The Farley Arts Trust organises educational projects in collaboration with schools, colleges and other special interest groups involving such activities as:
• Workshops, talks, presentations and screenings which can be combined with tours of Farleys House or showings of the touring exhibitions. These generally explore a particular aspect of the lives and work of Roland Penrose and Lee Miller focusing on themes such as: Art in Britain in
the mid Twentieth Century; Surrealism; Lee Miller’s Life and Work; Roland Penrose’s Life and Work; Picasso and Photography;
• Advising students participating in the Arts Awards scheme which is run by Trinity College, London to help young people to develop their arts and leadership talents;
• Providing guidance for students, artists and others producing work inspired by the cultural heritage of Farleys and advising them on the organisation of exhibitions of their work in their own venues;
• Lectures and dramatized performances given by Antony Penrose based on the lives of his parents, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller;
• Occasional sculpture installations in the garden of Farleys;
• Specific projects originated by the school, college, other group or the Trust.
Some of these projects are devised by the Trust itself and some are proposed by schools, colleges or artists. Proposals from outside which relate in some significant way to Farleys - the home of key surrealists in Britain - are considered by the Trustees at regular meetings and one or two can be undertaken each year. All activities undertaken by the Trust are dependent on securing funding from grants and sponsorship and volunteer time given by the Trustees, Special Advisors and other supporters and organisations. Some of the places where activities have taken place are shown below. If you have an idea which you would like to propose please write to the Trustees using the address given below.