Here are this year’s events – those at the top are organised by the Folly Fellowship, and those in the second block are events by other organizations that may be of interest. Some hints on ordering mutliple tickets are given here.
An Evening of Architectural Follies – Illustrated Talk by Jonathan Holt
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.
Edinburgh -Ancient and Modern
Start date: September 21, 2019 - End date: September 22, 2019
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
A tour in
and around Edinburgh looking at the point where art and follies meet. Can art
in the landscape ever be a folly? On the Saturday we will see traditional
follies in the centre of Edinburgh and then visit a sculpture garden on the
outskirts of the city where there are modern follies amongst the landscape art.
On Sunday we will visit a ‘poet’s garden’ about one hour by road from Edinburgh
– an intriguing and thought provoking garden that is neither a folly or a
Saturday – in the morning there will be some street walking and you will need to be able to climb Carlton Hill. In the afternoon the sculpture garden is easily accessible. On Sunday there is a walk of about 700 metres from the car park to the garden, although disabled access can be arranged. Both gardens are relatively flat and easy walking.
Transport – for those without cars this can be arranged, either car share or a minibus depending on numbers. There would be an extra charge for a minibus – this will depend on the numbers travelling but is likely to be £25 – £35 for the weekend.
Please note that members of the Artworker’s Guild and the Irish Follies Trust count as ‘members’ when booking. If you wish to pay by cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘The Folly Fellowship’ and send it to:
Mary Bright, 32 Granville Park, London SE13 7EA
Talks and events by organizations other than the Folly Fellowship
Saltfleetby Prospect Tower Open Day
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Location: Saltfleetby Lincolnshire
Monteath Mausoleum Open Days
Start date: September 28, 2019 - End date: September 29, 2019