0 Post a comment Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - Arts AN Arts and Crafts architectural gem now part of Barrow Hills School, Witley, threw open its doors to the public for guided tours for last month’s Heritage Open Days. Visitors were given a guided tour by deputy headteacher Paul Crisell, of Great Roke, which was built as a country house in 1909 by partner architects, Buckland and Haywood, one of the leading Arts and Crafts architects firms of the Birmingham movement. The former country house, which has been hailed as one of the finest large houses produced by the Birmingham movement, was eventually taken on by the Josephite Fathers as an all-boys’ boarding preparatory school. It later evolved into the current co-educational day school, now run by the school’s parent foundation, Bridewell Royal Hospital.Mr Crisell said: “We have welcomed a large number of visitors on Heritage Open Days over the years.“They have all benefited from the opportunity to … [Read more...] about School opens doors to show off Arts and Crafts heritage
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Rodmarton is a house that demands closer inspection. There are no gilded windows that catch the light of the late-summer sunshine, and no voluptuous deities cavort across its cornice. Instead, Rodmarton’s significance is revealed in the smaller details. The ebony inlay of a walnut bureau, a wren engraved on a lead downpipe: these quiet flourishes capture the arts and crafts ethos of this capacious, 20th-century Cotswolds manor. The couple behind Rodmarton, Claud and Margaret Biddulph, moved to Gloucestershire before the First World War. “My great-grandparents arrived from London with visions of house parties and mingling with the county set,” says Rodmarton’s current occupant, John Biddulph. But their ambitions shifted as Claud and Margaret became involved with the Cotswolds arts and crafts movement, commissioning works by its leading artisans. Gradually, their lives became inextricably linked to the design and construction of Rodmarton, near … [Read more...] about Inside Rodmarton Manor, the Cotswolds pile that embodies the arts and crafts movement
PUBLISHED: 17:31 22 August 2018 Sophie Smith New craft sessions are being offered by Hingham business Bop Tots. PHOTO: Bop Tots Archant A children’s activity provider has announced the launch of new arts and crafts classes. Bop Tots will be holding Make It classes in September at Lincoln Hall in Hingham, as well as the popular Shake It classes.The business was set up in 2017 by Karen Sidell, a mum and childcare practitioner, offering music and movement classes for children aged one to five.Ms Sidell said: “I am passionate about providing opportunities for local families to connect and enjoy activities together, and in the next few years I will be focusing on developing and offering a variety of activities for local families.”Make It classes will start with singing and dancing before a crafting activity based on a song, followed by refreshments.Shake It classes focus on movement to different styles of music whilst exploring instruments and … [Read more...] about Children’s dance class expands into arts and crafts
Another royal wedding is nearly upon us and thoughts have turned to previous ceremonies. We had a bank holiday when Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, but that won't be the case when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are wed. But Harry and Meghan's wedding is on a Saturday, whereas William and Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge married on a Friday. Prince William and Kate Middleton got married on Friday, April 29 in 2011. Can you believe it was that long ago? Kate Middleton's wedding dress The intricately-decorated gown worn by the Duchess received widespread praise and was the focus of intense interest for millions of viewers in the UK and worldwide who watched the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29. The Duchess's gown featured lace appliqué floral detail and was made of ivory and white satin gazar, and the skirt had white satin gazar arches and pleats. The dress’s beautiful, intricate train measured just 9ft – modest in comparison to … [Read more...] about When Prince William and Kate wed and what her wedding dress was like
MILLIONS of people around the world tuned in on April 29 2011 to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The royal couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey, before travelling to Buckingham Palace for the infamous kiss on the balcony. Who designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? British designer Sarah Burton designed Kate’s iconic dress. She is the creative director for the label and luxury fashion house of Alexander McQueen. The dressmaker and designs were kept secret until the day of the wedding, and only when the Duchess stepped out of the car was the designer revealed. A number of names were in the running, but Sarah Burton emerged as a frontrunner early-on, causing bookmakers William Hill to suspend bets two weeks before the wedding. Kate's bridal shoes were also designed by Sarah Burton for McQueen and were made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. The Daily Mail later reported Sarah explaining the … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – who designed it, how much did it cost and where is it now?