John Makepeace

Beyond Parnham

Literary Event

Monday 26th June • 2.30pm
St. Mary’s Church • Tickets: £10

Beyond Parnham is the story of an educational phenomenon that inspired a young generation of designers and furniture makers. Forty years on from the launch of courses at Parnham in 1977, they reflect on their careers…

John Makepeace, an internationally renowned furniture maker, has a special place in Beaminster’s heart, having run his courses from Parnham House, created a beautiful house and garden at Farrs, been founding artist of Dorset Art Weeks and is a Patron of the Beaminster Festival. We are indeed lucky to have such a ‘local’!

“Our aim is to extend the boundaries of function, structure and expression beyond those ordinarily associated with furniture.”
John Makepeace
Sponsored by
Mr & Mrs Charles Blundell