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A Beautiful Book: William Morris’ Kelmscott Chaucer

The Arts Society Leicester present A Beautiful Book: William Morris’ Kelmscott Chaucer

Speaker – Kirsty Hartsiotis

Discover the fascinating and complex story behind William Morris’ last masterpiece, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, and his collaboration with his great friends the printer Emery Walker, who inspired him to start the Kelmscott Press and helped him set it up, and artist Edward Burne-Jones, who provided the 87 illustrations in the book. This lavishly illustrated talk takes you through both the story of the book and the press, it also explores the personalities who came together to work on it.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects.  Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.
Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.
Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership.  Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.

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