Ticket includes free entry to Court Barn Museum + exhibition: William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Jessica Douglas-Home demonstrates how William Simmonds, educational innovator, inventor, and tank designer, inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, became an original of the Arts and Crafts movement, and after WW1 became known for his exquisite oak, pine, ebony and ivory carvings of wild and domestic creatures. He earned his living by making puppets.
Jessica Douglas-Home trained at the Chelsea and Slade Schools of Art as a painter, etcher and theatre designer. She has had one-man shows in London, Washington and Brussels, and has designed productions for the National and West End theatres. Her books include The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse (nominated Whitbread prize).
With thanks to Court Barn Museum Summer opening: Tues to Sun 10am – 5pm