Tracing Glass Podcast – hosts and writer announced!

We are working with We Don’t Settle to create a unique podcast series in response to our newly-conserved stained-glass windows.

Tracing Glass is an innovative and inclusive project aimed at inspiring young people who have been minoritised by society, systems and structures, while deepening their appreciation for the breathtaking stained glass windows crafted by Edward Burne-Jones. We believe that these windows are more than just art—they’re portals into history, spirituality, and human experience. With Tracing Glass, we aim to empower young minoritised voices to shed light on the stories within these windows, making them relevant to today’s world.

Olivia, Renee and Rumbi, three incredible and talented young women will embark on a journey to explore the cathedral’s Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows. Through candid conversations about art, symbolism, and historical context, they’ll unveil unique narratives through a podcast.

Join us as we create a platform for  blending historical artworks with contemporary relevance and fresh perspectives.

We Don’t Settle are a charity who work with young people who are minoritised by society, systems and structures. They aim to amplify unheard voices, and platform untold stories through arts culture and heritage.

The podcast will be available later this Spring – but in the meantime, we can now announce the hosts and writer of this exciting project!


Rumbidzai Savanhu 

I am Zimbabwean born, Birmingham based artist, poet and writer with an interest in other mediums such as ceramics, music and textiles. My work is heavily influenced by fashion, art history and film with a focus on colour, composition, people and texture throughout all of my work. 

I am primarily a freelance illustrator and in the last two years I have worked in different sectors of visual arts from editorial, children’s illustration, arts in health, comics, and arts education. I love learning as much about art as possible and in my free time I’m often found going to museums and galleries and researching art movements.

Olivia Agbe

Olivia Agbe is public speaker & facilitator passionate about all things young people, History, Politics and Art. Alongside her History and Politics degree, she has explored her interests in exhibition management and curation which has lead her to the Tracing Glass Podcast.

As well as this, she has championed youth voice and participation through her work with various organisations looking to strengthen their relationship with the youth.


Renée Landell

Renée Landell is a writer signed to the leading international literary agency, Andrew Nurnberg Associates. The offer for representation came after the global success of Renée’s 2020 article ‘Why we need to stop thinking of the Caribbean as a tourist paradise’ published in The Conversation, which is ranked among the most-read articles of all time.

During the completion of her PhD, Renée also appeared on international news stations as a commentator, including Al Jazeera News and CBC (Canada); and will appear alongside Hollywood actor David Harewood in an upcoming BBC TWO documentary on the history of Blackface minstrelsy in Britain.

More about the Tracing Glass Podcast

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