Every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date and the information accurate. However, before attending an event at the Cathedral it is always advisable to check dates and times with the Cathedral Office on 020 7367 6700 or the contact name given.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

00.00 Shadow - recent work by Peter S Smith

Peter S Smith is a Painter/Printmaker working in the Clink Street Studios on the Southbank in London. This current exhibition shows recent painting, drawing and printmaking around themes relating to shadows and human presence. Signed copies of his book, "The way I see it: wood engravings and etchings by Peter S Smith" (Piquant Editions 2006) will be available during the exhibition. He exhibits his paintings and prints in the UK and overseas with work in public and private collections.


Birmingham Polytechnic: BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1969
University of Manchester: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 1970
Wimbledon School of Art: MA (Printmaking), 1992
West Midlands Fine Art Fellow 1979 -1981
Member of the Society of Wood Engravers since 1984
Head of the School of Art and Design at Kingston College 1983 - 2010

Refectory opening hours
Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm
A percentage of the sales goes to the Cathedral. All sales via the Cathedral Shop.

Monday, 17 January 2011

15.00 Poverty Over

This touring exhibition - which highlights some of the issues prioritised by Christian Aid in its work to eradicate poverty- will be in Southwark Cathedral from 17 January - 1 February 2011 and will have its official launch on Monday 17 January at 3pm. 

There will be a brief introduction to the Poverty Over tour from Loretta Minghella, the Director of Christian Aid and Mel Howse, the artist, will speak of the inspiration behind the sculpture which forms part of the exhibition.

A photographic exhibition demonstrates that through the work of Christian Aid relationships can be repaired, structural failure can be exposed and fought, and rights and dignity restored.

The Poverty Over sculpture reminds us that poverty is a failure of relationships. The prophet Amos wrote of broken relationships between the rich and powerful and the oppressed poor, 'they... trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth, and push the afflicted out of the way.' (Amos 2:7)

If you would like to attend the launch event, which is open to all, please confirm by e-mail to:

Full details can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

00.00 London Light

London Light
Caroline Tate
Until 28 March


Caroline Tate Artist in acrylics, mixed media and watercolours Caroline is the great great grand daughter of Sir Henry Tate, the Founder of the Tate Gallery. "London Light" is an exhibition of 13 acrylic paintings and 8 prints by Caroline Tate. The prints are based on acrylics she has done of London landmarks such as Westminster, the Thames and the London Eye, South Bank etc. The paintings are very textured, brightly coloured and in several she has used an iridescent medium and gold to depict a shimmering effect. Nine of these paintings are of Southwark Cathedral, with two others of Tower Bridge. Caroline has always been fascinated by the London skyline and has really enjoyed putting this exhibition together. 


Sales via the Cathedral Shop

Refectory opening times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6.00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10.00am- 6.00pm

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

00.00 The Thornflower

The Thornflower

by Charlotte Mayer

At Southwark Cathedral from Ash Wednesday, 9 March until Pentecost, 12 June

'The Thornflower' is an attempt in sculptural form to reconcile two diametrically opposed elements. The thorns, sharp and cruel, are cut in stainless steel. The flowers, modelled in wax and cast in bronze, are soft and embracing. The sculpture grows from a circular base that speaks of their fundamental unity.

Each one of us has at some time experienced the thorns of personal pain in our life and each one of us has also, however fleeting the experience may have been, felt the joy of flowers touch our heart. Duality is in the nature of our life on earth.

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so", said Shakespeare in 'Hamlet', Act 2, Scene 2. It is this 'thinking so' that seems to be at the root of our personal and global pain. Prejudice, racial and religious intolerance, envy, resentment, hatred and violence all spring from it. These are the thorns that pierce us. But when we open our heart and see all others as ourselves, the flowers begin to bloom, joy enters our life and there is a chance that reconciliation and peace can become an everyday reality.

'The Thornflower' sculpture began in 2000 as a personal memorial to my grandmother who perished in the Nazi Holocaust. The early versions of the present sculpture focused on the piercing of the flowers by thorns. They were expressions of duality. Over the next five years as I developed the sculpture, I began to focus on uniting both elements - a reconciliation. The resulting sculpture is the outcome of a different way of looking at, and resolving, conflict.

