On a frosty January morning in 1649, Charles I stepped from the Banqueting House at Whitehall to his execution. The building, a masterpiece of revolutionary architecture, was central to the Stuart dynasty – a space that denoted power. Our expert, Siobhan Clarke, relates its story and the tale of why Parliament dared to kill a king
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26 Nov 2021
Fabulous art cards, festive concerts and wonderful creative gifts are all available with our exclusive discounts
20% OFF CHADBROOK CARDS
Chadbrook Cards publishes a range of fine-quality greetings cards featuring vibrant artworks by some of the world’s best-loved artists. In the collection you will find art by figures such as Bruegel, Vermeer, Degas and Kandinsky; Van Gogh, Ravilious, Monet, Klee, Gauguin and more.
Members and Supporters can now enjoy 20% off all orders until 28 February 2022. To claim, enter the coupon code ‘ARTS20’ at the online checkout at Chadbrook Cards. You can use the coupon as many times as you like until the expiry date; it is also valid with the regular ‘Buy 3 get 1 free’ offer on the site. All orders include free standard delivery in the UK.
20% OFF ST JUDE’S WALLPAPERS AND FABRICS
Founded by artist-printmaker Angie Lewin and her husband Simon, St Jude’s collaborates with a range of artists and designers, from Mark Hearld to Emily Sutton, to create beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. Among the designs are those by Lewin herself: seen here is her pattern The Island Lichen Gold, with inspiration drawn from the natural world. From Hearld’s Harvest Hare to Lewin’s Hedgerow patterns, there are also covetable designs by artists past, such as Edward Bawden.
St Jude’s is offering a 20% discount on in-stock wallpapers by the roll and fabrics by the metre until 31 December (this discount code cannot be combined with any other offers). Just go to stjudesfabrics.co.uk and enter the code ‘ARTSSOCIETY’ at checkout.
30% OFF SPIRIT OF PLACE: ARTISTS, WRITERS AND THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE
Art historian, curator and Arts Society Lecturer Susan Owen’s book Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape is now out in paperback. It offers a panoramic view of the British landscape as seen through the eyes of writers and artists from Bede and the Gawain poet to Gainsborough, Austen, WG Sebald and Barbara Hepworth. It also explores how the British landscape has been framed, reimagined and reshaped by each generation.
20% OFF MAKING TRADITIONAL MARBLED PAPERS
Discover everything there is to know about the wonderful art of paper marbling, with expert Kate Brett. Her new book covers not only the origins of the art form in Japan and Turkey, but the tools and techniques of the trade. Step-by-step guides for patterns such as French Shell and Old Dutch will have experienced artists and amateurs alike clamouring to give it a go.
Use the code ‘Marble20’ at checkout to receive 20% off copies when purchased through the Crowood website, valid from 1–31 December.
20% OFF TICKETS TO THE ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Get into the festive spirit with a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Cadogan Hall on 5 December. First performed in 1742, it has become tradition around the world for performances to take place at Easter and Christmas, thanks to sublime arias and uplifting choruses such us Ev’ry valley shall be exalted and For unto us a child is born, as well as the ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus.
Use the code ‘ARTS20’ at checkout via the English Chamber Orchestra’s website to receive 20% off tickets.
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