REVEAL, RECONNECT, REIMAGINE

Ruskin in Wyre
An Innovative Project Celebrating  John Ruskin’s Legacy in the Wyre Forest

ABOUT

The Project

The Ruskin in Wyre project is an exciting programme of events and workshops which will take place over the two years leading up to Ruskin’s bicentenary in 2019.

The project will explore how John Ruskin’s idea of a utopian community in the forest is informing the revitalisation of this ancient woodland.  It will tell the story of what happened here, bringing it to life and sharing the relevance of the ideas behind it for today.

We hope you’ll join us in exploring the forest or turning your hand to a new craft and that you’ll be as inspired as we are by the stories of the past and our vision for the future of what is now known as Ruskin Land.

 

ABOUT

The Project

The Ruskin in Wyre project is an exciting programme of events and workshops which will take place over the two years leading up to Ruskin’s bicentenary in 2019.

The project will explore how John Ruskin’s idea of a utopian community in the forest is informing the revitalisation of this ancient woodland.  It will tell the story of what happened here, bringing it to life and sharing the relevance of the ideas behind it for today.

We hope you’ll join us in exploring the forest or turning your hand to a new craft and that you’ll be as inspired as we are by the stories of the past and our vision for the future of what is now known as Ruskin Land.

 

ABOUT

The Project

The Ruskin in Wyre project is an exciting programme of events and workshops which will take place over the two years leading up to Ruskin’s bicentenary in 2019.

The project will explore how John Ruskin’s idea of a utopian community in the forest is informing the revitalisation of this ancient woodland. It will tell the story of what happened here, bringing it to life and sharing the relevance of the ideas behind it for today.

We hope you’ll join us in exploring the forest or turning your hand to a new craft and that you’ll be as inspired as we are by the stories of the past and our vision for the future of what is now known as Ruskin Land.

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Past, Present & Future

RUSKIN LAND


Ruskin Land is an area of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire cared for by the Guild of St George and managed by the Wyre Community Land Trust.

It was given to the Victorian polymath in the 1870s and has been managed by his Guild since then. The Ruskin in Wyre project aims to explore what happened at Ruskin Land and how Ruskin’s ideas have been incorporated into the modern forest.

RUSKIN’S IDEAS


The mission of Ruskin’s Guild was ‘to take some small piece of English Land, beautiful, peaceful and fruitful’, to provide opportunities for working people to cultivate land and reconnect with nature.

Ruskin’s ideas remain relevant today and it is our mission to reinterpret them in meaningful, creative and productive ways for a new generation.

CRAFT


The project seeks to deepen the links between the community and the forest through a wide range of events and activities.

Making, of all kind and varieties, will be a key part of what we have planned, and there will be opportunities for people to work with our artist in residence who will be using our oak to create beautiful things.

COMMUNITY


We hope that local people, and those from further afield, will engage with the project by sharing their memories, going on guided walks, visiting our exhibitions and taking part in craft activities.

The two year programme begins this summer and concludes in 2019 when the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth will be celebrated. Watch out for details of the launch event at Bewdley Museum taking place on Monday 24th July.

RUSKIN LAND


Ruskin Land is an area of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire cared for by the Guild of St George and managed by the Wyre Community Land Trust.

It was given to the Victorian polymath in the 1870s and has been managed by his Guild since then. The Ruskin in Wyre project aims to explore what happened at Ruskin Land and how Ruskin’s ideas have been incorporated into the modern forest.

RUSKIN’S IDEAS


The mission of Ruskin’s Guild was ‘to take some small piece of English Land, beautiful, peaceful and fruitful’, to provide opportunities for working people to cultivate land and reconnect with nature.

Ruskin’s ideas remain relevant today and it is our mission to reinterpret them in meaningful, creative and productive ways for a new generation.

CRAFT


The project seeks to deepen the links between the community and the forest through a wide range of events and activities.

Making, of all kind and varieties, will be a key part of what we have planned, and there will be opportunities for people to work with our artist in residence who will be using our oak to create beautiful things.

COMMUNITY


We hope that local people, and those from further afield, will engage with the project by sharing their memories, going on guided walks, visiting our exhibitions and taking part in craft activities.

The two year programme begins this summer and concludes in 2019 when the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth will be celebrated. Watch out for details of the launch event at Bewdley Museum taking place on Monday 24th July.

RUSKIN LAND

Ruskin Land is an area of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire cared for by the Guild of St George and managed by the Wyre Community Land Trust.

It was given to the Victorian polymath in the 1870s and has been managed by his Guild since then. The Ruskin in Wyre project aims to explore what happened at Ruskin Land and how Ruskin’s ideas have been incorporated into the modern forest.

RUSKIN’S IDEAS

The mission of Ruskin’s Guild was ‘to take some small piece of English Land, beautiful, peaceful and fruitful’, to provide opportunities for working people to cultivate land and reconnect with nature.

Ruskin’s ideas remain relevant today and it is our mission to reinterpret them in meaningful, creative and productive ways for a new generation.

CRAFT

The project seeks to deepen the links between the community and the forest through a wide range of events and activities.

Making, of all kind and varieties, will be a key part of what we have planned, and there will be opportunities for people to work with our artist in residence who will be using our oak to create beautiful things.

COMMUNITY

We hope that local people, and those from further afield, will engage with the project by sharing their memories, going on guided walks, visiting our exhibitions and taking part in craft activities.

The two year programme begins this summer and concludes in 2019 when the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth will be celebrated. Watch out for details of the launch event at Bewdley Museum taking place on Monday 24th July.

THE HERITAGE

Digging deeper into the story behind Ruskin Land

THE HISTORY

Find out more about the early days at Ruskin Land.

RUSKIN'S IDEAS

Find out how relevant Ruskin’s ideas are for today.

OUR WORK

What we’ve achieved so far

RESTORING THE LAND

Find out more about the forest.

MAKING BY HAND

Find out how we’re following Ruskin’s lead.
Join us to receive news from the forest!
For more information about the project, events and courses call us on

01299 488083

or email us: [email protected]

St Georges Farm
Tanners Hill
Bewdley
DY12 2LS