A gorgeous sunny day and a warm welcome greeted new Friends and auction bidders on Sunday. The whole of Haworth Art Gallery, the Stable Block and gardens were abuzz with visitors to the Craft Fair and Open Day. All with beautiful buys aplenty.
The wonderful turnout yielded great interest in new membership at the Friends welcome desk. We all look forward to welcoming our many newcomers to the fold.
Enormous thanks also go to donors and buyers of items in our auction, which raised a superb £200 for member research and activities. Thank you!
The winning bidders have been contacted individually and all items are available for collection during normal gallery hours.
If you weren’t able to make it on Sunday, but are interested in joining the Friends – whether to help with organisation or just to come along to the occasional meeting – please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A warm welcome always awaits!
How would you like to help history come to life? By joining the Friends of the Haworth, you can get involved in bringing alive this historic gem for today’s visitors. And take home your own gem from our blind auction!
If you’re interested in joining, or just in finding out what the group is all about, the Friends will have a welcome desk at the Haworth’s May 13th Craft Fair and will be on hand to answer your questions. Whether you would like to be a key member, involved in running and organising activities, or just to join a friendly group with similar cultural interests – even simply to attend the occasional event – all are welcome.
The Friends are also hosting a blind auction of brilliant buys to support their programme of activities. Items are available to view at the Haworth in advance of the auction. Come and have a peek!
Our friendly bunch of enthusiasts are engaged in researching and promoting the Haworth’s beautiful building, which began life as Hollins Hill, home to mill owners William and Anne Haworth. The group is particularly involved in researching the history of the house, the family and its retainers, including chauffeur, Joseph Taylor, who presided over the Haworths’ precious motor and its recently refurbished – and extremely rare – motor house, now a part of the wonderful Stable Block development featuring local artists and craftspeople. The neighbouring Art Garden offers numerous fun art projects.
The group also supports community engagement with the Haworth and the range of activities it offers. The Friends foster promotion of the Haworth’s beautiful collections and many wonderful exhibits, while also developing its own activities. Recent projects include the amazing Hollins School Photography Exhibit, available to view for its final few weeks in the Haworth Education Room. The group enjoys supporting local cultural events and visiting centres of cultural interest in the region.