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In celebration of Grinling Gibbons’ tercentenary, the Grinling Gibbons Society and many of our partners are hosting events across the UK, including exhibitions, concerts and talks.

Events

Talk and reception

Grinling Gibbons – The British Bernini? Talk with Dr Loyd Grossman

Tuesday, 8 February 2022 / 18:30 – 20:30
Spencer House, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR
Grinling Gibbons St Paul's Cathedral quire
Study Afternoon

Grinling Gibbons Study Afternoon

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 / 1.30-4.30pm
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
Join leading experts for an introduction to Grinling Gibbons and discover how he worked with Sir Christopher Wren on the design of the St Paul’s Cathedral Quire, and how his masterpiece has been used, altered and maintained over 300 years since its installation.
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Grinling Gibbons St Paul's Cathedral
Exhibition

Grinling Gibbons and the Quire of St Paul’s Cathedral

24 May - 17 November, 2021 /
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
A display of Gibbons' carvings in the Dean's asile tells the story of the conception, creation and care of the cathedral Quire.
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Exhibition

Monuments to Glory — York Minster

1 August, 2021 - 31 July, 2022. / Opening times vary: please visit www.yorkminster.org/visit/plan-your-visit for details.
York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
Year-long exhibition and sculpture trail celebrating Grinling Gibbons' connections to York and York Minster.
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Exhibition

Centuries in the Making — Compton Verney

25 September, 2021 – 30 January, 2022 / 10.30am – 5.00pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
This tercentenary exhibition at beautiful Compton Verney showcases Gibbons' astonishing work, explores his life, examines his lasting influence and celebrates his vibrant legacy.
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Concert

Gibbons, a Musical Man 1648-1721

Thursday, 28 April 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval.
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
ArchiCantiores perform words that Gibbons would have known, and their musical settings spanning 350 years.
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Concert

Songs of love, passion and devotion from the time of Grinling Gibbons

Thursday, 5 May 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval.
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
Catherine King, mezzo-soprano, and Frances Kelly, harp, perform music by Blow, Banister, Croft, Purcell, Geminiani and Handel.
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