Past Events

Saturday October 2nd

11.00 am - 12.00 noon 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Stained Glass Demonstrations by a local stained glass artist Cathi Prince in Aslackby Village Hall

If you are interested in stained glass, but are unsure about what it involves, why not come to a demonstration by Cathi Prince of Shedglas Design. The demonstration will showcase the stained-glass techniques of copper foiled Tiffany work as well as traditional leaded panels and the magic of fusing layers of glass to create a truly individual effect. If enough interest is shown on the day, we anticipate being able to hold a monthly workshop where Cathi will help us all to create our own unique pieces.

Event is free, but donations to the Aveland History Group will be welcome!

Thursday October 14th

7.00 pm meet for a start at 7.15 pm - 8.00 pm

A curated viewing of the Luttrell Psalter at St Andrews Church Irnham

One of the most influential documents of the medieval age, we are pleased to be able to have the opportunity to view one of the only facsimile copies at the place it was commissioned, St Andrews Church, Irnham. Curated by Charlie Leggatt, he will tell us about the relationship between the Family, the Psalter and St Andrews Church.

Event is free, but donations to St Andrews Church will be welcome

What the British Library says about the Psalter

What is special about the Luttrell Psalter?

The Luttrell Psalter is one of the most famous medieval manuscripts because of its rich illustrations of everyday life in the 14th century. It was not the first to include scenes of contemporary rustic life, but it is exceptional in their number and fascinating detail. Its lively and often humorous images provide a virtual 'documentary' of work and play during a year on an estate such as Sir Geoffrey's.

Saturday October 30th

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

An Illuminated Manuscript Workshop
at St James Church Aslackby

Following on from a viewing of one of the most famous illuminated manuscripts we are pleased to be able to let you create your own under the guidance of Toni Watts, Illuminator, Calligrapher and restorer of Manuscripts at Lincoln Cathedral. A full day's course, Toni will guide you to create and gild a piece to be proud of. All materials will be provided, as will tea and coffee but please bring your own packed lunch. No artistic skill necessary.

Attendance is limited so booking is essential.

To secure a place either email

Price £30 per person

Images from the very popular Illuminated Manuscript Workshop

Comments from the students:

Chris "I really had fun learning and everyone was so inviting and friendly"

Denise & Chris "We loved EVERYTHING but especially the small incremental teaching points that enabled everyone to be successful. Wonderful value - not only tip top expertise and organisation but also access to top quality materials including gold! Superb

Sharon "I thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to more"

Kay & Gary "We enjoyed it very much"

Sandra "we both enjoyed the course on Saturday very much and wish to thank all those who were in anyway involved in organising and running the event"

Friday 21st January 2022

Gold Finishing and the art of Bookbinding with Caroline Bain, the Book Professional

An afternoon demonstration of classic gold finishing techniques were demonstrated and participants to the workshop, held in Rippingale Village Hall were able to create ink impressions using the wide variety of antique hand tools that Caroline uses for decoration of her restored books. Caroline gave us an introductory talk on the history of printmaking and bookbinding. She has worked extensively for a variety of clients, restoring books at Windsor Castle and more locally at Grimsthorpe.

Free Stained Glass Workshops

Thanks to an Arts in the Community grant from South Kesteven District Council, we organised free 8 half day taster sessions in local venues, where participants had the chance to learn the techniques of stained glass making. Under the expert tutoring of local stained glass artist Cathi Prince of Shedglas Design, each person had the chance to make something to take home, and most feel confident enough to be involved in helping to make the final pieces for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Art Project.