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.

August 7, 2018 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour

For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both the Society’s premises and …

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August 8, 2018 13.00-15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP: PAINTING ON GLASS

Learn how to paint on glass jars using William Morris’s beautiful designs as inspiration. Cost: £5 per child, refreshments (squash & biscuits) provided. Suitable for age 6-12, but please note…

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August 15, 2018 13.00-15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP: BADGES AND BANNERS

A fabric collage workshop in two parts on the theme of badges and banners. Use fabric, wool and ribbon to create a Morris message for a banner in the first…

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August 22, 2018 10.30 - 13.00

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP: EMBROIDERY ON A CLOTH BAG

William Morris taught himself how to embroider, and his daughter May was a talented embroidery designer. In this fun family workshop we will look at some of Morris’s designs for…

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September 4, 2018 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour

For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both the Society’s premises and …

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September 8, 2018 14.15

The History of Merton Abbey Mills

The history of Merton Abbey Mills, a textile factory near the medieval site of Merton Priory, dates back to the 1700s when it was established by Huguenot silk throwers. William Morris…

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September 15, 2018 14.15

In Defence of Halliday Sparling – CANCELLED

Please note that this talk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to rearrange it for another date, and apologise for any disappointment.

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October 20, 2018 14.15

2018 KELMSCOTT LECTURE: PATTERNING: In Story, Society and Wallpaper

This year’s Kelmscott Lecture will be given by awardwinning writer Sarah Woods. “Without order, neither the beauty nor the imagination could be made visible; it is the bond of their…

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October 23, 2018 10.00 - 16.00

HANDMADE IN HAMMERSMITH: EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH SALLY ROBERSON

Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the art needlework style pioneered by William Morris & his family. Expert tutor Sally Roberson…

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November 17, 2018 14.15

William Morris & Wood Engraving

This talk will focus on two decades in the career of William Morris – the 1860s and the 1890s, when he was directly concerned with wood engravings and the ‘art…

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December 1, 2018 14.15

Beyond Ophelia: A celebration of Lizzie Siddal

Lizzie Siddal was an artist, poet, and professional member of the Pre-Raphaelite artistic circle, and yet today she is remembered mainly as the model for the iconic Millais painting, Ophelia, and…

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January 26, 2019 14.15

Mary Watts’s Diary: A record

In 1886, Mary Fraser-Tytler, Scottish artist of 39, married George Frederic Watts, thirty years older, then at the height of his fame as a guru of the London art world…

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February 13, 2019 10.00 - 16.00

HANDMADE IN HAMMERSMITH: EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH SALLY ROBERSON

Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the art needlework style pioneered by William Morris & his family. Expert tutor Sally Roberson…

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February 23, 2019 14.15

Kelmscott Manor: Past, Present and Future

The Society of Antiquaries has owned, curated and conserved Kelmscott Manor since 1962. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund it has recently embarked on a major project which encompasses…

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