Wood Conservation Lecture
Booking details: Free event, open to all (pre-booking required) www.squaremilechurches.co.uk/wren-300
Master Carver, Alan Lamb, honorary member of The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers of the City of London, discusses the work of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), who created the magnificent altar screen at St Mary Abchurch and other masterpieces for palaces, churches and great houses in England.
Dr Lee Prosser, Buildings Curator at Historic Royal Palace and contributing author to the book ‘Kensington Palace: Art, Architecture and Society‘, goes back to the time when Sir Christopher Wren transformed Kensington House into Kensington Palace and how this architectural triumph continues to live through conservation and restoration work.
Tony Webb, past president of the Master Carvers Association and former Master Carver at St Pauls Cathedral. He will be talking about his life’s work as a Gibbons carver.