Social: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen vists Forest School
PUBLISHED: 09:56 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:56 17 May 2016
Forest School celebrated the life and work of William Morris with guest speaker Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Forest School celebrated the life and work of William Morris on Thursday, March 24 with special guest speaker Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Held in the School’s historic chapel, and on the date of the great man’s birthday, Mr Llewelyn-Bowen started the evening’s talks by describing Morris as the ‘godfather of British pattern making’, encouraging the audience to join him in a campaign to have the renowned artist on British bank notes.
Former Forest teacher of 37 years, Mr Mark Spencer Ellis, spoke in detail about the School’s historical ties with Morris and his enduring legacy. The Brilliance evening also featured speakers from the William Morris Gallery; curator Rowan Bain and development manager Mhairi Muncaster. The evening was a huge success with over 330 guests in attendance, including the mayor of Waltham Forest, cllr Saima Mahmud. The talks were accompanied by a small exhibition showcasing some of Morris’ most famous prints.