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.

Showing events in September 2021

Glass Painting Workshop
4 Sep. 2021 10:00-5:00

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


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


Museum Lates: Kehinde Wiley
8 Sep. 2021 4-5pm, 6.30-7.30pm


Event category: Other / Late Opening

Price: Free
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
An opportunity to view our newest acquisition, Saint Adelaide by celebrated artist Kehinde Wiley (b.1977).

Join us on one of our special museum lates. Pre-book entry, with limited tickets available for each timed 15-minute entry slot during the two sessions (4pm-5pm, and 6.30-7.30pm).

Our Museum Curator Jasmine Allen, will be on hand to chat about the new panel and answer any questions.

Please book a FREE timed admission ticket and arrive at your selected entry time.
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The museum shop will also be open. Donations welcome!

Suitable for ages: All
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Half-Day Glass Fusing Workshop
10 Sep. 2021 1:00 - 4:00

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


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
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Make coloured textures glass pictures and small 3D glass sculptures.

Create beautiful textured glass pictures and 3D mini glass sculptures with a range of different glass textures and colours.
After firing, your pictures, will have squared and textured surfaces and can be used as sun catchers or ornaments.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Leading and Glazing Workshop
11 Sep. 2021 10:00 - 4:30

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


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


Museum Lates: Kehinde Wiley
15 Sep. 2021 4-5pm, 6.30-7.30pm


Event category: Other / Late Opening

Price: Free
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
An opportunity to view our newest acquisition, Saint Adelaide by celebrated artist Kehinde Wiley (b.1977).

Join us on one of our special museum lates. Pre-book entry, with limited tickets available for each timed 15-minute entry slot during the two sessions (4pm-5pm, and 6.30-7.30pm).

Our Museum Curator Jasmine Allen, will be on hand to chat about the new panel and answer any questions.

Please book a FREE timed admission ticket and arrive at your selected entry time.
Book Timed Entry Slot

The museum shop will also be open. Donations welcome!

Suitable for ages: All
details...


Two Day Painting & Glazing Workshop
17 Sep. 2021 10:00-4:30 - 18 Sep. 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
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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
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British Society of Master Glass Painters Centenary Exhibition
17 Sep. 2021 - 31 Oct. 2021


Event category: Exhibition

Price: Free
Location: South-west Transept, Ely Cathedral
This touring exhibition of stained glass panels celebrates the Centenary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP), founded in 1921. Members of the society were asked to create a new exhibition panel measuring 30cm x 30cm on any theme of their choice.

Over 80 artists from across the UK and overseas contributed to the exhibition. This collection of artworks, created especially for their centenary year, celebrates the unique art of glass. The panels have been created using both traditional and modern glass techniques, demonstrating the extraordinary range of stained glass currently practiced. The artists explore a variety of subjects with a few recurring themes, such as the environment, the pandemic and the beauty of nature. The exhibition builds a fascinating insight into the concerns of glass artists a hundred years after the society was established to help stained glass remain relevant.

The Stained Glass Museum in collaboration with Ely Cathedral will launch the Centenary tour. Selected works will be on display in the south-west transept of Ely Cathedral, by the entrance to the museum between 17 September and 31 October 2021. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Founded in 1921, the British Society of Master Glass Painters is the UK's only organisation devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass. Membership is open to everyone and they offer a professional qualification for accredited Associates and Fellows of the society.

More information and a complete virtual gallery of all the panels submitted can be seen here

Suitable for ages: All
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Heritage Open Evening
17 Sep. 2021 6.30-8.00pm


Event category: Other / Late Opening

Price: FREE (Friends: FREE)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Come and explore our fascinating and inspiring gallery of stained glass from across Britain, Europe and the USA. Our collection of over 125 panels spans from the Middle Ages to present day.

Please book a FREE timed admission ticket and arrive at your selected entry time. Limited tickets available for each timed 15-minute entry slot.

