June brings tulips, lilies, roses… and a lot going on!
It’s looking very busy here at The Weaver’s House this June! It all starts this Saturday, 16 June, with a free Open Day starting at 11am. Pop in and discover our story which began in medieval times. Enjoy tea and cake in our garden, find out about the history of weaving and talk to our knowledgeable guides. We’re open until 4, but we recommend arriving by 3.30pm at the latest for a look round. This Saturday is also a chance to enjoy some other events that are practically on our doorstep, so make a day of it and enjoy some different aspects of Coventry’s history. This year’s Civic Day celebrates post-war architecture (taking place at the Priory Visitor Centre) it’s Open Day at Charterhouse, start of Positive Images and the absolutely last chance to see the CET Building in use as a pop-up exhibition space. Yes, that’s all this Saturday!
Further into June, we are delighted to be taking part in the annual Warwickshire Open Studios. Our regular resident crafters The Weavers’ Workshop will be offering drop in sessions as part of the Coventry Arts Trail on Monday 18, Thursday 21, Monday 25 and Thursday 28 June from 10am until midday. Try a simple make and take activity, see the members current weaving projects and have a look around the house and garden.
Also part of Warwickshire Open Studios, the War & Pieced Patchwork Exhibition takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018 from 11am until 4pm at The Weaver’s House. This is an exhibition of thought-provoking military and civilian patchwork quilts and their social history, from the Mid Victorian period to the 1980s, collected and restored by Jane and Peterson Cobbett.
So, a busy month here, and by the time those events are done it will have also been midsummer and half way through the year! There’s still plenty more to come with our next Open Day celebrating the fun of Tudor Games and our August Open Day exploring the family history of the house and terrace.