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Lecture: Windows into Heaven – Edwardian Female Stained Glass Artists, including Margaret Rope

Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Fig. 1. Newport Roman Catholic Church (Shropshire): St Winifrede, by Margaret Agnes Rope.

Fig. 1. Newport Roman Catholic Church (Shropshire): St Winifrede, by Margaret Agnes Rope.

Dr Claire FitzGerald will discuss female participation in the stained glass of the Arts and Crafts movement, focusing on Shrewsbury-native Margaret A. Rope in particular. Rope’s career encompassed an extraordinary combination of a love for the compositional strength and quality of materials found in medieval stained glass; a commitment to contemporary design and technologies; and a deep engagement with Roman Catholicism that ultimately saw the conducting of her artistic career from within a Carmelite convent. The lecture has a context in, and will provide further support to, the efforts to reinstate Rope’s reputation undertaken by the ongoing exhibition of her work at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

The lecture will take place at University Guildhall, Shrewsbury University, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. It is free and open to all, but booking is essential. To book, please email Shrewsbury Univeristy at [email protected] or telephone 01743 297185.


Lecture: Stained Glass Crown Jewels of the South West

Monday, 9th January 2017, 2.30pm

Fig .1. Head of unknown figure, from the Church of Laneast St Sidwell and St Gulvat

Fig .1. Head of unknown figure, from the Church of Laneast St Sidwell and St Gulvat.

Mr Michael Swift will give a lecture for the Dartmouth & Kingswear Decorative and Fine Arts Society exploring some of the finest surviving examples of stained glass in Cornwall and Devon, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. He will consider both the general development of the art of stained glass over the centuries, and also the place of the stained glass of the south west within that narrative. Mr Swift has enjoyed a long-held position as stained glass advisor to the Diocese of Truro and to Truro Cathedral, and has lectured and published extensively on the stained glass of the region.

The Society welcomes new members, and non-members may attend a lecture at a cost of £8, either as the guest of a member or after contacting the membership secretary. The lecture will take place in The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND. For more details, visit the Dartmouth & Kingswear Decorative and Fine Arts Society website.


Stained Glass Museum: New Galley Guide and Study Visit

 Gallery Guide

Fig. 1. The Stained Glass Museum: Highlights from the Collection.

Fig. 1. The Stained Glass Museum: Highlights from the Collection.

The Stained Glass Museum: Highlights from the Collection

Since 1972 the Stained Glass Museum has given new life to hundreds of windows removed from redundant buildings across the British Isles. This new guide describes and illustrates highlights from the Museum’s growing collection of over 1,000 panels and windows, from the thirteenth century through to the present day, as well as associated designs, sketches, cartoons and tools.

To be published by SCALA Arts & Heritage Publishers Inc, 2017

SPECIAL PRICE for PRE-ORDERS: £5 including postage and packing (price applies to pre-orders placed before 28 February 2017 ONLY).  To order please visit the Stained Glass Museum website.

Study Weekend: North East Wales & Chester

Thursday 20 April – Sunday 23 April 2017

The Stained Glass Museum’s 2017 Study Weekend will take place in North East Wales and Chester. The Welsh counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire are home to the most significant medieval stained glass to be found in Wales, as well as a range of stunning glass from the 19th and 20th centuries. The ancient Roman fortress of Chester, in north-west England, and its Cathedral dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary has representative examples of stained glass from several significant Victorian studios, as well as notable modern windows by Alan Younger and Rosalind Grimshaw.

Student Bursary
A 2017 Student Bursary place for a student to attend our Study Weekend is available. For more information about the Student Bursary, see the Stained Glass Museum website.

Accommodation
Participants will be staying at the Rossett Hall Hotel, near Chester, at the gateway to North Wales. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from Chester and Wrexham, where there are rail stations with connections to London (Euston) and Birmingham. Free car parking for guests is available at the hotel.

Prices (per person)
Residential:
£425 Residential single occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
£400 Residential double/twin occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)

Non-residential (PLACES LIMITED – Residential places are given priority booking):
£200 Non-Residential and dinners
£100 Non-Residential (visits only)

For more information and to book a place visit the Stained Glass Museum website.


British Society of Master Glass Painters New Year Dinner

Friday, 13th January 2017, reception 6.30pm The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Steve Clare FMGP – ‘ A Life on the Boards- Stained Glass Stand-up’

Conservator Steve Clare at work. © Steve Clare

Fig. 1. Conservator Steve Clare at work. © Steve Clare

The biennial New Year Dinner is primarily a social occasion but is traditionally enlivened with a light-hearted lecture and a raffle, from which all proceeds are donated to the Artists General Benevolent Fund. This year, Steve Clare, a Fellow of the Society, will draw on his many and varied experiences as Director of Holy Well Glass, to lead his audience on a journey through the funnier side of stained glass in the workshop and on site.

The dinner is open to members and non-members of the Society, with tickets costing £31.50 and £36.50 respectively. For more details, and online booking, visit the British Society of Master Glass Painters website.


Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society Lectures

The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society is holding a series of Francis Cheetham Lectures in 2017

7th February – “How can we keep the craft of stained glass alive and can we call it Fine Art” by Emma Blount

7th March – A talk by Yorgos Papadopoulos on his work as a modern glass artist.

16th May – “The Life of Letters” by Charlotte Howarth

All lectures start at 7pm in The Music Room at Anteros Arts Foundation
7-15 Fye Bridge Street Norwich NR3 1LJ
Tickets £5 on the door (£3 to NCCS members and NCCS Friends)

http://www.norfolkcraft.co.uk/events01.html