Holy Trinity, Sloane Square
Saturday 29 October
The former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman called Holy Trinity Church the ‘Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement’, and that indeed is what it is, containing treasures by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones among many others. The architect John Dando Sedding, believed that a church should be ‘wrought and painted over with everything that has life and beauty—in frank and fearless naturalism…’
For anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts, the visit is a must. It will include a guided tour and refreshments. The church is a two minute walk from Sloane Square tube station where we should meet up at 11.30 am. £4 / £5.50
Friends’ Christmas event at 2 Temple Place
Friday 9 December 2011
This year’s Friends Christmas event is very different and special.
The Gallery is closed but many of the contents are on display in an exhibition at 2 Temple Place on the banks of the Thames.The display includes the hanging, for the first time in a very long while, of the Rounton Grange embroideries. They should be stunning. The exhibition is called William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth and runs from 27 October 2011 to 29 January 2012.
2 Temple Place was built in 1895 for Lord Astor as his home and offices and was unfettered by consideration of finance. It embodies much of the outstanding workmanship and architecture of the late-Victorian period, and pays testament to the skills and expertise of some of the finest sculptors of the nineteenth century.
The Friends are holding a drinks and petits fours reception with guided tours of both the exhibition and the house.
Tickets (£20 members, £21.50 non-members) available from Martin Adams, 45 Lloyd Road, London E17 6NP, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. The nearest Tube station, a two minute walk away, is Temple, Full details of the house and exhibition can be found at www.twotempleplace.co.uk.
Watts Gallery and Chapel
Saturday 11 February
The newly opened Watts Gallery was the home of one of the greatest Victorian painters George Frederick Watts, portraitist, symbolist, landscape painter and sculptor. The Gallery’s collection is unparalleled and the cemetery chapel is stunning arts and crafts jewel. The minibus will start from the gates of the William Morris Gallery at 9.30am.
Tickets (£22 members, £23.50 non-members), available from Martin Adams, 45 Lloyd Road, London E17 6NP, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
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