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2018 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 2018 we have once again decided to stay with literature as well as being able to celebrate the Tudors and American “husband hunters” – a fascinating combination!
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 Norwich – long-term Chairman of The Friends – will be speaking at the AGM again this year. He will be speaking on his latest book France: A History: from Gaul to de Gaulle – from frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, FRANCE is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat — and love better.
Also speaking for The Friends are Hannah Phillip (Director of Fairfax House, York), Dr Christina Figueredo (from York University) and Dr Susie Harris – from Georgians and their pursuit of pleasure, through the Crusades and the pursuit of the Holy Land and onto Pevsner and his landmark documentation of the Yorkshire landscape we all know and love.
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.
The Villiers Quartet: Thursday 6th September (afternoon & evening concerts)
MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80
DVORAK - String Quartet No 14 in A flat major, Op 105
One of the most charismatic quartets on the British chamber music scene present a glorious programme of much-loved works. Mendelssohn’s Op 80, with its dramatic opening movement and searing Adagio, was composed as homage to his beloved sister Fanny who had recently died. The Op 105 is Dvorak at his most imaginative, full of rich textures: a work of supreme mastery.
“…remarkable musical strengths” “…fine performances” BBC Music Magazine
“No praise can be too high for these sublimely articulate and concentrated reading by the Villiers Quartet” Gramophone 2017