CHICC recently digitised a wonderful Bestiary up in Aberdeen, watch a wonderful animation inspired by the Rochester version held at the British Library!

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I had the pleasure of attending an event last night as part of the Manchester Kino Festival, O!PLA, Across the Borders, Polish Shots.

The event showcased some incredible short animations from Poland. One in particular caught my eye. DE HERINACIO, ON THE HEDGEHOG by Ala Nunu Leszyńska.

The short animation is inspired by the Rochester Bestiary, held in the British Library, a very similar volume to the Aberdeen Bestiary we photographed and blogged about only 2 days ago.

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 12.26.33 Rochester Bestiary Royal MS 12 F XIII f.45r British Library

The Rochester text reads;

‘The Physiologue says that a hedgehog has the shape of a suckling piglet. On the outside it is entirely covered with spines. During the grape-gathering season the hedgehog enters the vineyard. And when it sees a good grape, it climbs up the vine and removes that grape in such a way as to make all the clusters fall…

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