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2019 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 2019 we have once again decided to stay with literature – from historical manuscripts through to the present day.
This year we also touch on the controversial, yet highly important, topic of Russia and the Ukraine with the former Bishop of London; and on a lighter note we welcome longtime-family-friend Roddy Llewellyn (yes – that one) talking about the people he has encountered throughout his fascinating life.
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NEW! Online tickets
With many, many thanks to The Friends of Markenfield; you are now able to book and pay for tickets online from this website. Simply follow the link above to go to the Events Calendar, chose the event you are interested in and click on it. From there you can chose the type of ticket (or tickets) that you want to buy and add them to your “cart”. Once you have added all you want, simply go to the checkout and then onto payment. PLEASE NOTE: you DO NOT have to pay by PayPal – when the payment page comes up, under the PayPal link there will be an option that says PAY BY CARD. This enables you to simply put your card details in as you would with any other website.
The Friends of Markenfield are delighted to announce that Lord Crathorne – the new Chairman of The Friends – will be speaking at the AGM again this year. He will be speaking on his role within The Palace of Westminster Art Collection – a treasure-trove of public art.
Also speaking for The Friends are Dr Cristina Figueredo on how to read the Bayeux Tapestry and Dr Gillian Walters on the forerunner to the Rising of the North – The Pilgrimage of Grace.
For the first time, The Friends are also putting on an Antiques Discovery Afternoon and Valuation, with Adam Schoon of The Antiques Roadshow – bring along your most-treasured possession for Adam to examine.
The Ripon International Festival
We are delighted to be hosting the Opening Concert of the Ripon International Festival this year – the Festival always provides a stunning event and this year will be no different.