Busking for Vaughan Williams at Leith Hill Place

Be part of the 60 year commemorations of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams in the very house where he grew up.

On Sunday 26 August, 60 years to the date that Ralph Vaughan Williams died, there will be a ‘Busking for Vaughan Williams’ event where individuals or small groups of performers are invited to pre-book a slot to perform at Leith Hill Place.

Leith Hill Place, the childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, sits amongst the Surrey Hills on Leith Hill. With breathtaking views and fast developing a reputation as a centre for music and the arts, the house is a perfect place to commemorate one of England's greatest composers with this exciting day of music.

Visitors to the house will be encouraged to leave donations for the music they will hear and the donations will then be split between the performer and the house, with the funds being used to support the upkeep of Leith Hill Place.

" We wanted to mark this occasion with a celebration of the life and works of Vaughan Williams, rather than anything too morbid. From his published letters its clear Ralph was supportive of new performers, and we wanted to continue that support with our ‘Busking for Vaughan Williams’ event."
- Natalie Savage, Visitor Operations Manager, Leith Hill Place

If you’d like to take part in this day or to find out more about how to sign up for a busking slot, please download the form here  or email leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk