tickets

Below are links to our ticketed events and workshops. Spaces are limited so we recommend booking ahead to ensure you don't miss out.

This year, we also have weekend passes available for £25 which enables access to all 4 days' events.

Thursday 19th September

GALA FESTIVAL OPENING
Personality, Philosophy & Practice

John Ruskin in 2019

1930 - 2130hrs 

2019 sees the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth. Our gala opening to this year’s Festival programme will explore thepersonality, philosophy and practice of Ruskin. This personal and holistic view of Ruskin, and his contribution as a social reformer, will mark the start of a weekend of events across London celebrating the great man.

Discussion + Q&A

CONTRIBUTORS: Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper Art historian, curator and author of Effie: The passionate lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais and To see clearly: why Ruskin matters. Andrew Hill Author and journalist at the Financial Times and author of 2019 biography of Ruskin, Ruskinland. Sarah Woods Playwright and activist

 

Festival Opening Drinks Reception and book signing

TICKETS £10

Friday 20th September

DISCUSSION

Fabric of Society

1930 - 2100hrs 

We explore the social relevance and craft of global textiles
in a contemporary context. A panel discussion will explore the interplay of tactile and visual stimulants, the expression of intangible imaginings in fabric form, and the imbuing of sacred and divine meaning in manmade cloth.

CONTRIBUTORS: Jonathan Hope Art dealer, curator and lecturer on global textiles. Katie Emck OBE Founding director Fine Cell Work working with UK prisoners to create embroidery.  Nigel Atkinson Artist and global textile specialist

The session is followed by drinks reception and an opportunity to view, discuss and purchase contributors’ work

TICKETS £10

Saturday 21st September

ILLUSTRATED TALK + WORKSHOP

The Alchemy of Stained Glass

1430hrs

An introduction to stained glass workshop, led by our Festival Artist in Residence, Genista Dunham. No supplies or experience necessary. (Note there are limited places and people are encouraged to book.) 

Genista is a stained glass artist and teacher at The Prince’s Foundation of Traditional Arts. Trained in the traditional method, she is influenced by Medieval Art, especially the human form. 

TICKETS £10

Saturday 21st September

CONCERT

Mass Movement

1930hrs

A programme of music and dance that celebrates art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour.  Includes the premiere of two new contemporary dance pieces – the first inspired by Janie Morris, wife of William and muse to the Pre-Raphaelites; the second inspired by the energetic Latin folk dance tunes of the 1964 Misa Criolla where art and praise combine – a guiding principle of the Arts & Crafts movement. Further Latin American music will complement the programme.


The programme will be performed in a unique collaboration between community dancers, Chronicles, from The Place and the joint voices of Holy Trinity choir and Holy Trinity Community Choir.

Post-performance discussion and drinks

TICKETS £15
Concessions £10 (senior/student)

Sunday 22nd September

ILLUSTRATED TALK + WORKSHOP

Image & Imagination

1530hrs
An introduction to stained glass workshop, led by our Festival Artist in Residence, Genista Dunham. No supplies or experience necessary. (Note there are limited places and people are encouraged to book.) 

Genista is a stained glass artist and teacher at The Prince’s Foundation of Traditional Arts. Trained in the traditional method, she is influenced by Medieval Art, especially the human form. 

TICKETS £10