Archive for July, 2015

Medieval Graffiti – new book launched!


An exciting new book on the subject of Medieval Graffiti has just been launched, and will no doubt prove a must have for everyone interested in this important subject.

Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England’s Churches by Matt Champion is out now through Ebury Press at an RRP of £12.99.

Amazon are currently offering the book at the discounted price of £9.09 (correct as of 15/7/15) – order by clicking here.



DNMGS almost ready to go!


The Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey (DNMGS) project is almost ready to start!

We have been busy promoting the project over the last few weeks and have over thirty people signed up to be a part of it. Our first training session will take place on Tuesday 28th July at Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor Centre, home of Britain’s earliest artwork.

The session will be jointly led by Matt Beresford (Involve Heritage CIC) who will give those attending an introduction to the project and discuss plans over the coming weeks and months, and Matt Champion (Medieval Graffiti Survey group) who will discuss past and ongoing work, the possible meaning behind Medieval Graffiti and explain how to identify and record examples of graffiti.

We will follow this up with two practical training schools in September at two separate local churches, where we will seek out, identify and record existing graffiti.

A few preliminary scoping visits will follow, and then the full survey will begin in November, alongside a series of Arts & Heritage workshops.

Exciting times!

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