Thursday 16 July 2015

What's On at Strawberry Hill July

The Arts Award: Mystery Movie Makers Camp

The Arts Award, managed by Trinity College and supported by the Arts Council, creates a framework for learning and sharing new skills. It inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents in a way that is creative, valuable and accessible. -This week long film workshop from Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July, 9.00am - 5.00pm, will be a great opportunity for your child to meet other enthusiastic movie-makers and learn some valuable skills from experts in the field. 

Your child (age 11-16) will join a group of young aspiring film-makers in the unique surroundings of Strawberry Hill House, one of England’s most elegant and eccentric Gothic castles. Your child learn the key skills of film-making alongside knowledgeable professionals and use those valuable skills to create a short film of their own. The gothic atmosphere of Strawberry Hill will serve as artistic inspiration for the short mystery film they will create. From script-writing to acting, art direction to costumes, directing to camerawork, it will  be an experience not to miss!

You will also get to enjoy your child's hard work. At the end of this week long camp, Strawberry Hill will hold a premiere of the finished film in front of family and friends so you will be able to see the results of your child's work on the big screen. 

For information further information or to book (required) please visit our website. 
Strawberry Hill Summer Concert Series

Our summer concert series will conclude with a performance by prize-winning harpsichordist, Yeo Yat-Soon. Music for a Gothic Villa will be performed in Horace Walpole's beautiful Gallery on Thursday 23 July 2015, 7.30pm.

Join us for an evening of of gothic inspired music as Yeo Yat-Soon returns to Strawberry Hill with a fascinating programme specially devised for Walpole's villa. It comprises music by Walpole's contemporary Londoners, composers he may have encountered on his 'grand tour' of Europe in the 1740s and music in the spirit of 18th century Gothic which Walpole did do much to pioneer.

Prior to enjoying this performance amidst Strawberry Hill's wonderfully gothic atmosphere, there is an opportunity to enjoy a pre-concert meal in the delightful surroundings of the Cloister Coffee House.

Booking is required via our website. Please note out concerts are very popular so it's unlikely we will be able to take any bookings on the day.
Peaceful Pilates at
Strawberry Hill

Enjoy an alfresco pilates session held in the beautiful gardens of Strawberry Hill House, close to the river Thames in Twickenham, hosted by Nicola Howarth, a local Body Control Pilates teacher. 

Nicola will teach two sessions (Sunday 26 July and Sunday 23 August, 10.00am), with each session including a 60 minute class followed by 15 minutes relaxation/stretching/meditation. Expect to have your muscles worked and leave the morning feeling stretched, refreshed and relaxed. There will also be a goody bag to take home with you! This will be a general level class so unfortunately no absolute beginners. After the class take time to enjoy your surroundings, relax in the garden or pop to the Cloister Coffee House for brunch.

If you have a yoga/pilates mat please bring it with you, and a jumper in case it is a bit chilly.  This event is weather permitting.

For booking please contact,, 07971 561823. Or book direct through:
The Strawberry Hill Peacock Appeal
Strawberry Hill's Peacock Appeal is nearly half way to its £1 million  target.  Help us ensure that this beautiful building is preserved for future generations to admire and enjoy. Donate to our Peacock Appeal today via our website or instantly by texting STRA44 plus any desired amount (i.e. STRA44 £10) to 70070.  Every donation given until June 2016 will be generously matched by the Heritage Lottery Fund under the Catalyst scheme. Thank you for your continued support.
Strawberry Hill Lecture Series

Strawberry Hill will be hosting a fascinating series of four lectures given by Art Historian Alison Meek. These will be delivered at various museums and galleries around London exclusively for members of the Friends of Strawberry Hill.

The first lecture, "The History of Portraiture", will take place on 8 October 2015, 11.00am-12.00pm at The British Museum. Meek will be discussing the portraits of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to understand the origins of portraits, and the manipulation of image from idealisation to domination.
Advance booking is required via our website and for a limited time only all four lectures can be booked in advance for only £36! 

Not a Friend of Strawberry Hill? If you would like to enjoy the lecture series why not join? In addition to invitations to exclusive events such as this, members also receive numerous other benefits including unlimited free entry to the house, 10% discount on selected events, and much more!  Find out more information and join today.