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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

Lunchtime Lecture

Grinling Gibbons: His Life & Legacy

Friday, 26th November 2021 / 1.00-2.00pm
Compton Verney, Warwickshire
Lunchtime talk exploring the life, work and incredible legacy of Grinling Gibbons with Hannah Phillip, Programme Director and Curator of 'Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the making'
Art Exhibition

SWAGS, GARLANDS & DROPS: A Conversation with Grinling Gibbons

TUESDAY 19TH-SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER / 11AM-6PM
Fisher London, 65 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TL
An exhibition of New Paintings and Works by artist, Tim Wright, inspired by the work of the great English, baroque carver Grinling Gibbons.
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Talk and book signing

Palaces of Revolution with Professor Simon Thurley

Wednesday, 20 October / 6.30-9.00pm
Fisher London, 65 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TL
Onsite Talk

Celebrating Grinling Gibbons (Onsite Talk at the V&A)

Thursday, 21 October 2021 / 18.30 – 20.15
V&A - The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington
Join Ada de Wit and Lennox Cato onsite at the V&A for a look at the life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons.
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Online Talk

Celebrating Grinling Gibbons (online)

Thursday, 21 October 2021 / 18.30 – 19.30
Online
Join Ada de Wit in conversation with Lennox Cato in this live stream from the lecture theatre, for a look at the life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons.
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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 / During standard opening times: 10.00 am – 3.45 pm, Monday - Saturday and 12.30 pm – 3.15 pm, Sunday
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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Exhibition

Wizardry in Wood 2021

13-16 October, 2021 / 10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily
Carpenters’ Hall, 1 Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2JJ
Europe’s largest exhibition of contemporary and historical wood turning in the heart of the City of London.
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Talk

Grinling Gibbons: his Life, Work and Influence — Ada de Wit

24 October, 2021 / 7.00 pm
Online (Zoom)
A lecture by Ada de Wit, Curator of Works of Art and Sculpture at the Wallace Collection, London and a trustee of the Grinling Gibbons Society.
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Grinling Gibbons St Paul's Cathedral quire
Talk

Grinling Gibbons Study Afternoon

16 November, 2021 / 1.30pm
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.
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Concert

Gibbons, a Musical Man 1648-1721

28 April, 2022 / 6.30 pm
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

5 May, 2022 / 6.30 pm
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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Concert

A Concert for the Turners’ Company

26 May, 2022 / 6.30 pm
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
Woodwind students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in a programme directed by Ian Wilson, Head of Woodwind.
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Concert

A Concert for Grinling Gibbons

26 May, 2022 / 6.30 pm
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
Students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama led by Christopher Suckling, Head of Historical Performance.
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Conference

Grinling Gibbons and the Story of Carving

24 - 25 June, 2022 / TBD
V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
International experts present the latest research on the carver Grinling Gibbons, exploring themes of materials, production and design in Europe, 1600 to 1800.
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