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RUSKIN FESTIVAL
Venue: Brantwood, Coniston | www.brantwood.org.uk
Date: Saturday 24th September 2005
Admission: £3 adult £1 child: Includes admission to the House and Grounds and all events except Evening Lecture
£12 ticket includes Evening Lecture and buffet, plus admission to
Brantwood and the day’s events.
Advance booking essential.


A one day festival to celebrate the great 19th century artist and reformer, John Ruskin. Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home, is set in extensive and beautiful grounds with stunning views across Coniston Water, and is best approached from the lake on either the steam-powered Gondola or on a solar powered Coniston Launch.
Many of the activities will take place in specially constructed yurts in Brantwood’s lakeside meadow and in the grounds.

EVENTS.............................................................................................

8am - 4pm Charcoal burning on Brantwood Estate
Come and find out how charcoal is traditionally made.

10.00am-11am Goethean Observation in Brantwood grounds
Getting to know the world more closely using Goethean
techniques.

10.00am-2pm “Off-Spring” Water at Work in Brantwood grounds
Family activity moving water through the landscape.

10am-1pm Woodworking for effect.
Preparing the raw materials for the `Water Music` activity in the
afternoon.

11am-11.15am John Ruskin Festival Introductory Ceremony

11.30-12.30pm Storytelling in Brantwood’s Painter’s Glade
“The King of the Golden River”. A story by John Ruskin suitable for all the family.

11.30am-12.30pm Ruskin & Steiner Links.
Ruskin Lecturettes: Re-enactment of parts of Ruskin’s
original and entertaining lectures.11.30am-4pm “Dyeing the Natural Way”
Wool dyeing, weaving demonstrations and exhibition.

12noon-3pm Raft building activity in Brantwood’s harbour

1pm-2pm 3D Geometry modelling workshop

1.30pm-4pm Water at Play activity in Brantwood grounds
Make musical sounds from water in the landscape

2pm-3.30pm Water Ways Walk with a Brantwood Estate volunteer
Focusing on the many ways John Ruskin would have wanted us to look
at water

2.10pm-3.10pm Goethean Observation in Brantwood grounds
Getting to know the world more closely using Goethean Techniques

2.30pm-3.45pm Mini talk: “Work Through Sustainability”

2.30pm-3.30pm Storytelling. “King of the Golden River”
“The King of the Golden River”. A story by John Ruskin suitable for all the family.

2.30pm-3.30pm Drawing workshop in Brantwood grounds
4pm-5.30pm Panel Discussion: “Ruskin TODAY?” in Severn Studio
Present and future relevance of John Ruskin’s ideas.

7.30pm-9pm Evening Lecture: “The Golden Thread between Ruskin,
Gandhi and Steiner”
John Ruskin School, Coniston

10am-4pm Steiner exhibitions and bookshop

For further details contact Brantwood, Coniston, LA21 8AD.
T: 015394 41396 or email: enquiries@brantwood.org.uk