Selby Abbey Community Event brings Middle Ages to Life.
Selby Abbey’s Medieval Day, taking place on 27th August as part of the JORVIK Medieval Festival, will bring fun for all the family to this beautiful building. Visitors will have a chance to handle archaeological finds and see historic crafts in action. One of the highlights of the day will be timed performances of an exciting new play to tell the dramatic story of how Selby Abbey was first created. Devised and performed by Selby Abbey Drama Group, with props made by the Year 6 pupils of Brotherton and Byram Community Primary School, the play will tell the amazing tale of Benedict of Auxerre, thief, monk, miracle-worker and abbot!
Jane Stockdale, Audience Development Manager for the JORVIK Group, says ‘My colleagues and I have been amazed by the generosity and enthusiasm of the people of Selby in their preparations for their Medieval Day. Working with the abbey, school and with clients at Kingfisher Place day care facility, we have come up with a fun-packed programme for the day.