Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 15 November 2016
The Partnership of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens
Lecturer: Tom Duncan
Lutyens owed his career to Jekyll as she employed him when he was just starting out, introducing him to many of his early clients. Both were, in turn, inspired by the great changes stimulated by the Arts and Crafts Movement and this source united them from the start. It is a story of kindliness, mutual support and artistic cross-fertilisation. They inhabited a golden age in late Victorian and Edwardian England, a world which in some respects ended for both of them in 1914.

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