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Events in 2015

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MAY 2015

Sunday 3 and Bank Holiday Monday 4
10.00am - 5.00pm

Art, Craft & Design Fair

A fantastic opportunity to pick up some unique handcrafted products and design tips.

With high quality stalls, cream teas and other refreshments, and free car parking a visit to the fair is the perfect way to spend the bank holiday.

Held in the former stable block of Lamport Hall with over 60 stalls showcasing handmade wares from regional artists, craft workers and designers including artwork, decorative glassware, jams, chutneys and fudge, home ware and other crafts. Browse a variety of beautiful products, perfect for that unique gift or a treat for yourself. In addition discover traditional rural crafts, the expertise required to handcraft a pair of shoes and enjoy artists at work and live music. 

The Hall & Gardens will also be open both days between 2pm and 5pm, last admission at 4.00pm (under separate admission). 

Admission:  Adults  £4.00  |  Concessions  £3.50  |  Children (11-16)  £2.00  

Disabled parking and toilets are available. Please note that although the event is held mostly on one level, there are some gravel paths and cobbled areas in the stables. There are also gravelled paths in the gardens.   

Please note that credit/debit cards cannot be used at the entrance ticket wagon. Individual stall holders may take cards but not all are able to. The nearest cash machine is in Brixworth village.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

For more information please telephone Lamport Hall on 01604 686272 or email admin@lamporthall.co.uk

Every Thursday in May (7, 14, 21, 28)
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Exploring Watercolour Techniques

This is a four-week course suitable for beginners and the more experienced who wish to refine and evaluate their technical processes.  Each session of three hours (1.30 to 4.30pm) concentrates on a specific technique. 

  1. Mixing Colours for any subject.
  2. Washes for skies, water and building surfaces.
  3. Creating textures for various surfaces and trees.
  4. Composition and producing a finished painting.

Tutor: Richard Allen

To Book: 01536 724866

Tuesday 12
10.45am

10th Annual Lecture

Title: 'Viewing Genius: the History of Visiting Wren's St Pauls'

Speaker: Jeremy Musson

Jeremy Musson, author & broadcaster, will give the annual Lamport Hall lecture on 'Viewing genius: the history of visiting Wren's St Pauls'; Mr Musson recently managed a team working on the conservation plan for the upper levels of St Paul’s Cathedral, which prompted the idea of this lecture exploring the long history of public access to the interior of this great cathedral building - to the library, to the different internal and external galleries which are accessed via routes through the roof and dome space, thus always presenting an opportunity to experience fully the scale and ingenuity of Wren’s design. Accounts of early visitors, and other visitors through the eighteenth and nineteenth century also illustrate the changing response to St Paul’s as a work of architecture, a place of worship and symbol of empire or nationhood. 

Jeremy Musson is an author, broadcaster and historic buildings adviser. He has worked in a number of roles across the heritage/historic buildings sector, including a National Trust assistant curator, 1993-1995 and Country Life Architectural Editor, 1998-2007, and is author of many articles and books, including English Ruins, Up and Downstairs and English Country House Interiors. He was co-writer and presenter of two series of the BBC 2’s The Curious House Guest, and has also been involved in lecturing and teaching for the V&A Museum, the Attingham Summer School, the Cambridge Building History Masters, King’s College London arts and theology MA, the Royal Oak and others. He sits on Ely Cathedral FAC and is a trustee of the Stowe House Preservation Trust, and the Country Houses Foundation.

Booking Essential. Tickets are £10.00 and are available from Lamport Hall.

To Book: 01604 686272

Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25
10.00am - 5.00pm

Festival Of Country Life

A fantastic day out for all the family - something for everyone!

Craft stalls – Antiques stalls – Food Hall – Refreshments – Entertainment - Displays

The Edwardian Stable Block will house more than 50 craft and antiques stalls, plus a dedicated Food Hall.

Enjoy a cream tea in the Stableyard!

