Love Is Enough? An exhibition inspired by William Morris's poem

The Friends of the William Morris Gallery together
 with The Mill, the new community centre at 
7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA 
( the old James Street library) present:
Love Is Enough? An exhibition inspired by 
Morris's poem of the same name,
 and open to artists to submit work

Morris wrote Love is Enough in 1872, a play that 
draws inspiration from an ancient Welsh saga, 
The Mabinogion. It tells of a king who gives up 
his kingdom for the love of a commoner and was 
described at the time as a "fantastic little book, 
chiefly lyrical". Love is enough is better known 
as a poem from the book
Love is enough
LOVE is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass'd over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
Without wishing you read the whole book, 
but bearing its theme in mind, we are using 
the poem Love is enough to base an exhibition 
around. The book and poem should give 
sufficient scope to anyone concerned about love,
 society and the environment to submit an entry, 
so it does not have to be all hearts and flowers, 
please note the question mark in the exhibition title.

Events during the exhibition
There will be a grand meet the artists night on 
14 February, 6-9pm,
 a printmaking workshop on Saturday 18 February,
 and a discussion with speakers Wednesday 
23 February,
 "Is Love Enough?" William Morris and the struggle
 for a better world",
 6.30-8pm. All are free to attend.
How to enter
Entries will be accepted for members of 
The Friends of the William Morris Gallery 
and people living in the area around The Mill. 
The exhibition will run from Tuesday 
7 February to Saturday 3 March. 
The Mill is open 10am-8pm, Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday 
and Saturday, and 11am-2pm Sunday.  
Any media is acceptable, a painting a print
 a sculpture or a poem, but there is a size limit
 of 1m in any dimension and a submission fee 
of £2.50 per entry. Any work sold during the 
exhibition will attract a 20% commission in 
favour of The Mill. We will attempt to exhibit 
all the entries, space permitting, but some
 selection may take place. 
All work must be delivered to The Mill,
 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, 
E17 7HA. Thursday 2 February, 10am-7pm, 
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February, 10am-6pm. 
And picked up from The Mill after the exhibition on 
Sunday 4 March 11am-2pm.
Please contact Martin Adams for an entry form. 


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