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At the heart of English folk

Restoring the Ivon Hitchens Mural at Cecil Sharp House


Learn more about the conservation of our very special mural in this film.

The stunning Ivon Hitchens mural at Cecil Sharp House is an iconic feature of the venue's main dance hall, Kennedy Hall. As part of the refurbishment work taking place in 2016, conservator Jim Dimond was commissioned to conserve and restore the magnificent art work. Dan Carrier spoke to Jim and Operations Director Rosie Baker about Hitchens himself, the history of the mural, the work that is being carried out.

There is still time to support the restoration of Kennedy Hall. Help us meet our fundraising target.

National Youth Folk Ensemble

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