Celebrate William Morris’s birthday with The Friends

William Morris Birthday Lecture, Saturday 24 March, 2.30pm, Forest School, Oakhurst Gardens, London E17 3PY, booking essential.

Morris biographer Fiona MacCarthy will deliver this year’s birthday lecture in the chapel at Forest School.

Telling Stories: Burne-Jones, William Morris and the Love of Narrative is the title of her illustrated talk.

Forest School is a fitting venue for the lecture. William Morris’s father helped found the school, his brothers all attended it and Morris & Co installed windows in the chapel, which will form a perfect backdrop for the birthday celebration.

Fiona has written acclaimed biographies of Eric Gill and William Morris and has just released her opus on Edward Burne-Jones, the artist and lifelong friend of William Morris. The Last Pre-Raphaelite examines the friendship between the two in their work, aspirations and desire to use their art to change the world. Her talk will illustrate this path they took both in the stories they told and the story of their lives. The talk will be followed by refreshments in the great hall.

 There is ample parking in the school grounds; you can travel by public transport from Liverpool Street Station (Chingford Line) to Wood Street Station then by taxi or a 10 minute walk; by Underground on the Central Line to Snaresbrook Station, then 10 minuteswalk or by taxi or the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central Station then by taxi or 20 bus (Debden); the 20 and W12 bus also serve the school. For complete information on how to get to the school follow the link; www.forest.org.uk/information/maps-and-directions

The lecture is FREE but you will require a ticket. Tickets are available from Vestry House Museum, the reception desk at the school and by post (please send a stamped addressed envelope to Martin Adams 45 Lloyd Road London E17 6NP).




02/15/2012 | Category: News | no responses

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