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William Morris Gallery: August late celebrates Russian avant-garde

The William Morris Gallery’s next after hours event on Thursday 6 August celebrates the Russian avant-garde with revolutionary performance and poetry, utopian music, Constructivist crafting and an artisan vodka bar.

WMG Late: Under Construction brings together art, music, food and drink inspired by the Gallery’s current special exhibition, David Mabb’s Announcer, which explores the political ideas of Russian typographer El Lissitzky:

  • Performance artist Sophie Herxheimer debuts an Announcer-inspired work combining poetry, drawing and print

  • The Forest Poets perform their own responses to Announcer, plus readings of Russian Futurist poetry

  • Illustrator Phoebe Swan shows visitors how to make their own Constructivist mobile

  • The Gallery’s Tea Room hosts an artisan vodka bar plus Eastern European snacks

  • DJ Lisa Stardust spins Eastern folk, 70s punk, new wave and Balkan disco

The William Morris Gallery’s bimonthly lates are a chance to experience the award-winning museum from a whole new perspective. Each WMG Late features music, art, food and drink inspired by the Gallery’s permanent collection and its temporary exhibitions.

Notes to editors

WMG Late: Under Construction

Thursday 6 August 2015

18:30 - 22:30

Free entry

William Morris Gallery

Lloyd Park, Forest Road

Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

For further information please contact Ian Mason:

Tel: 020 8496 4726

Mob: 07740 046143


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About the William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is the only public Gallery devoted to William Morris: designer, craftsman and radical socialist. Housed in the grade II* listed building that was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856, the Gallery reopened in August 2012 following a major redevelopment that attracted widespread public and press acclaim.

Since its relaunch the Gallery has developed an ambitious contemporary programme, hosting Morris-inspired exhibitions by artists including Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller and Yinka Shonibare.

The Gallery, which is owned and run by Waltham Forest Council, was awarded the Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in 2013 and was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014.

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