Events At The Castle at Taunton

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett

22 Nov 2014

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio - Taunton Literary Festival 2014

Saturday, 22nd November at 11.30am

The story of Gabriele D’Annunzio, poet, daredevil – and Fascist. In September 1919 Gabriele D’Annunzio, successful poet and occasional politician, declared himself Commandante of the city of Fiume in modern day Croatia. His intention – to establish a utopia based on his fascist and artistic ideals. It was the dramatic pinnacle to an outrageous career.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett charts the controversial life of D’Annunzio, the debauched artist who became a national hero. Through his ideological journey, culminating in the failure of the Fiume endeavour, we witness the political turbulence of early 20th century Europe and the emergence of fascism. Winner of the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction and the 2013 Costa Award Biography of the Year.

Ticket Prices

  • Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
  • Talk only   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Saturday 22 Nov 2014 11:30 am 57 Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
Talk only   10.00

Business Networking

24 Sep 2014 – 26 Nov 2014

Business Networking

Includes light breakfast, coffee and networking

For further information, contact Kevin Smith on 07545 699249 or email kevin.smith1@santander.co.uk

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission   12.50
  • General Admittance - BBQ   15.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 26 Nov 2014 8:15 am SOLD OUT

Taunton Business Incentive Awards

2 Dec 2014

Taunton Business Incentive Awards

From 6.30pm

The 30 finalists and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony at The Castle Hotel on 2nd December at 6:30pm, where the winner will be announced.

The evening will consist of a glass of wine on arrival, networking and light buffet. The businesses who come 2nd and 3rd in each group will also be mentioned on the night.

The cost of this event is £10. The £10 charge is a commitment fee and is non-refundable or transferable.

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Tuesday 2 Dec 2014 6:30 pm 58 General Admittance   10.00

Exeter Cathedral Choir

5 Dec 2014

Exeter Cathedral Choir

5th December at 7pm

Start the Christmas season with our annual Exeter Cathedral Choir Dinner! 

Arrival from 7pm for mulled wine & carols in our grand hall followed by a festive 3-course dinner and entertainment from the Gentlemen of Exeter Cathedral Choir between the courses.

This is a very popular event with limited seating.  

Book today to avoid disappointment!

Ticket Prices

  • Carols, mulled wine, 3-course dinner & entertainment   69.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 5 Dec 2014 7:00 pm SOLD OUT

Christmas Party Nights

19 Dec 2014 – 20 Dec 2014

Christmas Party Nights

Friday, 19th December & Saturday, 20th December from 7pm

Join us on one of our two party nights this Christmas!  

You'll enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, a 3-course dinner and then you can dance the night away at our private disco.  


Ticket Prices

  • Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 19 Dec 2014 7:00 pm 5 Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00
Saturday 20 Dec 2014 7:00 pm 52 Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00

Gala New Year's Eve

31 Dec 2014

Gala New Year's Eve

31st December from 8pm

If you are seeking a glamorous new year's eve, then you simply cannot miss The Castle's grand occasion!

Our black-tie dinner and disco is the place to be to ring in the new year.

Start the evening with a champagne & canapé reception at 8pm, followed by a lavish dinner.  Then ring in the new year in true Castle style with some help from our DJ.

Ticket Prices

  • Gala New Year's Eve Party   99.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 8:00 pm 19 Gala New Year's Eve Party   99.00

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas

15 Jan 2015

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas

15th January 2015 at 2pm

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas 1834-1917  is an examination of the approach of this most private of artists to his subject, through his paintings of figures.

Degas is far more than a painter of ballet dancers or merely an ‘impressionist’.  In fact his concentration on the figure places him firmly in the classical tradition.  However, he seems to lie in wait for his subjects, catching them unawares in their private worlds.  These apparently natural or casual images are hard won, and as he himself said ‘No art was ever less spontaneous than mine.’

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 15 Jan 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Redesign Your Life

6 Feb 2015 – 17 Apr 2015

Redesign Your Life

From 10am - 1.30pm

£25 each or, to book all three for £60, ring 01823 328303

A series of three linked talks to help you redesign your life and find a deeper sense of happiness and balance. Led by Becky Wright, an eminent psychotherapist, counsellor and coach,  the talks are interactive, encouraging co-creation and new connections with the audience. 

