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

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.

Sat 8 September, 5:30pm

We Will Remember Them: Vaughan Williams's Secret Salute to the Dead of the Great War

A talk to mark the centenary of the Armistice, focusing on new research linked to Vaughan Williams short opera 'The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountain'.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £23.00
    inc nibbles

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
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. Please bring a torch as it may be getting dark when you return to the car park.
Accessibility
Blue badge parking available at the house. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs.
Other
Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 September 2018 17:30 - 19:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Leith Hill Place
Email
leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

Clay stories workshop

Sat 28 Jul 2018
10:30-12:30
318 Ceramics will be exhibiting at Leith Hill Place this summer. These workshops are a chance for you to contribute to a mass participation piece of art to be shown at the house from mid-August.

Trio Martinu concert

Sat 28 Jul 2018
18:00-19:30
Trio Martinu return to Leith Hill Place with a programme including Haydn, Brahms and Schubert.

Vaughan Williams Singers, "Over Hill, Over Dale"

Mon 27 Aug 2018
18:00-19:30
Join this newly formed choir as they perform for the first time at Leith Hill Place, the childhood home of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams: talks series

Sat 08 Sep 2018
17:30-19:30
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.

Jingle Ring

Sat 15 Sep 2018
14:30-15:30
Bring your children to a family music session with Jane Newberry, using toys, percussion and dance.

Talk: Architectural History of Leith Hill Place

Sun 16 Sep 2018
14:30-15:15
Historian Patrick Newberry gives an engaging insight into the origins of Leith Hill Place and the families who have lived there.