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Annual Lecture

An Art Illuminated: Stained Glass in British Synagogues - some new research

Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage UK

followed by a special tour of New West End Synagogue, Bayswater

Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014

Venue: New West End Synagogue, Bayswater, London

Time:  Lecture at 5.30pm, followed by refreshments. Tour 7.00pm.

Price: £15 in advance; £18 on the door (price includes lecture, kosher snacks and tour)

In this illustrated lecture, Dr Sharman Kadish will introduce the variety of stained glass to be found in synagogues across Britain, casting light on a significant but under-appreciated Jewish art form. She will explore examples from synagogues all over the country, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including works by designers David Hillman, Nehemiah Azaz and Roman and Ardyn Halter.

Following the tour, attendees will be given a guideed tour of the New West Ends Synagogue, a beautiful Victorian building with stained glass windows by N.H.J. Westlake and Erwin Bossanyi.

Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK and the author of a number of publications on Jewish history and heritage, including Jewish Heritage in England and The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History

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Summer Garden Party and Tour

St Mary’s Church, Stradsett Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Friday 15 August, 3-6pm.

A coach will depart Ely at 2pm, returning at 7pm.

By kind permission of Sir Jeremy Bagge, Friends and supporters of The Stained Glass Museum are invited to join us on a visit to the church of St Mary’s, Stradsett, on the Stradsett Estate, Norfolk. This is an opportunity to see the 16th-century east window from Augsburg, Germany, brought over to England in the early 19th century by John Christopher Hampp of Norwich, together with the late-19th century windows which adorn the estate church, which retains many of its medieval architectural features. After visiting the church we will enjoy a light buffet of sandwiches, cake and refreshments.

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