Events and visits

Friday, 29th November 2019
Afternoon visit to Tissington Hall, Derbyshire
An opportunity to explore this early 17th century Jacobean manor house. All the rooms will be decorated for Christmas, with festive music and carols playing throughout. Following the tour, listen to ghost stories and enjoy hot punch and mince pies by the fireside.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Afternoon concert: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Beethoven’s 2nd & 4th Symphonies
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Piano: Martin James Bartlett

Tuesday, 12th May 2020
Day visit: Stanley Spencer’s Cookham and Sandham Memorial Chapel
A visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, Berkshire and a guided tour of the village. Followed by a tour of the Sandham Memorial Chapel, which houses the murals Spencer painted as official First World War artist.

Thursday, 18th to Monday, 22nd June 2020
5 day / 4 night tour: The Castles, Historic Houses and Heritage of Kent, with Tailored Travel
The tour includes visits to Perry Green (Henry Moore), Bateman’s Property (Rudyard Kipling), Dover Castle, Canterbury, Sissinghurst, Leeds Castle and Ightham Mote.

Thursday, 9th July 2020
Day visit: Renishaw Hall
A chance to visit this Grade 1 listed building which has been the home of the Sitwell family since 1625. There will be a Decorative Arts Tour, lunch and time to explore the gardens, including an Italianate garden laid out by Sir George Sitwell.

Late Autumn 2020
Theatre visit: RSC, Stratford on Avon
Date and play to be announced.

Please note: booking for events and visits opens when booking forms are distributed in advance at a lecture.