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Alex Langlands

Wed 25th April 2018
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Stratford ArtsHouse

Historian and archaeologist, Alex Langlands is best known for his work alongside Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn on BBC 2’s Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm. In his new book, Craeft, he looks at how in a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our appetite is growing for hand-made objects, artisan food, and craft beverages revealing our deep cravings for tradition and quality. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. Alex goes in search of the mysterious lost meaning of cræft through a vibrant series of mini-histories, he resurrects the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour, and passionately defends the renewed importance of cræft today. 

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