'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 £12.50 £11.35
Child £6.25 £5.60
Family £31.25 £28.30
1 adult, 2 children £18.75 £16.95
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25
Gallery and Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.50 £7.70
Child £4.25 £3.85
Family £21.25 £19.25
1 adult, 2 children £12.75 £11.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25

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...

'Gallery and Garden' entry is required to access tea-room and shop for non-members.

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
5 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
6 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
7 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
8 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
9 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
10 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
11 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
12 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
13 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
14 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
15 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
16 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
17 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
18 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
19 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
20 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
21 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
22 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
23 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available
24 January 2019 12:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

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Sat 05 Jan 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.

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