SARAH WOODS to deliver the 2018 Kelmscott Lecture: Patterning: In Story, Society and Wallpaper

Picture by Adam Fradgley
Pictured: writer Sarah Woods during a workshop that introduced some of the styles that Birmingham Opera Company plans for the new Opera
Birmingham Opera Company is proud to announce an international collaboration to create a new opera for Birmingham that will receive its World Premiere in the city in March 2018. The 18 month project brings together Graham Vick CBE, co-founder and Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company, leading Italian composer, Giorgio Battistelli and writer Sarah Woods.
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This Saturday, the William Morris Society Kelmscott Lecture will be given by MSA’s award-winning writer SARAH WOODS.

“Without order, neither the beauty nor the imagination could be made visible; it is the bond of their life, and as good as creates them. It both builds a wall against vagueness and opens a door therein for imagination to come in by”. William Morris, Some Hints on Pattern Designing

With Morris as our guide, and through attention to some of his wallpaper and textile designs, this lecture will explore the importance of pattern in all of our lives. Whether on our walls, shopping bags and mugs, in nature, or in the political and social choices we find ourselves making, pattern is not only all around us, but drawn deeply in us.

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Saturday 20 October, 2018, 14.15, The Coach House, Kelmscott House