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Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Fri 8 - Sat 9 June

Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Chipping Campden School

Supported by Chipping Campden Town Council

The country is the best place for the crafts,’ Ashbee claimed.

In this symposium nationally acclaimed speakers will explore the role of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds, looking at some of the major figures and examining its impact on the wider Arts and Crafts community.

Friday 8 June

  • Come and visit the Museum and see our exhibition Design: Hand Head Heart celebrating contemporary designers.
  • Join us for an Arts and Crafts walk around Chipping Campden.

See where Ashbee’s Guild gathered for a ‘singsong’ and where the Guildsmen from apprentices to founder, lived and worked.

Discover why a Guildsman’s wife was reduced to tears after moving to Chipping Campden.

(cost £4)

Friday evening

  • Enjoy a glass of wine with fellow delegates while you listen to the Keynote lecture by Simon Olding, Craft Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey.

Saturday 9 June

  • Registration from 9am.
  • Talks on the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds include:

Dr Kathy Haslam on Morris and Kelmscott Manor

Ray Leigh on Gordon Russell

Mary Greensted on Arthur Cameron.


The day will end with an expert panel discussing Ashbee’s claim that ‘the best place for the crafts was in the country.’

Sessions conclude by 4.45pm

Ticket prices (lunch, refreshments and Friday drinks included)



Friends of Court Barn Museum

Early bird discount until Sunday 8 April

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Please contact the Museum via email or call 01386 841951 for booking information.