"The elusive concept of work-life balance does not exist.  Balance is not the goal, nor the pathway to happiness. I like the word integration much better. It's about work and family, but also taking care of yourself and finding your own way that enables you to rethink, restore, create, grow and achieve without burnout, without decimating your health and without neglecting your personal life. 

"The process of getting to know yourself more fully is an exciting journey because the resulting awareness helps to make sense of this crazy, beautiful and intriguing life."

Friday, 6th February at 10.30am - Knowing Yourself and Detoxing Your Mind

Our minds are cluttered; we spend all our time going through a checklist of things to do. How about taking time out to learn to use your mind more efficiently - it is our most powerful asset, both in the work place and at home.

This interactive talk will offer practical exercises for both detoxing the mind and starting to develop the mindful awareness central to getting to know yourself better, and making a start on the life redesign process.

Friday, 6th March at 10.30am - Love and Developing Self-confidence

Self-esteem and self confidence is a term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.  When you learn and understand more about love and relationships you can change the way you function, and increase your self confidence and self esteem. This in turn will affect relationships with partners, friends and work colleagues.

In this interactive talk we will explore these aspects more closely and look at ways to improve self confidence and create more balanced relationships.

Friday, 17th April at 10.30am - Developing Real Happiness

Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. It includes our capacity to make the best of things, cope with stress and rise to the occasion. We can also become more skilful at noticing when things start to go off-course, giving ourselves the chance to rectify problems at an early stage.

This interactive talk offers skills and strategies that help our resilience grow. It will draw together earlier themes of mindful awareness, love and confidence as part of building and sustaining your personal resilience and help you grow and create a more sustainable life design for the future.

 

Becky Wright holds an MSC in counselling and is a full senior member of BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the Association for Coaching. 

She has a high profile within her industry; as well as being a regular presenter at conferences, and has been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement Awards, is a co-winner of the Innovation in Training Award (Pavilion Publishing) and Fellowship Winner with the Winston Churchill Trust. She has published her own research and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Psychology magazines. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

Ticket Prices

  • Talk & coffee   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 6 Feb 2015 10:30 am 29 Talk & coffee   25.00
Friday 6 Mar 2015 10:30 am 29 Talk & coffee   25.00
Friday 17 Apr 2015 10:30 am 29 Talk & coffee   25.00

Ten Treasures of the Uffizi

12 Feb 2015

Ten Treasures of the Uffizi

from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci

12th February 2015 at 2pm

Ten Italian masterpieces from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci, prizes of the bewilderingly large collections of the Uffizi in Florence are selected for special attention.

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 12 Feb 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

The Leonore Piano Trio

20 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015

The Leonore Piano Trio

20–22 February 2015

Benjamin Nabarro violin
Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano

Pre-concert talks by Richard Wigmore

Before forming The Leonore Piano Trio, its members were each already internationally acclaimed artists in their own right. Their performances under the umbrella of ‘Ensemble 360’ were then met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio permanently. They have toured, coached and recorded together – their latest disc (of Arensky Trios) receiving excellent reviews.

Their programme consists entirely of music by Beethoven, with six concerts over three days. Most of his major piano trio works are incorporated, including the ‘Archduke’ and ‘Ghost’ and the complete Op.1 set. They also perform a good selection of his sonatas for violin or cello and piano.

Musical insight is provided by Richard Wigmore in the form of short pre-concert talks. Richard is a lecturer, writer on music, and broadcaster. He writes for BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph and Gramophone.

The Programme

Concert 1
Friday 20 February 2015, 4.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 3.45pm

Beethoven, Cello Sonata in A, Op.69; Piano Trio in E flat, Op.1 No.1.

Concert 2
Friday 20 February 2015, 6.45pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in F, Op.24 ‘Spring’; Piano Trio in G, Op.1 No.2.

Concert 3
Saturday 21 February 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.45am

Beethoven, Cello Sonata in F, Op.5 No.1; Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3.

