Penny was recently filmed and interviewed for the BBC Flog It program in Blackburn Cathedral.
Around 600 people descended on Blackburn Cathedral recently to have their family treasures valued for Flog It, the popular BBC TV show.
Paul Martin and his team of experts were filming Lancashire folk for four programmes which will be transmitted in 2019 and he described the turnout as ‘a fantastic response’.
Paul said: “It’s great to come to Blackburn again. We were last here eight years ago and we found people were very friendly and were great fans of the show. Judging by the numbers here today they are obviously still very enthusiastic about Flog It.”
Among those taking part in filming for the show were The Dean, the Very Rev Peter Howell-Jones and artist Penny Warden, who painted 15 Stations of the Cross – artworks which have adorned the walls of the cathedral since 2005.
Series 17 Episode 32 February 2020
The Stations of the Cross were commissioned in 2005 and are on permanent display at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire. The commission, called ‘The Journey’ consists of fifteen 6ft oil paintings depicting the final Journey of Christ to his death and resurrection.
“Wonderfully creative” Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Outstanding” Archbishop Rowan Williams
“Remarkable” Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham
“The Stations will be of national significance and compliment the already impressive stock of modern art at the Cathedral.” Dean of Blackburn.
“This major and permanent exhibition of modern art is probably the most adventurous of its kind in any English cathedral,” Canon Andrew Clitherow Queens Chaplain
‘‘Paintings by Penny Warden lining the nave depict Christ’s ‘agony, trials, suffering and death’. These are brittle, uncomforting images, although they give the cathedral an undeniably aesthetic potency.’ Simon Jenkins Journalist and Author of England’s Cathedrals 2016