Luncheon Club no 155: Enchanted Cotswold Country – John Drinkwater and the Arts and Crafts Movement (Kirsty Hartsiotis)

Date(s) - 9th Dec 2016

St Matthew's Church

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Drawing of John Drinkwater

Dymock poet John Drinkwater had links with the Arts and Crafts Movement from his early days in Birmingham through to his time living in Far Oakridge, near Stroud, during the First World War. As a young man he was an admirer of William Morris, and then got to know the Birmingham Arts and Crafts artists, particularly Joseph Southall and Arthur Gaskin. During World War One he lived in Far Oakridge, and mixed with the Arts and Crafts designers living in the area.

Kirsty Hartsiotis will be known to many of you as The Wilson’s curator of Decorative Arts and the designated Arts and Crafts Movement Collection. Kirsty is perhaps less well-known to the Friends as a story- teller: she has published several collections and performs regularly for both children and adults. In this talk she will combine both passions to give us ‘an escape from Christmas’ Christmas treat.

Venue: St. Matthew’s Church, Clarence Street, Cheltenham- opposite The Wilson

Time: Buffet lunch from 12 noon.            Speaker 1.15- 2.15 pm           Cost: £15; talk only £8

Booking forms were sent with the Autumn 2016 newsletter. Alternatively, download a copy here.