2019 Theatre & Workshops
Experts Theatre 2019
A Guide to choosing rugs and carpets
Gain insight from the professionals on how and what to choose when investing in a new floor covering whether your preference is sisal, wool carpets, runners or a query on rug shapes and size. Laura Houldsworth, Executive Editor at House & Garden, will be in conversation with interior designer Irene Gunter (Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co) and wool expert Steven Parsons (Brand Director at Wools of New Zealand) to help you with your decision making.
How to plan your house’s colours from scratch
Designer and House & Garden contributing editor Matilda Goad, whose scalloped homewares are to be found in all the most stylish interiors, gives her guide to planning a house full of colour. Her practised eye for colour, honed by designing her own bright and beautiful lampshades, planters, and linens, is currently being occupied by her own top-to-bottom house renovation, and Matilda will be sharing her insights and techniques for choosing, coordinating, and living with colour in the home.
Sewn and Sown: The Gardens of Restoration England
The monarchist landowners returning from exile in 1660 brought with them from Holland or France new tastes in garden design, and a longing to put down roots. John Evelyn was one of many employed to create little Edens for them. Alongside the lake-digging and the tree-planting, there flourished a fashion for floral-patterned brocades, for printed chintzes and woven silks and embroideries showing sinuous vegetation curving around pillars and trellises, and for stumpwork – tiny gardens made of wool and silk. Both types of garden – those embroidered on textiles and those planted in the ground, feature in my novel, Peculiar Ground.
This talk is kindly supported by The Arts Society.
How an architect can add value to your project
What is the value of a home that allows you to live longer? What is the value of one that sets the stage to enable the environment for our children to last? What is the value of a place that promotes an uplifting flow of space and light that engages with our wider worlds? The talk describes how 1st Age to 3rd Age living, low energy and beautiful places can be created to give legacy at the intimate scale with existing and new buildings.
Where planning permission is a definition of viability and possibility, Paul Vick architects bring you a 100% planning permission record with new build and listed buildings and those in conservation areas. The talk illustrates with case studies.
Summer Living Workshops
DNA of Cocktails: Workshop with The Suitcase Club
The Suitcase Club is a collection of Bartenders who travel and explore different cities to find the best in new drinks and cocktails.
In this workshop you will be invited to explore cocktails from our travels and understand the process of making cocktails, the DNA of the drinks. There are many variations on cocktails and weather you are making them at home or in your garden or even in some swanky joint in the south of France it is important to get the basics right. This is the perfect workshop for those wanting to enjoy the art and craft of making good quality drinks with out the stress of complex recipes or ingredients.
Make your Own Macramé
Learn to make a mini macrame wall hanging for your home. Isabella will teach you, step by step, the macrame knots to create a simple yet beautiful colourful macrame. This is ideal for beginners and anyone interested to explore this in-trend craft.