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PORTMEIRION Matthew Williams Tuesday 12 March 2019

Matthew Williams is the curator of Cardiff Castle  and is particularly interested in design of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this lecture he will draw on some personal memories of Portmeirion and disscuss its location, its architecture and its cultural associations.

Portmeirion was created in 1920 by the architect Sir Willam Clough Ellis and is descibed as a Welsh Italianate Fantasy. Many artists, intellectuals  and aristocrats visited regularly, including HG Wells and Bertrand Russell. Noel Coward wrote 'Blithe Spirit' whilst on one of his many visits.

Sir Clough's daughter Susan created Portmeirion Pottery.