Talks & Events

For more information about our talks and events please email: Events or text 07973 443030


Please say if Friend of Gallery or not.

Saturday 9 June

Tour of rural Essex

including a medieval barn, a house, an Art Nouveau Church and home spun embroidery.


Cost: £25.50 — £18.00 if National Trust member.

Numbers limited so please book now


Coach at William Morris Gallery 9am or

Walthamstow Central Station 9.15am.


Return approximately 5pm



Thursday 5 July

Friends of the William Morris Gallery

Annual General Meeting


[Members only]

Be be followed by talk by Kath Cockshaw

Register here



Thursday 5 July

Nina Hamnett – ‘Queen of Bohemia’

a talk by Kath Cockshaw.

Nina Hamnett was one of the most important, relevant and dedicated women artists of her generation. Undeniably talented and admired by the most prominent artists, but like many of her female contemporaries, was all but written out of Art History by those who shaped the 20th century art world. Now, more than 60 years after her death, it is time to thoroughly re-examine and re-appraise her life and art.


Kath Cockshaw is Head of the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and the Arts programme for Waltham Forest. She discovered the work of Nina Hamnett and her illuminating autobiographies over ten years ago, and now takes every opportunity she can to take her research further through meetings with the artist’s family, curators and historians. For a short time Nina Hamnett was a pupil of Frank Brangwyn, co-founder of the William Morris Gallery.

Talk: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10. Friends of the William Morris Gallery £5. Booking essential

Nina Hamnett: Portrait of a Woman, 1917