Oxford Festival of the Arts

June 28
Tom Gate, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, OX1 1DP 1.30pm Location

Oxford Festival of the Arts

We are delighted that our Centenary Touring Exhibition is on display at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford as part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts from 24 June – 10 July.

You can join us in the afternoon on Tuesday 28 June for a Walk & Talk at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. We will be led by our expert guide, Peter Cormack.

Highlights of the tour include some remarkable 14th-century stained glass, Abraham van Linge’s extraordinary c.1630s window, Edward Burne-Jones’s early masterpiece, his 1859 St Frideswide window, as well as several fine windows made by Morris & Company. Some artists from the Centenary Touring Exhibition will be on hand to talk about their panels in the exhibition.

Tickets are £8.50 for members and their guests (£10 for non-members) and includes a guided tour of the Cathedral.

Meet at Tom Gate, Christ Church Cathedral at 1.30pm.

Spaces are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Harry Clarke at Ashdown Park

August 14
Ashdown Park Hotel, Wych Cross, East Sussex RH18 5JR Richard Towneley Suite 2pm-6pm Location

Harry Clarke at Ashdown Park

This year our Walks & Talks event on Wed August 14 (2pm-6pm) will be visiting just one location, but what a special one! The Ashdown Park Hotel houses eight windows by acclaimed Irish stained glass artist, Harry Clarke (1889-1931). Clarke designed the scheme which was made at the Glass House in 1925 for the former Chapel of Our Lady and St Richard, Convent of Notre Dame, now part of the hotel.

The extraordinary windows are full of exquisite detail and rich colours. This is a must-see for all Harry Clarke fans. The former Chapel also includes unusual abstract windows by John Hayward FMGP.

Tickets are £17 for members and their guests (£20 non-members) and includes talks by our guest speakers, Caroline Swash and Tony Benyon. Rachel Mulligan will be leading a sketching workshop for those interested in studying the artworks in more depth.

There is an option to have afternoon tea at the hotel for £26 (£48 for two) or a cream tea for £11.25 (please email your order to Andrew Taylor when booking but pay on the day). For those wishing to stay at the beautiful four-star Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club for a mini-break, room start at around £150 a night which includes use of the Spa.

Please note that the event is now confirmed with the venue and will definitely proceed on 14th August.

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