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Ernest Gimson

Arts & Crafts: Ernest Gimson Talks


Arts & Crafts: Ernest Gimson Talks

2019 is the centenary of the death of the Leicester born renowned Arts & Crafts designer-maker Ernest Gimson.

Born in Leicester in 1864, he studied architecture in London before moving to the Cotswolds where he established his workshops at Daneway, near Sapperton. Best known for his furniture, metalwork and plasterwork, Gimson also designed for embroidery, bookbinding and more. His architectural work includes two houses in Leicester and three cottages in Ulverscroft.

The only property amongst these open to the public is Stoneywell, originally built for his brother Sydney, and now owned by the National Trust. Barley Roscoe gives the first in a series of three lunchtime talks by the authors of Ernest Gimson Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect to be published by Yale this autumn. The talks are on the third Wednesday of each month:

Wednesday 21 August, 1pm - 2pm: Ernest Gimson - Growing up in Leicester by Barley Roscoe

Wednesday 18 September, 1pm - 2pm: Ernest Gimson - Student days in London by Annette Carruthers

Wednesday 16 October, 1pm - 2pm: Ernest Gimson - Life in the Cotswolds by Mary Greensted

Tickets £4 or £9 for all three talks in the series.

To book, please contact the museum on 0116 225 4920.

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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254920



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