For eleven centuries, the Road to Santiago de Compostela – the ‘Camino de Santiago’, ‘Jakobsweg’, ‘Cammino di Santiago di Compostela’ or ‘Way of St James’ has been a highway of knowledge. The network of pilgrimage routes has enabled and encouraged the dissemination and exchange of ideas, culture and artistic movements.
This exhibition was a chance to see a collection of 48 photographs, taken over a period of 26 years by Manuel G. Vicente. His images focus on ‘Hospitality’, a cornerstone of the pilgrimage and in so doing capture the solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding forged by people of all ages and nations, of all faiths and none, who walk the Road.
This exhibition was generously sponsored by Xacobeo Galicia and the Xunta de Galicia.
This exhibition was accompanied by a range of engagement activities:
- 6 Novmber - Inaugural Lecture: ‘The Road of St James: Medieval Culture and Mentality’, Dr Francisco Singul - Windsor Auditorium, 5pm.
- 8 November - Lunchtime Concert: Choir of Royal Holloway. Joby Talbot, 'Path of Miracles (León)' and selections from the 'Codex Calixtinus'. Chapel, 1pm.
- 8, 15, 22, 29 November and 6 December: Mindful Walks starting from Exhibition Space, Davison Building, 12.30-1pm.
- 22 November: Film Screening of 'Ich bin dann mal weg (I’m off then)', 5.00-6.30pm, with introduction by Dr Arantza Mayo, SMLLC, at 4.30pm.
- 7 December - Lunchtime Concert: Choir of Royal Holloway. Joby Talbot, 'Path of Miracles (León)' and selections from the 'Codex Calixtinus'. Chapel, 1pm.
- 7 December - Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim Round Table Discussion on 'Pilgrimage and Faith Today': Boiler House, 4.30-5.30pm.