Experts Theatre Schedule 2019

The Experts Theatre is the perfect hub to gather invaluable insight and inspiration from leading industry professionals.

These thought-provoking talks cover a variety of topics including interiors, gardens, art, ceramics, notable artists and collections, and much more. 

The 2020 Experts Theatre schedule isn't live yet, see below for the 2019 schedule.

Experts Theatre 2019

Fri 21 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Lucy Hughes-Hallet
In partnership with The Arts Society

Presentation title

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.