November 2014

Christmas Open Weekend

29/11/2014 - 30/11/2014

Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5BD

Our annual Christmas Open Weekend will take place over these two days, 29th and 30th November. We hope you will join us for what will be a very full and eventful weekend with, we hope, something for everyone. We are delighted to welcome Zelley's Jewellers from Norwich who will be presenting a varied selection of contemporary amber jewellery and also will exhibit their own private collection of amber in the form of a mini museum. Howard Zelley has agreed to host an informal talk on amber each afternoon at around 3pm. Our very own oak specialist, Shaw Edwards, will present a talk entitled 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'. Shaw will discuss the depiction of angels in Medieval and early Renaissance woodwork, and will compare it to the representations in wider artistic traditions covering Paintings and Architecture. This talk will take place at 11.30am on Saturday 29th. We are also delighted to welcome William Tillman whose career within the world of antique furniture has spanned seven decades. Mr. Tillman has worked with and restored some of the best 18th century furniture around and set up a hugely succesful reproduction business. He has sold to royalty and many 'A' list celebreties. He will educate us all on the finer details of 18th century furniture. What to look for, how they differ from 19th century pieces and the many merits of 18th century cabinet making. This talk will take place at 11.30am on Sunday 30th. This weekend event will be open to all so please do join us to celebrate the start of the festive season.