P232 CEEFAX 232 Tue 22 Jul 21:26/02 \ 2/3 THE BENEDICTINES IN BRITAIN The Benedictine exhibition portrays the extensive artwork undertaken by the followers of the Rule of St Benedict. A huge rubbing of the sepulchral brass of the 14th century abbot of St Albans, Thomas de la Mare, lies between the display cases, which include paintings of abbeys and ruins by a 19th century artist. An attractive handbook is available - a good example of modern litfrary work - and concise commentary boards place the displays in contfxt. Admission to the exhibition is free - and it should not be missed.P232 CEEFAX 232 Tue 22 Jul 21:23/12 373 THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM M SVENSK FORM The Victoria and Albert Museum, near South Kensington underground station, is holding an exhibition of Swedish design and craft. The exhibition will be open until Septfmber 14, and features glassware, ceramics and textiles together with craft work representing the range of Swedish tradition. In contrast to craft designs there is a concentration on industrial design showing an awareness of the needs of the user. Admission 50p (Sat 30p),with reductionsP232 CEEFAX 232 Tue 22 Jul 21:10/41 373 THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUS M M ?÷÷> SVENSI FORM Thd Victoria and Albert Mucdum, ndar South Kensington underground station, is holding an exhibition of Swedish design and craft. The exhabhtion will be open until September 14, and features glassware, ceramics and tdxtiles together with craft work representing the range of Swedish tradition In contrast to craft dec(gns there is a concentration on industrial design showing an awareness of the needs of the prdr.P232 CEEFAX 232 Tue 22 Jul 21:20/15 1/3 THE BENEDICTINES IN BRITAIN The Benedictines in Britain, a new presentation by the British Library, London, opened on July 11. The ex(—bhtion - a vasual celebration of the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Benedict - features examples from the early 2nd century to the present. It is laid out roughly in chronological order, and all but the contents of the central cases, which suffer from reflections, can be clearly sedn. Exhibhts range from beautiful vellum manuscripts decorated to the glory of God - and abbey or abbot - to simple pilgrims' signs, souvenirs of a successful pilgriM—ff.