Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Arts and Crafts Weekend 7-9th July 2017, Haslemere!!!

I'm excited to report that the Haslemere Educational Museum is running a 'Celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement' on the weekend beginning the 7th July.  There is a packed programme of events, that you can see on the leaflet here.

  • Friday 7th July, 7pm - An Evening Talk by Eric Knowles, a leading authority in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Decorative Arts.  A well-known face in he world of antiques, having graced the BBC's Antiques Roadshow programme for over 20 years
  • Saturday Morning Lectures at the Museum:
    • 9.30am - The Rustic Renaissance, Lindsay Moreton, Collections Manager, Haslemere Educational Museum.  An introduction to the diverse European Arts Collection at the Museum and the craftspeople who inspired the local Arts and Crafts Movement
    • 10.15am - Craft Routes to Ditchling, Donna Steele, Curator Ditching Museum of Art + Craft.  Discussing the appeal of the rural idyll to these modernist artists and craftspeople.
    • 11.15am - The Beauty and Romance of Arts and Crafts Gardens, Dr Sarah Rutherford, Garden Historian.  
    • 12.00 - F.W. Troup - A Scotsman in Surrey, Professor Neil Jackson RIBA FSA, Charless Reilly Professor of Architecture.  About Troup's work whether casting beadwork or designing houses for Joseph King in Haslemere
  • Haslemere ' Peasant Arts' Trail, 2.30pm - with me! - Wander around the outside of the Arts and Crafts industry buildings and houses of Haslemere with the local expert.  
  • Arts and Crafts Dinner at St Christopher's Church, 7pm.  An evening at St Christopher's Church with an informed tour of this stunning example of an Arts and Crafts building followed by music and dinner by candlelight.
  • Sunday morning- Visit to Munstead Wood.  A guided tour of Gertrude Jekyll's iconic garden at Munstead Wood by the Head Gardener Annabel Watts and neighbour Gail Naughton, owner of The Quadrangle, once the working garden of Jekyll's estate.  The tour will also include a visit to Busbridge Church, home to Morris & Co windows and Lutyens' rood screen.  The churchyard is the resting place of Gertrude Jekyll.
There's a leaflet, and a booking form, which I've photo'd below.  The museum website has a small bit of information on the event at the moment, but it says: For more information, please contact or phone 01428 645425

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