The artist, Charlotte Mayer, will be talking about The Thornflower at Southwark Cathedral on Sunday 22 May at 12.45 pm.  It is a free ticketed event.  To register for tickets please contact susanna.bloomfield@southwark.anglican.org or telephone 020 7367 6717

Charlotte Mayer
Charlotte Mayer was born in Prague, which she left as a child for England in 1939. At the age of 16 she went to Goldsmiths' College where she grasped the importance of form and structure from two particularly influential teachers, Ivor Roberts Jones, best known for his statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, and Harold Wilson Parker. She went on to the Royal College of Art where Frank Dobson urged her to "keep it simple". Her early sculpture was figurative and carved from stone. A visit to New York in 1967 led to the creation of several sculptures in welded steel, inspired by the scale and architecture of the buildings. In the 1970s a new interest in the natural world developed during family holidays on Dartmoor. First, a series of welded animals, then beautiful poised serene forms inspired by pods, leaves, shells and ammonites, with movement a significant characteristic of her work. Most of her work is cast in bronze by the Pangolin Editions sculpture foundry in Gloucestershire, with which she has enjoyed a long association. Some of her work is fabricated in steel. In gardens, Charlotte's sculptures are in perfect harmony with trees, plants, water and the play of light.

Charlotte Mayer's work is represented in both corporate and institutional collections, and private collections in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Public commissions include work for Banque Paribas in London. In 2001 her large bronze sculpture, Pharus, was installed at Goodwood in Sussex by the Cass Sculpture Foundation, and she was selected to represent Britain as one of fifteen European artists, each to design a nine-metre tall sculpture promoting 'Culture in the City' for J. C. Decaux SA. She was short-listed for the Battle of Britain Memorial in London in 2003. Charlotte is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and lives and works in London.

"I believe that a sculpture should speak for itself. It should need no verbal description. A title may give a hint to the viewer of what was in the sculptor's mind".

If you would like to be sent a pamphlet about 'The Thornflower', or are interested in seeing other sculptures by Charlotte Mayer, please contact Rachel Bebb at The Garden Gallery, Hampshire.



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Monday, 4 April 2011

00.00 Set in Stone

4 April - 9 May
Southwark Cathedral through the eyes of St Mungo's residents.
An exhibition of artwork, photography and words.

We came to the cathedral four times over four weeks for workshops. Cathedral staff offered us wonderful tours at the start of each visit and each time we heard new and inspiring stories about the building, its people, art and history. We hope that visitors will enjoy the resulting work on show.

St Mungo's opens doors for homeless people. Mainly based in London and the South, we provide emergency accommodation, support towards recovery and help to prevent rough sleeping. We run over 100 projects and help thousands of people make life changes every year.

Suitcase Media devises and runs multimedia - art, photography, video and sound - outreach projects on behalf of museums and other organisations. We draw on strong partnerships across the homelessness sector to maximise the benefits to all concerned through collaboration and mutual support. www.suitcasemedia.org

Homeless Diamonds is an arts magazine produced 3 times a year by people living or working in St Mungo's hostels near King's Cross.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Town and Country

10 May - 20 June
Town and Country
Watercolours by Mari I'Anson

Winter sunshine and shadow in Normandy, street scenes of Montmartre, swirling lines of the vineyards of Germany, canals and architecture of Venice, and some interesting scenes of Southwark! Mari shows the Cathedral framed by leafless trees drawn in penline and the churchyard with its Tudor arches. These paintings show Mari's intense love of drawing, of capturing time and place.

These pictures at The Refectory show my drawing skills which are always the basis for my work. I love the scratchy way a dip pen works, and the way watercolour can be brushed over ink or pencil. I am as happy working on townscapes with my love of architecture as I am with landscape. Fields and foliage make natural shapes which the artist as observer recognizes.  

Mari's book which is in its second edition; Mari I'Anson's Finchley Sketchbook is available at in the Cathedral Shop.


Refectory Opening Times
Monday - Saturday 9.00am-6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Angels and Hearts

Until 15 September
Angels and Hearts
Acrylic on canvas and paper
The Camden Society

An exhibition of paintings by artists from the Riverside centre in Bermondsey. Drawings and sketches made during a visit to the Cathedral were used as the basis to create this collection of colourful and poetic paintings. Members of the Riverside are supported by the Camden Society, a charity which has supported people with learning disabilities in London for over 40 years.


Refectory opening times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am- 6pm

Thursday, 1 September 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Cathedral: The Four Evangelists

1 September - 21 November
The Four Evangelists: Sculptures by Sophie Dickens

The symbolic images of the Four Evangelists are related to two sources in the Bible - Revelation 4:5-11 and Ezekiel 1:1-14. The Book of Revelation describes in detail the 'four living creatures' surrounding the throne of God - full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with a face like a human face, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.