Concert 4
Saturday 21 February 2015, 4.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 3.45pm

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2 ‘Eroica’; Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’.

Concert 5
Saturday 21 February 2015, 6.45pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm Beethoven, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2; Piano Trio in E flat, Op.70 No.2.

Concert 6
Sunday 22 February 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.45am.

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in A, Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’; Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 ‘Archduke’. Only the final concert has an interval – all other concerts are c. 1 hour in length and will run straight through.

Ticket Prices

  • Leonore Concert 6   24.00
  • Leonore Concerts 1-5   20.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 20 Feb 2015 4:00 pm 48
Friday 20 Feb 2015 6:45 pm 34
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 11:00 am 30
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 4:00 pm 38
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 6:45 pm 34
Sunday 22 Feb 2015 11:00 am 32

Dinner & Theatre for Two

11 Mar 2015 – 16 May 2015

Dinner & Theatre for Two

We are pleased to announce our Dinner & Theatre Evenings in partnership with Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre!

You will enjoy a two course dinner in BRAZZ between 5-6pm, followed by tickets to a Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre performance at 7.30pm, including complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink during the interval.

From just £65 per couple for dinner & tickets, transporation not included.  

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is just 10 minutes drive from BRAZZ.  

For directions, please go to the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre website at:

http://tacchi-morris.com

 


 

TeechersTeechers

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 at 7:30pm

Blackeyed Theatre presents their stage revival of Teechers, a highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a modern comprehensive for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Blackeyed Theatre astound audiences with their high energy, break-neck comedy and breath-taking ensemble performances whilst challenging vital questions of education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. 

 

 


Simon & GarfunkelSimon and Garfunkel

Friday, 13 March 2015 at 7:30pm

Dan Haynes and Pete Richards are ‘Bookends’, the finest tribute act to Simon and Garfunkel in the UK today! After their almost sold-out performance in Autumn 2013 at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, we are thrilled that this exciting duo are coming back to wow us again with their amazing mix of live performance, video and audio snippets from Simon and Garfunkel themselves. The show explores the troubled waters that the duo experienced in their incredibly successful career.

 


SAFE by Zoielogic SAFE

Thursday, 16 April 2015 at 7:30pm

Masculinity versus fragility – what is the state of your empire? ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s powerful new production set against the imagined backdrop of the iconic Empire State Building focuses on five outstanding male performers as they inhabit the world of the heroic construction workers of 1930; the men whose skills, dedication and sheer bravery helped make this incredible building a ground-breaking first. ‘SAFE’ captures the ambitious imagination of choreographer and artistic director Zoie Golding and brings to life cinematic vignettes with epic insight into the very heart of human nature.

 


Origin of SpeciesThe Origin of the Species…

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 7:30pm

A show for young and old alike, The Origin of Species... tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea. It’s a show packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin! Don’t miss out on this Edinburgh Fringe sell-out & international smash hit. Bring your monkeys!

"Remarkably inventive, thoroughly entertaining...extraordinarily effective... science can rarely have been so much fun." The Stage

 


Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem The Beaux

Saturday, 16 May 2015 at 7:30pm

If you come and see Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s stage production of The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquar, then you’re in for a real treat. The stage is set for one of the finest Restoration Comedies of the age; expect Rakes, Lovers, Desperate Housewives, Herbal Healers and Horse Thieves. What more could you want in a play?! Farquar knits together a panoply of stock and ‘not so stock’ characters, weaving plots and sub plots in an 18th Century ‘One Man Two Governors’, where not all is as it seems and the country folk of Lichfield are not quite as dumb as we think. This cast of 12 features the stars of tomorrow and famous alumni include Peter Postlethwaite!

 



Pop-up OperaPop-up Opera present Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail 

(The Abduction of the Seraglio)

Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 7:30pm: £85 per couple

After their fantastic performance at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in September, Pop-up Opera are back for another round! Come join in with their interactive and fresh take of Mozart's comedy about two young men, Belmonte and Pedrillo, who attempt to rescue their lovers Konstanze and Blonde from an Ottoman harem. All kinds of high jinks and mishaps occur as they don disguises, make merry with the servants and sing an ode to Bacchus, God of wine! The music contains some of Mozart's most spectacular and virtuoso arias, and is richly embroidered with his interpretation of Turkish music. An extremely opulent and highly entertaining treat!

