Talks & Events

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Thursday 14 November

Bauhaus: Between revolution and reaction 1919-1932

a talk by Roger Huddle


The Bauhaus first opened its doors in the midst of a raging revolutionary storm that struck Europe immediately after the First World War. In this talk Roger Huddle looks at the history of the school in Germany and the uneasy balance between architecture, industry and politics. He also discusses the relationship between art, crafts and modernism in the continually evolving curriculum. Finally, he situates the school in the Weimer Republic alongside the growth of Nazism.


Doors 7pm talk 7.30pm at William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17

£5 all tickets


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Talk at 7.30pm in the Acanthus Room, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17




Thursday 5 December

Morris and the making of Arts & Crafts furniture

a talk by Max Donnelly


Drawing on the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Max Donnelly will consider how collaborations among architects, designers, artists and craftworkers resulted in the production of Arts and Crafts furniture. Examples will range from the furniture made for the Morrises at Red House and by ‘the Firm’, to that produced by urban Arts and Crafts enterprises such as the Century Guild and the rural workshops established by C R Ashbee, Ernest Gimson and Ernest and Sidney Barnsley.


Doors 7pm talk 7.30pm at William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17

Tickets: £10/£5 Friends of the William Morris Gallery

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This talk will be followed by festive drinks and nibbles



Max Donnelly is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Furniture at the V&A. His publications include a chapter on furniture for the monograph, C.F.A. Voysey: Arts and Crafts Designer (V&A Publishing, 2016). He is a Trustee of the Decorative Arts Society and of the Emery Walker Trust.