Landscapes with Churches – West Country Church Crawling


Residential course

Mike Hope

5 September 2021 to 10 September 2021

£465 Non-residential fee (includes supplement), £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy (Residents additional £200 supplement for transport and entrance tickets)

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery 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.

There will be a supplement of £200 for this course towards the cost of transport and entrance fees for Residents.

Non-resident fee £465 includes supplement.

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.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.