Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Events

BOOKING EVENTS:

Please note that unless otherwise stated:

• Talks are at Kelmscott House starting 2.15 pm.

• Latecomers will not be admitted; we advise you arrive at least 10 minutes before the talk begins.

• Tickets: members, £10; non-members, £12; students/unwaged £5

Please book tickets for talks online. Alternatively applications for tickets may be sent to the WMS office – address at the bottom of this page. Stamped addressed envelopes should accompany all postal bookings.

For childrens’ events, please phone the WMS office or email us to book your place.

The pre-booking of tickets for all events is strongly advised. Our historic Coach House lecture room has limited seating capacity and if you attend without booking beforehand you risk being turned away.

July 26, 2017 13.00 - 15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS: WE LOVE PRINTING!

A workshop in two parts: create a print using natural materials inspired by William Morris designs and his garden, then make your own printing blocks or use our special wooden…

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July 29, 2017 10.30 - 13.00

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS: WE LOVE BUNTING!

A workshop in two parts. In the first part, we will create a special Kelmscott House bunting together.  Our work will be seen here and in other famous houses in…

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August 16, 2017 13.00 - 15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP: WE LOVE MAY MORRIS!

A workshop in two parts: first, weave your own design on our looms using a range of colourful wools and threads, then try out your embroidery skills to create a…

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August 19, 2017 10.30 - 13.30

INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING

Come and experience the art of bookbinding and letterpress printing inspired by the Kelmscott Press at the William Morris Society in collaboration with the the London Centre for Book Arts….

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August 22, 2017 13.00 - 15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS: DRAGONS AND DREAMS!

Writing workshops inspired by William Morris. Join us for this writing workshop in two parts, and watch out for dragons, ravens and magic… In the first part, learn about the…

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September 23, 2017 14.15

“AS IF I MYSELF SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND”: WILLIAM MORRIS IN ICELAND, A TALK BY LAVINIA GREENLAW

“As if I myself should be left behind” The reasons for Morris’s journeys to Iceland are complex. The journal he wrote while he was there reveals more about them then…

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October 14, 2017 14.15

DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

A talk by Corin Mellor on the past history and current projects at David Mellor Design. Both hands-on craftsman and design entrepreneur, David Mellor was a key figure in British…

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October 28, 2017 14.15

2017 KELMSCOTT LECTURE: REBEL CROSSINGS: WILLIAM MORRIS AND SOCIALISM IN BRISTOL AND MANCHESTER

We are delighted that the Society’s 2017 Kelmscott Lecture will be given by internationally renowned historian of feminism and radical social movements, Sheila Rowbotham. Sheila will draw on her latest…

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December 2, 2017 14.15

May Morris: A Daughter’s Story

May Morris was a skilful embroiderer and jeweller and she lived for much of her life beside the river in Hammersmith, first at Kelmscott House and then at 8 Hammersmith…

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