Don't Miss St Paul's Cathedral's Reformation Lates This Autumn

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Don't Miss St Paul's Cathedral's Reformation Lates This Autumn

This is a sponsored article on behalf of St Paul's Cathedral.

If you go to one event in London this October, make it one of St Paul's Cathedral's special late night openings. Think: dramatic architecture, atmospheric music and a rare chance to see the controversial Tyndale Bible, one of just three surviving copies, which did as much for the English language as Shakespeare, but was considered so dangerous it was hunted down and burnt in its time.

The reason for these elaborate evenings? St Paul's Cathedral is marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when German rebel monk Martin Luther challenged the authority of the Church and triggered centuries of religious and political upheaval.

During the two late night openings, visitors will hear pop up poetry performances and music that emerged during the period, while admiring the beautiful post-Reformation architecture of the Cathedral. It's one of those rare occasions when photography is allowed, so get ready for those Insta likes to flood in.

The artistic among you are in for a treat as the Cathedral is providing pencils and paper for avid sketchers. And what a subject to sketch, all marble, gilded oak and mosaic arches. You'll also be able to get up close and personal with the gorgeous dome paintings in the Whispering Gallery.

If you fancy finding out more about the Tyndale Bible, (whose author was executed as a heretic) then pop along to Souls at Stake: Tyndale, the Bible and the twenty-first-century, which brings brainy broadcaster Melvyn Bragg and theology whizz Dr Jane Williams together to chat about Tyndale's motivations and his influence on our national and spiritual lives.

Other Reformation 500 events include Choral Evensongs, happening every Sunday evening in October, and a discussion on The Protestant Work Ethic.

Most events are free and open to all, whatever your religious beliefs. Check out the full programme and book tickets via the website. Reformation Lates take place on Thursday 12 and Saturday 28 October, 6.30pm-9pm. £10 adults/ £9 concessions / £5 under 17 / free under 6.

Last Updated 06 October 2017