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
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