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August 2019

Drawing on Lino with Peter Brown

August 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Explore the myriad possibilities of versatile lino on this comprehensive course. Illustrative or abstract, mono or multiblock, your project will develop from a strong basis of drawing. You will be encouraged to experiment at every stage as you develop your own creative approach to produce original prints. Peter is a printmaker with a background in illustration which includes a weekly wildlife column for The Times. Peter specialises in wood engraving, lino and Japanese woodblock. £265+VAT- £318 (PWS members £248+VAT=£298*) *for…

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Celebrating Silk

August 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Print your own fabric bag, create a silky bookmark, sort out your warp from your weft and have a go at different types of weaving. Family drop-in sessions – no need to book Cost £2 per child and £3 per adult Includes admission to all the galleries at Gainsborough's House Recommended age from 3 – 12 years Must be accompanied by an adult

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September 2019

Vivienne Westwood at Gainsborough’s House

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

To celebrate the inaugural Sudbury Silk Festival (7 September 2019), Gainsborough’s House is proud to display four ensembles by the iconic British fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood. Ranging from the last two decades, they show how Vivienne has repeatedly taken inspiration from historic dress, particularly that of the eighteenth century. Vivienne first became known in the 1970s for her avant-garde designs that defined punk culture. In the 1980s she started using traditional tailoring techniques and British fabrics and turned to…

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Sudbury Silk Festival

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate Sudbury’s rich weaving heritage, the town will launch its first annual Silk Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday 7 September, to coincide with Heritage Open Days which sees a rare opportunity to visit buildings that were formerly the cottages and houses of silk weavers and textile merchants. Join us and discover more about our rich heritage and celebrate Sudbury Silk. The festival will feature: • Exhibitions on the history of silk weaving and Sudbury’s fascinating architecture…

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Visit to Sotheby’s and Handel House

September 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this exclusive Friends visit we will be given a special tour of the exhibition of Scottish paintings and an insight to some of the ‘behind -the-scenes’ preparations for a Sotheby’s auction. After a break for lunch, we will take a short walk to Handel House to visit the home of the famous composer. Places are limited. For more information and to book please contact Gainsborough’s House on 01787 372958 or mail@gainsborough.org

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