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King Oswald’s Raven
12 November, 2020, 11:30 am - 22 November, 2020, 6:00 pm
This is an online event.
Watch a new short animation about Peterborough’s most important medieval saint: King Oswald of Northumbria. King Oswald’s incorrupt right arm was the most precious relic owned by the monks of Peterborough and his legend spread from England far across the seas. He was particularly popular in Germany, where the story of his raven originated.
This animation uses imagery from Peterborough’s medieval bestiary (an illustrated book containing descriptions of animals) to tell this comic German tale. Once you have watched the animation, explore the other videos to learn more about Oswald, his German legends and the Peterborough Bestiary, before getting creative yourself. Don’t forget to share your creations to be in with a chance of winning your very own raven soft toy!
Suitable for families with children of all ages.
The animation and lots of related activities are available via the Peterborough Cathedral website during the festival.
For more information about activities please visit the Oswald of Northumbria website.