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Icon Stained Glass Group AGM and Conference 2016, Canterbury

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016

Disaster!  Management, Recovery, Reconstruction, Opportunities

The Icon Stained Glass Group AGM and Conference 2016 will be held at Canterbury from 1st September to 2nd September, with an optional day of study visits on Saturday 3rd September. Papers both on the theme of disaster and presenting recent work will be led by Léonie Seliger, Director of the Stained Glass Studio at Canterbury Cathedral, who will provide a keynote address on the Great South Window project, followed by the opportunity to visit the conservation studio and reinstallation of the historic glass. 

On Saturday 3rd, we will visit the cycle of windows by Marc Chagall and Charles Marq at All Saints Church, Tudeley, and stop off at The Friars, Aylesford, as well as St Lawrence’s Church, Mereworth, a stunning neo-classical church with mid-18th century heraldic glass by William Price the Younger. We will also visit a site which presents an apt example of ‘disaster’, The Shrine of St Jude at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Faversham, which has an ensemble of 1950s stained glass by Richard King, and whose west window was reconstructed in 2004 following a fire.

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Preferential booking rates have been secured at the Cathedral Lodge, within the Cathedral precincts, available from 31st August to the 2nd September. Please call the Lodge directly on +44 (0) 1227 866210 and quote “ICON AGM 2016”.

Lodge rooms: £117 single occupancy/£127 double occupancy including breakfast (and VAT)
Burgate House bedrooms: £75 single occupancy/£85 double occupancy including breakfast (and VAT)

Student bursaries

We are able to offer five student bursaries to cover the full cost of a student ticket (including the Saturday coach tour). These are open to current students and individuals undertaking relevant unpaid work experience. To apply, please write to Katie Harrison, detailing your interest in the conference and how you would benefit from attending (max. 500 words). Please include the contact details of a referee and list your institution, course and year of study where applicable. The deadline for applications is 14th August 2016.