About the Festival
Once more our annual Festival is happening at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, describedby Sir John Betjeman as ‘the cathedral of the Arts & Crafts.’
Each year our Festival seeks to celebrate beauty in craft as well as bring to life the socio- political context that underpinned the Arts & Crafts Movement. The core aims of our Festival are to highlight exquisite craftsmanship in a wide range of creative disciplines, understand the symbiotic relationship with the Catholic revival in the Church of England and provide an urgent voice that speaks to the contemporary and relevant social context of the original Movement.
Holy Trinity Church bestrides the aesthetic and the spiritual - the twin drivers of the Arts & Crafts Movement that forged its voice through the philosophy of social reformer, John Ruskin, and found its eye in the work of designers such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. The coming together of the social activist, the skilled artisan and the supported apprentice sits at its heart.
We are delighted to bring our Festival to life alongside Open House London 2019 – an annual event that welcomes the public right across the city and indeed the UK into buildings and interiors that are rarely seen.