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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

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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Centuries in the Making — Compton Verney

24 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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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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