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Sacred to the Memory of Sarah, watercolour by Olive Cook

Ecclesiastical Delights

Sunday 21st September 2014

Runs to 26th October

From the Permanent Collection of over 2500 items, fifty have been selected for the exhibition. One of the highlights is a large linocut by Edward Bawden showing Saffron Walden Parish Church during the restoration of the spire being battered by a thunderstorm, and a poster for the Saffron Walden Festival in 1975. There will also be photographs of church monuments by Edwin Smith, and a collage by Olive Cook of Sicilian votive offerings. The catalogue includes an introduction by Ronald Blythe, author of "Akenfield" and twenty-seven other books..

Tim Knox

Two Regency Collectors and their Museums

Friday 24th October 2014

Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, will look at two very different collectors, Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam and Sir John Soane. Both were contemporaries, and both founded museums that bear their name.
8pm Friends Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden
Tickets £8.00 from www.saffrontickets.com/

Annual Exhibtion and Sale by Invited Artists

Saturday 8th November 2014

ends Sunday 9th November

Keith Vaughan at Harrow Hill c1968

Keith Vaughan in Essex

Friday 14th November 2014

Gerard Hastings, a leading authority on the life and work of Keith Vaughan (1912- 1977), will talk about the artist's last twelve years when he spent weekends at Harrow Hill Cottage, Toppesfield.

8pm Friends Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden
Tickets £8.00 from www.saffrontickets.com/

Tea at Furlongs, watercolour, Eric Ravilious, 1939

Goe, and catche a falling starre: writing on Eric Ravilious

Friday 28th November 2014

Having written two books about Eric Ravilious, Alan Powers considers what he and others have achieved in words to match and interpret his art, and considers more generally how writing about an artist can help readers to see the work more clearly.

Tickets £8.00 from www.saffrontickets.com/