Discussing a fallen empire

THE FRIENDS of the Towner present a talk about the Byzantine Empire at the Under Ground Theatre on July 27 (7.30pm).

Helen Rufus Ward, art historian and university lecturer, will talk and illustrate the fascinating story of the empire which flourished for more than a thousand years.

Mosaics, ivory carvings, enamels, holy relics, silverwear and icons are just some of the things to be examined and discussed.

Tickets cost £8, call Wendy Bishop on 731607 or buy them from the Tourist Information Centre.