On this page you will find information about local art events organised and delivered by other socieities and organisations.
You can now listen to 'The Art Show' between 11am and 12pm every Saturday on Welcombe Radio!
This week (5th October), Sarah Miles will be interviewing members of Kineton Art Group. We will find out more about them, their upcoming exhibition, and what it means to be a part of such an art group like Kineton! Listen in, and you can share your thoughts on Welcombe Radio's facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/welcomberadio/
Next week, Tom Shepherd will be taking the microphone and presenting The Art Show. Make sure you listen in!
Upton House and Gardens
Give it a go art workshop – silk scarves
Thurs 5 Sep | 10:00-13:00 | £30
Learn how to make a silk scarf inspired by the gardens at Upton. Local artist, Lis Mann will provide you with all the tuition and materials to make your own version of her fabulous hand dyed silk scarves. Lis has an amazing talent for bringing fabric to life. This is your chance to learn all she knows. Lis will provide you with all of the materials you need to make your own version of her fabulous hand dyed silk scarves. Booking is essential. Tickets are £30 per person +5% booking fee. This event is aimed at adults.
National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: Nature’s Champions
Sat 21 Sep – Mon 9 Dec
Get face to face with champions of the natural world in a new exhibition opening at Upton House and Gardens in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. From Sir David Attenborough and Linda McCartney to William Wordsworth and Octavia Hill, we will be celebrating those who have shaped the way we think about nature today. This exhibition complements the 1930s Shell advertising posters including the See Britain First campaign, which harnessed and conformed to a distinctive aesthetic vision of the English countryside in the 1930s. We will also be highlighting some of the landscape paintings from our own collection in our ‘picture in focus’ display in the sitting room. We will bring together paintings from our collection to see how artists’ vision of the natural world changed over time. These exhibitions also provide a chance to open up conversations about the inherent environmental challenges faced when travelling in the countryside.
Afternoon tea talk - 2nd Viscount Bearsted: Philanthropist & Warwickshire Guardian
Thursday 12 September | 14:30-16:00 | £10
Lord Bearsted made his mark as one of the major philanthropists of his age. A leading member of the Anglo-Jewish community, Lord Bearsted showed high regard for the duty of charity in accordance with his Jewish religion. Join House Host Ann, who will explore a selection of Lord Bearsted’s extensive charitable works, and share stories about Upton’s 1930s owner.
Heritage Open Days
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September | 11:00-17:00 | FREE
As well as opening the property for free for the weekend, we are putting on complementary buses from Banbury. We are inviting locals to be amongst the first to see 'Faces of Change: Nature's Champions' in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. From Beatrix Potter to Chris Packham, see portraits of those who've shaped how we think or feel about green spaces and nature today.
Whilst you're here, book a time to visit the house and discover some of the stories behind the people who lived and worked at Upton House and Gardens in the 1930s. You can also take a stroll around the spectacular gardens and see the wonderful collection of Asters that encourages a late flourish of hover flies, pollen seeking bees and drifts of passing butterflies