Linocut Workshop at GSM



Would you like to nurture your artistic side this spring? Looking for a perfect Mothers’ Day gift?

GSM is offering our first linocut workshop on Saturday 31 May. This full-day workshop will be led by local artist Alex Blustin, whose work draws on the stunning architecture of Cambridge. gsm_lino_workshop_large_jpg


Workshop participants will explore architectural forms, be led through the process of designing their own linocut, and will go home with 30 prints which make ideal gifts and greetings cards. A light lunch from Michaelhouse and afternoon tea are also included in the £70 cost.

To book a place on this exciting creative course for yourself, a friend or a loved one, email Rosie on or phone Kate on 01223 741720.

You can see more of Alex’s work below:

Colchester Abbey, AJ Blustin

Colchester Abbey, AJ Blustin


Hymn of Winter, AJ Blustin


The Great Gate, Trinity, AJ Blustin



“The Place of Resort”

The Church of St Mary the Great  “is the place of resort, when there is any cōmon assembly or metyng of the vniuersity, beyng not farre distant frō the market place of the sayd town of Cambridge, whyther all men are summoned, if at any time ther be any commō prayer, or suffrages to be made or if ther be any man that hath ought to say in open audyence.”

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1563

GSM Heritage Launch event

On Saturday, Great St Mary’s hosted our first event as part of our HLF-funded Heritage Project.

We were very lucky with the weather – it was the hottest day of the year so far. Curious passers-by were drawn into the church by a Tudor procession at 10am, and the tower was open too.

It was wonderful to have Tudors, HLF representatives, parishioners, visitors, handbell ringers and city council representatives all together, enjoying themselves in the beautifully refitted church.

Here are some of our favourite photos of the day – more to come soon! All these photos were taken by Kate Bystrova – please credit her if you would like to re-use them.


Thanks to all who helped with our first heritage event last Saturday; through publicity, helping on the day or turning up to join in the fun!

Pictures are coming soon but I thought I’d share this snap of our visitor counter – amazing to have so many people through the doors to meet our time-travelling Tudor parishioners and explore Great St Mary’s.656 March launch

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