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January 2018

Glances: a series of works by Colin Self

January 5 - February 25

The Granary Art Gallery welcomes Colin Self and his exhibition ‘Glances’ this January and February. Colin Self  is a significant figure in British art history. Self studied at Norwich School of Art before attending the Slade School of Art in London during the early 1960s, where he met fellow artists David Hockney and Peter Blake. Born during World War II, his earlier work demonstrated a sensibility to political issues and nuclear paranoia, making him the only British Pop artist to…

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Burns Night Dine & Stay

January 27

The classic Scottish tradition of Burns Night is coming to Shropshire. Join us for a great night of food and drink. Check in at 2pm and make yourself at home in one of our luxurious bedrooms, all individually designed with the heritage of the House in mind as well as ultimately the comfort of our guests. Take a wintery walk around the Park and the Formal Gardens or cosy up in front of the Library fire. Our Head Butler Barry…

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February 2018

Historic Conservation Study Day

February 13

Join Curator & Head of Learning Gareth Williams and experts from the Hamilton Kerr Institute for a fascinating and fact-filled day at Weston Park to learn more about the challenges that the Foundation faces and have the unique opportunity to see at first hand some of the work involved. Weston Park is dedicated to the conservation of Weston Park and its world class collections in perpetuity. The historic former home of the Earls of Bradford holds a staggering 30,000 objects…

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Valentine’s Dine & Stay

February 16 - 17

The perfect romantic retreat Treat your loved one to a very special evening away with our Valentines Dine & Stay. You can check into your room from 2pm and take a walk around the Parkland before trying your hand at chocolate making with our Head Chef in the Victorian Orangery. With our harpist playing, indulge in a menu centred around the tastes of romance in the Dining Room. Spend the night in one of our beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds,…

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March 2018

Morville: A Garden in Another Time Exhibition

March 1 - 28

Maureen Cooper will be exhibiting her work in ‘Morville: A Garden in Another Time’ throughout March in the Granary Art Gallery. Having been captivated by both ‘The Morville Hours’ and the garden itself, the task of expressing the complexity of its ideas, both historical and horticultural, in visual terms became an ongoing preoccupation. Her photographs, including polaroids, were starting points which developed into digital images, paintings and mixed media work to reflect both the garden’s structure and its wildness. The…

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Katherine Swift and Maureen Cooper in Conversation

March 1

Gardener and writer Katherine Swift and artist Maureen Cooper discuss their shared sources of inspiration. In particular they will explore the idea of layers in both picture-making and garden-making — the layers of different media in the making of Maureen’s artworks (paint, ink, pastel etc., applied over garden plans, polaroids, transfer prints and photographs) and the layers of geology, liturgy, local history, art and archaeology which were the inspiration for Katherine in making the garden at Morville and in writing The Morville Hours (published…

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the Orangery

March 11

Treat your mother, grandmother or another important lady in your life this Mother’s Day to an exquisite Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Victorian Orangery. £27.50 per person | £33.50 with a Gin Fizz or Prosecco Includes entry to the Park & Gardens To book or for more information please contact Emily Thompson on 01952 852106 or email emily@weston-park.com  

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Rupert Cordeux Exhibition

March 30 - April 26

Rupert Cordeux began painting professionally in 2000 after winning the Channel 4 programme, Watercolour Challenge. He graduated in 1988 from Wolverhampton Polytechnic School of Art where he studied graphic design and printmaking, and has since exhibited work in one-man shows as well as in mixed shows at a number of commercial galleries. The paintings are the product of Cordeux’s enthusiasm for the medium of watercolour and a genuine interest in the subjects, and all of the artworks are done on…

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April 2018

Motorfest

April 1

Organised by Gemini Events, this popular and hugely well attended fixture on the classic vehicle calendar will welcome classic cars, motorcycles, military 4 x 4′s, performance cars, classic commercials, tractors and stationary engines. With an interactive arena timetable throughout both days featuring vehicles from the 1940’s to the 1980’s, American vehicles, classic tractors and fire engines plus our famous ‘Decibel Duel’ where we look to find the loudest vehicle at Weston Park. Admission Fees, includes show, park and gardens: Adults:…

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Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea

April 1

Enjoy a great day out and a classic afternoon tea this Easter Sunday. Afternoon Tea will be served in the Victorian Orangery with a delicious twist. Classic finger sandwiches will be followed by Easter inspired sweet treats including mini hot cross buns and simnel cake. Following tea guests are welcome to tour the historic rooms of the House and take a look at the vintage cars on display at Motorfest. £27.50 per person | £33.50 with a glass of Prosecco…

