Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Free Ticket Offer for 'Anne Boleyn' Birmingham

The Tyndale Society is delighted to be able to announce a free theatre ticket offer to our Members and Friends based in the Midlands.

'Anne Boleyn' by Howard Brenton is a celebration of a great English heroine, who helped change the course of a nation's history.

Traditionally seen as either the pawn of an ambitious family or as a predator manipulating her way to power, Anne - and her ghost - are seen in a very different light in this epic play - in which another major character is William Tyndale.

Commissioned specially for Shakespeare's Globe in London, 'Anne Boleyn' is now on tour around Britain with English Touring Theatre.

The play - featuring Tim Frances as William Tyndale - will run at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham from now until Saturday 24th March.

To apply for free tickets - available strictly on a first-come-first-served basis, for collection at the theatre box office - contact Rich Mason, Production Assistant at English Touring Theatre on 0207 450 1982 or email him here.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Bible Survival Story - Vatican's new Blockbuster Exhibit

Today "Verbum Domini" - a major new exhibit of the world's rarest bibles and recordings of scripture opens at the Vatican.

Telling a remarkable story of survival, the show includes poignant examples of the lengths people would go to stay close to God's word.

As well as a near complete copy of William Tyndale's New Testament, there is a scroll which survived the Spanish inquisition and - in a small glass cabinet - two paper cut outs in the shape of shoes with portions of the Old Testament written onto them which were hidden inside shoes to prevent Nazi officials from finding them.

Around two-thirds of the collection comes from the Green Collection of 40,000 Scriptural artifacts belonging to the family of American retail giant Steve Green.

Green, the President of Hobby Lobby and a committed Christian, said he wanted to make the Bible "accessible to everyone".

He said he hoped the exhibition would give people the chance to "experience the Bible's dramatic history" and the "perseverance" of those who recorded it down the centuries.