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The Friends of the William Morris Gallery

Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Manor House, Diss, Norfolk

Title: The Manor House, Diss, Norfolk Description: (Fri, 16.00-19.00; Sat, 10.30-17.00; Sun 10.30-16.00) May Morris (1862-1938), designer and embroiderer. To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Morris’s daughter, Ornamental Embroidery is running a weekend course exploring the work of May Morris through a study of the designs she created for Morris & […]

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Needlework courses with Ornamental Embroidery tutors Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis

Title: Needlework courses with Ornamental Embroidery tutors Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis Location: Maharani, 173 Fulham Road, London SW3 6JW Link out: Click here Description: Indian-inspired textiles: Thomas Wardle and the Leek Embroidery Society Using silk yarns and Japanese gold thread on Indian tussur silks block printed by her husband, Mrs Elizabeth Wardle and the […]

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Waltham Forest Walks

Title: Waltham Forest Walks Description: Tuesday 6 March, 11.00 am and repeated Sunday 11 March, 2.30 pm from the bus terminus at Whipps Cross roundabout E10 6DX a walk called William Morris connections woodland paths, muddy and wet return by public transport from South Woodford This is in a series of local walks over the […]

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Open Gardens – PLEASE COME AND HELP

Title: Open Gardens – PLEASE COME AND HELP Description: We will be participating in the Open Garden Squares Weekend by inviting visitors to view the gardens at Kelmscott House as well to look around the WMS Museum. We need your help with greeting visitors, providing refreshments etc. Contact our Curator, Helen Elletson at the WMS […]

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Warwick Draper: Hammersmith’s Historian

Title: Warwick Draper: Hammersmith’s Historian Description: Warwick Draper lived in Kelmscott House from 1905 to 1915, and subsequently at Bedford House on Chiswick Mall. Besides writing histories of Hammersmith and Chiswick, he was an influential local figure. He led successful protests against building a new road through Hammersmith and against siting a gas-works on Dukes […]

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William Morris Society’s 57th Annual General Meeting

Title: William Morris Society’s 57th Annual General Meeting Location: Mansfield Road Oxford, OX13TF Link out: Click here Description: This year’s meeting will take place at Mansfield College, Oxford. The meeting will conclude with tea and biscuits. Admission free. Start Time: 14:15 Date: 2012-05-19

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The Utopian Imagination: Aldous Huxley’s Island 50 Years

Title: The Utopian Imagination: Aldous Huxley’s Island 50 Years Description: ‘How We Might Live’ is one of Morris’s great topics. Aldous Huxley also explores the issue in his fine utopia Island (1962). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book, Ruth Levitas and Tony Pinkney have organised an afternoon of talks, readings and discussion on […]

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Visit to Watts Gallery

Title: Visit to Watts Gallery Location: Down Lane, Compton Guildford
, Surrey GU3 1DQ, Link out: Click here Description: Curator-led behind the scenes tour. Meet at the entrance of the gallery. Start Time: 11:30 Date: 2012-04-21

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Ingrid Hanson: Morris and the Language of Battle

Title: Ingrid Hanson: Morris and the Language of Battle Description: In Morris’s serialised poem of 1885-6, Pilgrims of Hope, the working class hero, Richard, responds to a speech about the transformations that socialism will bring in these terms: ‘I saw the battle awake, / And I followed from end to end, and triumph grew in […]

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Visit to Carlyle’s House

Title: Visit to Carlyle’s House Location: 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London SW3 5HL Link out: Click here Description: A specially arranged visit to explore Carlyle’s House before the start of their 2012 season. A personal guided tour by the Custodian will uncover the history and preservation of this fascinating property. Thomas Carlyle was a critic, […]

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