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.

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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Redundancy, Ruin and Rescue: stories of our stained glass collection
28 Apr. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 (Friends: £4.00)
Location: Online
This talk will highlight the stories of several Victorian stained glass windows in the Stained Glass Museum's collection, many of which were rescued from redundant churches. We will focus on these windows' original ecclesiastical contexts, how they came to be removed and rescued by the museum.

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For those unfamiliar with the museum's collection this is a great introduction to our unique national collection of stained glass, and the history of the museum.

For those already familiar with the museum, we hope that we will uncover their histories, contexts and significance in more depth than before.

The talk will be delivered by the museum's Director and Collections Engagement Officer as the final talk in our Spring 2021 series.
Suitable for ages: All
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***CANCELLED*** Glass Painting Workshop
1 May 2021 10:00 - 5:00

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


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. In this workshop you will learn traditional painting techniques using a vitreous pigment and silver stain. You will work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different decorative effects and shading in both wet and dry matts, in between glass firings, to produce your own piece of painted glass to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


***CANCELLED*** Screenprinting on Glass Workshop
7 May 2021 10:00 - 4:00

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


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
You will screen print using traditional glass paints and enamels on to hand-made, mouth-blown glass - building up layers to create stunning one-off works of art, which will be kiln-fired onto the glass making something that will last for years to come. You will also make an elegant oak display stand to help display your piece.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


***CANCELLED*** Screenprinting on Glass Workshop
8 May 2021 10:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
You will screen print using traditional glass paints and enamels on to hand-made, mouth-blown glass - building up layers to create stunning one-off works of art, which will be kiln-fired onto the glass making something that will last for years to come. You will also make an elegant oak display stand to help display your piece.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Journeys - Teithiau
17 May 2021 - 25 Jun. 2021


Event category: Exhibition

Price: FREE (Friends: FREE)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
In 2018, Jonathan Cooke and friends held an exhibition Fire, Light and Shade at Ilkley's iconic Manor House. In 2019 Jonathan was one of the invited exhibitors at the highly acclaimed Inspired by Burne Jones event at the Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, renewing friendships with other stained glass colleagues. These serendipitous connections were the background against which plans were conceived for this new exhibition.

Journeys: to Wharfe from Thames and Tawe - Teithiau: I'r Wharfe o'r Tafwys a'r Tawe

By the time it became clear that CV19 was going to disrupt the project, some the artists had started work, developing their ideas and realising designs on the theme of "Journeys": with the world almost at a standstill, the theme seemed more than ever to capture the imagination.

The original exhibition and associated events will be rescheduled as soon as this proves practicable and, with this very much in focus, some of the participating artists are creating a virtual evolving gallery of work in progress, with a vernissage planned to coincide with this original exhibition.

The finished pieces will form an exhibition that will be on display here at the Stained Glass Museum from March 2021

Suitable for ages: All
Contact: 01353 660347
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Glass Painting Workshop
4 Jun. 2021 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. In this workshop you will learn traditional painting techniques using a vitreous pigment and silver stain. You will work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different decorative effects and shading in both wet and dry matts, in between glass firings, to produce your own piece of painted glass to take home.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Two Day Painting & Glazing Workshop
11 Jun. 2021 10:00 - 4:30 - 12 Jun. 2021


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £190 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
At this workshop you’ll work with two different expert tutors who will guide you through the process of designing and painting your own painted glass panel, which will form the centre piece of a larger leaded glass panel you’ll take home with you at the end of the two days. This unique workshop will take place in two historic buildings in Ely, firstly the museum located within the magnificent Ely Cathedral, after which you’ll head to the historic Old Dispensary, opened in 1865 to serve the people of Ely.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Half-Day Glass Fusing Workshop
19 Jun. 2021 1:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £49 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Make small hanging decorations, free standing ornaments and jewellery.

Create colourful animals, plants, birds or small pictures and more by learning to cut more complicated glass shapes with a range of coloured glasses, rods and powders. You will learn to make fixings so that you can hang your pieces to be used as jewellery or decorations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Learn to cut curved glass shapes
2. Learn how to make your work look more 3D
3. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
4. Include thin glass rods and powders and special papers in your work
5. Learn how to make fixings for hanging and jewellery

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Leading and Glazing Workshop
26 Jun. 2021 10:00 - 4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER
In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop
2 Jul. 2021 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. In this workshop you will learn traditional painting techniques using a vitreous pigment and silver stain. You will work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different decorative effects and shading in both wet and dry matts, in between glass firings, to produce your own piece of painted glass to take home.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop
9 Jul. 2021 10:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Make coloured tiles and small dishes.

Enjoy creating colourful designs with glass shapes that you will cut out. You will also use powders ,rods and special papers to create tiles which we will fire in our kiln. You can choose one of your tiles to be fired again over a mould to create a small dish and they can also be used as coasters or sun catchers.

Learning outcomes

1. Learn to cut glass
2. Learn how to construct a coloured glass tile
3. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
4. Include thin glass rods and powders and special papers in your work
5. Learn how to make one or more of your tiles into a small shallow dish


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347



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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