Gloucester will be holding its annual festival of Histor

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先回に引き続き、いくつか秋のイギリスイベントのお話です!

イギリスのグロスターをご存知でしょうか?

ロンドンの西部に位置するこの都市は、グロスター州の州都としても知られています。

 

グロスターは、ブリトン人らが定住した歴史的証拠はどんなはっきりしたものでも確認されていません。

ローマ帝国の自治体単位であるコロニアであり、ネルウァ時代にGlevumという名前があったようです。

城壁の一部を辿ることができ、多くの遺跡と碑文の乏しい硬貨が発見されている歴史的な都市です。

ブリタンニアの終焉後のいくつかの証拠から、ブリトン人支配を受け、その後ウェセックス王国がグロスターを

支配下においたといわれています。

そんな所以もあり、歴史的な造詣の深い街としても知られています。

そして、歴史あるグロスター大聖堂は映画ハリー・ポッターの撮影に使用され、さらに有名になりました。

その都市で開かれる歴史フェスティバルです!

In September the City of Gloucester will be holding its annual festival of History and Heritage. The organisers are hard at work preparing the programme which will include:

Gloucester Day Celebrations – parades and the traditional mock mayor of Barton Parade
Family and other events at key sites throughout the City
Period Music performances
Blackfriars Talks
Gloucester Day

主なイベントは、グロスター祝祭、パレード、伝統モックで市長の公演。

家族イベント

音楽祭

ドミニコ会の修道士のトークショー

などなどです。

 

The celebrations commence on Saturday 5th September, an important day in the history of Gloucester, because in1643 the City had been under siege by Royalist forces since 10th August. The parliamentarians had held out valiantly against the Royalist forces but City residents were overjoyed to see forces led by the Earl of Essex coming to their rescue. The Royalists took to the hills and on 5th September, Gloucester was freed.

このイベントは9月5日から開催されますが、実はこれは1643年8月10日に王政主義者に攻撃された歴史にちなんだものです。

議会派はこれに対抗しましたが、結局市民は、the Earl of Essexを歓迎し、これを向かいれたそうです。

そして9月5日には王政主義者は退き、はれてグロスターはその支配から自由になりました。

そんな歴史にちなんだ祝祭だそうです。

Gloucester Day as it has become known is celebrated annually with colourful parades throughout the streets – everybody joins in. Alongside this day of celebration, is a week-long programme of family and other events organised around the City. Venues hosting events include The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum. The Folk Museum, the Waterways Museum as well as the City Museum.

Musical Moments

This year, Sebastian Field, Gloucester’s Mayor who also sings in the Cathedral Choir is adding richness to the programme of activities with a series of period musical performances. For early music lovers this will include a concert of lute songs compiled by Robert Dowland who was John Dowland’s son. In fact, he succeeded his father as Royal lutenist.

Heritage Open Days

The City is also proud to take part in the national Heritage Open Days’ Scheme and last year ranked in the top three most popular destinations. The Open Days encourage people to discover the wonderful diversity of our local heritage and in Gloucester members of the public have the opportunity to go behind doors and gates that are normally closed to the public. The 1960s building regime was not kind to Gloucester and some of the City’s real gems are hidden from the first-time visitor. The Open Days give people an opportunity to discover and explore the wonders of the City. Many volunteers lead guided tours of the City and buildings, often in traditional costume and make history come alive.

History Week 2011 talks

Blackfriars Talks

History Week 2011 talksThe Blackfriars Talks are the final part of the celebration. Held in the stunning surroundings of Blackfriars Priory, a 13th Century Dominican Priory, we offer a series of talks on local, national and international history. The talks are a chance to debate the interpretation of past events and reflect on the personalities of those who made the decisions that have created the world we live in today. This year we will be considering Winston Churchill’s premiership. Regarded by many as an amazing leader, we explore his contribution to victory in WWII. But he was also a controversial figure and we will ask what people would have made of some of his views had he been campaigning in this latest election. At one time, Gloucester boasted four Priories and an Abbey so it is absolutely fitting that the City should welcome to the Festival, Janina Ramirez, BBC presenter and author of Saints and Sinners. Given Gloucester’s history, no festival would be complete without an event on the Romans and we are exploring options. We will find out more about and consider the battles of Waterloo and Agincourt as well as discussing the history of Christians in the Middle East, a topic that has been much in our thoughts recently. Closer to home we plan to look at the history of immigration in Gloucester. Gloucester’s very own historian Phil Moss will be revealing new information about the Hannoverians in Gloucester and we will be inviting a speaker to talk on the history of the prison. This is just a taste of what will be on offer.

 

素敵な歴史の旅はいかがでしょうか?

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