Fancy something a little different for your Friday night? Explore after hours at Nostell with the help of artists, musicians and makers.
Nostell Nights are unique events for adults only, offering a chance to see the house in a new light. With live DJ sets from Long Division and craft beer from Wakefield Beer Exchange as well as pop-up poetry, crafts and demos from a range of local artists, it's the perfect way to kick off your weekend.
Intrigued? Here's a flavour of the events:
Looks like your kind of thing? Come along to the next event:
Friday 13 July, 6 - 9pm
Be the first to see Interior Worlds, the new interpretation of Chippendale-designed State Rooms on the first floor of the mansion, as well as the story of Thomas Chippendale and his special connection to Nostell. We've a packed programme to get you in the spirit to celebrate the Chipster’s special birthday:
Bar by Wakefield Beer Exchange
Our friends from the city centre beer cafe and bottle shop will be returning with their wide selection of craft beers, wines and gins. To help us get in the spirit of Chippendale’s birthday, Nostell has collaborated with both Revolutions Brewery to create a very special Chippendale Beer to be sold at the event, as well Nightingales, who are launching a brand new ‘Nostell Gin’ infused with botanicals grown right here in our very own garden.
Coming straight from work? Food and sweet treats will be provided by MorMor who will have a selection of delicious Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and North African inspired street food available to buy. Don't forget cash as the menu sounds delicious and would go perfectly with a Chippendale beer from Wakefield Beer Exchange.
Long Division DJ set
The Workshop will be filled again with an eclectic selection of tunes courtesy of Wakefield's largest music and cultural festival.
Join Matthew Bellwood on a night-time attic tour to help us reanimate these atmospheric and semi derelict spaces usually closed to the public. £5 per person, tours at 6.15pm, 6.45pm, 7.15pm and 7.45pm. Pre-booking essential on 01924 863892. We expect these tours to be fully booked. Bookings will open on Tuesday 10 April.
Screen Printing Demonstration
We're pleased to be working with James Bywood this year who'll create four bespoke prints through the year to celebrate the designs of Thomas Chippendale. Drop into the Workshop to see James create the prints and then have a go yourself! There'll also be a chance to buy a limited edition print to take home.
Otley Town Poet
Matthew Hedley Stoppard, Otley Town Poet, will be performing poetry to celebrate our favourite Yorkshireman’s birthday. Two unique sets will explore: Poetry vs Carpentry and The Town of Otley.
Drop into the Workshop to create your own Chipster tote bag. £3.50 per person, no booking needed.
Learn a little more about Nostell's Chippendale designed treasures with talks throughout the evening. Discover unexpected Chippendale designs and find out more about this ambitious man who came from humble Yorkshire beginnings and went on to conquer fashionable London.