Special interest talks in 2018

A view of the Drawing Room with Jacobean-style plaster ceiling at Wightwick Manor

Join one of our knowledgeable team on one of our regular talks of the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris' circle.

Daytime talks start at 10am and finish around 12:30pm. They start with a relaxed talk before you are guided on a walking tour of highlights of our collection link to the subject. For the evening tour you start at 7pm and are toured over both floors of the Manor, finishing around 8:30pm.


Thursday 30 August, 5:30pm: Evening Lecture- Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, will talk about William and Evelyn’s use of fantastical beasts in their artworks.

Join our curator in the De Morgan Malthouse Gallery for an evening talk. She will touch on their symbolic meaning, sources of inspiration and the public reception of their artwork. £15, booking essential.

Saturday 29 September, 10am: The Life & Works of Lizzie Siddal

Join Helen, the House and Collections Manager, for a relaxed talk followed by a walking tour of the collection. Siddal was a professional member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, an artist in her own right, but was more often remembered for being the wife and model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Why not combine this talk with a visit to our 'Beyond Ophelia' Exhibition, focusing on Siddal's art, opening on March 1. £15, booking essential.

Thursday 1 November, 5:30pm: Evening Lecture: The De Morgan’s Literary Pursuits

Whilst we celebrate William as a ceramicist and Evelyn as a painter often, we seldom think of them as novelist and poet.

Join us in the Malthouse Gallery for this informal lecture on the De Morgans’ literary interests. Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, will uncover these artists hidden talents and reveal their little-know work as writers. £15, booking essential.

Please check back, as there are more talks still to be added for 2018.