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Tickets: Individual: Adults £8. Students/Under 18 years/Unwaged £5

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A Closer look …… with Fiona James

The latest in our series of talks, the idea being to encourage a more questioning approach to an artist, works of art and/or an artistic movement.

A Closer Look………………at the Arts and Crafts House

Although short-lived the Arts and Crafts Movement produced some unique domestic architecture.

Its architects and designers envisaged an art of living that would sweep away the unnecessary clutter of the Victorian house replacing it with homes that were simple, full of light, at one with nature and visibly hand-crafted.

Houses like Rodmarton Manor in the Cotswolds and Blackwell in The Lake District demonstrate how architects (and owners) wanted to create homes which ‘were beautiful yet appropriate for household use’ – a reference to William Morris’s idea that a beautiful house should be like a work of art and ‘a thing most longed for’.

A talk that considers the ideal of home for the arts and craft architect.

Blackwell House

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Rodmarton Manor

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About a Closer Look

In our series of “a Closer Look…..” the aim is to take a longer, slower look at artistic movements, paintings and artists followed by a bit of time at the end of the presentation when members of the audience are invited to contribute their own observations or questions.

We hope you will join Fiona James for the latest of our Closer Looks at art this year.

Tickets: Individual Adults £8. Students and under 18 years £5

Hearing Loop

The Shed has a hearing loop for all who appreciate a little help hearing the audio systems.

We simply that ask you to bring your own headphones, to use with one of our receivers. You can reserve one by calling the office on 01666 505496.


Please note:  Identification may be asked for to prove eligibility for any concessions.

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