Volunteer | Support Us | Site Map | Contact

Twitter | Facebook

Events Calendar 2019


until  - Sunday 6 January 2019

Christmas Delights selling exhibition

Looking for an exception present? Look no further than our wonderful Christmas selling exhibition, filled with fabulous gifts made by local designer makers. Read more ....



Saturday 9 February - Sunday 24 March 2019 

Exhibition: The Essex House Press:  Poetry and music

Through our collection of Essex House Press books we will explore Ashbee’s favourite poetry and music, including all 14 titles of his selection of great poems and The Essex House Song Book (1903-5) which was edited by his wife Janet.


Saturday 9 March 2 – 4pm

Celebration of the Essex House Press

Join us for an afternoon of celebration of the Essex House Press. Events include poetry reading, music, an insight into the world of Laurence Houseman and a chance to look at our collection of books.


Saturday 30 March - Monday 22 April 

Spring Delights selling exhibition


Saturday 27 April - Sunday 21 July  

Exhibition: William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement

The sculptor, carver and puppet master William Simmonds was the central figure in the renewal of the Arts and Crafts movement in Gloucestershire after WW1. Acclaimed throughout England and Europe in the 1920s and 30s, his pieces were much sought after by collectors and museums including the Tate. His larger work was compared to that of Eric Gill and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska; the poetic, delicate grandeur of the smaller items was considered an original response to Japanese netsuke. This show provides the first opportunity since 1980 to see many pieces from private collections.

Exhibition sponsored by Mallams.


Tuesday 7 May. 3.30pm

Talk by Jessica Douglas-Home - William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Jessica Douglas-Home demonstrates how William Simmonds, educational innovator, inventor, and tank designer, inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, became an original of the Arts and Crafts movement, and after WW1 became known for his exquisite oak, pine, ebony and ivory carvings of wild and domestic creatures. He earned his living by making puppets.


Court Room Old Police Station £7. This event is part of the Chipping Campden Literature Festival. For more information and to book tickets visit www.campdenlitfest.co.uk


Saturday 22 June. 11.30

One-on-One by Mary Greensted on the Young Zebra, Simmonds final animal piece


Date to be confirmed

Demonstration by a wood carver 

New events are added throughout the year, please keep checking our website or sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date with what is happening at the Museum admin@courtbarn.org.uk