As a figurative artist and art historian, Sophie has often returned to traditional subject matter for inspiration. Sophie was inspired by a particular page from the 9th Century illuminated manuscript of the Gospels in Latin - the Book of Kells. The four sculptures are made to form a protective zone with their wings, like guardians.


Sunday 23 October, 12.45pm
The Four Evangelists
Talk from the Artist, Sophie Dickens
Free ticketed event. Contact: susanna.bloomfield@southwark.anglican.org or 020 7367 6700

Friday, 16 September 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Creation and Fall

16 September - 24 October
Creation and Fall
Etchings, Diana Green

21 Etchings with text depicting Creation and Fall according to the book of Genesis, from the King James version of the Bible.


Refectory opening times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am- 6pm

Monday, 19 September 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Cathedral: Bibles

19 - 30 September
Exhibition of Bibles -
including Lancelot Andrewes' personal King James Bible.


Year of the Bible
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

In 2011 the community at Southwark Cathedral joins the rest of the church in celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version of the Bible in 1611. This new translation of the Bible into English, often called the King James Version, was a momentous occasion in our national life and part of the story was played out at Southwark.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Art is Crisis

Until 12 December 2011
'Art in Crisis'
Paintings by Artist from Crisis Skylight:
An inspirational learning and training centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people run by Crisis.

An exhibition of paintings, prints and photographs by 20 artists from Crisis Skylight, an inspirational centre for homeless people.

Crisis uses the arts to help transform lives, building self-esteem and confidence. This year Crisis marks the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas when the charity supported by thousands of volunteers provides companionship, shelter and support to people cross London.

Southwark Cathedral has a long and continuing association with Crisis and the Hanging Committee is honoured to mount this exhibition in memory of the Very Reverent Colin Slee who was a trustee of Crisis UK for many years.

A percentage of the sales goes to the Cathedral and to Crisis but the majority goes directly to the Artist. All sales via the Cathedral Shop.

Refectory opening hours are
Mondays to Saturdays 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sundays 10.00am to 6.00pm

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge

Southwark Cathedral Refectory,
London Bridge, SE1 9DA

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: The Borough in Pictures

13 December - 23 January
The Borough in Pictures
Ink drawings and acrylic paintings
Peta Bridle

A collection focused on the Borough area with the Cathedral at its heart. Peta has produced pictures of subjects most people wouldn't get to see. She has been able to draw views from the top of the cathedral tower and show the cathedral bellringers at practice. Other subjects include portraits of some of the Borough Market traders at work and some well known streets.

A percentage of the sales goes to the Cathedral. All sales via the Cathedral Shop.
Refectory opening hours are Mondays to Saturdays 9.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

00.00 Roma: Spaces and Places (etched edition)

Until 5 March
Roma: Spaces and Places (etched edition)

The distinctive graphic quality of Tessa Holmes's work is captured in this series of solar plate etchings, 'Roma, Places and Spaces'. The prints have been inspired by the ancient architectural features of the centro storico (historical centre), which include: Il Colosseo, Pantheon, Piazza San Pietro and Terme di Caracalla. These and other well-known areas have become regular landmarks during her frequent visits to the city. The works offer a fresh contemporary interpretation of a familiar classical setting. The abstract but highly structured accounts of these iconic sites and hidden corners, trace an intimate view of the artist's vision of Rome. The simple aerial perspective contains strong bold shapes, delicate lines and soft edges. They indicate external forms: arches, columns, campos, fountains and palazzos. The sensitive use of colour adds a reflective inner quality to the images that evokes secrets, memories and history. The cumulative effect of the 13 etchings conjures up a sense of "mapping": of making a journey of re-discovery across the noble city we thought we knew so well.  

Tessa Holmes studied at Sir John Cass and the Slade School of Art. She has taught printmaking at the London College of Communication for twelve years. Her work is exhibited regularly throughout the UK and has also been shown in New Zealand, France, Italy and Russia. Work in public collections includes: Bank of England, The Government Art Collection, Ernst and Young and Manchester Metropolitan University.  

In 2009 she was an invited artist for the Mall Galleries 'Originals' print exhibition, where she was awarded the Curwin Studio Prize for Centro Storico 1. Her studio, elephantpress, is based in Havelock Walk, south east London.

