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.
Talks and events by organizations other than the Folly Fellowship
Four engaging new temporary artworks will be unveiled in the landscape of the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in spring 2018, shining a light on the lost follies and hidden views of the water garden and abbey beyond. Now in its third year, folly! the National Trust site’s contemporary art programme, will be the boldest yet with large-scale outdoor works in the landscape.
International artists and architects Charles Holland Architects, Lucy + Jorge Orta, and Flea Folly have each been commissioned to re-imagine the lost follies which once stood on key sites within the Georgian water garden. A fourth piece, designed by a pupil from a local school as part of a collaboration with the North Yorkshire Society of Architects, will also be unveiled.
This exhibition brings back some of Horace Walpole’s original art collection that was dispersed in 1842 in a great sale.
This lecture addresses how various forms of memory are expressed in Repton’s landscape vision, including personal memoir, cultural elegy and antiquarian learning, as part his longstanding concern with passing time.
This lecture will be given by Stephen Daniels, Curator of our exhibition Repton Revealed.
Chris Sumner, London Parks and Gardens Trust: Repton in London
Sarah Dickinson, Surrey Gardens Trust: Tracking down a Hardenberg Basket
Toby Parker, Hertfordshire Gardens Trust: Repton and the East India Company Patronage
Steffie Shields, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust: ‘Water in the valley’ – Normanton, re-discovering a Red Book
Patrick Eyres, Yorkshire Gardens Trust: Repton and the War Profiteers
Judy Tarling, Sussex Gardens Trust: Repton and Friends at Heathfield Park
Glynis Shaw Welsh Historic Gardens Trust: Repton and John Nash as partners
Kate Harwood, Hertfordshire Gardens Trust: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ – using research to save a Repton Landscape
Hugh Vaux Kent Gardens Trust: Montreal, a Repton landscape interpreted
Claire de Carle, Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust: ‘Parrots, Pineapples and Puckler’