Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran

Delve into Gibside's past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From Saturday 12 May to Sunday 30 September, you can discover Fiona's Your sweetest empire is to please, sitting alongside Mary Eleanor's original orangery within the gardens. Fiona's artwork reflects her interest in historical landscape, ownership and gender politics, and has created a folly that explores Mary Eleanor's love for botany during a time when women enjoying hobbies was slightly taboo.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Gibside

Prices

Estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £30.40 £27.60
Additional Family - 1 adult £18.30 £16.60
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

For Gibside summer nights, it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
Please check the website for opening times before visiting.
Other
Your sweetest empire is to please, is part of Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience'. A research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). For more information visit http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mcahe/

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
15 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
16 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
17 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
18 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Gibside
Email
gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

The orangery urns by Andrew Burton

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-18:00
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor's second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes' original orangery.

Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-18:00
Delve into Gibside's past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.

Summer Holidays

Tue 14 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Venture on our nature explorer trail every day of the summer holidays. Plus, each week there will be a different activity to try which will help you get close to nature at Gibside.

Health Walk

Wed 15 Aug 2018
11:00-12:00
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.

Gibside summer nights

Fri 17 Aug 2018
06:00-21:00
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we're opening the whole estate until late.

Summer nights: Beer and a bite night featuring live music

Fri 17 Aug 2018
18:00-21:00
Beer and a bite night featuring live music is packed full of delicious street food and fantastic live music. It's on every first and third Friday during Gibside summer nights from 4 May to 15 September.