For more information go to www.tessaholmes.com

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

00.00 Die Harder

Die Harder
Will be in place in the Cathedral from
Ash Wednesday 22 February to Good Friday 6 April

Die Harder is a dramatic sculpture by artist David Mach RA which will bring home to people the human agony of the crucifixion. Work of this quality and character will produce intense responses.

Admission: no charge, suggested donations at the door
Enquiries: rose.harding@southwark.anglican.org or 020 7367 6704

Download flyer from http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/downloads/whatson/Die-Harder.pdf


School groups:
Want to bring your students to see David Mach's Die Harder? Contact the Education Centre to make a booking. edcentre@southwark.anglican.org or 020 7367 6715


Other Die Harder events

Saturday 25 February, 7.30pm
Music to Die for
To accompany Die Harder, the striking Cathedral installation by David Mach RA, New Renaissance Voices directed by Bruce Saunders sing Josquin 'Missa Pange Lingua', Schütz 'Seven Last words from the Cross', and Bach 'Jesu meine Freude'.

Programmes £8 at the door


March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6.30pm
Stations of the Cross
Each Friday evening incorporating Die Harder - a series of meditations around the building helping us to enter into the passion of Christ


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

00.00 Within a mile

Until 16 April
Within a mile
Having worked within a mile of Southwark Cathedral for many years Les Williams has watched with fascination the constantly changing face of our city. He loves to sketch and paint not only the beautiful Wren churches but also the many new towering buildings that seem to arrive month by month.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

00.00 Michael Grater - A retrospective

Until 18 May
Michael Grater - A Retrospective
Pencil, pen, felt-tip, pastel

Michael was a prolific children's author and illustrator. A committed member of the Guild of Stewards, he illustrated many of the Cathedral's Spiritual Tour guides. Original drawings from his books; Alf Gorilla and the Battersea Gang; about a group of streetwise rats who kidnap a young gorilla to be their minder; and from his Sunday The Giant series for younger children, and other work.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: City Lights

19 May - 30 June
City Lights: John Duffin

John Duffin is one of the leading printmakers and painters in Britain, his images of urban environments capture the dynamism and energy of modern city life, chronicling the narratives of contemporary lives.

This exhibition features completely new work focusing on London tube and train stations and city vistas all depicted in the unique overhead viewpoints Duffin is acclaimed for.

Monday, 23 July 2012

00.00 GIFT box

23 July - 15 August
GIFT box: An innovative project raising awareness of human trafficking. Come inside and find out more in the South Churchyard.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

00.00 Botanical Paintings

15 August - 24 September
Botanical paintings
Vicky Mappin is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists. The flower paintings are very detailed and capture colour and form with a certain lightness of touch. The exhibition is supported by Wilkins Kennedy FKC. Cards on sale in the Cathedral shop and sale of painting via the Cathedral Shop.


Thursday, 23 August 2012

00.00 The Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers
23 - 26 August 2012

Come and enjoy some truly modern, innovative floral designs in the beautiful setting of Southwark Cathedral, for The Leprosy Mission's Festival of Flowers with the theme of Transformation.

The Artistic Director for the Festival is Mig Kimpton, international floral designer and multi-award winner including two gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flowers Show.

£14 each
£11 for groups of 10 or more
Under 15 years of age free

Buy tickets from https://leprosymission.digitickets.co.uk/tickets also available on the door

Enquiries: 01733 370505 or www.tlmewfestivalofflowers.org.uk

Friday, 24 August 2012

10.00 The Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers
23 - 26 August 2012

Come and enjoy some truly modern, innovative floral designs in the beautiful setting of Southwark Cathedral, for The Leprosy Mission's Festival of Flowers with the theme of Transformation. The Artistic Director for the Festival is Mig Kimpton, international floral designer and multi-award winner including two gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flowers Show.

Tickets: £14 each
£11 for groups of 10 or more
Under 15 years of age free

Buy tickets from www.leprosymission.digitickets.co.uk/tickets also available on the door

Enquiries: 01733 370505 or www.tlmewfestivalofflowers.org.uk

Saturday, 25 August 2012

10.00 The Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers
23 - 26 August 2012 

Come and enjoy some truly modern, innovative floral designs in the beautiful setting of Southwark Cathedral, for The Leprosy Mission's Festival of Flowers with the theme of Transformation. The Artistic Director for the Festival is Mig Kimpton, international floral designer and multi-award winner including two gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flowers Show.

