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William Morris Gallery: late event celebrates craft skills with poetry, music and live workshops

The William Morris Gallery’s next after-hours event will celebrate the learning and sharing of craft skills with an eclectic programme of poetry, spoken word, music and live workshops.



Taking inspiration from the Gallery’s current exhibition by Clare Twomey, next Thursday’s WMG Late: Transmission brings together art, craft and performance to explore how specialist skills are acquired and passed on.



The night features poet Salena Godden, writer Ellie Broughton and Walthamstow-based DJ collective Eastern Front Soundsystem. Visitors can also take part in an interactive clay workshops specially created by Clayground Collective, an arts organisation dedicated to “bringing ceramics to the people”. And in a first for the Gallery, there will be an open mic session so visitors can share their own poetic and musical skills.



See full details of the line up at www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/wmg-late-transmission.



WMG Late: Transmission is the final event to be curated with Vine Collective, whose year-long residency at the Gallery comes to an end this month.
 



Notes to editors

WMG Late: Transmission

Thursday 4 August

18:30 – 22:30

Free entry – no need to book



William Morris Gallery

Forest Road, London E17

The bar and permanent displays will be open all evening.



For further information, including images, please contact Ian Mason, media communications officer:

Tel: 020 8496 4726

Mob: 07740 046143

Email: ian.mason@walthamforest.gov.uk



About WMG Lates

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.



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, Yinka Shonibare and Bob and Roberta Smith.

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.



About Vine Collective

Vine Collective creates eclectic nights hosting writers, live music, film makers, DJs and poets. Co-curating the WMG Lates, Vine Collective invites artists to respond to the in-house collections and special exhibitions with new or existing work.

See https://twitter.com/vine_collective for more information.

If you would like more information about any of these press releases or have a different media enquiry please contact us at media@walthamforest.gov.uk or on 020 8496 3000.