The Broadway Colony of Creativity

Learn about the Broadway Colony of Creativity, starting with William Morris and including Edwin Austin Abbey ‘Ned’, Francis D Millet ‘Frank’, Alfred Parsons, Henry James, Edmund Gosse, Frederick Barnard and John Singer Sargent to name a few, who lived or visited, worked and played in Broadway.

With the arrival of steam technology and the development of the rail network in the mid-19th century, coach travel declined and Broadway’s prosperity collapsed as a result. But the traditional Cotswold stone buildings, the idyllic countryside and the sense of peaceful isolation from an increasingly noisy world, attracted creatives to this rural bliss. The Cotswolds has been a draw to many, including the staggering number of talented artists, writers, actresses and musicians we can introduce to you, all who have all added their own touch to Broadway and this beautiful piece of the Cotswolds!

Learn about the Broadway colony of creatives who lived or visited, worked and played in Broadway between 1870 and 1920 and how Sargent realigned his artistic career having fallen in love with our beautiful Broadway.

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