A lecture by Eoin Madigan about the Follies Trust's work on the conservation of the two pyramid tombs in Naas. This is an online event and you can obtain free admission by registering here: http://follies-trust.org/a-lecture-on-the-conservation-of-maudlins-pyramids-nass/
Date: February 27, 2020
A tour by the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, led by Dr Amy Frost. Cost £10 for members, £15 for non-members.
Date: March 12, 2020
Location: St David's Church, Naas, Ireland
A talk by Dr Finbar McCormick
Date: April 24, 2020
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Update 15th March -owing to the corona virus situation, Andrew ahs decided it would be unwide to hold this at what is predicted to be the peak of the virus. It will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the year. Contact Andrew Plumridge
Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 10.00 -17.00
Location: Malet St, London
A study day organized by the Birbeck Garden History History Group
The theme for the day will be the ever-intriguing subject of grottoes in garden history from classical times through the Italian Renaissance to their heyday in Britain of the 18th century, and will include a session on the problems and practicalities of their restoration.
Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room, North Block Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. (Nearest undergrounds are Russell Square and Goodge Street)
Date: August 1, 2020
Location: Around Grantham, Lincolnshire
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At Iford Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. This year we will be the guests of FF member Elizabeth Carwright-Hignett whose house holds two gardens - the more famous being the Italianate garden with buildings and sculptures by Harold Peto, but also a private garden where Elizabeth has added some modern shell and pebble mosaic work. All this is detailed in Jonathan's 'Wiltshire Follies' book. Enquiries to Jonathan Holt
This will not now take palce -hopefully it will take place in 20121 instead.
Date: September 19, 2019
Location: Beaufort Bookshop, 1 Beaufort Place, St Saviour’s Road, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RP
Grottoes, shell houses, towers, gazebos, belvederes, sham castles, sham churches, eyecatchers, the list of building types goes on, all to enjoy and marvel at. From his vast photographic collection he will show how weird and wonderful follies can be, their high artistic value and beautiful decoration, backed up by the amazing stories behind them.
Jonathan has scoured the world for follies for decades, and has written four books on Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and recently Wiltshire. He is also Editor of Follies, the organ of the Folly Fellowship, a charity dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of these curious buildings. All his books will be on sale and there will be some folly freebies for all who attend this intriguing evening.
Free entry and drinks & nibbles - to get an idea of the quantity needed, kindly reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16th September.
Start date: September 28, 2019 - End date: September 29, 2019
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Location: Saltfleetby Lincolnshire