The annual Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Holy Trinity Church on Sloane Street, described as the ‘cathedral of the Arts & Crafts’ by Sir John Betjeman, from 19-22 September.
The Festival aims to highlight the exquisite craftsmanship in a wide range of creative disciples, understand the symbolic relationship with the revival of Catholicism in the Church of England, and provide an urgent voice that speaks to the contemporary and relevant social context of the social Movement.
Book your tickets for an exciting programme of events here.
Thursday 19 September
Personality, Philosophy & Practice, John Ruskin in 2019
The bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth. The gala opening will explore the personality, philosophy and practice of Ruskin with a Discussion and Q&A. Contributors will include Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Andrew Hill and Sarah Woods, whilst moderated by Gerard Brown.
Tickets: £10, drinks reception and book signing
Friday 20 September
Schools workshop: Image & the imagination: Exploring Stained Glass, 10am – 3pm
Hosted by Genista Dunham, a stained glass artist trained in the traditional method and influenced by Medieval Art.
Discussion: Fabric of Society, 7.30-9pm
Explore the powerful relationship between textiles and the role they have and continue to play in global trade and society. Discussion between Jonathon Hope, Katy Emck CBE and Nigel Atkinson, hosted by Sanjeev Davidson.
Tickets: £10, drinks reception and opportunity to view, discuss and purchase the contributors’ work
Saturday 21 September
Exhibition: Thomasina Beck
Embroidered waterclour on gesso flower paintings. Free admission.
Demonstration: Paul Jewby – master craftsman and wood sculptor
Throughout the day, free admission.
12pm, 2pm, 4pm by Open House and Holy Trinity guides
Talk: Christopher Whall’s Stained Glass, 11am
Talk by Peter Cormack, leading authority on the stained glass windows by Christopher Whall in Holy Trinity followed by guided tours. Free admission.
Illustrated Talk: The Alchemy of Stained Glass, 2.30
Festival artist in residence, Genista Dunham. Talk, followed by public stained glass workshop.
Talk: free admission. Workshop tickets: £10
Performance Premiere: Mass Movement, 7.30pm
A programme of music and dance that celebrates art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour, also includes the premier of two new contemporary dance pieces.
Tickets: £15 (concessions £10), includes post-performance informal discussion and drinks
Sunday 22 September
Sung Eucharist: Apprentice’s Service, 11am
Sunday Eucharist dedicated a celebration of image and imagination with guest Preacher Reverend Richard Lloyd Morgan
Illustrated talk: Exploring Stained Glass: ‘The light and the dark’ Thomas Denny, 2pm
Leading British contemporary stained glass artist and landscape painter. Free admission.
Workshop: Image & Imagination, 3.30
Led by Genista Dunham. Tickets: £10
Performance: Ayodeji Malcom Guite, 5pm
Poet Malcom Guite performs a selection of his work. Free admission.
Workshop: Choral Evensong and Benediction, 6pm
Beautiful evening service led by professional choir of Holy Trinity.