Wednesday 18 November 2015

News From Nowhere is Feted in Style

The Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library was packed last night for William Whitla's talk on William Morris's News From Nowhere, on the 125th anniversary of its publication. Bill was as witty and erudite as ever, leaving some of us needing to re-read the book again, to absorb the element he had illuminated for us. Afterwards, a large part of the audience went to the Pilot Tavern where food and drink were consumed, and the conversation continued for hours. I think Morris would have approved!

Keep up to date on our future events by clicking on the tab above!

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Of Interest

 Have you visited our Of Interest page recently? Click here or on the tab above. Here you'll find current and future events of interest to fans of Morris and his circle of influence. Just announced, Walker Gallery in Liverpool's Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, featuring some paintings never before seen in public!

Picture: In The Grass, Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Fall into Morris

Toronto has been experiencing a beautiful fall, and a busload of WMSC members enjoyed the colours and flavours of Elgin and Norfolk counties here in Ontario during a weekend visit to craft studios and places of architectural interest. You can enjoy member Lera Kotsyuba's wonderful photo gallery here on our Facebook page.

The two remaining events for the year are a much-anticipated talk by wonderful William Whitla at the Toronto Reference Library, on Morris's utopian News from Nowhere, and the annual holiday dinner, of which members will have received information in their latest mailling. Get all the details on our future events here.

Speaking of members... it’s time to renew your WMSC membership for 2016 and enjoy all the activities planned for the year, including a stained-glass tour, the annual birthday celebration (including cake!) and a special one-day symposium. Memberships run from January to December of each year.

Not yet a member? Join us here! Remember, members get priority booking for trips and other events that require registration and have limited numbers.

Photos by Lera Kotsyuba