By Freya Thomas. Janet Rogers first began her glass-work as a hobby, when she bought a soldering iron to make a stained-glass window for her front door. Ten years on and she now runs the Crushed Chilli Gallery, a beautiful space in which she creates, displays and sells her daring and colourful art work.
By Freya Thomas. Heralded as a ‘once in a generation opportunity’, the British Library’s latest exhibition brings together an incredible collection of manuscripts and artefacts covering a span of six-hundred years.
One of the most startling and unusual tributes to the war can be found in my local parish church, St Mary’s in Swaffham Prior. These stained-glass windows illustrate something unique: a remembrance of the war as it was.
If you fancy exploring Durham’s independent bookshop scene, a good place to start would be a small step off Saddler street to an antiquated venue with an abundance of charm – The People’s Bookshop.