WHAT'S ON AT THE MUSEUM


The museum has a lively programme of events open to all. Please see below for what's on at the museum.

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How to identify the makers of 19th Century Stained Glass Windows - online talk (webinar)
10 Mar. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 + 95p eventbrite booking fee (Friends: £4.00 + 95p eventbrite booking fee)
Location: Online
A hinderance in studying 19th century-stained glass is that many panels are not signed by their makers. The preponderance of windows in the gothic revival style can make it difficult to discern one maker from another. In this talk Chris Parkinson will share tips on how to identify windows by some of the largest 19th century stained glass manufacturers, such as the London-based firms Clayton & Bell, Lavers & Barraud and Heaton, Butler & Bayne.

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Chris Parkinson is a retired secondary school teacher residing in and actively promoting the stained glass of Essex. During the last decade, Chris carried out a photographic survey of the surviving pre-Reformation stained glass in Essex for the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA), images of which are available on the CVMA website. Chris is currently preparing a CVMA publication cataloguing the stained glass in Essex up to 1800 with co-author Dr Penny Hebgin-Barnes. While such glass remains the focus of his current activities, Chris retains an interest in and love of 19th century glass which stretches back some 45 years.
Suitable for ages: All
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Mark Angus: A Dialogue between Poetry and Abstraction
14 Apr. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 (Friends: £4.00)
Location: Online
In this illustrated talk Mark Angus will tell some stories from architectural commissions, mainly for churches, over forty years: Working as a stained glass artist has wonderful aspects, one of which involves meeting many wonderful people. Half way through however, this journey took an unexpected turn and he moved to Bavaria. Almost like starting a new career, but with the advantage of living close to the Lamberts Glass factory, and with access to a large acid etching bay which opened new artistic pathways for Mark. In the second part of the talk Mark will discuss his autonomous exhibition panels, and new themes such as the Ark, the “Puer Aeternus” figure, angels, and include a short deviation into “80 Capriccios and the Turbulences of the Self”.

Since 1978 Mark Angus has gained a reputation in Britain and Europe for his expressive stained glass art, and has created windows for churches and cathedrals as well as for other public and private spaces. Important examples include complete schemes for Oundle School, Spinkhill Parish Church, Berkhampstead School, and Perth Baptist Church (all UK), and St. Raymund Parish Church in Breitenberg near Passau (Germany), as well as windows for the cathedrals of Durham and Guildford (UK). More recently, he has completed comprehensive schemes for St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen (Ireland), St. Mary’s Church, Sheffield (UK), and for St. Ursula’s Hospice, Niederalteich (Germany).

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Mark Angus studied Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea School of Art during 1976-1978. In the last 20 years his work has been exhibited across Europe. Whilst retaining an interest in church stained glass, Mark Angus has also worked acrylic paintings, and printmaking, especially vitreography, a technique where prints are created from glass sheets, resulting in images of great light and subtlety. Predominant in Mark Angus’ imaginative narratives are the figure, dialogue and interaction, and the human self in space.

This talk is part of a developing series of Artist Talks, hosted by The Stained Glass Museum.
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
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Medieval Treasures of Leicester: Wygston's House Glass
21 Apr. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 (Friends: £4.00)
Location: Online
This illustrated talk will focus on some medieval treasures of Leicester known as Wygston's House Glass, 13 panels of which are on display at the Newarke Houses museum in Leicester, normally open on a daily basis. These unique stained glass panels were made in the late 15th century for a house which is now owned by Leicester City Council and leased to a bar and restaurant. There were 27 glass panels originally, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary, the medieval catholic liturgy and the seven Acts of Mercy (eg feeding the hungry etc). This is a unique opportunity to find out more about this charming glass and to see those panels that are not normally on display.

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After completing an MA in Local History from Leicester University 15 years ago Erica Statham developed a keen interest in the history of Leicester and Leicestershire, which has in recent years extended to stained glass. Erica lives in a village just outside Leicester where she has an allotment and until relatively recently served as a parish councillor. She is a member of the Leicester Stained Glass Appreciation Society and a Friend of The Stained Glass Museum.
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: events@stainedglassmuseum.com
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