Held on the third Wednesday of most months, the Foxlowe Talks programme  aims to engage with a wide range of subject areas,  from the local to the national and international,  on cultural, philosophical, historical, literary and  scientific themes. These talks are usually generously gifted by the lecturer to the Foxlowe Arts Centre.   Admission is free, with a collection for Foxlowe arts centre Funds.

The Creative Wardle Family and Their Legacy
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Creative Wardle Family and Their Legacy, an illustrated Talk by Dr. Brenda King.

Three members of the Wardle family of Leek worked with major figures to create world renowned textiles.Thomas Wardle, expert on India’s wild silks and dye-stuffs, attracted William Morris, and other Arts and Crafts designers. Their designs printed in Leek were renowned. George Y Wardle was manager of William Morris’s famous company for over twenty years. Elizabeth Wardle worked with eminent architects, producing embroideries for their buildings in Leek.

Brenda King will discuss why such an extraordinary range: of creative outpourings happened in Leek when it did.


The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them.

Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.