Events and Press - 2018
Sam Fogg, Mayfair
The Master gave a talk about stonemasonry techniques and culture to art dealers in this Mayfair gallery as part of their exhibition of 30 stone heads. See details about the show here.
EDP Norfolk Magazine Feature
The Guild, our apprentice masons and our Norwich Lodge were the focus of a three-page article in the September edition of this regional magazine. Explore the online version here.
Apprentices demonstrated their carving techniques and spoke to visitors at this inspirational Camphill Community centre in Norfolk for its Summer open day event.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Carving demonstrations and talks for The Festival of Archaeology event 21st-22nd July 2018. Covered in Oxford Mail.
Civic Procession, Norwich
As a Guild of the city, we are invited to join this annual procession which follows the service to swear in the new Lord Mayor. This year's procession was on 10th June and was covered in The Eastern Daily Press.
Cain and Abel, Norwich
The traditional stonemasons' mystery play was performed, on this occasion (2nd June), during a dramatic thunderstorm. Covered in The Eastern Daily Press.
Corpus Christi Procession, Norwich
This Procession is part of an important annual Guild celebration held on the days around the festival of Corpus Christi; this year the procession took place on 1st June.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
The Guild was invited to a tour of The Parker Library within the college grounds and attended the Name Day service in their chapel on 1st May.
This year, the annual ceremony to accept new apprentices and honorary members into The Guild took place on 31st May. Amongst this years cohort, musician Roger Eno was accepted as honorary apprentice.
Parker Sermon, 28th May
Archbishop Parker of Norwich was The Master at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and decreed in his will that faculty members attend an annual sermon to remember his parents; their grave is in the Guild Lodge: St. Clement's Church, Norwich.
As one of the namesakes of our Guild, St. George's legend is told each year in one of our two traditional Guild 'mystery plays'. 29th April was the debut performance for several new apprentices.
On 6th April, The Guild Master and friend of The Guild, Journeyman Carpenter Friedrich Bader spoke about their experiences of the craftsman's journey. Guild Gleeman, Dave Tonge also recounted folk tales around the theme of The Journey.
Over the weekend of 31stMarch-1st April, Guild apprentices participated in a celebration of craft at The Forum in Norwich. It was a great opportunity to meet the public and talk about our work and culture.