Events

Walter Crane: Arts and Crafts, Painting, & Politics

Wednesday 13 July A talk by Morna O’Neill, assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and author of ‘Art and Labour’s Cause is One’: Walter Crane and Manchester, 1880-1915 and Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics 1875-1890, published by Yale University Press. This lecture will examine the […]

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Our Winter Raffle

The Friends are delighted to have teamed up with Morris and Co, to give away spectacular prizes in a Winter Raffle. All money raised will support the Gallery’s Young Curators Group. It offers local people from 16 to 22 a hands-on introduction to curating while bringing Morris’s life and ideas alive for a younger audience. […]

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Wenlock Abbey: A hidden gem of the arts & crafts movement

Tuesday 17 November  Medieval Wenlock Abbey nestles on the edge of the market town of Much Wenlock, in rural Shropshire. In this richly illustrated talk, Dr Cynthia Gamble reveals and brings to life some of the secrets of Wenlock Abbey and its central role in the 19th and 20th centuries as a cultural hub steeped […]

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William Morris and his workers at Merton Abbey

Thursday 22 October Archaeologist David Saxby will examine the the layout of Merton Abbey works and what was made there, and bring together the lives of those who worked for Morris & Co. including the young carpet weaving girls, tapestry boys and former Spitalfields weavers. David Saxby excavated the works in 1992. He is the author of William Morris at Merton, which he is […]

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Art & the Russian Revolution

Thursday 17 September This illustrated talk by designer Roger Huddle will explore the unfolding of the revolution during and after 1917. All elements of cultural life and practice were affected during this period of intense social turmoil and hope for the future. For a short period art attempted to merge with everyday life. In all areas of the arts developments took place that had […]

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Walk in the footsteps of William Morris

Sunday 9 August In the footsteps of William Morris Artist Linda Green will be our guide on this walk through Epping Forest. It will take a few hours. Meet Chigford Station (Liverpool Street line) at 1pm. Bring packed lunch. Later we will stop for tea and cake at High Beech Church. Please let Roger Huddle know […]

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Annual General Meeting

Friends of the William Morris Gallery ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday 2 July 2015 at 7pm Acanthus Room, The William Morris Gallery Non-Friends are most welcome to attend as observers without voting rights. AGENDA Chair’s welcome David Mabb will speak on Morris and Art History Apologies for absence Minutes of AGM 2nd July 2014 – see note […]

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Music from Nowhere: Morris, Gustav Holst and the creation of music ‘by the people for the people

Tuesday 23 June Music professor Mike Roberts explores the personal relationship between William Morris and composer Gustav Holst, and discusses his own attempt to apply Morris’ artistic principles in composing, The News from Nowhere Fellowship Symphony. 7 for 7.30pm. £10/Friends of the William Morris Galley £5 To book contact: Roger Huddle

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Day trip to Standen

  Saturday 6 June James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location with views across the Sussex countryside for their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our trip this year will […]

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Philip Webb: True Friend & Pioneering Genius of Architecture & Design

Tuesday 5 May This talk will examine Webb’s work as an architect and designer focusing principally on Red House and Standen and on his wide circle of friends, most notably William Morris. Morris described Philip Webb as ‘the best man he ever knew’ and from their youthful meeting at G.E.Street’s architectural practice, to the designing […]

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