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27th August 2012
An insight into the colourful world of stained glass is promised at Ripon Civic Society’s meeting on Thursday 6 September when Helen Whittaker will speak about 'The Light of a Stained Glass Artist'

Helen, who works at Barley Studio in Dunnington near York, is well known for her stained glass in churches and in secular settings. She also teaches in schools and works with community groups, and is a lecturer at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts at The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment in London.

Helen was recently on the television programme ‘Britain’s Secret Heritage’, talking to presenter Clare Balding about her restoration work on the 16th century Flemish stained glass from the east end of Lichfield Cathedral.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘Helen’s stained glass work is some of the most imaginative and colourful of today, and covers a wide variety of styles, from abstract to figurative. We are very much looking forward to her talk on this fascinating and often-overlooked art.’

The meeting takes place at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall in Victoria Grove, Ripon, and starts at 7.30pm. Non-members pay £3.00 for the evening.

The Civic Society’s October meeting is its Annual Awards ceremony at Ripon’s Spa Hotel. This takes place on Thursday 4 October, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

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