In the glorious parkland surrounding the Hall you can enjoy numerous exhibits and displays, from falconry and owls to working horses and hounds.

Visit the Museum of Rural Life and learn how our food was harvested in the old days.

A chance to see vintage tractors and steam engines in action.

See how traditional rural crafts like basket making and spoon making are being kept alive.

NANNA will be attending and organising a Fun Dog Show on both days. All entrants welcome!

The event is run by Lamport Enterprises Limited in conjunction with the Hannington Vintage Tractor Club.
 

Dogs are welcome on leads. 

The Hall and Gardens will be open both afternoons between 2.00pm and 5.00pm, last admission at 4.00pm (under separate admission).

Disabled toilets are available at the house and also on the main rally field. Disabled parking available. Please note that although the event is held mostly on one level, the majority of the event is based in the main rally field which is grass. There are some gravelled paths. There are also gravelled paths in the gardens. 

Please note that credit/debit cards cannot be used at the entrance ticket wagon. Individual stall holders may take cards but not all are able to. The nearest cash machine is in Brixworth village.

Trade application form        Exhibitor appilcation form

For more information telephone Lamport Hall on 01604 686272 or e-mail admin@lamporthall.co.uk


JUNE 2015

Every Thursday in June (4, 11, 18, 25)
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Painting Impressionism

This is a four-week course suitable for beginners and the more experienced who wish learn to paint in an “Impressionist “ manner, like Manet, Monet, Seurat, Degas or Cézanne.   Each session of three hours, (1.30 to 4.30pm) concentrates on a specific process that builds up to establishing a personal approach. 

  1. Impressionist drawing and working in monochrome; creating form without line.
  2. Colour theory; using complementary colours to create light.
  3. Using full colour to create specific light and atmospheric effects.
  4. Variations using these techniques to create a personal approach.

Tutor: Richard Allen

To Book: 01536 724866


Friday 5
6.30pm

Dingley at Lamport

 

Piano Recital and Supper with Eleanor Hodgkinson

Saturday 6
10.00am - 4.00pm

Drawing and painting the early summer landscape

 

Tutor: Pat Taylor

To Book: 07843175806

Sunday 7

Northants Ultra 35 mile Race

Starting and finishing at Lamport Hall, the Northants UIltra 35 is now in its fifth year and forms part of the UK Ultra running championships. The 35 mile race is organiser on behalf of the charity Teach Africa and attracts 150 athletes, many experiencing an ultra run for the first time.

The race follows a 35 mile loop, taking in some of the most interesting country houses and historical sites in Northamptonshire, including Naseby, Althorp and Cottesbrooke Hall.

Organiser: Steve Adams
For more information telephone Steve Adams on 07711945963 or visit gobeyondultra.co.uk
 
 

Tuesday 9
10.00am

'The Country House in WWII'

Four illustrated talks given by local historians Karey Draper and Neil Lyon:

  • The national story
  • The story in Northamptonshire
  • Three case studies – Boughton House, Haselbech Hall and Lilford Hall
  • The story at Lamport Hall

Karey Draper is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge; her MA dissertation The English Country Estate: Contributions and Consequences of Requisition in the Second World War was completed in 2013 under the supervision of architectural historian Jeremy Musson.

Neil Lyon is the assistant manager here at Lamport and completed an MA dissertation at the University of Leicester in 2013 entitled “Useless Anachronisms?” A Study of the Country Houses and Landed Estates of Northamptonshire since 1880.

Friday 26
10.00am - 4.00pm

new techniques in Watercolour

 

Tutor: Catherine Staveley

Booking Essential.

