Wednesday, 16 December 2015

William Morris: Revolutionary or Dreamer?

I am forwarding latest e-Bulletin below from William Morris Society.
On Saturday 27 February 2016 Wakefield Socialist History Group are holding a meeting, WILLIAM MORRIS: REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALIST OR UTOPIAN DREAMER? at the Red Shed, Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1.  Meeting starts at 1pm.  Admission is free.   Colin Waugh (IWCE) and Brian Else (Wakefield Green Party) have kindly agreed to speak.  If anyone else is also interested in speaking please get in touch.
Alan Stewart
Convenor, Wakefield Socialist History Group

 "Fellowship is Heaven": Sixty Years of the William Morris Society 
Part 1 - until May 31 2016

Our current exhibition exploring the history of the William Morris Society continues until the end of January, after which Part 2 will commence exploring different areas of society activity.

If you have not yet had a chance to come over to Hammersmith we encourage you too! The historic Dove Pub across from the Society has undergone a refurbishment leaving it better than ever and the Thames is beautiful in the Winter sun. If that isn't enough, then we also have...

Xmas Shopping!
As the Festive period is upon us once more, our museum shop is full of Christmas cards, 2016 calendars, and unique handmade items made by our talented volunteers that our found nowhere else. If you are after something really unique, useful and beautiful this year do pop into the museum shop!

We are open to the public Thursday and Saturday 2-5 and now have a contactless card machine so we are able to take all types of payment.

Morris Elsewhere

We are very happy to say that the Folio Society has just published a new Fine Edition of William Morris’s utopian novel News from Nowhere. The copy held in the William Morris Gallery was newly photographed for this Folio Society facsimile. Its fine leather binding is blocked in gold with a design by Neil Gower inspired by Morris’s style and is made of 320 pages printed on Korolla Laid Ivory paper in two colours throughout. Together with gilded edges, this edition epitomises Morris’s passion for fine aesthetics, craftsmanship and tradition.

You can purchase the edition fof £100 via the Folio Society's website.

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