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Concert with the Coull Quartet

Sep 26 2021, 2.30 pm -

The magnificent Coull Quartet offers a rare combination of maturity and freshness and we are delighted that once again they are returning to Dillington House.  

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Friday Lunch & Lecture – Guernica: The Greatest Painting in the World with Wayne Bennett

Oct 29 2021, 1.00 pm - Oct 29 2021, 4.00 pm

The arrival of great art into the United Kingdom is a historical and cultural phenomenon that is barely recognised. We take for granted the works which hang on our gallery…

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Friday Lunch & Lecture – The Greatest Painting in the World: The Ghent Altarpiece with Wayne Bennett

Mar 4 2022, 1.00 pm - Mar 4 2022, 4.00 pm

This lecture will appeal to those with an interest in art and cultural history. This talk will explain the significance of this extraordinary work painted at a time when Europe…

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Guitar Festival Monday Concert – Flauguissimo Duo

Aug 2 2021, 8.00 pm -

Flauguissimo Duo was founded by flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving in 2008 whilst studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Together they have dazzled audiences across…

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Guitar Festival Season Concert Ticket

Aug 1 2021, 8.00 pm - Aug 5 2021, 8.00 pm

Guitar Festival Sunday Concert – Eden Stell Guitar Duo. Guitar Festival Monday Concert – Flauguissimo Duo. Guitar Festival Tuesday Concert – Alma Guitar Quartet. Guitar Festival Wednesday Concert – Mark…

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Guitar Festival Sunday Concert – Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Aug 1 2021, 8.00 pm -

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a…

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Guitar Festival Thursday Concert – Vida Guitar Quartet

Aug 5 2021, 8.00 pm -

VIDAʼs ability to “conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects” (Classic FM) combined with their “exquisite tonal and dynamic control” has firmly established them as a passionate and…

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Guitar Festival Tuesday Concert – Alma Guitar Quartet

Aug 3 2021, 8.00 pm -

Alma has a diverse repertoire ranging from arrangements of music by Debussy and Dvořák to new works composed specifically for guitar quartet. Alma are passionate about expanding the quartet repertoire…

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Guitar Festival Wednesday Concert – Mark Eden and James Gilchrist. Songs with Guitar

Aug 4 2021, 8.00 pm -

James recently returned to the Wigmore Hall to begin his project with Anna Tilbrook, Schumann and the English Romantics, pairing Schumann song cycles with new commissions from leading composers, Sally…

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Sunday Coffee Concert Piano Recital – Professors of Ragtime

Oct 24 2021, 10.45 am - Oct 24 2021, 1.00 pm

RAGTIME PRODUCES HYSTERIA, INSANITY – ragtime is not music, it is a disease” claims doctor. This ragtime-era headline celebrated the world’s first pop music craze, 100 years ago.  Scott Joplin,…

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Sunday Lecture – Ancient Egypt at the Movies with Mike Hope

Nov 27 2022, 2.00 pm - Nov 27 2022, 4.00 pm

The twentieth century’s single greatest contribution to the Arts – namely film- also saw the birth of curse of the Mummy in films. Indeed Hollywood and Ancient Egypt have been…

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Sunday Lecture – Imaging the Merchant Princes of the Renaissance with Mike Hope

Oct 23 2022, 2.00 pm - Oct 23 2022, 4.00 pm

This lecture will look at and assess the rise of and demands for lifelike portraiture amongst the growing wealthy elites of Northern Europe. In turn the employment of new materials…

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Sunday Lecture – The Gothic Revival in the West Country 1836-1901 with Mike Hope

Oct 10 2021, 2.00 pm - Oct 10 2021, 4.00 pm

The Gothic Revival in the West Country 1836-1901 From such great mansions as Knightshayes Court to Tyntesfield, from pumping stations to railway stations, the Gothic Revival can be seen to…

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Sunday Lecture – The House as a Machine for Living in: Approaches of Modern Architecture Towards the Domestic House with Mike Hope

Feb 20 2022, 2.00 pm - Feb 20 2022, 4.00 pm

Since Le Corbusier’s famous quote in 1923 (Toward an Architecture) Modernist architects have grappled with the seemingly impossible conundrum of creating an efficient and beautiful yet warm and inviting home.…

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Sunday Lecture – The Ideal Village: The History and Progress of Rural and Urban Villages from 1720-2020 with Mike Hope

Feb 6 2022, 2.00 pm - Feb 6 2022, 4.00 pm

This lecture will examine the lengthy and often chequered history of the provision of housing and specialist developments, both rural and urban, from estate cottages to Port Sunlight to Portmeirion,…

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Thursday Lunch & Lecture – 70th Anniversary – Lord North: Clearly not a Cider Drinker

Sep 2 2021, 1.00 pm -

The lecture (with lunch) explores Lord North and his links to Dillington House. When Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord North, owner of Dillington House, introduced a Cider Duty it did not…

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Thursday Lunch & Lecture – 70th Anniversary – Lord North: The Prime Minister who Found Dillington House & Lost America

Aug 12 2021, 1.00 pm - Aug 12 2021, 4.00 pm

A  lecture (including lunch) exploring Lord North and his links to Dillington House will enlighten and entertain you. Lord North, owner of Dillington House from his marriage in 1756 to…

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