Wed 25 Apr Stratford Literary Festival 2018

Alex Langland - Craeft

Wednesday 25th April - 4pm

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Historian and archaeologist, Alex Langland 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, resurrects the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour, and passionately defending the renewed importance of cræft today.

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