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

The William Morris Society Youth Forum

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‘It sprang without sowing, it grew without heeding;

Ye knew not its name and ye knew not its measure,

Ye noted in not mid your hope and your pleasure;

There was pain in its blossom, despair in its seeding,

But daylong your bosom now nurseth its treasure’

– William Morris Love is Enough, Song III (1872)

 

William Morris’s 9-part romance poem Love is Enough has been used in pride slogans for its sentiments of love unrelenting in the face of adversity.

Now that 2022 marks both the 150th anniversary of Love is Enough and 50 years of London Pride, the William Morris Youth Forum is recruiting new members for a project on LGBTQIA+ artists in the Arts and Crafts Movement.

We’re looking for creative 16 – 24 year olds who are keen to get involved in collaborative projects, broaden their knowledge of LGBTQIA+ art history, and gain experience in volunteering for a heritage organisation to join the Youth Forum. LGBTQIA+ people and allies are both welcomed and encouraged to apply. Our past projects have involved making a zine about climate action in Hammersmith, and organising a banner-making workshop for Hammersmith Climate Carnival.

This project will initially span 6 weeks over the summer, meeting at the William Morris Society in Hammersmith. To apply, send a statement explaining who you are and why you would like to get involved to the Museum Officer, Laura Carrington, at learning@williammorrissociety.org.

Deadline: 20th July 2022, 12pm 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Alice (Youth Forum Chair, she/her) and Laura (Museums Officer, she/her)

 

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