The Hall relies on visitors - such as yourself - to survive, and if the walls could talk they would surely give their thanks!
2017 Literary Lectures in the Library
For those of you who know the Hall, you will already realise that books feature heavily throughout the house – and what nicer way to bring people together than through a shared love and appreciation of them.
For 2017 we have once again decided to stay with literature as well as being able to celebrate Kings, stained glass, music, the arts… and THAT television programme!
We are currently unable to take bookings online, but within a couple of months we do hope to be able to offer an online payment facility.
The Friends of Markenfield are delighted to announce that Lord Norwich – long-term Chairman of The Friends – will be speaking at the AGM this year. He will be speaking on his latest book Four Princes – a fascinating comparison of four history-making Kings: Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent. All were born within a single decade and each laid the foundations for modern Europe – a particularly pertinent topic for today.
Also speaking for The Friends are writer, historian and presenter Dr Janina Ramirez, historian Professor AJ Pollard, historian and author Caroline Chapman and the National Trust’s Regional Archaeologist Mark Newman.
The Ripon International Festival
We are delighted that the Ripon International Festival is making a return once again to the Hall – the Festival always provides a stunning event and this year will be no different.
Please check back for further details
Thursday 14th September at 2.30 & 7.30