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

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

Outdoor theatre company Illyria returns for a second visit this year to the shores of Coniston bringing its summer programme to the Lake District….

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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

Thursday 8th August 2019 10:30 AM

Ruskin could not resist the wonder he felt at the ability of the earth to form itself into crystalline treasures and spectacular mountain ranges….

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Talk: ‘Turner in Venice’

To accompany our exhibition of paintings by J M W Turner, curator and art historian Amy Concannon explores Turner’s affection for Venice. The talk…

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Dance Performance: ‘Topos (Yan Tan Tethera)’ Cumbria Youth Dance Company

Sunday 26th May 2019 10:30 AM - Monday 27th May 2019 5:00 PM

Cumbria Youth Dance Company has been working on a special project since its company members first auditioned to be part of the 2018/19 cohort…

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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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ESTATE EVENTS

Throughout & Summer

24 April, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May 2019 Blossom day 11am – 3pm. Come and look round our small orchard and admire our…

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“The Tempest” Outdoor Theatre by Illyria

Tuesday 16th July 2019 7:00 PM - 9:10 PM

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Winter Craft Fair

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

A big thank you to our lovely stallholders and of course our visitors for making this year’s craft fair such a successful weekend. We hope…

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Reflections of Imagination. Observations from Brantwood and Coniston by Daniel Cooper

8th June - 23rd July 2019

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different…

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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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Printmakers Views by Mark Pearce

30th March - 2nd June 2019

Original linocuts by Cumbria-based painter and printmaker Mark Pearce that depict nature through layers of textured colours.   Of his exhibition, Mark says  “Brantwood is…

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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


13th October 2019 Learn how to create a piece of work that combines first-hand experience of the Lake District landscape with Hideyuki’s original line…


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Pastel Course with Sandra Orme


Sandra Orme returns to Brantwood again this year with a second pastel workshop on 26 April 2019. The day will be spent learning to…


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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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Place and Imagination: Midsummer Poetry Course with Geraldine Green and George Wallace


Join us at Brantwood Coniston, former home of John Ruskin, for poetry, good food, views and company. The course will run from 2pm Monday …


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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 time…


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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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