Language: German / Captions: English


Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre information

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is a multipurpose space that provides arts activities for the whole community. Completed in January 2000, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre holds state-of-the-art facilities and aims to inspire all the community to get involved in the arts, be it coming to watch one of our shows, or taking part yourself! As well as our busy programme of theatre, dance and music, we also run a whole range of over 20 community classes per week open to all the family and host eight visual art exhibitions annually in our gallery space.

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre was developed through support from Kathleen Tacchi-Morris and continued support from the Tacchi-Morris Trust and Heathfield Community School and continues the legacy of pacifism that echoed throughout Kathleen Tacchi-Morris’ life.


Ticket Prices

  • 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00
  • 2-course Dinner & Pop-up Opera Tickets for Two   85.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00
Friday 13 Mar 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00
Saturday 14 Mar 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Pop-up Opera Tickets for Two   85.00
Thursday 16 Apr 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00
Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00
Saturday 16 May 2015 5:00 pm 40 2-course Dinner & Theatre Tickets for Two   65.00

Painters of Perfection

12 Mar 2015

Painters of Perfection

Fra Angelico and piero della Francesca

Painters of the fifteenth century Italian Renaissance

12th March 2015 at 2pm

Fra Angelico (c1387 – 1455) and Piero della Francesca (1410-92) are two painters of the early Italian Renaissance whose work, though dissimilar in many ways, exudes a serene almost transcendental confidence which can only be described as ‘beauty’.  They are consummate masters.

The major works of each artist will be described in the context of the time in which they lived.      

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 12 Mar 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

A Weekend of Mozart

13 Mar 2015 – 15 Mar 2015

A Weekend of Mozart

13–15 March 2015

The London Bridge Ensemble:
Daniel Tong piano
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Kate Gould cello
Michael Gurevich guest viola

Alasdair Beatson piano

Mary Bevan soprano

Pre-concert talks by Richard Wigmore

‘The miracle that God let be born in Salzburg’, to quote Mozart’s father, is today enshrined as the most popular of all classical composers: the most played, the most mythologised, the most commercially exploited. His genius is rightly hailed as universal, protean. Yet even in an age when Mozart has never had it so good, there are masterpieces that seldom appear on concert programmes.

Our celebration of Mozart’s chamber music and song seeks to counter this, balancing the familiar – the two piano quartets, and the tragic A minor Sonata – with comparative rarities like the E flat String Trio, K.563, whose profundity belies its billing as a ‘Divertimento’. Mary Bevan’s programme of Mozart’s songs may surprise those who think that German Lieder began with Schubert – to contrast with this, she also performs a number of opera arias. And if you are unfamiliar with Mozart’s music for piano duet – still among his best-kept secrets – Daniel Tong’s and Alasdair Beatson’s performances of two magnificent 4-hand works could well come as a revelation.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Kate Gould, and Daniel Tong form The London Bridge Ensemble, one of the UK’s most exciting and brilliant chamber groups. They have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They are regularly joined by additional string players to perform larger works – for this weekend, Michael Gurevich joins them as guest viola.

Daniel Tong is principal pianist for the weekend, performing in all four concerts. He has also played a large part in assembling the programme. Daniel’s musical life is spent performing as a soloist and chamber musician, directing two chamber music festivals (including his own, in the Wye Valley) and occasionally writing. He has appeared at many of the foremost British venues, and at Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Edinburgh festivals to name but a few, and is frequently heard on BBC radio.

Pianist Alasdair Beatson is a highly regarded chamber and orchestral musician. In July 2014 he gives his sixth Wigmore Hall recital and other engagements include performances with Pieter Wispelwey, Adrian Brendel and Pekka Kuusisto. He has appeared at Aldeburgh, Bath Mozartfest, Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals amongst others and has a regular association with the Scottish Ensemble.

Soprano Mary Bevan trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the prestigious Richard Lewis award. She recently made her Royal Opera House début as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, and is currently a Harewood Artist at English National Opera. Also a dedicated recitalist, Mary has appeared at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at Wigmore Hall.

