Event / 5 Sep 2023

Tea & Cake Tuesday: The Bells of Santiago

Join us for a very special edition of Tea and Cake Tuesday on the 5th of September between 11am - 1pm. As usual, staff will be on hand to greet you and tell you more about the current exhibition, but we are also delighted to be holding a special screening of the archival film, 'The Bells of Santiago'.

In 1973 an operatic performance of the story of the Bells of Santiago and the catastrophic fire which destroyed the Jesuit Church in Santiago, the Chilean church where they were housed, on 8th December 1863 was created as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. The music and lyrics for the operetta were created by Terence Minty, Ffotogallery's most loyal supporter (pictured below!)

Thumbnail image: Ruins of the Church of the Compania at Santiago, Chile, after the conflagration. Source