Poetry Test

Bethesda Chapel Albion Street, Hanley

Poetry Test Events £5 on the door.

£5

Big Band Performance

Bethesda Chapel Albion Street, Hanley

Biggest Best Band plays all the hits you love!

£15

Coanwood – Heritage Open Day

Coanwood Friends' Meeting House

Join us for our Heritage Open Days on Saturday and Sunday the 29th and 30th of August!

‘Strict Baptist Chapels in the Suffolk Landscape’. Dr. Tim Grass – #ChapelTalks

' I grew up in these chapels, and came to lovethe way they blend almost organically into the rural landscape' - Dr. Tim Grass Join us, as we explore the development and durability of the Strict Baptist Chapels in the Suffolk Landscape. Tim Grass,  drawing on his own experience, photography and historic images, will take… Read More »‘Strict Baptist Chapels in the Suffolk Landscape’. Dr. Tim Grass – #ChapelTalks

Dear Pastor, …but who should I turn to if not the Church to which I belong? Anette Jäger – #ChapelTalks

During the Nazi era St. George's German Lutheran Church in East London and its pastor, Julius Rieger, worked tirelessly to assist persecuted Protestant Christians of Jewish descent to flee to England. Join us to hear this emotive story, and learn how Rieger and the congregation of St George's also provided a spiritual home and ongoing… Read More »Dear Pastor, …but who should I turn to if not the Church to which I belong? Anette Jäger – #ChapelTalks

Equiano’s Daughter: A Glimpse of Dissenting England, by Professor Clyde Binfield OBE – #ChapelTalks

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN RE-SCHEDULED. IT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 30TH APRIL @ 6PM. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIANCE. Please follow this new link to register.  How many of us can easily place Dissenters? Join Professor Clyde Binfield in an exploration of Dissent. It begins with Henry Bromley (1798-1878), a Congregational minister, born… Read More »Equiano’s Daughter: A Glimpse of Dissenting England, by Professor Clyde Binfield OBE – #ChapelTalks

Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford

For fifty years Eleanor Coade (1733-1821) ran an artificial stone manufactory in Lambeth. Its decorative artificial stone wares transformed the possibilities for architecture in Britain and brought decorative sculpture within reach for almost everyone. It was used in almost every context, including for funerary memorials across the land. This talk will consider Eleanor Coade's life… Read More »Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford

Oliver Cromwell: Understanding the Complexities of the Man: Professor Ronald Hutton

Oliver Cromwell, the only commoner ever to become supreme head of a British state, has always produced deep divisions of opinion, between those who view him as one of the greatest of Britons and those who see him as a usurper, tyrant and fanatic. This lecture is designed to show why Cromwell is such a… Read More »Oliver Cromwell: Understanding the Complexities of the Man: Professor Ronald Hutton

Dovetailing Art Installation at Farfield

Farfield Quaker Meeting House

Musical instruments have evolved over many hundreds of years, their shapes and forms developed from natural materials through a transfer of skills from luthier to luthier. The project Dovetailing is a creative response to this evolution. The rhythms, harmonies and timbres of music echo back to the natural world, and it feels as if instruments… Read More »Dovetailing Art Installation at Farfield

St. George’s Walcker Organ

St. George's Lutheran Church 55 Alie Street, London

New resident organist Richard Brasier talking about and playing the historic instrument in St George’s church. It was made by the famous German organ builder Walcker and is unique in London. It dates from the 19th century and was probably paid for partly with a gift of £50 from the King of Prussia himself who… Read More »St. George’s Walcker Organ

£5

Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660: A Reassessment of Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty: Dr Eilish Gregory

Prior to the war, Catholics were fined and prosecuted with sequestration, a penal law which forfeited the personal and real estates of landholding Catholics for recusancy, which could only be returned after the individual paid a compounding fine based on the value of the estates. The outbreak of the English Revolution in 1642 created significant… Read More »Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660: A Reassessment of Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty: Dr Eilish Gregory

“A window into men’s souls: Stained glass during the reign of Elizabeth 1”. Dr Louise Hampson

Dr Louise Hampson will  talk about stained glass in the reign of Elizabeth I. Dr Hampson will challenge the popular misconceptions that the Reformation and its immediate aftermath destroyed most of the medieval stained glass in churches, and that the craft of stained glass painting died out in England. Her paper will show that the… Read More »“A window into men’s souls: Stained glass during the reign of Elizabeth 1”. Dr Louise Hampson

London Open Days and Heritage Days

St. George's Lutheran Church 55 Alie Street, London

The Local group of St. George's will be opening the chapel for visitors during September over the weekends between 10am -4pm. For further details please visit the St. George's website

Mercury Strings at Wainsgate Chapel

Formerly known as The Acceso Quartet, Mercury Strings comprise virtuoso violin players Alexandra Stemp and (Calder Valley-based) Susan Voss alongside the equally brilliant Jayne Coyle on viola and Esther Harriot on cello. They have performed with some of the UK’s best loved orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra… Read More »Mercury Strings at Wainsgate Chapel