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 & 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…

Adult Price: £7 or £3 with house ticket

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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, in collaboration with Wired Aerial Theatre, will create a suite of unique site-specific, bungee-assisted and aerial performance works referencing Ruskin’s…

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Poetry Afternoon & Open Mic

Sunday 17th March 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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BRANTWOOD CONCERT SERIES 2018-2019

Throughout & Spring

Saturday 9 March 2019 Performance by Martin Roscoe & Jess Dandy Brantwood is delighted to welcome Martin back, accompanied by Jess Dandy. First time…

Adult Price: £19.00

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Ruskin 200 Celebrations

Friday 8th February 2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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…

Adult Price: £15.00

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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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Outdoor Theatre by Illyria

Tuesday 16th July 2019 7:00 PM - Tuesday 20th August 2019 8:30 PM

Adult Price: £12.00

Child Price: £8.50

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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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Child Price: £Free

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‘Conversation with Ruskin’ Hideyuki Sobue

8th August - 11th 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 Leech, 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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‘Through Floors, within Rooms’ by Stefan Orlowski

16th February - 24th March 2019

His first exhibition at Brantwood, this exhibition of oil paintings will be of Stefan’s incredibly sensitive, beautiful and sometimes disquieting portrait work.   The…

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‘Ruskin’s Good Looking’ drawings by Sarah Casey

6th February - 7th April 2019

6 February – 7 April 2019   Ruskin’s Good Looking!: Absence and presence in John Ruskin’s clothing.  Drawings by Sarah Casey.   Ruskin thought of architectural…

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Incandescence: Turner’s Venice

11th April - 4th August 2019

This exhibition marks the first ever public exhibition at Brantwood devoted to Turner. It showcases Turner’s magnificent Venice: the Piazetta with the Ceremony of…

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Examining Ruskin’s clothing through drawing with Sarah Casey


Saturday 2nd March This workshop offers the opportunity to examine details of Ruskin’s clothing through drawing. It will introduce participants to methods of examining…


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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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