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An Earthly Paradise: William Morris & The Thames at the River & Rowing Museum

Oxfordshire

Type:Participatory Event

Mill Meadows, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BF

Tel: 01491 415600

An Earthly Paradise: William Morris & The Thames at the River & Rowing Museum

About

This new exhibition illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames. We bring together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, the William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of ‘News from Nowhere’, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life. The influence of the Thames and its tributaries flowed through William Morris’ life and work.

Exhibition Extras

Curator’s Tour Tues 26 Feb & Thurs 20 June 11am £6

An Earthly Paradise: Creative Writing Workshop Sat 16 March 2 – 4pm £21

William Morris: A Life in 10 Objects Weds 20 March 11.30am – 12.30pm £6

An Earthly Paradise: Adult Art Workshop Fri 12 April 10.30am – 3.30pm £45

 

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Free with admission

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