Cathedral exhibiton on BBC Radio Merseyside

Jane Brooke, Vice Dean and Canon Missioner at Chester Cathedral talks to BBC Merseyside about the 'Threads through creation' exhibition,  a spectacular display of twelve huge silk panels retelling the creation story.

Jane was interviewed on 'Daybreak with Helen Jones' Sunday 23 January, when she described the exhibition, created by Jackie Parkinson as "A splash of colour in dark January".

Jane describes how the artwork tells a story of how we fall from God's grace and that Jesus then rescues us. You can hear the interview below or listen to the full show on BBC Radio Merseyside

The exhibition showcases the work of artist Jacqui Parkinson and is described as "eye-catching, attractive, and highly accessible for viewers of all ages." 

Jacqui says: “My work is all about engaging people with the Bible story, offering encouragement, and opening up opportunities for interesting discussions. In this exhibition, my aim is to capture the wonderful extravagance of the creation story - and to delight everyone who views the panels. Despite Adam and Eve’s fall from grace, it remains a story of love and promise, something we can all do with these days.”

The enormous panels, 2.5m high and as wide as 3.5m, start with strong elemental pieces illustrating the first days of creation, onto complex and lush work as we enter the Garden of Eden. The exhibition is open Monday - Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm. The exhibition runs until Ask Wednesday and entry is free. 

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