British Society of Master Glass Painters: a New Website and a Look Ahead to 2019

The BSMGP recently launched its beautifully transformed website ( It now contains not only information about the Society, its events, publications and how to become a member, but also serves as a broader resource for stained glass, both con-temporary and historic, as well as its conservation. It is worth a regular look by anybody interested in stained glass.

For those looking to organise their diaries for the coming months, the Society has an-nounced dates for its events in early 2019. These include:

New Year Dinner in aid of the Artists General Benevolent Institution,Friday, 11th January, 2019, 6.15pm

The dinner will include a short, entertaining talk and a prize raffle. For more information, and to purchase tickets, which cost £35 per person, see the BSMGP website.

Spring Lecture: Adrian Barlow on C. E. Kempe,Friday, 15th March, 2019, 6.15pm

Adrian Barlow’s volume on Kempe, Espying Heaven, on which his talk will be based, will be published in January 2019 (see this issue’s Books), offering detailed discussion of Kempe’s windows, and placing them in the context of his contemporary firms, such as Morris and Co., Burlison and Grylls, and Christopher Whall, leading to an evaluation of Kempe’s legacy and his standing today. The lecture costs £17 and an evening meal, following the lecture, is available for a fur-ther £16. For more information, and to purchase tickets for the lecture and meal, see the BSMGP website. Both events will take place at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR.


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