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Friends mailout 19.12.12

21 Dec 2012

Categories: Volunteers

A merry band of Friends members got together to send out the last newsletter of 2012

New stained glass work room

14 Oct 2012

Categories: Volunteers, Stained Glass

Above: Beginners exercise in glass cutting - some shapes are more difficult than others, especially those with concave curves.

The VB Stained Glass Team have now moved into a new workshop space next to the lower Turkish Baths Rest Room located in the basement.

Below: two new members of the Stained Glass team, having already completed the beginners exercise.

Below: Two more experienced team members working on window designs

In the background you can see part of the lower Turkish Baths Rest Room. The window which lets light into the basement from the front of the building was fully restored in the Restoration project funded from winning the first BBC2 Restoration series.

Fanzine Convention and Future Everything

23 May 2012

picture of sports hall

Categories: Volunteers, Events, Arts Events

These twin events on 19th May attracted almost 900 visitors. The building was buzzing with activity. I think it was even more successful than last year.

The Fanzine Convention was organised by VB volunteer Natalie Bradbury seen here chatting to a visitor:

While Tony Watts, Musical Director of Manchester School of Samba has a go at lino cutting: