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Lich­field Cathe­dral is show­ing 40 works in dif­fer­ent me­dia made by 18 con­tem­po­rary cal­lig­ra­phers and let­ter­ing artists as part of “Holy Writ: mod­ern Jewish, Chris­tian and Is­lamic cal­lig­ra­phy” un­til 15 June. The sub­ject mat­ter is drawn from the sa­cred texts of the Abra­hamic reli­gions or from re­lated texts such as prayers and spir­i­tual po­etry. The artis­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tions range from rel­a­tively tra­di­tional to mod­ern. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures two-di­men­sional work, sculp­tures and dig­i­tal an­i­ma­tions. The ex­hi­bi­tion also in­cludes vol­umes of the Her­itage Edi­tion of The Saint John’s Bi­ble, which some of the ex­hibit­ing artists con­trib­uted to. The Bri­tish Mu­seum loaned work by Ara­bic cal­lig­ra­phers. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which costs £10, has wel­comed over 6,000 vis­i­tors dur­ing the first three weeks.

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