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 £15.00
    inc afternoon tea

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
17 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
14 July 2018 18:00 - 19:30 Available

Contact Info

Leith Hill Place
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

Still life painting at Leith Hill Place with Mary Hainline

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Bring along your acrylics, boards and brushes and get set for a wonderful day, surrounded by the inspirational views of Leith Hill.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Pick up a trail from reception and explore through the grounds collecting the clues about nature before collecting your chocolate prize.

From stick to chair: a woodwork workshop

Wed 04 Apr 2018
The raw material of wood is often overlooked in its smaller dimensions - spend a day making a small chair upholstered with a seagrass seat with artist / sculpture Tom Nicholson Smith.

Draw and paint Leith Hill Place

Sat 07 Apr 2018
Join three resident artists at Leith Hill Place for a relaxed but experiential weekend of mixed media. Take in the history of the house and its beautiful views and be inspired to work with acrylic inks, charcoal and print on paper.

Contemporary Life Drawing

Wed 25 Apr 2018
A life drawing class run by artist Alison Carlier, in the beautiful setting of Leith Hill Place

Drawing upon the senses

Thu 26 Apr 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.