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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.

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December 2021

Tim Gosling on Colour

‘As designers, we all think we understand colour, but I am constantly in awe of all I learn through the lens of history and the time we are living in’, says Tim Gosling ‘from Sir John Soane’s Distorted Pompeiian Red to the Trellis Green created specifically for use as an architectural colour in all French garden design’. Join Tim Gosling for lunch at his home as he shares some fascinating and little known insights and discoveries into the provenance of colour.

December 2021

The Bricks That Built Me: Ben Pentreath

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

December 2021

At Home with Ben Pentreath

Join shopkeeper and architectural and interior designer Ben Pentreath for drinks in his Bloomsbury flat ahead of his talk with Lulu Lytle. Ben will take a small group of people around his home where he lives with his husband, gardener Charlie McCormick.



February 2022

Toast x The Calico Club

Ceramicist, Rebecca Proctor creates her beautiful, wheel-thrown pottery in her studio in north Cornwall using local stoneware clay. Join Rebecca in conversation with House & Garden’s deputy features editor, Elizabeth Metcalfe and Toast’s head of House and Home, Judith Harris for a discussion on the rise of craftsmanship in interior design and the popularity of handcrafted products in contemporary design.

February 2022

Treasures in the Hold: Lunch with Max Rollitt

Join Max Rollitt at his newly redeveloped showroom in the South Downs to enjoy lunch among the designer and dealer’s most tantalising antique finds. Max has spent the best part of three decades honing his eye, and it is at the emporium that his knowledge and skills as an interior designer, antique dealer and crafter of traditional furniture come together.