Friday August 31 – Friday September 7, 2018
Hinning House, Esk Valley, The Lake District
£550 per person
(This includes accommodation, food and drink, tuition, travel throughout the week, art materials. It doesn’t include travel to and from the venue, but it is often possible to share transport.)
Theatre and Landscape 2018 takes place in The Lake District – a National Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fascinating cultural heritage. An inspiration for William and Dorothy Wordsworth and other Romantic poets,notably Coleridge; home of John Ruskin, art critic, painter and social reformer; this is where Beatrix Potter painted mushrooms and created her much-loved children’s stories; this is where the great modernist artist Kurt Schwitters spent his last years after the trauma of World War 2.
We’ve got lots of interesting site visits lined up, including a visit to Brantwood, home of John Ruskin on the banks of Coniston Water. We’ll be visiting Elterwater, where Kurt Schwitters created his Merzbarn – one of the earliest examples of Installation Art. From a much earlier epoch, there’s the atmospheric ruin of the Roman Fort at Hardnott – a remote and eerie spot.
Our accommodation – Hinning House – is a big house in very spacious grounds very close to beautiful Eskdale. Lots of wildlife and walks. It will be a very nice and comfortable place for eating, sleeping, doing music and generally hanging out, but also a stimulating environment for the creative
On top of all this, the food will be very good and the company very convivial.
If you would like to participate, we need a deposit of £250 to secure your place and we would need the balance a month before (ie. early August). You can give us a cheque or make a bank transfer. Get in touch with us to sort that out.