Celebrating 80 Years of Conservation
February 2 -25
Art in Living Craftsmanship
Fine Traditional Craftsmanship
Young Georgians
Youth Protecting Beauty
Architectural Awards 2017
Craft Demonstrations during Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship

Craft Demonstrations during Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship

Come and visit practitioners as they demonstrate their skill and share their knowledge of the world of heritage. 

Staged in the lower level of 6 Fitzroy Square, these Saturday events offer the opportunity to see how objects in the exhibition were created, and put questions to the craftsmen themselves. 

4 February 12-3pm

Plaster with Colin Hall

11 February 12-3pm

Stone and Woodcarving

Clunie Fretton and Felix Handley, recent graduates from City and Guilds of London Art School

18th February 12-3pm

Stone and Woodcarving

City and Guilds of London Art School students

25 February 12-3pm

Joinery and Woodcarving

Build Craft College students 

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Try it Yourself!-Free Workshops For Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship

Try it Yourself!-Free Workshops For Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship


5 Feb

12 Feb

19 Feb

Workshops run from 1-3pm

*Under 15s should be accompanied by an adult, suitable for over 5s

Come and have a go at traditional crafts yourself. Fran Herrick leads family friendly walk-in sessions on the lower level of 6 Fitzroy Square. You can try your hand at creating traditional Georgian shell mosaics, wallpaper printing and historic plaster-of-Paris mouldings to take home. 

Warning: you might get hooked on heritage craftsmanship! 

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Salon Discussion; What have the Georgians ever done for us?

Salon Discussion; What have the Georgians ever done for us?


Monday 13 February 7-9pm
The Georgian Group
6 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5DX

Special Guests
Eleanor Doughty
Newspaper journalist and property writer

Cassius Clay
Historian & Modern Day Dandy


Millennials take on the Georgians during this informal event for those interested in history, art, architecture, enlightened conversation and a glass or two of wine.

This special late opening viewing of the Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship exhibition is a chance to meet up with fellow architects, young professionals, heritage enthusiasts, art lovers and philosophers at the Georgian Group’s Fitzroy Square HQ.

The event will have an exciting format, somewhere between Britain’s Got Talent and a University Union Debate. We still have some spaces for panelists and judges. If you think you have what it takes to answer the question above or judge the competition, please email faithannewaddell@gmail.com with your 10-minute idea. The most compelling piece will win a bottle of champagne!

Places limited, reserve here:


Cassius Clay is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Cambridge, having completed MPhil degrees with the departments of Modern European History and History of Art. He majored in art history at Yale as an undergraduate and received the Paul Mellon Fellowship to pursue these graduate studies at Cambridge. 
Clay’s recent research has analyzed diplomatic tensions between the United Kingdom and the United States over the strategic control of industrial diamonds during World War II. He is in the process of completing his thesis on the interwar portraits of British painter Meredith Frampton, a Royal Academician active 1918-1945. Clay has interned at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts as well was Christie’s and the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. He has also worked as a creative consultant for Kanye West and as a student guide at the Yale Center for British Art. 
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Our Aims and Purpose

The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens. We were founded in 1937.  

We aim to protect historic buildings through providing advice to owners and architects, campaigning, and through our role as statutory consultees in the planning system. Our annual awards promote excellence in design and conservation. In its casework, the Georgian Group advises councils, church bodies, and others on threats to the historic fabric and setting of structures built between 1700 and 1840.

The Group organises lectures and other events aimed at improving the understanding of aspects of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century built heritage.  We also produce technical advice leaflets, and promote the publication of academic research through our journal.