In this, the first issue of 2019, Vidimus hopes to entertain its readers in this dark time of the year with an appropriately dark and gloomy theme in Rachel Koopman’s fascinating exploration of a tale of demonic torment depicted in a late twelfth-century window narrating the miracles of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. We also highlight a number of aspects of the work and career of the Irish artist Harry Clarke, bringing details of recent major publication, a current exhibition and an upcoming lecture each focusing on his art and life. Details of a range of other lectures, exhibitions and publications can also be found, signalling a busy time ahead in the stained glass world. Finally, we call on our readers, in News, to help in tracking down forty ‘lost’ stained glass windows…

Heather Gilderdale-Scott, Editor, January 2019

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