This summer the River & Rowing Museum are expanding their Adult Events Programme with tours, talks and workshops, from meadow walks along the river to creative workshops. The Museum’s stunning riverside location and dramatically impressive building create a stimulating environment, with its light and airy galleries providing the perfect surroundings in which to escape from the outside world, relax and reboot.
There’s still time to experience the Museum’s fascinating Morris Exhibition, featuring original designs, textiles and personal items – including loans from the V&A, the British Library and Kelmscott Manor. This stunning exhibition which ends on the 14 July explores the influence of the river on the work of William Morris. Highlights include original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of ‘News from Nowhere’ and personal artefacts including his spectacles.
Wild about Morris?
Delve deeper into the life of William Morris at one of the Museum’s fascinating lectures exploring the impact and influence of his close family and friends. Morris & Co: The making of Melsetter on Mon 8 July 11.30am – 12.30pm, pays homage to the unsung hero of the Arts & Crafts Movement, May Morris, whilst The Wardle Family, Fri 12 July 11.30am – 12.30pm uncovers the story of the Wardle family, their connection with William Morris and how rivers played a part in their combined histories.
History in the Making
In commemoration of the centenary of the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta and the return of the King’s Cup Henley Royal Regatta, renowned sports historians Andrew Guerin & Bruce Coe will be giving a fascinating talk: ‘The 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta’, Mon 1 July 4 – 5pm. They’ll be exploring how the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta came about and established races for servicemen such as the Leander Cup. Join them to hear the story of how the Australian rowers regained the King’s Cup from the newly-formed Australian War Museum to become the principal trophy in Australian rowing.
Dyeing to be creative?
Indigo Dyeing Workshop |Sat 13 July 10.30am – 4.30pm |£55
Discover the craft of indigo dyeing with artist Anne Griffiths. Learn how to set up your indigo vat and traditional tie dye, folding and clamping techniques. Transform your fabric from white to deepest blue and discover how to achieve the shades in between.