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Vita at home: Knole and Sissinghurst - A talk with Robert Sackville-West

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Robert Sackville-West will give a talk on Vita Sackville-West and 'a sense of place', guiding us through Vita's life at her various homes, including Knole, Long Barn and Sissinghurst.

An obsession with her ancestry and with Knole came to dominate her life and art. These were immortalised in Orlando, the novel written by Vita’s lover Virginia Woolf to console her for her disinheritance. Two years after her father’s death, Vita left Knole for good, moving to Sissinghurst, where she and her husband Harold Nicolson transformed a castle ruin and tumbledown farm into the garden it is today.

A glass of prosecco (or soft drink) will be available on arrival from 12.30pm with the talk starting promptly at 1pm. There will also be time available at the end to ask Robert any questions.

Why not visit the showrooms before or after the talk, where you can discover more about Vita's life at Knole through art installations and items from the collections at Knole and Sissinghurst?

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Adult £10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Please meet in the Hayloft in the Conservation Studio.

Accessibility

The Hayloft is wheelchair accessible. Please call us on 01732 462100 to discuss your access needs.

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