Tickets: £14 each
£11 for groups of 10 or more
Under 15 years of age free

Buy tickets from: www.leprosymission.digitickets.co.uk/tickets also available on the door

Enquiries: 01733 370505 or www.tlmewfestivalofflowers.org.uk

Sunday, 26 August 2012

13.00 The Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers
23 - 26 August 2012 

Come and enjoy some truly modern, innovative floral designs in the beautiful setting of Southwark Cathedral, for The Leprosy Mission's Festival of Flowers with the theme of Transformation. The Artistic Director for the Festival is Mig Kimpton, international floral designer and multi-award winner including two gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flowers Show.

Tickets: £14 each
£11 for groups of 10 or more
Under 15 years of age free

Buy tickets from: www.leprosymission.digitickets.co.uk/tickets  also available on the door


Festival Praise
Sunday 26 August, 6.30pm
A service of celebration to conclude the Festival of Flowers.

Monday, 3 September 2012

00.00 A Stitch in Time: We Love Peckham

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

00.00 Prints and Mixed Media

25 September - 5 November
Prints and mixed media
This exhibition brings together Joanna Moore's love of medieval architecture, history, and her meticulous eye for detail and atmosphere. She makes careful drawings from observation in many cathedrals and churches, consolidating shapes and forms into her memory. These recollections are re-worked into vivid prints and mixed media. Some images fit entire cathedral interiors into minute, jewel-like boxes.

Sales via the Cathedral Shop



Thursday, 29 November 2012

00.00 Celebrating the King James Bible

Until 3 December 2012
To coincide with the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the Bible in 2011, Southwark Cathedral invited artists to translate themes from the biblical stories of Abraham, Hagar and Sarah into contemporary culture. This exhibition displays further work by the three winning artists, all of which again picks up on biblical themes, translating them into 21st century culture. Viv Rowett, Ruth Joy, Tony Kenyon

Refectory opening hours
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6.00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10.00am- 6.00pm

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory

Until 25 February
Thames Past and Present
National Marine Art Group The Maritime Art Group is one of the UKs newest and most progressive exponents of art related to the coast, ships and the sea.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory

26 February - 8 April
My London
Mari l'Anson Mari was born in London and has spent all her adult life here. Many changes have taken place in London since her early days, but much of the spirit of the capital remains and these pictures reflect her sense of observation and skill with her pen line and watercolour. The diversity of people and the variety of architecture of London has an unending supply to offer an artist as material.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory

9 April - 20 May
A New Dawn - But soft, what light through yonder window breaks
Thinkarts This exhibition of work by artists living in north east London who have experienced mental health problems and use art as a form of therapy. Based around Shakespeares quote from Romeo and Juliet, artists were invited to interpret the theme and create new work and take part in an art competition.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: It's how I see it

Paintings, drawings and prints
An exhibition of work by four artists: Peta Bridle, John Duffin, Chris Owens, and Les Williams paint and draw the world around them in strikingly distinctive fashion. This exhibition shows examples of the real variety of their latest work.

Refectory opening times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Reflecting on Reflection

Looking for the magical and mysterious, for the visible and invisible within Southwark Cathedral. The peace, the prayer and kindness encountered is reflected in Susan's digital work. She finds her inspiration in the horizons and reflections of rural and urban landscapes.


Refectory opening times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Monday, 15 July 2013

00.00 Walking and Talking: Inter faith walks in south London

15 - 29 July
An exhibition in words and pictures of inter faith walks organised by the South London Inter Faith Group since 1997.

Tuesday 16 July, 6.15pm
Walking and Talking - Launch and reception
Watch a 15 minute film and be inspired to organise your own inter faith walk where you live.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Exposed

layers of charcoal, paint, pencil and photography Julia Dennis, local artist, sets out to capture and respond to James Joyce country of Connemara on the peninsula of Galway set amongst green velvet mountains and deep misty lakes, a poetic landscape and the wild, isolated Atlantic Islands of Arun.

Until 2 November

Saturday, 2 November 2013

00.00 Exhibtion in the Refectory: A Stones Throw

Six members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art will be showing their paintings reflecting local areas of London, including Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and the River Thames. The SGFA are the only national Society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing, professional artists from all areas of the art world.

2 November-14 December


Saturday, 14 December 2013

00.00 Exhibtion in the Refectory: A Tale of Two Cities - New York and London

Cafe Art celebrates artworks drawn by people affected by homelessness, from up to 12 different London charities, by exhibiting them in cafes and unique venues across the city. This exhibition brings together artworks drawn by these artists from these two great cities - support and celebrate their talent and creativity.

