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.

SG Minis: Autumn Days
5 Oct. 2022 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.

Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

All pre-schoolers welcome.



Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com


Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Fordham (Full Day)
8 Oct. 2022 10:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Make coloured textured glass pictures and ornaments.

During this workshop your tutor will introduce you to principles and techniques used in fused glass art. This will include glass cutting, fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Students will work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Artist Talk by Pinkie Maclure
12 Oct. 2022 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: 7.50 (Friends: 6.50)
Location: Online
Pinkie Maclure is a multidisciplinary, award-winning Scottish artist, who believes that our present is haunted by our past.

Using stained glass installations, she makes intimate work that examines today’s big issues, such as addiction, insomnia and our self-destructive relationship with nature in particular. She uses the distinctively chaotic nature of stained glass to create poignant, darkly humorous vignettes full of symbolism, exploiting the tension between the sacred and the unexpected, at a time when the end of the world feels closer than ever.
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Window Wanderland Ely: Window Workshop
15 Oct. 2022 12:00


Event category: Family Activity

Price: FREE
Location: Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU
Make your own 'window in a window' using tissue paper to take home and display during #WindowWanderlandEly which takes place the following weekend.

This drop in workshop is suitable for all ages, just pop into the Babylon Gallery on Waterside between 12-4pm to join in.
The workshop is free, but donations to help cover the cost of materials are welcome.

This workshop is kindly sponsored by Tindalls

To find out more about #WindowWanderlandEly visit our website & remember to register your window online here: https://www.windowwanderland.com/event/ely-cambs-2022/ to be included in the virtual map!
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: Elywindowwanderland@gmail.com
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Autumn Talk: Collaborative Creators of the American Opalescent
19 Oct. 2022 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: 7.50 (Friends: 6.50)
Location: Online
Join us for the second in our autumn talk series "Collaborative Creators of the American Opalescent", given by Virginia Raguin, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, College of the Holy Cross

The taste for opalescent stained glass in the 1880s and 90s corresponded to a taste for greater opulence in both domestic and public spaces. This talk will discuss some of the collaborative creators of American Opalescent glass.
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Window Wanderland Ely 2022
21 Oct. 2022 6pm - 9pm - 23 Oct. 2022


Event category: Family Activity

Price: FreeJoin The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon Arts for our annual Window Wanderland event from the 21st – 23rd October.

Now in our third year, join us as we turn Ely into a beautiful outdoor gallery for the weekend. Create your own displays and enjoy wandering throughout Ely, enjoying this fantastic illuminated trail.

Homes, businesses, schools and nurseries, shops and even boats are encouraged to join in! Please remember to register your window to be featured on our interactive map, which helps people find your window and share your pictures and thoughts using #WindowWanderlandEly too.

Please register your window at: https://www.windowwanderland.com/event/ely-cambs-2022/
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all ages


October half term craft: Glass Lantern
26 Oct. 2022 10-12 & 1-3


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Donations welcome
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Join us for our drop in session. Using tissue paper, decorate your own beautiful stained glass inspired lantern from a glass jar to take home and brighten up those winter evenings.

Suitable for all ages, a suggested donation of £1 per child is recommended to cover the cost of the materials
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all


Half Term Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop
27 Oct. 2022 1:00-2:30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
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Half Term Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop
27 Oct. 2022 10:30-12:00


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece to take home

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
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Two Day Glass Painting & Leading Workshop with Claire Hart
28 Oct. 2022 10:00-5:00 - 29 Oct. 2022

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £240 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
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On the first day, working from a selection of pre drawn pattern ideas, students will design their own panels and choose the areas that they would like to enhance with painted details. They will then choose the coloured glass for their painted areas, learn how to cut it to shape and spend the remainder of the day learning how to apply the enamelled paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be fired at intervals throughout the day.
On the second day students will choose and cut the glass for the remaining sections of their panels and then learn how to lead and solder the panel together.

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347


Masterpieces and pattern books of leaded panels: the Ulrix manuscript
2 Nov. 2022 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: 7.50 (Friends: 6.50)
Location: Online
In December 2019, a curious manuscript was sold at auction in Brussels. It was described as a pattern book for clear, leaded windows, probably originating from the city of Tongeren (located in the current Belgium) and dating from the late 17th, early 18th century. Based on an inscription, the book was drawn by a certain Severinus Ulrix, hence its current name: the Ulrix manuscript.

It contains seventy-seven drawings of repeated geometrical patterns, as well as several notes referring to glaziers’ invoices. Most interesting is that some of the designs are almost identical to drawings in similar glaziers’ documents that are kept in Belgian and Dutch archives and museums.

Furthermore, all these manuscripts date from the same period: the 17-18th centuries. This is no coincidence, as important evolutions in glazing happened in this period: the market for stained and leaded windows changed drastically, which was reflected in the glaziers’ job as well as in the guilds’ practices. Therefore, the webinar will take the Ulrix manuscript as a starting point to talk about the system of the glaziers’ guilds and the historical evolution of the non-painted leaded-glass window in the Low Countries in the Early Modern Period.
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SG Minis: Colours and Fireworks
2 Nov. 2022 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.

Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

All pre-schoolers welcome.



Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
5 Nov. 2022 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
26 Nov. 2022 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers, mirrors and ornaments. A choice of patterns will be provided along with a selection of coloured and textured glass. You will learn how to cut glass, and use copper tape and solder to create a seam with which to join your pieces of glass. At the end of the day, you will have made a finished piece of glass art to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Fordham (Full Day)
2 Dec. 2022 10:00 - 4:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Make coloured textured glass pictures and ornaments.

During this workshop your tutor will introduce you to principles and techniques used in fused glass art. This will include glass cutting, fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Students will work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


SG Minis: Festive Fun
7 Dec. 2022 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.

Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

All pre-schoolers welcome.



Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com



Refunds & Cancellation Policy


For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.

For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund or allow one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund or date change on workshop places, although you are welcome to transfer the booking to someone else.

If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

We are unable to refund workshops paid for using workshops vouchers.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a charity and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of courses by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel workshops. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the workshop is held. You will be offered either a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to an alternative date/workshop.

Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation. Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.




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