Experts Theatre Schedule
The Experts Theatre is the perfect hub to gather invaluable insight and inspiration from leading industry professionals.
These thought-provoking talks will cover a variety of topics including interiors, gardens, art, ceramics, notable artists and collections, and much more.
Experts Theatre 2019
"Fake, Fortune & Flowers"
Philip Mould will talk about his experiences in the art world and how research, technology and conservation have revealed secrets of undiscovered paintings. Philip is also president of Plantlife (the charitable partner of the event) and will relate how his attachment to nature has helped in the process of bringing lost paintings to life.
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.