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Post by Robin Wood on 15th February 2011, 10:40 am

Craft conference at the V&A. Organised by craftspeople for craftspeople. There are some truly inspirational speakers, Alex Langlands presenter from BBC Edwardian Farm, Tanya Harrod, author of The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, Mark Henderson Chair of Savile Row Bespoke on marketing crafts as luxury products in the 21st century and lots more. It should be a truly inspirational day.

http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/events.html

March 19th. Will you be there?


Crafts conference at the V&A - HCA Spring Conference 2011


Saturday 19 March 2011, 10am to 4.30pm
Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

This conference at the V&A promises to be the craft event of the year. Organised by craftspeople for craftspeople we have some truly inspirational speakers, from Professor Tanya Harrod, well-known authority on crafts, journalist and author of The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, to Mark Henderson and Stewart Linford, who will share their genius for marketing traditional crafts as luxury products in the 21st century. A range of crafts will be presented, from boatbuilding to chairmaking, stained glass to cutlery - as well as the agricultural, domestic and industrial crafts of the BBC's Edwardian Farm's Alex Langlands.

We know craftspeople are more used to doing than listening so presentations will be short and punchy with plenty of time for informal discussions, chatting with the presenters and networking. It promises to be a very exciting day which we hope will feel worth the trip to London and inspire us all in our work. Our forum event last year was oversubscribed so to be sure of your tickets for this great event book early.

We have scheduled a long lunch hour which is a chance for you to bring in a piece of your craft for an Instant Gallery. You can either put a notice about how it was made beside it, or stay with your artefact and explain to others at the Conference how it was made, and the tools and materials you used to make it.

A sandwich (one and a half rounds) lunch, and tea or coffee will be available in the Sackler Centre (please note, lunch needs to be pre-ordered and paid for and tickets for this will be issued).

Programme for the day:

* 10·00am - Arrival, register and coffee/tea available
* 10·30am - Welcome, Patricia Lovett, Vice-Chair of HCA
* 10·40am - A brief history of the Heritage Crafts Association, Robin Wood, Chair of HCA
* 10·50am - ‘Marketing craftsmanship in the 21st century’, Mark Henderson
* 11·10am - Keynote speech ‘Craft Matters’, Professor Tanya Harrod
* 12·00pm - Break
* 12.15pm - ‘Life and craft on a Victorian and Edwardian Farm’, Alex Langlands
* 1·00pm - Lunch available (please pre-order)
Instant Gallery of Craft
* 2·30pm - Sophie Hussain – stained glass
* 2·50pm - Stewart Linford – chair maker
* 3·20pm - Break
* 3·35pm - Gail McGarva – boat builder
* 4·00pm - Good news! Recent successes of the Heritage Crafts Association
* 4.30pm - Conference ends

Cost:

* HCA Friends - £25 (click here for details of our Friends Scheme)
* Non-HCA Friends - £30

To book:

*** Download a booking form (PDF, 107kb) ***

Please send your completed form, along with a cheque for the whole amount made payable to 'Heritage Crafts Association', to:

Patricia Lovett
HCA Spring Conference
Hernewood
Gracious Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 1TJ

Please also enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for the ticket(s).

You can also send your payment by PayPal to info@heritagecrafts.org.uk.
Please include a note with your payment headed 'Spring Conference 2011' and mark on your booking form 'paid via PayPal'.
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