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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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8 February 2022, 12 – 1pm

Join the beloved British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith for an intimate lunchtime conversation with the design journalist Aimee Farrell (The Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue).

This one-off, in-person talk will explore Sir Paul Smith’s connection to the Kettle’s Yard House and gallery, and the influence of its founder Jim Ede on Smith’s own creative journey, from the design of his home interiors to his passion for art and collecting.

This talk is the first in a series titled My Kettle’s Yard delving into the inspirational power of Kettle’s Yard beyond fine art, within the creative spheres of fashion, interior decoration and design.

£15 Friends (£20 Non-Friends £7 Students)

Click here to book your ticket

About Paul Smith

Sir Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost designers. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces. Paul Smith is loved across the world. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham, England, in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling in over seventy countries. Starting with one men’s collection, the business now comprises collections for men, women and children, including, shoes, accessories, fragrance and home furnishings. Throughout its development Paul Smith’s values of curiosity, quality and authenticity have remained constant.

About Aimee Farrell

Aimee Farrell is a freelance writer specialising in design, interiors and the visual arts.  Her work is frequently published in The Financial Times’ How To Spend It Magazine, where she is a Contributing Editor, as well as The New York Times’ T Magazine, and British Vogue, where she first began her career and worked for more than a decade. She lives in Cambridge and is a member of the Kettle’s Yard Friends Events Committee.


This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.


We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a talk. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel your ticket due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund.

Join the Friends

This event has been created by the Friends of Kettle’s Yard. If you would like to join, you can do so here.