what's on

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 and the Country House with John Goodall

Tuesday, 21st June 2022 / 6.30 - 8.30pm (arrival from 6.00pm)
Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2DQ
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Carving Competition, Open Studio & Workshops

Fables in the style of Gibbons

Friday 13 May & Saturday 14 May / 10:00-17:00 (Friday) & 10:00-18:00 (Saturday)
City & Guilds of London Art School, 124 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4DJ
Join us for London Craft Week 2022 at City & Guilds of London Art School with our ever-popular student carving competition themed on 'Fables in the style of Gibbons'. 
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Concert Series

A Musical Celebration of Grinling Gibbons

Thursday evenings in April and May 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
A four-part concert series celebrating Britain's greatest baroque carver against the backdrop of magnificent Gibbons carving
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Concert

“Ye Leaves be Green”

Thursday, 26 May 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
An evocation of London’s musical landscape, from the Middle Ages to the time of Grinling Gibbons, with pieces by William Byrd, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell and Antony Holborne.
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Concert

From the Stage to the Street

Thursday, 19 May 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval.
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
Focusing on well-loved arias by GF Handel, as well as a nod to London street-life of the seventeenth century, this is a musical concert celebration of Grinling Gibbons.
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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

Queen Henrietta-Maria’s Garland: A concert of Baroque music (1600-1750) for the harp 

Thursday, 5 May 2022 / 6.30pm. Approximately one hour without interval.
St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA
Frances Kelly, Triple harp, performs music by English contemporaries of Grinling Gibbons: Playford, Bach, Blow, Croft, and Geminiani
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