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Cultural Adventures for
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The Calico Club opens closed doors in the worlds of art, architecture and design. The calendar is designed to inspire, educate and entertain through considered, intelligent, lively events and thought-provoking conversations with tastemakers and creatives. The programme is updated regularly, so please keep an eye on the website for more detailed information. It will be possible for members of The Calico Club to sign up to the following events from January 2020.

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January 2020

January 2020

New Members’ Party

A drinks party for new members. Come and meet the House & Garden team and fellow members of The Calico Club.

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January 2020

Burn’s Night Supper with Christopher Howe

Christopher Howe is known for his ceaseless enthusiasm and gimlet eye. He has been in the antiques trade for over 30 years, but has more recently turned his hand to creating interiors, too. Join Christopher for a supper to celebrate Burns Night.

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February 2020

February 2020

By Design with Dan Pearson

This talk forms part of the Sir John Soane Museum's series - By Design, in which leading designers discuss their practice through the lens of a single object. Design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn is in conversation with celebrated landscape designer, horticulturalist, gardener and writer Dan Pearson. The talk will revolve around an antique Japanese sake flask from Dan's own collection.

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February 2020

The Evolution of the Home with the Geffrye Museum of the Home

In the first edition of this series with the Geffrye Museum of the Home, we explore the development of the sitting room. We travel in time from the grand halls of the Middle Ages, via the Victorian parlour and the drawing room, to the present day, in order to tell the story of what we now think of as the most comfortable room in the house.

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March 2020

March 2020

The Bricks That Built Me: Ben Pentreath

Co-founder of Soane London Lulu Lytle talks to architectural and interior designer, Ben Pentreath, about the houses he grew up in and how they have shaped his aesthetic.

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March 2020

Behind the Scenes at Emma Bridgewater

Join Emma on a tour of her Stoke-on-Trent factory where her handmade, hand-decorated designs have been produced for over 20 years, followed by lunch and a curator-led tour of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, home to the world’s finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics.

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March 2020

The Calico Cookbook Club with Skye McAlpine

Author and cook Skye McAlpine is our guest for the first edition of The Calico Cookbook Club. Join Skye as she discusses her favourite cookbooks and how they have shaped her culinary life.

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April 2020

April 2020

Meet Your Maker: Breakfast at The New Craftsmen

From blacksmithing to basketry, from weaving to woodturning, the UK is home to an incredible range of heritage craft skills but many of these are critically endangered. How do we prevent important craft skills from falling into extinction? Join The New Craftsmen for breakfast to discuss what can be done.

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