will hear four unique assessments of Newman, and then receive a free copy of the wonderfully illustrated official beatification biography – written by one of the speakers.
The Conference is an important opportunity to hear four world-class Newman scholars and biographers talk about the man, the message and his enduring significance.
Delegates will have the opportunity for extended discussion with the speakers at this event, both during the conference and over lunch, which is included.
The event starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm. Delegates are invited to a post-conference civic reception with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at which an exhibition on Newman will be opened and some items of Newman’s possession, and some items in the City collection, will be on display for the first time.
At 5.30pm there will be a special performance of the Dream of Gerontius by the Birmingham-based Ex Cathedra choir and the Orchestra of the age of Englightenment, using period instruments, in Birmingham Town Hall, where the Dream was originally first performed. The original Elgar score signed by the first performers will be on display.
Saturday 18 September 2010
9am – 4pm
International Convention Centre, Birmingham
Ticket bookings for the conference and also for Dream of Gerontius can be made through the Birmingham Town Hall Box Office www.thsh.co.uk or 0121 780 3333
If you are calling from outside the UK the number for bookings is: +44 121 780 3333