As part of the programme of events leading up to the reopening of Emery Walker’s House to the public, this symposium will examine the history, materials and legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement in the smaller houses of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Focusing on houses open to the public, the speakers will address such topics as the influence of William Morris, the role of textiles and wallpapers, and the relationship between architects, designers and crafts people in the creation of domestic interiors.
The speakers include leading scholars of the Arts & Crafts movement and curators of house museums. Among them are Annette Carruthers, author of The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland, Stefan Muthesius, author of The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior, and Barley Roscoe, who will be speaking about Stoneywell, designed for her great-grandparents by Ernest Gimson. The full programme can be downloaded here.
Tickets and entry requirementsi
Tickets cost £60.00.
Full time students – 50% discount with a valid student card.
Your ticket will be emailed to you, but there is no need to print it if you do not wish to do so.
Information on Gift Aid
This event is being held in support of Emery Walker’s House, and all the profits will go towards its care. If you are a UK taxpayer, a Gift Aid donation in addition to the ticket price will make a significant contribution to the house’s future – you will be asked to make a declaration as part of the checkout process. The Emery Walker Trust is a company registered in England and Wales with number 09098614 and charity number 1158505. Our registered office is at 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W6 9TS.
Timings, Lunch and Refreshments
The symposium will start at 10.00am, the doors will open at 9.30am.
Coffee, tea, a buffet lunch and glass of wine are included in the ticket price.
The lunch will include vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements, we will do our best to accommodate them: please advise us no later than 17 February by clicking on the ‘contact’ button and sending a message.
We regret that refunds can only be made if the event is cancelled. We request that you supply a contact number at the time of booking, which will only be used in the case of cancellation by us.
Transport and Parking
The Art Workers’ Guild is a short walk from Russell Square (Piccadilly line), Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines) tube stations. Numerous buses serve Theobolds Road / Southampton Road (stops Y and B). There is no parking at the Guild. The nearest public car park is the NCP car park under the President Hotel in Guilford Street.
Accessibility and Facilities
Portable ramps are available at the front door and in the entrance hall, and there is a fixed ramp from the courtyard to the back of the Lecture Hall. It would be helpful if you could please advise us in advance if you require use of the portable ramps or any other assistance – please use the 'contact' button to send a message.
There is an accessible WC accessed from the courtyard.