The concept and programme for this weekend is devised by Richard Wigmore – lecturer, writer on music, and broadcaster – who will also give illuminating pre-concert talks. He writes for BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph and Gramophone.

The Programme

Concert 1: piano duet & solo
Friday 13 March 2015, 6.15pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.45pm

Daniel Tong & Alasdair Beatson
Fantasia in F minor for a Musical
Clock, K.608; Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310 (solo piano, performed by Alasdair Beatson); Piano Sonata for Four Hands in F, K.497.

Concert 2: piano & strings
Saturday 14 March 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

The London Bridge Ensemble
Duet for Violin & Viola in B flat, K.424; Violin Sonata No.21 in E minor, K.304; Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493.

Concert 3: piano & strings
Saturday 14 March 2015, 6.15pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.45pm

The London Bridge Ensemble
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478; String Divertimento in E flat, K.563.

Concert 4: soprano & piano
Sunday 15 March 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Mary Bevan & Daniel Tong
Abendempfindung’ K.523, ‘Das Veilchen’ K.476, ‘Als Luise die Briefe’ K.520, ‘Der Zauberer’ K.472, ‘An Chloe’ K.524, ‘Lied der Trennung’ K.519, ‘Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling’ K.596, ‘Oiseaux, si tous les ans’ K.307, ‘Dans un bois solitaire’ K.308; arias by Mozart (exact selection to be confirmed).

Ticket Prices

  • Morning Concerts   24.00
  • Evening Concerts   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 13 Mar 2015 6:15 pm 50
Saturday 14 Mar 2015 11:00 am 43
Saturday 14 Mar 2015 6:15 pm 36
Sunday 15 Mar 2015 11:00 am 44

Paint & Pamper Weekends

27 Mar 2015 – 23 Oct 2015

Paint & Pamper Weekends

Explore your artistic side with one of our new "Paint & Pamper" weekends at The Castle.

These weekends are for all ages and abilities, including beginners.

The setting is the luxurious Penthouse Suite.

You will paint a gorgeous Still Life with an array of flowers and a selection of interesting objects, using the fine art materials.

This weekend promises to provide you with pure enjoyment and an opportunity to develop your artistic talent in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere.

Why not make the most of your weekend break and book a spa treatment during your stay? The reservation team will be happy to organise this for you.

 From £549 for three nights, per person

Price includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon Tea on day of arrival
  • Full English breakfast on Saturday, Sunday & Monday morning
  • Buffet lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Dinner in Castle Bow Restaurant on Saturday evening 
  • Dinner in BRAZZ on Sunday evening
  • 2 days painting course, with all supplies provided, from 10am - 4pm on Saturday & Sunday


About Your Tutor Linda Hollingshead

Linda Hollingshead has painted all her life and is a professional artist who creates uplifting colourful paintings. She is well known for her lively, enjoyable and encouraging workshops and painting holidays. Being a painting demonstrator and educator for a leading art materials company she has a good knowledge of the ‘right tools for the job’ plus an excellent understanding of colour. Linda does not show you how to paint like her. Instead she encourages you to paint how you wish to paint by showing painting ways and techniques to suit your needs.

 

Ticket Prices

  • Accommodation & Painting Course   549.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 27 Mar 2015 2:00 pm 12 Accommodation & Painting Course   549.00
Friday 23 Oct 2015 2:00 pm 12 Accommodation & Painting Course   549.00

Easter at the Castle 2015

3 Apr 2015 – 6 Apr 2015

Easter at the Castle 2015

The Mandelring Quartet & Quartetto di Cremona

Mendelssohn’s Octet & more

3–6 April 2015 (MB 274)

3 nights • 5 concerts

The Mandelring Quartet

Sebastian Schmidt violin, Nanette Schmidt violin, Roland Glassl viola; Bernhard Schmidt cello.

Quartetto di Cremona

Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola, Giovanni Scaglione cello.


