Holy Trinity Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

The annual Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Holy Trinity Church on Sloane Street, described as the ‘cathedral of the Arts & Crafts’ by Sir John Betjeman, from 19-22 September.

The Festival aims to highlight the exquisite craftsmanship in a wide range of creative disciples, understand the symbolic relationship with the revival of Catholicism in the Church of England, and provide an urgent voice that speaks to the contemporary and relevant social context of the social Movement.

Book your tickets for an exciting programme of events here.


Thursday 19 September 

Personality, Philosophy & Practice, John Ruskin in 2019

The bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth. The gala opening will explore the personality, philosophy and practice of Ruskin with a Discussion and Q&A. Contributors will include Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Andrew Hill and Sarah Woods, whilst moderated by Gerard Brown.

Tickets: £10, drinks reception and book signing

Friday 20 September

Schools workshop: Image & the imagination: Exploring Stained Glass, 10am – 3pm

Hosted by Genista Dunham, a stained glass artist trained in the traditional method and influenced by Medieval Art.

Discussion: Fabric of Society, 7.30-9pm

Explore the powerful relationship between textiles and the role they have and continue to play in global trade and society. Discussion between Jonathon Hope, Katy Emck CBE and Nigel Atkinson, hosted by Sanjeev Davidson.

Tickets: £10, drinks reception and opportunity to view, discuss and purchase the contributors’ work

Saturday 21 September

Exhibition: Thomasina Beck

Embroidered waterclour on gesso flower paintings. Free admission.

Demonstration: Paul Jewby – master craftsman and wood sculptor

Throughout the day, free admission.

Guided Tours

12pm, 2pm, 4pm by Open House and Holy Trinity guides

Talk: Christopher Whall’s Stained Glass, 11am

Talk by Peter Cormack, leading authority on the stained glass windows by Christopher Whall in Holy Trinity followed by guided tours. Free admission.

Illustrated Talk: The Alchemy of Stained Glass, 2.30

Festival artist in residence, Genista Dunham. Talk, followed by public stained glass workshop.

Talk: free admission. Workshop tickets: £10

Performance Premiere: Mass Movement, 7.30pm

A programme of music and dance that celebrates art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour, also includes the premier of two new contemporary dance pieces.

Tickets: £15 (concessions £10), includes post-performance informal discussion and drinks

Sunday 22 September

Sung Eucharist: Apprentice’s Service, 11am

Sunday Eucharist dedicated a celebration of image and imagination with guest Preacher Reverend Richard Lloyd Morgan

Illustrated talk: Exploring Stained Glass: ‘The light and the dark’ Thomas Denny, 2pm

Leading British contemporary stained glass artist and landscape painter. Free admission.

Workshop: Image & Imagination, 3.30 

Led by Genista Dunham. Tickets: £10

Performance: Ayodeji Malcom Guite, 5pm

Poet Malcom Guite performs a selection of his work. Free admission.

Workshop: Choral Evensong and Benediction, 6pm 

Beautiful evening service led by professional choir of Holy Trinity.


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30 Years at Lots Road Festival

This May, 606 Club is hosting a festival to celebrate 30 years spent at their Lots Road destination.

The festival will consist of 12 days of fantastic music presented by over 30 bands who are long standing friends of the club which has been going for well over 30 years now as well as a special performance from Jamie Cullum.


Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm – Peter Rubie/John Etheridge with Lily Dior/Glow Quartet

Thursday 17 May, 8.30pm – Hamish Stewart’s 10 piece band

Friday 18 May, 9.30pm – Natalie Williams, Beverley Skeete, Tony O’Malley

Saturday 19 May, 9.30pm – Giacomo Smith, Alex Garnett, James Davison

Sunday 20 May

1.30pm – Noel McCalla, 606 Gospel Group with Special Guest: Sarah Teiob

8.30pm – Ian Shaw, Polly Gibbons, Liane Carroll

Monday 21 May, 8.30pm – The Crate Diggers, Paul Stacey

Tuesday 22 May, 8.30pm – 606 Club Special, Jamie Cullum

Wednesday 23 May, 8.30pm – Basho Music Night: Gwilym Simcock, The Printmakers

Thursday 24 May, 8.30pm – Anoushka Lewis, Tim & Hattie Whitehead, Gwyneth Herbet

Friday 25 May, 9.30pm – Mary Pearce, Vanessa Haynes, Imaani

Saturday 26 May, 9.30pm – Clark Tracey, Jaqui Dankworth, Mornington Lockett & Peter King

Sunday 27 May

1.30pm – Rachel Sutton with Special Guests, Alice Zawadzki

8.30pm – Claire Martin & Jim Mullen, Rachael Calladine, Samara ft. Liliana Chachian

Book your tickets here!



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