DUNSTER is hosting a major event entitled “Picturing Richard’s World”.

It will take place at The Medieval Gallery in Dunster on December 1.

At the event there will be talks by experts, artwork displays and the unveiling of a brand new portrait. This event offers a rare opportunity to see artistic interpretations of the latest scientific evidence and modern historical research.

Since the discovery of Richard’s physical remains in 2012, historians and scientists have been able to refute conclusively at least a part of the legend inherited from Shakespeare and the Tudors.

A forensic facial reconstruction using Richard’s skull is the starting point for a unique painting of him by acclaimed Danish artist Anne Gyrite Schütt.

She created a painting in the 15th Century Flemish style.

“Picturing Richard’s World” takes place in two parts: first, talks and displays at the Tithe Barn from 1–4pm.

This will be followed by the unveiling of the new portrait, from 4.30–6pm at the Medieval Gallery.

Tickets for the event cost £14 (cons £10), and can be obtained by phoning and leaving a message on 01643 822224 or by emailing