To Book: 01604 781339


JULY 2015

Saturday 11
6.30pm Gates open 5.30pm

Live theatre in the gardens (or marquee)

The Tempest by william shakespeare

Live Performance by The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

For tickets please telephone Lamport Hall on 01604 686272

Sunday 12
2.00pm - 5.00pm Gates open 1.00pm

Traditional jazz live in the gardens (or marquee)

with the tame valley stompers

 

For tickets please telephone Lamport Hall on 01604 686272

 

AUGUST 2015

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9

drawing and Painting the Summer Landscape

 

Booking Essential. One or two days available

Tutor: Pat Taylor

To Book: 07843 175806

Sunday 30 and Bank Holiday Monday 31
10.00am - 4.00pm

Antique and Collectors Fair

Another chance to browse for a bargain through a wide variety of quality antiques, furniture, porcelain, collectables, jewellery, books, pictures and many other specialist items. With lots of stalls to choose from there should be something for everyone. Free car parking and free programme.

For more information or to book a stall ring Antiques2Go 01327 871797 or visit www.antiques2go.co.uk


SEPTEMBER 2015

Tuesday 1
10.00am - 4.00pm

New techniques in watercolour

 

Booking Essential.

Tutor: Catherine Staveley

To Book: 01604 781339

 

Tuesday 8
11.00am

memorial service for 'BB'

 

A Service in Lamport Church to commemorate the author 'BB'.

www.bbsociety.co.uk

Saturday 19
10.00am - 4.00pm

drawing and Painting Autumn Landscape

 

Booking Essential.

Tutor: Pat Taylor
To Book: 07843 175806

 

OCTOBER 2015

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11
10.00am - 5.00pm

Annual Gift and Craft Fair

Once again the Gift & Craft Fair returns to Lamport Hall. With over 80 stalls showcasing jewellery, decorative glassware, jams, chutneys and fudge, and other gifts, visitors are able to browse a variety of indulgent treats for themselves or seek inspiration for some early Christmas shopping. The fair has been a yearly fixture for over twenty years, and is sure to be a great day out for all the family. 


Refreshments including coffee, mulled wine, mince pies, hog roast and more available. Parking is free. 

The weekend is also the last chance to visit the Hall and Gardens before the end of the season. The Hall and Gardens will be open both days between 2pm and 5pm, last admission at 4.00pm (under separate admission).

Disabled parking is available and disabled toilets are available at the house. Please note that although the event is held mostly on one level, there are some gravelled and cobbled areas in the stables. There are also gravelled paths in the gardens. 

Please note that credit/debit cards cannot be used at the entrance ticket wagon. Individual stall holders may take cards but not all are able to. The nearest cash machine is in Brixworth village.

For more information please telephone Lamport Hall on 01604 686272 or email admin@lamporthall.co.uk.

For more details on any of the above events please call the contact telephone number provided.

 

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FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015

 

Sunday 22 February and Sunday 1 March 
11.00am - 3.00pm

Snowdrops And Spring Walk

A chance to see the snowdrops, bulbs and spring flowers in the Woodland Garden and along the banks.

Refreshments including toasted tea cakes, delicious cream teas and soup will be available in the Carriage House in the stable block. Please note the Carriage House is not always the warmest of places! The Museum of Rural Life will also be open throughout.

Dogs welcome on leads in the gardens and museum.

£3.50 (adults) £3.00 (seniors) £1.50 (children)


APRIL 2015

 

Easter Sunday 5 and Easter Monday 6 
10.00am - 4.00pm

Antique And Collectors Fair

Browse at your leisure through a wide variety of quality antiques, furniture, porcelain, collectables, jewellery, books, pictures and many other specialist items. Relax with a drink and a bite to eat.

The Antiques & Collector's Fair is being organised by Antiques2Go who run a weekly Antiques Flea Market in Towcester and local auctions in Bugbrooke and Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire. This year's fairs will see lots of new stalls as well as many old favourites. With bargains available to suit every pocket, there is something for everyone this Easter. Free car parking and free programme.

For more information or to book a stall ring Antiques2Go on 01327 871797 or visit www.antiques2go.co.uk 

 

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