6 thoughts on “William Morris museum in London

  1. Paul McGrane – Socialist Banner c1890s

    Wednesday 05 September 2012

    William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

    On the stretched silk, a painted Bible scene
    of Adam and Eve working together.
    She’s spinning wool as he tills the garden.

    Sewn underneath are lines of poetry
    in simple rhyme so the meaning is clear:
    from equality comes joy of labour.

    On the red background, in letters of gold
    Socialism Fellowship Brotherhood
    and at the bottom, a symbolic sun,
    a golden future for the working man.

    The makers of this work of art are gone.
    The message on the banner carries on.
    The current ills are coming to an end.
    What we had before, we will have again.

    McGrane’s poems have been published in Aesthetica, The Delinquent, and South Bank Poetry as well as in the anthologies city lighthouse (published by tall-lightouse), Split Screen (Red Squirrel Press), The Robin Hood book (Caparison) and the upcoming 2012 Templar Poetry Anthology, Octopus. McGrane also runs Forest Poets, a writing group which has 18 new poems on display at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, until September 16. All poems, including Socialist Banner, are inspired by the life and work of William Morris and are displayed throughout the gallery. For more information visit: http://www.wmgallery.org.uk



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  5. Friday 12th August 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    THE country retreat of famous artist and socialist William Morris is to receive £4.7 million in lottery funding.

    Kelmscott Manor in west Oxfordshire inspired many of his works and was featured in his best-known book News From Nowhere.

    The manor — of which the buildings were described by Morris as looking as if they had “grown up out of the soil” — houses furniture, pictures and textiles including many pieces by the leading Arts and Craft Movement designer, author and activist.

    The money, provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will help double opening days and, it is hoped, visitor numbers.

    Two currently closed rooms will be opened as exhibition and archive spaces and six historic buildings in the grounds will be restored as a cafe, learning centre and activity space for visitors.

    The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, the world’s only surviving gas-lit cinema, is among other buildings to receive a slice of the £55 million fund.



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