Art & Craft Exhibition 2017
Our open exhibition is a celebration of the talents of our students and their teachers. A chance to see their wonderful work produced throughout the year.
Featuring Floral designers, China painters, Artists, Textile artists, Jewellers, Willow weavers, Photographers, Calligraphers, Ceramicists & Lace makers.
Private Viewing- a Free ticketed event for featured Artists and guest Friday 8 September 19.30- 21.00
Public Exhibition Saturday 9 September 10- 4
Public Exhibition Sunday 10 September 11- 3
In addition - In conjunction with Knutsford Heritage and to co-inside with the 65th anniversary of Mathematician Alan Turing's trial, Gill Rossini & Johnny Houston will be hosting 2 specialist lectures on Saturday 9 September.
10-12pm - THE DIVERSITY OF GENIUS: A PORTRAIT OF ALAN TURING AND HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
Alan Turing is best known for his activities during World War II, when his machine "The Bombe" successfully cracked the Enigma Code, saving countless lives. Yet there is much more to Turing than this. This lecture offers a rounded picture of Turing as an academic and as a man, demonstrating that his genius was nuanced and multi-faceted, and his legacy much broader than one might think. The lecture includes an additional guest speaker, computer scientist Johnny Houston, who will explain and assess the technical aspects of Turing's most challenging projects.
1-3pm -THE UNEXPECTED LEGACY: ALAN TURING AND THE CAMPAIGN FOR EQUALITY
When Alan Turing's achievements in World War II came to light, his conviction for homosexual acts became a cause celebre. How could the law do this to a national hero? How could men be prosecuted simply because of who they chose to love? This lecture will show how he and many other homosexuals lived and loved under the shadow of prosecution, and will examine how posthumously Turing became a figurehead for a campaign that attempted to obtain pardons for the many men labelled as criminals simply because of their sexuality.
Free lectures. Booking available on line
or by telephone.