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Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)

Photo Royal Academy of Arts, London, photographer Marcus Leith 2014

Yinka Shonibare, ‘Creatures of the Mappa Mundi - Cicone Gentes’ - (sketch)

Artist's sketch for textile work, Meadow Arts commission 2018

Yinka Shonibare, ‘Creatures of the Mappa Mundi - Monoculi’ - (sketch)

Artist's sketch for textile work, Meadow Arts commission 2018

Yinka Shonibare Artist Talk at Hereford Cathedral

Creatures of the Mappa Mundi:

A talk by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)

interviewed by Francine Stock

Thursday 24 January 2019

Hereford Cathedral

Starts 7.45 pm (please be seated by 7.30 pm)

Internationally celebrated artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) will give a talk in the nave of Hereford Cathedral on Thursday 24 January. Launching his new artwork, Creatures of the Mappa Mundi, Shonibare will be interviewed by broadcaster and writer Francine Stock about his inspiration for this new commission for Meadow Arts and Hereford Cathedral, inspired by the ‘strange creatures and alien races’ of the famous Medieval world map and made with diverse groups of Herefordshire people.

Tickets: £10, Concessions: £7.50

Tickets on sale via Cathedral Shop (in person, online and by phone on 01432 374210) please note that concessionary tickets cannot be purchased online. Online tickets incur a charge of £1.50 per ticket.


Cathedral Shop in person

Phone: 01432 374210

Online: click here to book (booking fee £1.50 per ticket)



Supported by Herefordshire’s a Great Place, a Herefordshire Cultural Partnership cultural development project delivered by Rural Media. Great Place is co-funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery, with support from Historic England.



Hereford Cathedral
5 College Cloisters
Cathedral Close
01432 374200

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm (last admission 30 minutes before closing)

The exhibition, cafe and shop are closed on Sundays and Good Friday


The main cathedral and exhibition space, which houses the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a charge to enter the exhibition, but carers are entitled to free access. There is an interactive tactile model of the Mappa Mundi, with a description of key parts of the map, as well as Braille. Braille guides to the exhibition are available to borrow, and there is also a large tactile map of the Mappa Mundi. Although there is not a separate audio guide, there is an audio commentary on the video about the Mappa Mundi.

For accessibility information about other parts of the cathedral, please click here.