14 December-24 January

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

00.00 Lent and Holy Week Installations

Angela Wright - 40 Days
A wool installation made from a huge amount of spun wool will be suspended in the vicinity of the high altar. Look up at its mass and the spillage of its thousands of wavy strands tumbling down to the stone floor, its colour, smell and softness will engage with the senses.

Edmund de Waal
A series of twelve towers containing a single vessel, stand in the retrochoir. These towers are hidden behind the vast altar screen, but if you look hard, you can glimpse them through the sanctuary doors. Pause, stand still and listen in this vast building, contemplate the changing light and shadow of the space and to reflect on a thousand years of liturgy.

Talks by the Artists
Sunday 16 March, 12.45pm
Angela Wright

Sunday 23 March, 12.45pm
Edmund de Waal

Saturday, 8 March 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: London Life: Characters and Places.

Artist couple Sally Cutler and Euan Cunningham have created an exhibition of original linocuts and ink drawings inspired by the great city they live in - London. Sally produces limited edition linocut portraits of contemporary Londoners with old lead type printed descriptions of their connection to the region. Euan creates ink drawings with fresh perspectives on familiar buildings and unusual architectural remnants from the past.

Until 30 May

Refectory opening hours
Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm

Saturday, 31 May 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - John Duffin

31 May-11 July
New paintings and prints of London focusing on the architecture, mood and light of the city rendered in his very distinctive bold personal style. Duffin is an award winning painter and printmaker who works from drawings and small paintings made on site in the city, these are then reworked in his studio into larger works capturing his vision of modern urban life in the capital city.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - Revelations

12 July-22 August
A selection of pin hole photographs illuminating historic symbolic artefacts by Gabriela Gira. Seen as messages which are still profoundly relevant to us today - more now than ever; as we are entering the New Age of Enlightenment and becoming more spiritually aware of the Divine effect upon our lives. Join the artist's guiding voice on an intimate, evocative and often emotional journey in which Gira translates the messages from the past.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory London People and Places - Peta Bridle

23 August - 3 October
A collection of East End shopkeepers, Borough Market traders and the London building landscape. Peta has painted her subjects in acrylics or made prints of them using a technique called drypoint etching (which gives only a very limited plate run as the plate wears out quickly). Peta enjoys capturing a moment of everyday life and the vibrancy of London.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - The Campaign for Wool - Interiors Collection

5 - 12 October
A stunning collection of black and white sheep imagery taken from The British Sheep Breed Book. The publication features over sixty different pure, rare, half-breed and cross-breed sheep and looks at wool and its uses in textiles.


00.00 The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection

5 - 12 October
Exhibition in the Millennium Courtyard and Queen Elizabeth Room

A stunning collection of fifty wool interior products from HRH The Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool. Featuring beautiful fabrics, rugs, furnishings, lifestyle and art in the world's most natural and sustainable fibre. This high styled exhibition features wool and products selected from the global wool textile industry and is supported by large and small textile partners. A small Wool Fringe displaying work from students and other innovative wool products will feature alongside it.

Entry free
Opening times: 10am-7pm and late night opening on the Thursday 9 October


Saturday, 11 October 2014

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - Let the Sunshine In - Andrew Logan

11 October - 14 November
Over the years you will have been delighted by Andrew Logan's Christmas Constellation mobile of mirror and glitter stars over the crossing at Southwark Cathedral during the Christmas season. Now you can enjoy a celebration of sunshine in an exhibition of Andrew's watercolours and mirrored sculpture in the Refectory.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

00.00 WW1 Exhibition by the Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets

This year, the Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets (aged between 13 and 18) went on a tour of some of the First World War memorials in the Borough of Southwark, accompanied by local historian Stephen Bourne. Photographs of the tour and the memorials are currently on display in the South Choir Aisle. The exhibition will run until Thursday 27 November.

