Sanctuary in Stow

In medieval times, Stow was a place of sanctuary based around the church of St Mary of Wedale. This meant that anyone in fear of their life or persecution could seek refuge: it seems a fitting thought in these uncertain times to reclaim it for the 21st century. In order to celebrate and explore this theme, there will be an art exhibition this summer, titled “Sanctuary in Stow”. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to read more about the story of sanctuary in Stow and what this meant in medieval times, as part of the research being carried out by Mary Craig, the Community Archivist on behalf of the Archive Group. You will be able to visit the exhibition at The Cloudhouse Cafè and Gallery in August and it will be linked to Stowed Out festival. Donations to the Scottish Refugee Council gratefully received.

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