The Programme

Friday 3 April 2015, 6.00pm

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.1 in E-flat, Op.12; Mozart, String Quartet No.17 in B-flat, K.458 ‘The Hunt’; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.44 No.1



Saturday 4 April 2015, 11.00am

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13; Haydn, String Quartet in D, Op.64 No.5, ‘The Lark’; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2


 

Saturday 4 April 2015, 6.00pm

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80; Haydn, String Quartet in D, Op.71 No.2; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.5 in E-flat, Op.44 No.3


 

Sunday 5 April 2015 (Easter Day), 11.00am

The Mandelring Quartet & Quartetto di Cremona

Webern, Langsamersatz; Beethoven, Große Fuge Op.133; Mendelssohn, String Octet in

E-flat, Op.20. The first two programme items are performed by Quartetto di Cremona.



Monday 6 April 2015, 11.00am

Quartetto di Cremona

Beethoven, String Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3, ‘Razumovsky’; Beethoven, String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132


Ticket Prices

  • Morning Concerts   24.00
  • Evening Concerts   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 3 Apr 2015 6:00 pm 54
Saturday 4 Apr 2015 11:00 am 51
Saturday 4 Apr 2015 6:00 pm 54
Sunday 5 Apr 2015 11:00 am 38
Monday 6 Apr 2015 11:00 am 50

Design and Create a Driftwood Heart

14 May 2015

Design and Create a Driftwood Heart

From 9:30am - 1pm

Using a heart template approx. 9 inches long and 8 inches wide, you will be able to choose from a large selection of driftwood and other mediums such as sea glass, shells and rope to create your design.

Whether you could have someone’s initials in your heart or perhaps a word like ‘love’ or ‘home’, the choice will be yours. Emma Duke will guide you through the process, from start to finish, and supply everything you need to make your very own unique Driftwood Hanging Heart.

MEET THE ARTIST

Emma Duke

www.emmaduke.co.uk

Emma is a Somerset born artist, working from her studio in West Monkton. Her love for the elements and natures carved wood sees her working mainly in Driftwood, which she sources herself from the North Somerset and Devon Coastlines.

Using skills handed down through generations of her family, Emma creates stunning wall pieces, from beautiful horses and majestic owls, to hurricane lamps and vases, capturing the essence of Mother Nature’s elements.

Conducting talks and workshops, Emma also shares her knowledge of the Somerset Coastline and passion for Driftwood and art.

Emma hopes her work encourages you to travel in to your own special thoughts and memories.


Ticket Prices

  • Workshop & all materials   79.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 14 May 2015 9:30 am 15 Workshop & all materials   79.00

A Book of Your Own Workshop

25 Jun 2015

A Book of Your Own Workshop

Workshop from 10am - 4pm on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Designing a Book of Your Own is an exciting innovative workshop, where you create a unique book ‘Just for You’ and all your creative endeavours.

Throughout the workshop, you will be working in your journal/sketchbook and whether your passion is journaling, sketching, altered art, keeping an illustrated diary, poetry, creative writing or you are looking for a place to record information on your favourite subject, the choice is yours!

You will learn painting and craft techniques for creating decorative backgrounds in pleasing colours, incorporating both pictures and collage on the page with texture effects for surfaces. Learn how to enhance and add interest to your journal with embellishments, pockets and text. 

The focus of the day will be the joy of creating decorative journals and freeing the imagination in a relaxed, enjoyable, encouraging and supportive atmosphere.

Individual guidance will be given on developing your chosen theme with tips on how to create rich content.

On completion of the workshop you have your very own, beautifully personalised book to take home, add to and treasure.

About Your Tutor Linda Hollingshead

Linda Hollingshead has painted all her life and is a professional artist who creates uplifting colourful paintings. She is well known for her lively, enjoyable and encouraging workshops and painting holidays. Being a painting demonstrator and educator for a leading art materials company she has a good knowledge of the ‘right tools for the job’ plus an excellent understanding of colour. Linda does not show you how to paint like her. Instead she encourages you to paint how you wish to paint by showing painting ways and techniques to suit your needs.

Ticket Prices

  • Workshop & light buffet lunch   75.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 25 Jun 2015 10:00 am 50 Workshop & light buffet lunch   75.00