Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams: talks series

These talks by Andrew Green, writer, broadcaster and oral historian, explore the life, times and music of the great composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and his inspiration from the Surrey landscape.

  • Booking essential

Thur 17 May, 2pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Legacy of a Leith Hill Upbringing

Exploring the setting of the house as the starting point for a recreation of the pastoral landscapes and rural life known so well by Vaughan Williams as he grew to adulthood.

Sat 14 July, 6pm

For the Love of Words: Literature that fired the imagination of Vaughan Williams

With help from his poet/musician sister, Rosie Green, Andrew Green introduces poetry and prose set to music by Vaughan Williams.


Event ticket prices
  • All £23.00
    inc cold buffet

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The talk will take place on the ground floor of the house. Please meet at the front door.
What to bring and wear
Stout shoes are advised for the walk from the car park to the house as the field may be muddy.
Blue badge parking available at the house. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 July 2018 18:00 - 19:30 Available

Contact Info

Leith Hill Place
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

Taster workshop: Nature in Print

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Learn how to make beautiful prints using dried foliage collected on location.

Opera Prelude concert: 'Forever England'

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Opera Prelude return to Leith Hill Place as part of their 2018 summer season of events, for a concert entitled 'Forever England: English song in the years of the First World War'.

Scone making workshop

Thu 07 Jun 2018
Have you ever wondered how our bakers' scones are so delicious? Book onto a workshop to learn the secrets for yourself.

Artists Talks: Mary Branson, Julie Hoyle & Penny Green

Thu 07 Jun 2018
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Taster workshop: Jasper ware badge

Sat 09 Jun 2018
Make your own Jasper Ware badge in two colours with decoration using Josiah Wedgwood's coloured clay.

Drawing upon the senses

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Alison Carlier will be running a day long work-shop Drawing upon the Senses out and about in the hills, fields and woods surrounding Leith Hill Place.