Exhibitions

RPS International Print Exhibition 159

Opens 14 January  to 11 March ~ Features work from 75 international photographers ~ Free entry

Launched in 1854 and now in its 159th edition, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 159, is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world. This year’s exhibition features an eclectic mix of work by 75 photographers from 16 countries, carefully selected by a panel of experts, and will provide a fascinating insight into the range and diversity of photography today. Read more and visit

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.

Opens in March

 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.

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