'Art and Activism' - Artist in Residence exhibition

Kate Charlesworth, illustrator, cartoonist and graphic novelist, took up residence at Wightwick in May, and drew on Virginia Woolf’s essay, 'A Room of One's Own' to create a new exhibition inspired by Wightwick’s past.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Inspired by Wightwick’s past, and continuing in the Mander family’s tradition of celebrating women and their artistic achievements, Charlesworth will create art in rooms where Suffragist debates were happening and surrounded by the work of women artists from over a century ago.

Kate describes herself as an “accidental social commentator and says, “I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to represent women - and other ‘minorities’ - in strong and positive lights and where appropriate, with humour.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Gallery and Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.10
Child £4.50 £4.05
Family £22.50 £20.25
1 adult, 2 children £13.50 £12.15
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

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...

'Gallery and Garden' entry is required to access tea-room and shop for non-members. Reduced price for whole property ticket from 1 Jan - 16 Feb 2019 due to upper floor closure in Manor.

The basics

Booking details
No booking required.
Suitability
Families are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Exhibition is installed throughout the Manor house and can be enjoyed as part of your visit to the property.
What to bring and wear
The Manor heating is dependent on the humidity of the day. We recommend an extra layer even during the summer months.
Accessibility
The ground floor of the Manor is mostly wheelchair accessible.
Other
Please note, exhibition open during normal house opening hours. Last entry to Manor one hour before site closure. Please see our website for seasonal opening hours.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
21 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
22 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
23 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
24 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
25 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
26 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
27 February 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Events Team
Email
elizabeth.taylor1@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01902 760102

Upcoming events

'Art and Activism' - Artist in Residence exhibition

Wed 20 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
Kate Charlesworth, illustrator, cartoonist and graphic novelist, took up residence at Wightwick in May, and drew on Virginia Woolf’s essay, 'A Room of One's Own' to create a new exhibition inspired by Wightwick’s past.

February Half Term Family Crafts

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
To commemorate the closing of our theme of 'Women and Power', which started in 2018, we will be rounding off our celebrations with suffrage-themed craft activities.

Suffragette Reenactment - The trial of Emmeline Pankhurst - Extra Dates

Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:30-13:00
Based on the words of Emmeline Pankhurst in her autobiography ‘Suffragette My Own Story’, this live, indoor performance is written by Sam Kick from Sunflower Theatre Arts and stars our wonderful volunteers.

Evelyn De Morgan's Venus and Cupid - Free Curator Talk

Mon 25 Feb 2019
14:00-14:30
Join Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, introduces the work of the De Morgans on display in the De Morgan Gallery exhibition at Wightwick Manor.

Make more of your photography at Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Tue 26 Feb 2019
10:30-12:30
Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography. Tutored Sessions for beginners and intermediate level photographers.

Exhibition: Rossetti Pre the Pre-Raphaelites

Mon 04 Mar 2019
12:00-16:00
To celebrate the acquisition of the generous gift of a large number of early Rossetti sketches, we are launching our new exhibition on Monday 4 March 2019.