Monday, 26 January 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Beam in the Dark

26 January - 5 March
Beam is a group of disabled Artists who regularly meet at Southwark Resource Centre in Walworth, South East London. The purpose of the group is to offer disabled artists a workspace in a fully accessible environment and the chance to make art in a group setting with opportunity for discussion, conversation and learning from each other.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

00.00 Lent Art Installation: Within the Light

Within the Light is a large-scale installation made of glass fabric. Several widths of the fabric will hang one above the other forming a canopy from the base of the East end window to the choir stalls. The incidental light of the windows will be reflected by the material. The different light ambiances of the day determine the atmosphere of the space. It is the great lightness and translucence of the material that will create the unique spacial poetry. This monumental art installation will guide the visitor on their Lenten journey. www.glajcar.de

Daily viewing from Ash Wednesday, 18 February to Good Friday, 3 April
Admission: Free
Enquiries: www.southwarkcathedral.org.uk

Friday, 6 March 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Celebrating the British Isles

6 March - 10 April
Kelly Hall - Celebrating the British Isles
Inspired by a passion for British history and a love of vintage graphic art, Kellys artwork collections will take you on a journey both around the rich culinary heritage and the iconic beauty spots and landmark visitor destinations of the British Isles… from Southwark to Scotland.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory: Nicky Nichols

11 April - 22 May
Nicky's exuberant paintings of her London are all the more remarkable since she paints mostly with her fingers as the result of disability. Nicky was homeless for 36 years following an abusive and traumatic childhood and it was her late discovery of her gift as an artist which has led to the wonderful creativity of her images.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - The Bearded One

1 August-10 September

Tammy Mackay's work is developed through the medium of drawing and printmaking. Her most recent work is a journey of feelings often linked to an object, moment or past memory. Images have become both layered in process and layered in meaning. Animals and birds have become central to the theme and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

00.00 Exhibtion in the Refectory - Drawings of Southwark Cathedral

12 September-23 October

A collection of Philip Buckingham's work based on the iconography and architectural details of the Cathedral. The pen and ink drawings explore, at varying scale, the material manifestation of the different architectural styles employed in the building's 900-year history. Interested in the relationship of built form and representation, Philip is currently exploring these themes whilst studying a Masters in Architecture at the Royal College of Art.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - Southwark Cathedral

The pictures are a delightful range of different aspects of the Cathedral over several hundred years. There will be a Silent Auction and anyone interested in purchasing one of the pictures is encouraged to make a bid using a form available in the Cathedral Shop. Those successful in their bids will be contacted after 6 December so they can arrange for collection. All money raised will be contributed to the work of The Friends of Southwark Cathedral.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - This is Where I Live - Berlin: London: Melbourne: New York

5 December-15 January
Cafe Art exhibits artworks created by people affected by homelessness in London is partnering with three countries in an exchange of artworks to show solidarity of our mission to highlight the visual art of marginalized people in our cities. Cafe Art are committed to raising public awareness and recognition of these artists' work and talents, as well as promoting art as a tool for personal expression, creative growth and positive transformation.

Friday, 15 January 2016

00.00 Exhibition in the Refectory - Drawing on Location

16 January-11 March
The Society of Graphic Fine Art is the only national Society dedicated to drawing, and regularly exhibits our work in the Menier Gallery and Bankside Gallery, both in Southwark. A group of members met to draw and paint on location in and around Southwark Cathedral and the bustling Borough Market. Fortunately the weather was kind to them and they produced some beautiful work.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

00.00 Lent Installation - Earthworks by Peter Burke

This group of works are a meditation on the relationship between people, a sense of place and the earth. All of these works have been made from the variety of soils/earths within a 20 mile radius of Peter's home in Bradford-upon-Avon, with their rich association with underlying geology, history and society. For subject Peter has worked with people that have a connection with this particular area. In this time of awareness of the fragility of our environment and way of life, it is perhaps a good time to refer back to the basics of life, to people and our natural resources.

A self-guided meditative trail of the artworks is available.

Sunday 28 February
Talk by Lent artist
After the Choral Eucharist.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

00.00 People, Poetry and Places

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

00.00 My Old Kent Road 2016

An exhibition of Graffiti Art in Lancelot's Link capturing what the Old Kent Road means to its residents today.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

08.30 Greenwich Printmakers: London Life

London life and its beautiful scenery is the inspiration for this exhibition of original prints by the members of the members of the Greenwich Printmakers Association. The Association was founded in 1979 and is run as a cooperative. The printmakers show their work in the gallery in Greenwich Market and at several other locations which have been as far afield as Canada, Germany and the USA.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

09.00 Before the Earthquake

Chris Owens paints for much of the time from his house inLe Marche in Central Italy, only 40 kilometres from the epicentre of the tragic earthquake which struck in the Summer when he was there. Many of the places in his paintings have suffered and in nearby villages there was loss of life and there were terrible injuries. Money from sales of the work will go to the Italian Earthquake Relief Fund.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

