Photo: Ken Stradling at the Bristol Guild

Ken still drew listeners far and wide at Bristol’s M Shed and on Zoom as Cleo Witt remembered his remarkable journey in design on October 13th in her talk Falling in Love with Design.

“You brought back memories of the heady ’70s … the Guild was THE place for an aspiring curator to pass her lunch hour!”

Cleo had many wonderful stories from time spent with Ken, who headhunted her as a trustee in his usual cunning way when he set up his Collection in 2006.

Mingled with the memories were pictures of some of the stunning design objects now housed at 48 Park Row – Ken’s astonishing legacy to his city.