A two day Symposium – Day one will be a full day symposium of illustrated talks on a variety of folly-related subjects including:
Michael Cousins – Follies in the Chinese Taste – The rise (and fall) of Chinese architecture in 18th cnntury Britain.
Dr Laura Mayer – ‘Tea-things, Dragons and Bells’: Humphry Repton’s Greatest Folly
Isobel and Julian Bannerman – Timber garden buildings from 1500 to the present day.
Dr Iain Jackson – Nek Chand’s Rock Garden at Chandigarh, India
Lady Lucinda Lambton – Beastly Follies.
Henry Macrory – Whitaker Wright and Other Victorian Moles
The day will include tea/coffee and buffet lunch.
Day two: A General Meeting of the Charity to present the accounts and business plan for the way ahead. There will also be a talk by Sarah Finch-Crisp on The History of Lydiard Park. If time permits, there will be a discussion on legacy projects and what follies mean to us, and a discussion on places that members would like to visit. All of this will help us shape our future work and future direction.
Tickets are £45.00 for members and £50.00 for guests, and includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day. Tickets for Sunday are £10 and for members only. Attendees must also pay £4.00 at the venue for car parking on the day– details from Andrew Plumridge.
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