09.00 Nicky Nicholls - A Journey of Dreams

In her artworks, Nicky makes an every day recovery from child abuse and homelessness, helped by friends and encouraged by many, including the staff at Southwark Cathedral. All proceeds will be donated to charity: The Robes Project, Southwark Cathedral, St Mildreds Church and Croydon Amnesty.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

08.00 Lent Art Installation by Liz Harrison

From Ash Wednesday through to Good Friday, South London artist Liz Harrison is taking us into a fragile but too well known world - the shanty town, the refugee encampment. Using corrugated metal as the basis of this installation we encounter the form of the most commonly used building material. Made from, and exploiting the fragility of foil, the material symbolizes the frailty of the human condition, inhabiting and experiencing these crumbling and crumpled structures. Made specifically for the Cathedral and responding to its space, the dismantled pieces make us ask questions about 'home' or 'shelter' in relation to hardship and suffering endured in communities across the world.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

09.00 Daphne Stephenson

Daphne is passionate about Primitive Naive Art and was Chairman to the Association of British Naive Artists for over nine years. She has exhibited at The Royal Academy, John Martin Piccadilly, Masterworks Museum Bermuda, Agora Gallery Soho NewYork, ING Bank London City, Dover St and numerous other shows. The largest collection of her works hangs in Lyford Cay, The Bahamas.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

09.00 National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers

The National Society, born in 1930, was founded to provide artists with opportunities to follow their career free from the strictures of the 'establishment', and counting among its early members artists such as Henry Moore, Lowry, Graham Sutherland, etc. Now in its 87th year the Society continues to support emerging and established artists whose works range from contemporary realism to pure abstraction.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

09.00 Vicky Mappin

Vicky Mappin is a botanical artist with a wonderful eye for the detail of nature. Her great love for the plants she finds in her beloved Sussex countryside and in her garden, shines out in her work. This is the third time Vicky will be exhibiting her work in the Refectory which includes mostly flowers from her garden.

Monday, 15 May 2017

08.00 St. Saviour's and St.Olave's School - Art Display

A range of 3D artwork from various year groups on display in Lancelot's Link.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

10.00 Richard Miller: A Portrait of Southwark and Bermondsey

Winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 South of the River photo competition, Richard’s recent works observe people and places in and around Southwark and Bermondsey at a time of phenomenal change.

"I try to acknowledge the area’s rich history, capture a flavour of people living here and now and also pose the question, ‘What will people think of us 100 years from now?"

Monday, 31 July 2017

08.00 Romana Southwark - A Glimpse into the Past

Exhibition in Lancelot's Link. In partnership with the Cuming Museum and on display for the first time at the Cathedral, this collection of Roman sculptures and carved stones were discovered in 1977 when a sealed crypt located below the Cathedral choir was excavated. Dating from the 1st - 3rd Century AD many of the objects have an association with funerary practices and include a funerary ash-chest and votive altar.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

10.00 Caro Rathbone - An exhibition of paintings

Caro Rathbone’s paintings are largely abstract although sometimes with representational elements. Using oils, watercolour, gouache and mixed media as seems appropriate, she aims to reflect the joys and tribulations of life in her work. Aged 19, Caro was awarded a scholarship to study painting at the Royal Academy Schools. Over the years, she has shown and sold her work in both shared and one woman exhibitions. Caro is giving all proceeds from sales from this exhibition to Southwark Cathedral where, nearly seven years ago, she was married to Bill Rathbone.

Monday, 2 October 2017

10.00 Jim Grover - Of things not seen

Of things not seen is a photo-essay by the award-winning photographer Jim Grover which tells the story of a year of ministry by the Reverend Kit Gunasekera, a Church of England priest in Clapham, South London. Originally presented at the Oxo Gallery on London’s Southbank, the exhibition attracting 7,400 visitors and extensive media coverage. It is currently touring various venues in the UK. More information: ofthingsnotseen.com

Saturday, 28 October 2017

10.00 Chico Mentor - An exhibition of paintings

Chico paints in oil and acrylics on canvas aiming for a naive, playful and happy expression with dynamic colours and shapes. Predominating colours are fire red, yellow and green melting together in visual explosions that travel to the subconscious of the audience. Chico’s subject are the people in London and Latin America, their customs and their religion represented by the sacred symbols of the two cultures.