Broadway Guided Heritage Walk

2020-02-09T15:52:15+00:00June 14th, 2020|, |

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

“Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Models & Muses” Talk by Jan Marsh

2020-02-03T13:25:57+00:00June 13th, 2020|, |

Join us for an illustrated talk by Jan Marsh, curator of the recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which features familiar and newly-discovered images by and of women in the movement, including Jane Morris, Marie Spartali Stillman and Jamaican-born Fanny Eaton. Dr Jan Marsh is a long-standing expert on the Pre-Raphaelite movement with books [...]

Arts & Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation

2020-01-23T12:14:03+00:00June 12th, 2020|, |

Arts and Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation How and why they developed and where to see them. This talk will take the form of a dialogue between Ursula Buchan, garden and social historian, and Marion Mako, garden historian and garden designer, accompanied by images of some Arts and Crafts gardens and [...]

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

2020-02-01T15:06:12+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

Seeing Sound – the colour of music in the 20th Century

2020-02-06T21:50:34+00:00June 11th, 2020|, |

The connection between colour and music goes back to Aristotle, and composers have conceived music as colour ever since. Using piano demonstrations and a trove of audio excerpts, Jonathan James will illustrate how music - keys, tonalities, chords and tone - can be 'seen' and how colour, for some late Romantics and early modernists, became [...]

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk

2020-02-09T15:49:33+00:00June 10th, 2020|, |

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

Drawn from Life: The Extraordinary Art & Life of Augustus John by David Boyd Haycock

2020-01-07T12:25:22+00:00June 9th, 2020|, |

Augustus John is one of the great enigmas of twentieth-century art. Widely acknowledged in the early 1900s as one of the most talented and promising young British artists, his achievements are now largely overlooked. This talk will explore his extraordinary rise and fall, from his early success before the First World War, to his slow [...]

Quilts: From Utility to Art by Linda Seward

2020-01-22T14:37:57+00:00June 7th, 2020||

This talk traces the development of the quilt, from its origin as a utilitarian item to its rightful place in the world of art. Learn about the three traditional types of quilt, then discover how these styles have evolved into textile art. The talk features antique quilts as well as the exciting work of over [...]

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk

2020-02-09T15:23:47+00:00June 7th, 2020|, |

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

Gordon Russell: A Champion of Design

2020-01-22T13:13:13+00:00June 7th, 2020||

Verity Elson, Director of the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway, explores the life and work of one of the most important names in British furniture design. The remarkable story of Gordon Russell and his company spans Arts and Crafts cabinetmaking, Modernism, The Festival of Britain, and beyond. Featuring images from the museum’s unique and [...]