What's On

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April 2018

Jeffrey Lassaline, Silver Specialist –THE GORHAMBURY SILVER SPECIALIST

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 18 April.  (FULLY BOOKED)

 Silver specialist Jeffrey Lassaline will give a rare insight into selected silver works of art in the Gorhambury Collection. Visitors will have the chance to handle these pieces and gain an in-depth understanding of their design and manufacture. Jeffrey is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a consultant at Christie's. He has worked for over two decades in the decorative arts, contemporary decorative arts and luxury industries in Canada and the United Kingdom. 

The Countess of Verulam – MY LIFE AND ART AT GORHAMBURY

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 25 April.  Ticket Price £15

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012. She is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. This is a rare opportunity to hear her discuss her art and experiences of living at Gorhambury. When she first arrived, the main house had two working fires, two pairs of curtains and a leaking roof. Dione has served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. 

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

May 2018

The Viscountess Grimston – THE GORHAMBURY BUILDING PROJECT REVEALED

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 2 May. Ticket Price £15

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 23 May. Ticket Price £15

Viscountess Grimston moved into Gorhambury in 2012 with her husband and young family. Previously a specialist in Russian works of art at Sotheby's, she has always had a great interest in fine and decorative art. Rosie will give visitors an overview of the current building project and the nine years of decisions and planning taken to get to this point. The project will be put in the context of the architectural and social history of the house. 

Mark Todhunter, Head Gardener - GORHAMBURY GARDENS HISTORY AND TOUR

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 9 May.  Ticket Price £15

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 30 May.  Ticket Price £15

Mark Todhunter has worked as Head Gardener at Gorhambury for the past ten years. He trained at Hatfield under the guidance of the late Marchioness of Salisbury from 1981 - 1994. He has been instrumental in implementing a new scheme for the garden designed by the celebrated landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Mark will give a brief history of the gardens at Gorhambury before taking visitors on a guided tour. 

THE GORHAMBURY TOUR ON FILM 

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 16 May. Ticket Price £8

The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to take questions at the end of the film.  Film running time 52 minutes.

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

June 2018

The Countess of Verulam – MY LIFE AND ART AT GORHAMBURY

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 13 June.  Ticket Price £15

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012. She is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. This is a rare opportunity to hear her discuss her art and experiences of living at Gorhambury. When she first arrived, the main house had two working fires, two pairs of curtains and a leaking roof. Dione has served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. 

The Viscountess Grimston – THE GORHAMBURY BUILDING PROJECT REVEALED

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 20 June. Ticket Price £15

Viscountess Grimston moved into Gorhambury in 2012 with her husband and young family. Previously a specialist in Russian works of art at Sotheby's, she has always had a great interest in fine and decorative art. Rosie will give visitors an overview of the current building project and the nine years of decisions and planning taken to get to this point. The project will be put in the context of the architectural and social history of the house. 

Mark Todhunter, Head Gardener - GORHAMBURY GARDENS HISTORY AND TOUR

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 27 June.  Ticket Price £15

Mark Todhunter has worked as Head Gardener at Gorhambury for the past ten years. He trained at Hatfield under the guidance of the late Marchioness of Salisbury from 1981 - 1994. He has been instrumental in implementing a new scheme for the garden designed by the celebrated landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Mark will give a brief history of the gardens at Gorhambury before taking visitors on a guided tour. 

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

July 2018

YOGA IN THE GORHAMBURY GARDENS

1000 – 1130, Sunday, 1 July.  Ticket Price £15

1000 – 1130, Sunday, 29 July.  Ticket Price £15

Finlay and Laura Hinde have over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga nationally and internationally. Together they set up The Yoga Hall in St Albans and run classes in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Kirtan Chanting. This is a unique opportunity to join a class run by Finlay and Laura in the gardens at Gorhambury. The Verulam and Grimston family members are all huge fans of their practice.  To book for 1st July, please click here. To book for 29th July, please click here

THE GORHAMBURY TOUR ON FILM

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 4 July. Ticket Price £8

The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to take questions at the end of the film.  Film running time 52 minutes.

