What's On

Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre Festival - June and July 2019 - OVO Theatre Company

For more information or to book tickets, please see http://romantheatre.org.uk/

Gorhambury House

For directions to Gorhambury House, please click here

2019                        

June

Chinese Ceramics - Robert Dalgety

5th June 2019

Tickets £15.00

Architectural History and Refurbishment - The Viscountess Grimston

10.30am to 12pm - 12th June 2019

Tickets £15.00

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 architectural and social history of the house and provide an update on the progress of the current refurbishment. 

Living at Gorhambury - The Countess of Verulam

10.30am to 12pm - 19th June 2019

Tickets £15.00

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012, during which time she served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. Dione is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. Enjoy tea and cake in the family dining room and hear about the challenges and delights of living at Gorhambury and how life at this stately home has changed over the years. 

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

July 

The Gorhambury Refurbishment Project

One Year On and Site Tour- The Viscountess Grimston

10.30am to 12pm - 3rd July 2019

Tickets £15.00

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 architectural and social history of the house and provide an update on the progress of the current refurbishment. 

The Gorhambury Costume Collection - Poppy Singer, Textile Conservator

10.30am to 12pm - 10th July 2019

Tickets £15.00

From preserving Egyptian mummy cloth to working with contemporary textile installations by Tracy Emin, Poppy has been involved in an impressive variety of conservation projects which have given her first-hand access to some of Britain's most important costume and textile collections. In 2017 a trove of historical costume was discovered in the Gorhambury attics and Poppy has been responsible for advising on its conservation and storage. A selection of these garments will be on public view for the first time during the talk, when Poppy will speak about the pieces as well as the challenges of caring for a costume collection. Visitors are also invited to bring in textiles from home and, after her talk, Poppy will be happy to answer any questions they may have about their conservation. 

Gorhambury Refurbishment Works Tour - Mark Geleta, Site Manager

10.30am to 12pm - 17th July 2019

Tickets £15.00

Mark originally trained as a carpenter and joiner while working for a traditional building company for 12 years. For the last 22 years he has worked for the specialist conservation company contracted to complete the refurbishment works at Gorhambury. Prior to Gorhambury he oversaw a three year restoration project at Sir Edwin Lutyens country house in Hampshire. Mark is a fellow for the The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Mark will take visitors on a guided tour of areas where works are currently being undertaken. Hard hats and high visibility vests will be provided. 

The Gorhambury Miniatures: Talk and Handling Session - Haydn Williams, Fine Art Consultant

10.30am to 12pm - 24th July 2019

Tickets £15.00

Discover the Gorhambury miniature collection up close with leading decorative art specialist, Haydn Williams. Haydn was formerly head of the Silver, Vertu and Russian works of Art Department at Sotheby's and now works as an independent fine art consultant. In addition to having catalogued a number of important private collections of silver and vertu, he is the author of Turquerie: An Eighteenth Century Fantasy (2014), a critically acclaimed study on the influence of Turkish art, architecture and culture in 18th century Europe. 

The Gorhambury Tour on Film - Screening and Q&A

10.30am to 12pm - 31st July 2019

Film running time - 52 minutes

Tickets £8.00

In this specially commissioned film viewers can experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until recently. The video tour 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 unparalled knowledge of the house and its treasures. Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to answer questions at the end of the film. 

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

September

The Gorhambury Refurbishment Project

Gorhambury: Its Architectural History and Refurbishment - The Viscountess Grimston

10.30am to 12pm - 11th September 2019

Tickets £15.00

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 architectural and social history of the house and provide an update on the progress of the current refurbishment. 

Living at Gorhambury - The Countess of Verulam

10.30am to 12pm - 18th September 2019

Tickets £15.00

The Countess of Verulam lived at Gorhambury from 1977 to 2012, during which time she served as High Sheriff and as Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen in Hertfordshire. Dione is a celebrated artist represented in London and in Hungerford by Cricket Fine Art. Enjoy tea and cake in the family dining room and hear about the challenges and delights of living at Gorhambury and how life at this stately home has changed over the years. 

The Gorhambury Tour on Film - Screening and Q&A

10.30am to 12pm - 25th September 2019

Film running time - 52 minutes

Tickets £8.00

In this specially commissioned film viewers can experience the 18th century rooms of the house as they were laid out until recently. The video tour 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 unparalled knowledge of the house and its treasures. Tessa or one of her NADFAS colleagues will be available to answer questions at the end of the film. 

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

October

The Gorhambury Refurbishment Project

One Year On and Site Tour- The Viscountess Grimston

10.30am to 12pm - 2nd October 2019

Tickets £15.00

Nathaniel Bacon: Gentleman Artist and Pioneer of the Kitchen Still Life

10.30am to 12pm - 9th October 2019

Tickets £15.00

In this short introduction to the work of Nathaniel Bacon, learn about his connection to Gorhambury and explore two paintings from his well-known Cookmaids series which currently hang in the house. 

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