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Alex Langlands

  • Town Hall Aylsham NR11 6EL (map)

Well known for his many television appearances, presenting on series such as Edwardian Farm, Victorian Farm and Wartime Farm, as well as Tales From the Green Valley and Time Team, Alex is also a writer and academic. His first book is released this autumn and we are thrilled he has chosen to trek across Britain from his home in Wales to talk at Aylsham. A brilliant speaker with a deep rooted passion for his subject, this will be a lively and fascinating evening...


In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our growing appetite for hand-made objects, artisan food, and craft beverages reveals our deep cravings for tradition and quality. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. In this fascinating book, historian and popular broadcaster Alex Langlands goes in search of the mysterious lost meaning of cræft. Through a vibrant series of mini-histories, told with his trademark energy and charm, Langlands resurrects the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour-and passionately defends the renewed importance ofcræft today.

November 7th - 6.30pm doors - 7.00pm talk

Tickets are £6 from The Book Hive, by phone on 01603219268 or in our online shop here.

Earlier Event: October 12
Francis Spufford