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Annual Spring Lunch Tuesday 09 April 2019

WHEN: Tuesday 9 April 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm


St Peter's Hall
High St
Limpsfield, Oxted RH8 0DR

Our guest speaker, Jennifer Sturdy, will describe the 3 year long project to make a replica of the oldest known stringed instrument, the Gold Lyre of Ur, a Mesopotamian lyre dating from 2,500 BC. The project made a playable instrument, using authentic materials from the Middle East: cedar wood, mother-of-pearl, pink limestone and lapis lazuli.  The crowning glory is the bull’s head on the front, which is covered in gold.  The talk  describes all stages of the making, and includes a sound clip so that you can hear what it sounds like.