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Stained Glass Walks and Talks

Through this summer programme of guided visits, members are given the opportunity to explore some of the hidden treasures of stained glass around the country. Local guides, often practising stained glass artists themselves, lead small groups along a fascinating trail of working studios, town and country churches and often less accessible stained glass sites.

Summer programme 2017


Start at 106 Willoughby House, Barbican at 4 pm for tea and a chance to see panels by Leifur Breidfjord and Johannes Schreiter in Michael and Caroline Swash’s flat. Move on to St Lawrence Jewry to view a complete post-war scheme by Christopher Webb, and on again to St Mary Aldermary to see Lawrence Lee’s fine East window.

We will cross London Bridge and spend at least an hour in Southwark Cathedral with a written guide. Apparently there will be events in progress that afternoon. Here there are fine examples of work by Ninian Comper, Alan Younger, Henry Holiday, Lawrence Lee, C E Kempe and John LaFarge as well as an excellent Shakespeare Memorial by Christopher Webb, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee window by Leifur Breidfjord.

Those who can spare the time are welcome to stay on for my (free) lecture from 7 to 9 pm in the Cathedral’s Library where we can also admire the excellent Millenium windows by Benjamin Finn.

Besides the Cathedral Café, there are several other nearby eateries for those who want to stay on for the lecture.

These Saturday walks are partially fundraisers for the BSMGP and there is a nominal cost of £6 for members and £8 for non-members.

Programme details: caroline.swash@btinternet.com.
Booking enquiries to Andrew Taylor (01380 813878; andrew@stainedglass.fsnet.co.uk).

For late availability please phone Andrew Taylor

Or send a cheque payable to The BSMGP Trust to A. Taylor, 113 High Street, Littleton Panell, Wilts SN10 4EU. (Please enclose email address and phone number for a receipt and information updates, and s.a.e. for receipt and information sheets, where relevant.) Please ensure that you supply a contact phone number.

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