Landscapes with Churches – West Country Church Crawling with Mike Hope


Residential course

Mike Hope

14 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

£474 Non-residential fee (includes supplement), £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer/Autumn week.

The landscape of South-West England is particularly dominated by the inevitable presence of a church – its tower or spire. These buildings reflect not only national but also strong regional styles and influences. Aside from being spiritual and temporal powerhouses and hubs of their communities, their contents reflect the historical vicissitudes of local families and powerful dynasties alike.

The course offers the opportunity to spend each day in wonderful landscapes visiting justifiably famous churches and a lot of the not-so-famous, often in incomparable settings.

Residential Fees From: £780.  There will be a supplement of £200 for this course towards the cost of transport and entrance fees.

Non-resident fee £474 (includes supplement)

Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Mike Hope author, lecturer, curator and designer spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four Universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions. He is a lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programme. He is also currently a member of the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Board and advisor on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter.

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All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled by Dillington House. See our Terms and conditions for more information.