What's on

We offer many different activities throughout the year, ranging from House Tours and dining experiences, to craft training activities, literary evenings and our annual Heritage Open Days events. The best way to keep up to date with our activities is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter: www.rth.org.uk/subscribe

EVENTS

Ghost story writing workshop

Saturday 20th October 2018, 14:00pm - 17:00pm
tickets for the writing workshop (with tea and cake) are £26.79, including booking fee.

Just in time for Halloween, learn how to use tension, pace and jeopardy to create your own ghost story in a Regency house rich in history and atmosphere.

Photo of ghostly figure of a girl sitting on a window sill in a derelict room

The three hour workshop led by an experienced writer and artist will allow you to step back into the past. You will be taken on a creative tour of an historic building, produce an instant book that captures new ideas and images and learn how to develop your own chilling stories. All that and delicious homemade cake.

Adult: 16+ No experience needed: absolute beginners very welcome.

The course will be run by Bridget Whelan, writer and novelist, who has nearly 20 years experience of running writing courses and workshops; and by Jill Vigus, artist and printmaker, who is bringing some fantastic new approaches to ghostly storytelling.

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(The original photo, out of which our ghost appears, is courtesy: Anniebundfussphoto, Fleur.art.director, Sashabarrie, Lyzmarsden, Marcialuvlocks - all on Instagram.)
 

A Bookish Supper Salon Extravaganza - 'Cooking the Books'

Wednesday 14th November 2018, 10:30am - 4:30pm
tickets are £27.50 including booking fee

Food writing is an art form. Some say food writing is the new porn. Food porn is big business.

Come and meet the experts: two chefs, a cookery writer and a recipe writer and food photographer. Bring along your favourite recipes to share, or be ready to tell us about your most reassured cookery book, or culinary disasters.

Enjoy a gorgeous meal over a glass of wine – meet new friends and old, and have a laugh with us over those I Can't Believe I Cooked That moments.

Poster picture for Cooking the Books salon event

The Guests

Sara Kiyo Popowa is half-Japanese, half-Bulgarian and was born and raised in Sweden. She is a talented recipe writer and photographer, whose Instagram feed @shisodelicious has pioneered the escalating trend for home-made bento. Through social media, events and workshops, Sara inspires thousands of people every day with her approach. She works with various companies, including Clearspring and Whole Foods.

Andrew Kay trained as a graphic designer and spent 16 years designing books, including recipe books, before moving on to design magazines and eventually to writing for them. Since then he has become a novelist, playwright and most recently a TV maker, both producing and presenting his own shows including International Chef Exchange which has reached a global audience on Amazon Prime. He has a policy of seldom saying no which gets him into all kinds of bother – which he relishes!

Kanthi Thamma is a Chef with a great passion for food and travel and after taking a break for his successful restaurant business last year he started his new company, ‘The Spice Circuit’ where he hosts food tours to South India and Sri Lanka and also travels across the globe doing Pop-Ups. Apart from his love for food and travel he loves to get involved in food-related charities and supports them through his events for which he was awarded ‘Food Hero’ at Brighton and Hove Food And Drink Festival awards.

Troy Wear trained as a Chef at Southgate college and then worked at Brocket Hall. After living in Brazil and teaching English he returned to the London and opened two nightclubs. After selling them he travelled extensively sampling food and culture from every corner of the globe. He has lived in the UK, Brasil, USA, and Chile and currently resides in Amsterdam and continues to travel. He is a writer and has recently finished two audio dramas, he’s currently working on a third as well as cooking and playing the ukulele.

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Themed Life Drawing Event - 'The Great Gatsby'

Sunday 9th December 2018, 10:30am - 4:30pm
fee: £60.00

This fully-tutored class includes a specially prepared lunch in keeping with the Gatsby theme.
All drawing materials are supplied.

Two women standing at easels and a clothed model in the background.

These life drawing events are proving very popular.
To book, please email: debbie.hinks@virgin.net for details.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition - Brighton Photo Fringe,
with work by various artists:

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September, 
then every Thursday - Sunday in October
Opening times: 12:00noon - 6:00pm
Free admission

Tim Andrews: Over Hills and Seas
Matthew Beach: Prospect for the More-Than-Human 
Elin Carlsson: Made For Life 
Barry Falk: Thresholds of the Mind 
MiniClick Collective: United and Industrious
Simon Roberts: The Brexit Lexicon

Brighton Photo Fringe is a volunteer-led, collaborative platform providing essential professional development opportunities and peer-support for emerging lens-based artists.

View of a gallery with visitors examining a photographic exhibit

Renowned for promoting outstanding new talent, BPF connects this nascent talent to new audiences, working with artist-led initiatives and festivals around the country.

As a part of Brighton Photo Fringe, Miniclick presents United & Industrious, a community hub where everyone is invited to a series of workshops, talks, children’s making-days, support socials and feedback sessions.

Photo of a woman engaged in an industrial process
Photo: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Central to United & Industrious will be an evolving, community-led exhibition that will feature works by some of the leading BPF18 exhibitors in a space where the public (of all levels of skill) are invited to add their own images to the walls to create a brand new show every day.

 

Exhibition - peck o' trouble
by artist Suzanne O'Haire

Friday 2nd - Sunday 25th November
Mon - Tues: by appointment only
Wed - Fri: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sat - Sun: 12noon - 4:00pm

Free admission

For this exhibition, Suzanne O'Haire will present a series of 34 domestic-scale sculptural assemblages, titled beyond belief, made predominately out of discarded objects, castings from disposed packaging and elements of neon lighting. Permanent structures will emerge from impermanent matter, where arrangements of acrobatically stacked, bundled or tentatively balanced forms will perform as supposed magical sigils or spells.

O'Haire wants this work to encourage conversation regarding a presumed connection between the making of art and notions of magic. She has invited Sally O'Reilly (writer), Simon Costin (Director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic) and David Bramwell (writer/broadcaster) as guest speakers. All three have revealed a distinctive slant towards the occult within their own work and will give talks within the duration of the show.

Guest speaker events will be available to book through Eventbrite at a later date.
Sat. 10th Nov. - Sally O'Reilly
Sat .17th Nov. - Simon Costin
Sat. 24th Nov. - David Bramwell

Photograph of sculpture assembled from found objects

As Suzanne explains, "No conscious value system breaks down why I chose what I do - I'd prefer to believe that what I find, or what finds me, plays with notions of luck and chance".

Tours and walks

We offer our standard house tour, a fully guided event lasting between 70 and 80 minutes, and the Brunswick Town walk, a guided journey lasting approximately 90 minutes and covering approximately 1.5 miles. More . . .

Courses

Amongst our most popular events are: Gaining the Knowledge, taught over four days and Ornamental Plastering a day long activity. More . . .

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