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FREE Entry Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September

Posted 9th September 2017
Watts Contemporary Gallery

Join us today (Saturday 9 September) and tomorrow (Sunday 10 September 2017) to enjoy free guided tours, family trails, pottery demonstrations and open studios over the Heritage Open Days weekend and discover the unique 19th century heritage of the Artists' Village, its collections and the people who worked and lived here.

GUIDED TOURS - Tours must be booked in advance at the Visitor Centre:

Limnerslease Tours
75 minutes, meet at Visitor Centre
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
See inside the Wattses’ Arts & Crafts-style home, designed by Sir Ernest George with original decorative ceilings by Mary Watts.

England’s Michelangelo Tours
40 minutes, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
View G F Watts’s most striking masterpieces in our Watts 200 exhibition, celebrating 200 years since his birth.

Watts Chapel Tours
40 minutes, meet at Chapel Lychgate
11.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Discover the story of this stunning Grade I listed building and the unique symbolism of Mary Watts’s designs.

Conservation Studio Talks
30 minutes, 12pm, 1pm & 3pm
Meet the de Laszlo Conservation Fellow and learn about conservation work to Watts’s paintings.

De Morgan Talks
40 minutes, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Hear about the lives and works of the De Morgans with Curator, Claire Longworth.

ACTIVITIES:

Stamp Printing
11am-4pm
Design and make your own stamps to create a printed artwork to take home.

Pottery Demonstrations
2-4pm
See Potter in Residence James Parsons at work using traditional terracotta.

Artist in Residence Open Studio & Sensory Tour
11am-1pm & 3-5pm, Saturday only
Sensory tour at 1pm, Saturday only
With photography, sound and text, Monica Takvam explores vision, perception and the mechanism of seeing.

Rotten Perfect
Pop-up performances
Watch out for sneak previews of our upcoming performances of Rotten Perfect, a witty play about the impassioned backstage lives of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving.