Ludlow Arts: Word

Stories in Stained Glass
Palmers window, St Laurence, Ludlow

Wednesday 21 February 2024


Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Stories in Stained Glass

Susie Harris

Stained glass tells stories. It has been used to play politics, bribe bishops, recruit soldiers and tell jokes. The most remarkable subjects appear in its panes, from miracles to Mandela, tanks to Tiffany, Burne-Jones's water-closet to Churchill's cigar. It is a powerful way to create atmosphere and send a message — not just in churches, but in airports, sports centres, town halls, banks, libraries and shops. Susie's talk will include a look at its stories in our area: our saints and your sinners!

Susie Harris is a writer, editor and lecturer, specialising in 20th century culture and the arts. She has published eight books on subjects including official war art, opera and the composer Elisabeth Lutyens. The most recent is the biography of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, published in August 2011. Susie has lectured to a range of audiences, from the Imperial War Museum and British Museum to the Twentieth Century Society and the RSA, most recently at the Cheltenham and Bridport Literary Festivals and the Victorian Society.

Tickets £8 at the door. Annual memberships available

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