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 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Laura Houldsworth
Executive Editor, House & Garden
Irene Gunter
Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co Interiors
Steven Parsons
Brand Director, Wools of New Zealand

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A Guide to choosing rugs and carpets

Gain insight from the professionals on how and what to choose when investing in a new floor covering whether your preference is sisal, wool carpets, runners or a query on rug shapes and size. Laura Houldsworth, Executive Editor at House & Garden, will be in conversation with interior designer Irene Gunter (Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co) and wool expert Steven Parsons (Brand Director at Wools of New Zealand) to help you with your decision making. 

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Fri 21 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Virginia Clark
Digital Features Editor, House & Garden
Matilda Goad
Creative Consultant and Homewares Designer

Presentation title

How to plan your house’s colours from scratch

Designer and House & Garden contributing editor Matilda Goad, whose scalloped homewares are to be found in all the most stylish interiors, gives her guide to planning a house full of colour. Her practised eye for colour, honed by designing her own bright and beautiful lampshades, planters, and linens, is currently being occupied by her own top-to-bottom house renovation, and Matilda will be sharing her insights and techniques for choosing, coordinating, and living with colour in the home. 
 

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Fri 21 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

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.

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Fri 21 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Paul Vick
Paul Vick Architects

Presentation title

How an architect can add value to your project

What is the value of a home that allows you to live longer? What is the value of one that sets the stage to enable the environment for our children to last? What is the value of a place that promotes an uplifting flow of space and light that engages with our wider worlds?  The talk describes how 1st Age to 3rd Age living, low energy and beautiful places can be created to give legacy at the intimate scale with existing and new buildings.  

Where planning permission is a definition of viability and possibility, Paul Vick architects bring you a 100% planning permission record with new build and listed buildings and those in conservation areas. The talk illustrates with case studies.   

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