Please note:The Museum is located on an upper level of the Grade-I listed medieval Ely Cathedral. The entrance to the museum is via a spiral stone staircase of 40 steps from the south-west transept of Ely Cathedral. The stairs are fitted with a handrail. Unfortunately there is no lift access to the Museum.
Suitable for ages: All
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The Illuminated Canvas: Francis Eginton (1737-1805), the Prospect Hill Studio and Glass Painting in late Georgian Britain
22 Sep. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 (Friends: £4.00)
Location: Online
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Why did a successful Birmingham toy-maker and entrepreneur take up the business of glass painting, on an architectural scale, in the late eighteenth century? What were the philosophical, religious, and technological drivers of his paintings; and how did he attract his elite clients? This illustrated talk will focus on some of Eginton’s remaining works, together with other eighteenth century comparison and contextual pieces from the Stained Glass Museum’s own collection.

Suzanne Phillips Galloway is studying for a PhD in the History of Art at the University of Buckingham. She is also a member of The Georgian Group; and she was a Trustee of the Glaziers’ Foundation and chaired its Craft & Competitions Committee (2016-2020). Suzanne was Master of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass (2019-20) and is presently a Trustee of The Stained Glass Museum.
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: 01353 660347
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SG Mini Mornings - Train Adventure
22 Sep. 2021 10:00-11:30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £3.50
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
SG Mini Mornings is an interactive, multi-sensory session for Under 5s and their grown-up friends.

At the Stained Glass Museum we believe imagination and creativity are a vital part of a child’s early life and these sessions are designed to stimulate both.

Through story-telling, dancing, singing and craft making, SG Mini's is designed to provide parents and carers with an opportunity to explore creative play and to also allow for a little respite.

Each session is theatrically delivered by our Learning Manager.

£3.50 per child which includes a drink, biscuit for adults and children, craft materials and an interactive story.

TIME: 10:00-11:30, Last admittance 10:15.

Free-play and Craft Time (10:00-11:00)
StoryTime (11:00-11:30)

The session takes place in the museum gallery which is accessed via a stone spiral staircase of approximately 40 steps. Buggy park and toilet facilities available on the ground floor of the Cathedral.

Attendance limited to one child/one parent per ticket.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for ages: 5 and under
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
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Screenprinting on Glass Workshop (Heaven and Earth)
24 Sep. 2021 10:00 - 5:00


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
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Screen-printing on mouth-blown glass. No prior experience required.

A day of print celebrating Ely cathedral as a place of worship and inspiration, making collaged prints from a wide selection of images taken in and around the cathedral.

You will screen print using traditional glass paints and enamels and kiln fire these onto 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. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Screenprinting on Glass Workshop (Climate Change)
25 Sep. 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
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

A day of print focusing on powerful imagery taken from climate change protests and species endangered by climate change.

We 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. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Kehinde Wiley's Stained Glass Art
29 Sep. 2021 7pm


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £5.00 (Friends: £4.00)
Location: Online
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Since the early 2000s, American portrait painter Kehinde Wiley (b.1977, Los Angeles) has made waves in the art world with his spectacular larger than life oil on canvas portraits of young African-American men adopting poses inspired by paintings by European Old Masters. Between 2014 and 2016 Wiley produced two series of stained glass portraits inspired by a number of historic ecclesiastical stained glass windows. One of these was recently acquired by The Stained Glass Museum.

In this talk museum Director and Curator Dr Jasmine Allen will explore Wiley's stained glass works, examining how they blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation, applying a familiar visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and sublime used in the historic portrait painting tradition to the representation of contemporary urban, black and brown men and women throughout the world. In doing so, it will be argued that Wiley’s series of contemporary black portraits in stained glass provide a rare and welcome intervention that challenges not only the white-male dominated canon of portraiture within the western art historical tradition, but also the canon of stained glass and religious art more widely.
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: 01353 660347
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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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