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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 Lecture – 70th Anniversary – ‘I’ve got a Metal Knee’: A 70 Year Olds Gap Year

Jan 22 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 22 2021, 4.00 pm

As a university lecturer, John spent forty years urging students to make the most of a gap year. At 18 he did the world’s worst – working as an accountant…

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Friday Lecture – 70th Anniversary – Lord North: Clearly not a Cider Drinker

Jan 22 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 22 2021, 4.00 pm

The last in this series of lectures (with lunch) exploring Lord North and his links to Dillington House. When Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord North, owner of Dillington House, introduced…

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Friday Lecture – 70th Anniversary – Lord North: Losing America was not his Greatest Crime

Nov 13 2020, 1.00 pm - Nov 13 2020, 4.00 pm

The second in this series of three lectures (including lunch) exploring Lord North and his links to Dillington House. Lord North, owner of Dillington House, was brilliant at handling the…

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

Jan 22 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 22 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 Lecture – The Greatest Painting in the World: The Ghent Altarpiece with Wayne Bennett

Mar 19 2021, 1.00 pm - Mar 19 2021, 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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Friday Lecture – The House as a Machine for Living in: Approaches of Modern Architecture Towards the Domestic House with Mike Hope

Jan 15 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 15 2021, 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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Friday Lecture – The Lure of Morocco with Dr Angie Smith

Jan 15 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 15 2021, 4.00 pm

Many European painters have travelled to Morocco in search of colour and exotic subject matter. In this lecture we look at paintings by Matisse and others who have been inspired…

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Friday Lecture – The Story of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Mar 12 2021, 1.00 pm - Mar 12 2021, 3.00 pm

‘A mound of treasures from far countries was fetched aboard her’ : The Story of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial. In the early seventh century a great ship was dragged…

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Sunday Coffee Concert Piano Recital – Professors of Ragtime

Apr 25 2021, 10.45 am - Apr 25 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 Concert – Harpischords with Colin Booth and Steven Devine

Feb 21 2021, 9.00 am - Feb 21 2021, 1.00 pm

An informal concert by Colin Booth and Steven Devine, featuring music by Louis and Francois Couperin, D’Anglebert, and Rameau. Coffee & Concert £15 (under 18s £6) Coffee, Concert and Sunday…

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Sunday Lecture – Gothic Gems: A Celebration of the Arts and Literature which have Embodied and Revived Gothic over the Last Nine Hundred Years with Mike Hope

Jan 21 2021, 1.00 pm - Jan 21 2021, 4.00 pm

To mark the finishing of the detailed study (six weekend courses over the last four years) of the development of Gothic architecture from the twelfth to twenty-first centuries, this lecture…

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Sunday Lecture – Citizen Hearst and Citizen Kane with Phil Grabsky

Mar 28 2021, 2.00 pm - Mar 28 2021, 4.00 pm

The Tycoon and The Film An illustrated lecture about one of the most extraordinary Americans – William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951 – and arguably the greatest American film…

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

Feb 28 2021, 2.00 pm - Feb 28 2021, 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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