The National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close opened its doors for the 2017 season on the 11 March with a new exhibition and shop.
Historic furniture, fragile ceramics and a Victorian rocking horse are just some of the items being preserved in front of the public as part of a conservation in action programme at Lacock Abbey this spring.
An extraordinary collection of early photographic technology and images is being transferred from the British Film Institute to the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock in Wiltshire, thanks to a £36,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and support from Art Council England’s Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Materials (PRISM) fund.
Stencilled graffiti which has appeared on the door of Wellington Monument in Somerset is not a Banksy – the National Trust has been told.
A spokesperson for Banksy has declared that the graffiti – which purports to be signed by the artist – is a fake.
This autumn the National Trust at Stourhead, Wiltshire, is hosting an aerial performance of ‘Red Threads’ by the talented Whispering Wood Folk.
The event, taking place on the 16 October at 2pm, will welcome the arrival of autumn and celebrate the wonderful display that nature creates in the Stourhead garden during the season.
Several National Trust countryside properties are currently in the spotlight as venues for artists to reveal their inspiration and creative processes until Sunday 2 October.
With over 210 venues taking part, Somerset Open Studios is a countywide opportunity to view over 300 artists and makers from a range of disciplines in their working environment. Now the largest visual art and design event in Somerset, this year’s line-up includes established names such as Richard Pomeroy, Angela Charles and Magnus Hammick; as well new and emerging artists.
An exhibition of costumes from the hit BBC Two series, ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’, including those worn by stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keeley Hawes and Sophie Okonedo, is on display at Lacock Abbey, where many scenes from the show were filmed.
The costumes are on display in the Great Hall of the abbey until 4 September 2016, giving visitors the chance to view their intricate detail first hand, and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’.
Live from the Lawn returns to Tyntesfield for its third year with two top headliners from the world of Ska and Folk.
Dispelling the stereotype of a quintessential National Trust property, Tyntesfield is constantly challenging perceptions with its events program and this August is no exception. After the success of last year’s event the property, near Bristol, will be hosting 2 Tone legends The Beat, and Radio 2 award winning folk artists Show of Hands for two night time open-air concerts in a beautiful setting.
BBC poet Ian McMillan to celebrate Coleridge
Poet and BBC radio presenter, Ian McMillan, will be hosting an entertaining evening celebrating the work of British Romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on Monday 27 June.
Ian McMillan, presenter of BBC Radio Three’s ‘The Verb’, will give a talk as part of ‘Writing Places.’ The audience will be welcome to join Ian for the evening and put questions to him at the event being held in the village of Nether Stowey in Somerset, home to the National Trust’s award winning Coleridge Cottage.
The National Portrait Gallery and the National Trust explore Portraits after Hans Holbein the Younger
The new ‘Copying Holbein’ exhibition is now on show in the Long Gallery at Montacute House. Featuring portraits from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and National Trust, the display brings together a selection of surviving copies of portraits by German painter Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8–1543).