DATE: Saturday 1 October VENUE: Inishmacsaint & Devenish Churches TIME: 10am PRICE: £7 including  tea & scone

Wilhelmina Geddes A talk by Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe.

Early this year a sumptuously illustrated and sharply written book by Nicola Gordon Bowe, the greatest authority on stained glass in Ireland, was published. It celebrates the life of Wilhelmina Geddes, one of the premier practitioners of the art. Admirers such as John Piper noted that Geddes was a master of colour who should be compared to Braque, Rouault, Kandinsky and Matisse. Indeed the Belfast-born artist was more famous abroad than in her native Ireland and has remained so highly regarded that when names of great artists were given to craters discovered on the planet Mercury, she was honoured alongside Shakespeare, Beethoven and Picasso. Nicola Gordon Bowe has very kindly agreed to come and talk to us in front of the two examples of Geddes’ work which we are proud to have in Fermanagh. At Inishmacsaint Parish Church (Derrygonnelly) we will study the Angel of Resurrection and then move on to Devenish Parish Church (Monea) to see the window entitled Walking in the Fields of Paradise. In both churches Billy McBride, organ, and Stephen Magee, trumpet, will offer a programme of well-chosen music to heighten our enjoyment. Following the second part of the talk, tea will be served in the Reade Hall opposite Monea church.Those attending should meet at the car park of Inishmacsaint Parish Church at 10am.

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