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Winter Events at the Stained Glass Centre, York

Book Sale: Friday, 29 January 2016, 10am – 3pm

Those who are not free over the weekend will have a chance to snaffle some brilliant books on stained glass, art, architecture and history from the collections of Peter Gibson and Michael Archer, on the Friday 29 January 2016, at the Stained Glass Centre.

Residents’ Festival: Saturday 30 January 2016, 10am – 4pm

Fig. 1. Residents’ festival 2014. (c) SGC

Fig. 1. Residents’ festival 2014. (c) SGC

On Saturday 30th January, the Stained Glass Centre’s breathtaking grade 1 listed building, which contains historic stained glass and fascinating graffiti, will be open: there will be family-friendly activities, an exhibition, and craft stalls, as well as a chance to have a go at designing a window or painting on glass. Stained-glass experts will be on hand for demonstrations and discussions, with regular tours of the Centre. There will also be a large book sale, with a wide range of books on stained glass, art, architecture and history available for purchase, and visitors can take the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the St Martin-cum-Gregory with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

The Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball: Saturday 13 February 2016

The annual charity ball of the Lord Mayor of York has become a highlight of many social calendars and will once again be held in the Voltigeur Suite at York Racecourse, on Saturday 13 February 2016. As one of the Lord Mayor’s and Sheriff’s three chosen charities, the Stained Glass Centre will be attending.

Until 2 February, tickets can be purchased at the discounted price of £55 per person, after which the price will be £60. Tickets can be bought by contacting the civic office (civicenquiries@york.gov.uk, or 01904 551011, or 01904 551027).