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International Watercolour Masters Exhibition: David Poxon with Special Guests

April 28 - May 31

During May 2018 the world’s leading water colour Masters come to England, for the first time, for a unique contemporary exhibition at historic Weston Park. During the show several of the artists will lead guided tours, and also demonstrate their techniques in watercolour workshops held during May. Participating Master Artists; David Poxon RI (England) with special guests Janine Gallizia (Australia)  Dean Mitchell (USA) Alvaro Castagnet (Uruguay)  Jayson Yeoh (Malasia) John Salminen (USA)  Mark Mehaffey (USA)  Xidan Chen (China)  Marvin Chew…

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May 2018

David Poxon 1 Day Pure Watercolour Course

May 4

David Poxon RI, NWS is an internationally renowned watercolour Master and exhibits worldwide. A member of the prestigious RI and a multi award winning painter. He is also an enthusiastic and inspiring tutor and his workshops all over the world are always sold out. Places at Weston Park are limited in order that each student can benefit from maximum personal help and tuition. David will guide you in this 1 day pure watercolour foundation course suitable for enthusiasts and improvers.…

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Spring Plant Fair

May 6 - 7

The wonderful Plant Hunters Fairs will once again make Weston their home over the Bank Holiday weekend showcasing award winning plants.  Whether you are a green fingered professional or just like to potter in the garden there will be a wide selection of top quality nurseries attending. All the nurseries are happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the best plants for the time of year.  It is the aim of the organisers to select a great mix of…

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Janine Gallizia 3 Day Pure Watercolour Course

May 9 - 11

Janine Gallizia is an internationally recognised artist, judge and teacher; privately counselling many of the world’s elite watercolour professionals. She focusses on helping people develop their own styles by understanding the habits that are helping and hindering their evolution. “Each person already has a logical style within them, it is dependent upon their character, confidence, preferences and capacity. The Art is the fine-tuning to get the best out of what you have, and make it work!” www.gallizia.be Venue: Weston Park…

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David Poxon 3 Day Pure Watercolour Course

May 16 - 18

David Poxon RI, NWS is an internationally renowned watercolour Master and exhibits worldwide. A member of the prestigious RI and a multi award winning painter. He is also an enthusiastic and inspiring tutor and his workshops all over the world are always sold out. Places at Weston Park are limited in order that each student can benefit from maximum personal help and tuition. David will guide you through the pure watercolour process, from all the basics to his special and…

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Great British Food Festival

May 26 - 28

This summer, great food is coming to Weston Park. The Great British Food Festival, the hugely popular nationwide food show is coming to the Park this May Bank Holiday. An artisan food market with more than 70 stalls, food challenges and competitions, live music, children’s entertainment food demonstrations and much more will be taking place over the three day weekend, providing endless family entertainment for all good food lovers. Entry will include the Park, Gardens and Food Festival. Gates open…

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June 2018

Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

June 3

Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Step beyond the ropes and see more of the House including areas that are not normally open to visitors.  Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms, take a look into the Boudoir and delve deep into the rich history of the House, the family that once lived there and how it is used today. Following the…

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Dieter Blum’s Cowboys from the Daimler Art Collection

June 4 - August 27

The work of German photographer Dieter Blum (born 1936) is presented for the first time in the UK in two parallel exhibitions held in the West Midlands and organised by the Daimler Art Collection (Stuttgart/Berlin, Germany). The exhibition Dieter Blum. Cowboys. The first shooting, 1992. Photographs from the Daimler Art Collection on Show at Weston Park is organised in partnership with the Weston Park Foundation and focuses on the artist’s novel take on the cowboy subject, developed in this series which emerged…

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Afternoon Tea – Behind the Scenes

June 10

Combine a fascinating Behind the Scenes Tour with a delicious afternoon tea, served in the Victorian Orangery on selected Sunday’s this summer. Step beyond the ropes and see more of the House including areas that are not normally open to visitors.  Venture upstairs, peek into some of the stunning bedrooms, take a look into the Boudoir and delve deep into the rich history of the House, the family that once lived there and how it is used today. Following the…

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International Model Air Show

June 15 - 17

Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the skies to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park. The show is a great place to see top model pilots in action as well as a model boat regatta, slot car racing and a fun fair for children. There will be the Battle of Britain pyrotechnic display and the Swift Glider display team will perform their amazing mid-air acrobatics. Kids can get hands on…

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