“Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” Outdoor Theatre by Illyria

Tuesday 20th August 2019 6:30 PM - 8:20 PM

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Outdoor theatre company Illyria returns for a second visit this year to the shores of Coniston bringing its summer programme…

Adult Price: £12.00

Child Price: £8.00

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Talk: Hideyuki Sobue – John Ruskin’s legacy to our contemporary context

Thursday 12th September 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Through his Talk, Hideyuki will explore the relevance of John Ruskin’s legacy to our contemporary context, and consider his exhibition in the light of…

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Talk: ‘Dreams and Reality: Ruskin and Morris – Utopian Imaginations’

Thursday 3rd October 2019 7:00 PM

William Morris was famously inspired as a student by the older Ruskin but carried forward his social ideas into radically different territory. Author and…

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Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Wednesday 14th August 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Talk by Brantwood Director, Howard Hull   Ruskin could not resist the wonder he felt at the ability of the earth to form itself…

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Ruskin 200 Celebrations

To mark the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth, events are being held around the world throughout the year.  One of the first events to be…

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Bloke’s Progress

We have been so proud to announce the arrival of our new fab comic Bloke’s Progress, the combined version of three fabulous comics written…

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Ruskin Foundation London Lecture

Friday 20th September 2019 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

PROFESSOR ROBERT HEWISON DELIVERS THE FIFTH ANNUAL RUSKIN FOUNDATION LONDON LECTURE  The Ruskin Foundation London Lecture 2019 ‘Ruskin Today’ by Robert Hewison will be…

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ESTATE EVENTS

Throughout & Summer

24th June – 8th July (Garden opening times) Walking the Wildflower Meadow – Chance to walk amongst the flowers, insects and butterflies of our…

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Winter Craft Fair

Saturday 9th November 2019 10:30 AM - Sunday 10th November 2019 4:00 PM

Our Winter Craft Fair is a very special event when Brantwood’s historic rooms are full of crafts people selling and demonstrating the best skills from…

Adult Price: £2.50

Child Price: £Free

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Happenstance by Russell Mills

2nd September - 6th November 2019

Informed and inspired by ideas of chaos and order, control and surrender, Russell Mills will exhibit new mixed media works and an ‘aleatoric’ soundwork,…

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Landscape – a Visionary Approach by Patricia Haskey and Mike Shepherd

27th July - 26th August 2019

Patricia Haskey – Painter! Mike Shepherd – Photographer! Two different mediums, one single exhibition. Patricia and Mike have worked together for over twelve years…

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‘Conversation with Ruskin’ Hideyuki Sobue

8th August - 17th November 2019

Japanese/English Lake District artist Hideyuki Sobue will create a portrait installation of John Ruskin calling forth his love of nature, his spirituality and the…

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Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan and the craft tradition

15th May - 5th August 2019

A display of pots from the Mingei (folk crafts) tradition and its contemporary Ruskin connections featuring work by Ogata Kenzan, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, Tomoo…

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Incandescence: Turner in Venice

11th April - 4th August 2019

Incandescence: Turner in Venice An Exhibition of Oil & Watercolour paintings by JMW Turner drawn from the Collections of The Tate This exhibition marks…

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Workshop: Hideyuki Sobue – Brush hatching with Hideyuki Sobue


Learn how to create a piece of work that combines first-hand experience of the Lake District landscape with Hideyuki’s original line hatching technique. He…


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Flowers at Brantwood: Watercolour Workshop with Sally Bamber


A one day hands-on workshop to explore some techniques that Sally uses when painting flowers with watercolour. Time in the gardens with the flowers,…


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Autumn in the Lakes: October Writers’ Retreat with Geraldine Green and Pippa Little


Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria, former home of John Ruskin is the perfect place whether you have a writing project you’re working on or just need…


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Life Drawing with Sally Bamber


A one-day practical, hands-on, life drawing workshop with artist Sally Bamber. Your day will start with a  welcome, introductions and an outline of the…


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