GEORGIAN BRITAIN NEEDS YOU
Beavering away in its headquarters in an unassuming townhouse on London’s Fitzroy Square is The Georgian Group, which saves, consults on and champions the cause of Georgian architecture, town planning, applied arts and craftsmanship. It is a font of information and inspiration for all – we love the individual illustrated guides to the history, design and restoration of the era’s decor that are available to download from the website. The group is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, which is a good excuse to join the cause – the £40 annual membership fee (£25 for under-35s) goes towards its rescue projects. Moreover, you’ll be invited on weekend jaunts and evening parties held at famous Georgian landmarks or celebrating little-known masterpieces – as well as visits to the studios of craftspeople commissioned to help with restorations ( georgiangroup.org.uk).