Visit to Marchmont House, Berwickshire 17th to 19th May 2019

From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019 GRDM Friends will be staying at the Grade A listed Marchmont House in Berwickshire.  This Palladian mansion built in 1756 and probably to a design  by James Gibbs, has been described by Country Life as outstanding for the recently restored interiors.  A significant part of the house is dedicated to furnishings which reflect the Arts & Crafts movement.  In addition there is a Gordon Russell bedroom and various other pieces of GR furniture.   This trip will include a visit and tour of  Cragside, now owned by the National Trust and a self-guided tour of Lady Waterford Hall.
A talk will be given on Gordon Russell and his involvement in the Arts & Crafts Movement followed by a tour of Marchmont to see and discuss the GR furniture.
Contact friends@gordonrusselldesignmuseum.org for booking form

Wednesday 13th March 2019

HANDS OF HIGH WYCOMBE

William Hands was founded in 1906 in High Wycombe.  It has an international reputation for designing and custom making awe inspiring furniture which it exports across four continents.  With a workforce of more than 50 including skilled craftsmen, the company makes furniture by the same mixture of machine and hand work employed at the Broadway Workshops by Gordon Russell.  Indeed in 2008 William Hands acquired the Gordon Russell brand and designs to continue the Gordon Russell philosophy.  Our guide on this unique tour of the factory will be Managing Director Peter Head, a former trustee of the Gordon Russell Trust.

Cost is £30 per head for coach travel to and from High Wycombe, coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and a tour of the factory.  Lunch will be at a nearby pub at your own expense.  Only 25 places are available.  Click here for booking form