BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

Swedenborg and the English Romantics | Discover the Hidden Treasures of Swedenborg House

This year Swedenborg House has two events taking place as part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018!

EXHIBITION | SWEDENBORG AND THE ENGLISH ROMANTICS: ITEMS FROM THE SWEDENBORG ARCHIVE

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CHILDRENS DARWING WORKSHOP | DISCOVER THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF SWEDEBORG HOUSE WITH ARTIST SALLY KINDBERG

SWEDENBORG AND THE ENGLISH ROMANTICS

Emanuel Swedenborg | William Blake | S T Coleridge | C A Tulk | Philip James de Loutherbourg  | John Flaxman | J J G Wilkinson and others

OPENING EVENING: THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER, 6-9PM (with drinks and canapés) | EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 2 MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10AM TO 5PM | Swedenborg House, 21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | FREE but please book via our Eventbrite page | curated by Stephen McNeilly 

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Drawn directly from the collection at Swedenborg House, "Swedenborg and the English Romantics" explores the many previously unexplored links links between writers and artists such as William BlakeS T Coleridge, John FlaxmanJ J G Wilkinson and others, and their connection to the work of the Swedish visionary and scientist, Emanuel Swedenborg. The exhibition will include previously unseen archival material.

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF SWEDENBORG HOUSE

Drawing workshops for adults and children (aged 6-10)  | Saturday 20 October | 2.00 to 4.00pm | Free refreshments and materials | Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | FREE  | Children to be accompanied by a parent or carer

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL 2018

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Come and explore the secrets of Swedenborg House! We are delighted after the overwhellming popularity of our previous workshop to announce a third drawing workshop by acclaimed artist, author and designer Sally Kindberg. Accompanied by artist and filmmaker Jacob Cartwright, Sally will be leading drawing workshops for adults and children (aged between 6-10) on the many fascinating items on display at Swedenborg House, and on Swedenborg himself. Visitors will be led through a unique exploration of our rare collection of artefacts and treasures, including strange mechanical inventions, powdered wigs, duck feather pens and angels.

BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

The Bloomsbury Festival celebrates the creative arts, culture and science found thriving in contemporary Bloomsbury. For 5 days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter are brought together and play host to up to 130 events. The Festival works with many large and small partners to create and deliver its annual programme and outside of its yearly project works with artists to bring joyful and enhancing cultural experiences into the homes of people living with dementia. Bloomsbury Festival is a charity, to find out how to support them visit their website: http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/

LOCATION

All posters will be on display within Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH. A selection will also be on display at the Window Gallery at Conway Hall, Bridget’s 46 new posters will also be on display at other Bloomsbury Festival venues.

ORANGIZED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

Curated by Stephen McNeilly

Bloomsbury Festival Director: Kate Anderson

The Bloomsbury Festival is a cross-cultural area event, supported by the Wellcome Trust, UCL, the School of Advanced Study, Camden Council, Bloomsbury Colleges, Arts Council England and The British Museum. The Swedenborg Society will be taking part in the Bloomsbury Festival 2016.

Artist in residence at the Swedenborg Society, Bridget Smith, presents an exhibition of ongoing work Now It is Permitted: 24 Wayside Pulpits.