Textile Course. Four Fibres: Many Stories

Chapel Arts are delighted to announce that Jennifer Wearden from the V&A will give a series of study days on the history of textiles entitled: ‘Four Fibres: Many Stories’.

A history of textiles can be told by looking at the four major natural fibres used in their construction: wool, linen, silk and cotton.  Their story touches on ancient Egyptian burial rites, medieval church vestments, early aeronautics, the fashions set by the wealthiest elite and the effect of the American Civil War on the textile industries of Iran.  This series of talks will include silks and velvets, knitted wool, printed cotton, the finest lace and immense tapestries and carpets.  It will explore the most intimate of the decorative arts.  We wear textiles, we furnish our homes with them, but how much do we really know about their history?

The course comprises of six days, each containing two talks, 11.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm.

£30 per day (both talks) or £150 for all six days

Monday 24th September 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 19th November 2018

Monday 18th February 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

Monday 15th April 2019

Buy your tickets today…

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We are delighted to announce our upcoming event

Abstract 7 at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Preview - Wednesday 4th July, 6.30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will run from the 4th to the 28th July 2018.

This The Abstract 7 are a group of five painters one potter and one sculptor; all of whom favour the modernist’s approach and a philosophy of abstraction that echoes the appreciation of the New York abstract expressionists.

For this group abstraction is a means of enlightenment, a kind of magic that reveals images of inner feelings beyond thought or mind. The work is not to be reasoned with or necessarily understood. It is to be experienced and meditated upon.

We are delighted to be hosting a series of concerts and composer academies as part of Cheltenham Music Festival, which runs from 30 June – 15 July. For availability and booking, contact the box office 01242 850270

This is the last of our Spring/Summer shows, Chapel Arts will be closed for August but will re-open for the Autumn/Winter shows on 5th September, where we will have exhibitions from Jane Lampard & Michael Long, The Gloucestershire Print Co-operative and Cheltenham artist Robert Goldsmith.

4th to the 28th July 2018