The Viscountess Grimston – THE GORHAMBURY BUILDING PROJECT REVEALED 

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 11 July. Ticket Price £15

Viscountess Grimston moved into Gorhambury in 2012 with her husband and young family. Previously a specialist in Russian works of art at Sotheby's, she has always had a great interest in fine and decorative art. Rosie will give visitors an overview of the current building project and the nine years of decisions and planning taken to get to this point. The project will be put in the context of the architectural and social history of the house. 

Jeffrey Lassaline, Silver Specialist – THE GORHAMBURY SILVER COLLECTION

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 25 July.  Ticket Price £15

Silver specialist Jeffrey Lassaline will give a rare insight into selected silver works of art in the Gorhambury Collection. Visitors will have the chance to handle these pieces and gain an in-depth understanding of their design and manufacture. Jeffrey is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a consultant at Christie's. He has worked for over two decades in the decorative arts, contemporary decorative arts and luxury industries in Canada and the United Kingdom. 

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

August 2018

Mark Todhunter, Head Gardener - GORHAMBURY GARDENS HISTORY AND TOUR 

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 1 August.  Ticket Price £15

Mark Todhunter has worked as Head Gardener at Gorhambury for the past ten years. He trained at Hatfield under the guidance of the late Marchioness of Salisbury from 1981 - 1994. He has been instrumental in implementing a new scheme for the garden designed by the celebrated landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Mark will give a brief history of the gardens at Gorhambury before taking visitors on a guided tour. 

THE GORHAMBURY TOUR ON FILM

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 8 August. Ticket Price £8

The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to take questions at the end of the film.  Film running time 52 minutes.

The Countess of Verulam – MY LIFE AND ART AT GORHAMBURY

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 15 August.  Ticket Price £15

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012. She is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. This is a rare opportunity to hear her discuss her art and experiences of living at Gorhambury. When she first arrived, the main house had two working fires, two pairs of curtains and a leaking roof. Dione has served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. 

YOGA IN THE GORHAMBURY GARDENS

1000 – 1130, Sunday, 26 August.  Ticket Price £15

Finlay and Laura Hinde have over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga nationally and internationally. Together they set up The Yoga Hall in St Albans and run classes in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Kirtan Chanting. This is a unique opportunity to join a class run by Finlay and Laura in the gardens at Gorhambury. The Verulam and Grimston family members are all huge fans of their practice.  To book, please click here.

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

September 2018

THE GORHAMBURY TOUR ON FILM

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 September. Ticket Price £8

The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to take questions at the end of the film.  Film running time 52 minutes.

The Viscountess Grimston – THE GORHAMBURY BUILDING PROJECT REVEALED

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 12 September. Ticket Price £15

Viscountess Grimston moved into Gorhambury in 2012 with her husband and young family. Previously a specialist in Russian works of art at Sotheby's, she has always had a great interest in fine and decorative art. Rosie will give visitors an overview of the current building project and the nine years of decisions and planning taken to get to this point. The project will be put in the context of the architectural and social history of the house. 

The Countess of Verulam – MY LIFE AND ART AT GORHAMBURY

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 19 September.  Ticket Price £15

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012. She is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. This is a rare opportunity to hear her discuss her art and experiences of living at Gorhambury. When she first arrived, the main house had two working fires, two pairs of curtains and a leaking roof. Dione has served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. 

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000

October 2018

THE GORHAMBURY TOUR ON FILM

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 3 October. Ticket Price £8

The Gorhambury Tour allows viewers to experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until very recently. This specially commissioned film is narrated by Tessa Roberts, head guide for the National and Decorative Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), who led tours at Gorhambury for 29 years and has an unparalleled knowledge of the house and its treasures.Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to take questions at the end of the film.  Film running time 52 minutes.

The Viscountess Grimston – THE GORHAMBURY BUILDING PROJECT REVEALED

1030 – 12 noon, Wednesday, 10 October. Ticket Price £15

Viscountess Grimston moved into Gorhambury in 2012 with her husband and young family. Previously a specialist in Russian works of art at Sotheby's, she has always had a great interest in fine and decorative art. Rosie will give visitors an overview of the current building project and the nine years of decisions and planning taken to get to this point. The project will be put in the context of the architectural and social history of the house. 

Please contact Heidi Treadwell to book your place either by email at office@grimstontrust.co.uk or telephone 01727 855000