Exhibitions

A Fragile Beauty:

Art on the Blackdown Hills 1909 to 1925

An exhibition of works by the Camden Town Group ~ Opens 25 March ~ Free entry

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Spencer Gore’s ‘Applehayes’ on kind loan from the Ulster Museum

‘A Fragile Beauty: Art on the Blackdown Hills 1909 to 1925’ captures the beauty of this Somerset and Devon borderland in a period when the First World War was changing English society forever. The Camden Town Group initially painted contemporary urban life, but later they were drawn to the countryside, especially the Blackdown Hills. Read more.

Somerset Sisters in Song:

Cecil Sharp’s Women Folk Singers

Opens 14 January to 19 August ~ Free entry

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Gypsy singer Betsy Holland (1890 – 1960). Image courtesy of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society

Cecil Sharp, a London-based music teacher, began collecting Somerset folk songs in August 1903. This exhibition tells the story of the Somerset women who provided Sharp with hundreds of folks songs. It includes a selection of photographs provided by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society. Read more and visit.

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