Friday, 7 July, 2017 - Sunday, 9 July, 2017
Haslemere Museum Haslemere Surrey GU27 2LA
This summer, Haslemere will play host to an Arts and Crafts Weekend to celebrate the town’s rich Arts and Crafts heritage. The weekend of special events, organised by Haslemere Museum and supported by Haslemere Events and the Visitor Information Centre, promises a fascinating insight into the Arts and Crafts Movement. Highlights include an evening talk with Eric Knowles, antiques expert who has graced the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow programme, a trail around the Arts and Crafts industry buildings and houses of Haslemere, a guided tour of Gertrude Jekyll’s iconic garden at Munstead Wood, dinner by candlelight at St Christopher’s Church and much more. There will be an exhibition at the Museum entitled ‘The Rustic Renaissance’ which runs throughout July and August, telling the intriguing story of how this remarkable group of craftspeople thrived in Haslemere in the early 1900s, illustrated by original artwork and artefacts from the European Peasant Arts Collection.