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03 June 2019Portmeirion: A Welsh Italianate Fantasy
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Portmeirion: A Welsh Italianate Fantasy Matthew Williams Monday 03 June 2019

Portmeiron is an extraordinary surprise;  a colourful and delightful fantasy village on the coast of north Wales.   Created from the 1920s by the remarkable architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion was his personal defiance against the advance of modernism and what he saw as the despoilment of Britain.   By the 1950s it had  become the playground of artists, intellectuals, aristocrats and the merely rich.

Lecturer: Matthew Williams lectures widely on the subject of design and is especially interested in that of the 19th and 20th centuries.   A recognised expert in the work of the designer William Burgess, he has been the Curator of Cardiff Castle since 1990 and has published widely in art and architectural journals.

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