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John Piper Exhibition at Elmslie House

JOHN PIPER AT ELMSLIE HOUSE An exhibition and sale of over 50 prints, fabrics and original works. Saturday 20th May – Sunday 28th May John Piper is one of the major figures of 20th century British art whose magical use of colour and texture can be seen in work ranging from art and printmaking to ceramics, fabric design and stained glass. His distinctive style is best appreciated by his expression of architecture within its setting, especially in the many original prints included in this exhibition. This free exhibition brings together over 30 limited edition prints; a range of beautiful fabrics and a collection of original works, including a rediscovered watercolour of a Welsh scene, all of which are for sale. We are delighted to be collaborating with fifties Art Dealer, Richard Turkington, who is curating this exciting collection which will also feature the works of local artist, Jamie Cramp, whose contemporary work is strongly influenced by John Piper. The exhibition will be held at the hall here at Elmslie, hopefully providing a suitable setting! The exhibition opens on Saturday May 20th and runs until Sunday May 28th inclusive and at the following times: Opening Times: Friday May 19th – Private

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FIGARO! Opera Production Saturday 1st July

We are delighted to share the exciting news that 2017 sees our first foray into Opera and a production of The Marriage of Figaro by Felici, an experienced company of singers and musicians, bringing classical, opera and musical theatre to audiences. Felici are based in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire regions and are returning to Elmslie with a specially adapted version of Figaro after their fantastic debut here last April, which saw them perform a Gala Opera Night from which all profits from were donated to the National Kidney Federation and Macmillan.   This time round their charitable endeavours will be going to support Parkinson UK. Tickets are £25.00 and include a glass of bubbly. Doors will open at 6.30pm for the performance to commence at 7.00pm. To buy tickets, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, or tickets can also be purchased via  Eventbrite. Here’s a quick low-down on the performers, and for those of you who don’t know the plot of Figaro, a short summary to set the scene. Zoe Jasko Zoe adores singing Mozart. It was as a teenager in an all-girls production of “The Magic Flute” in the role of Papageno that her parents realised she “could sing”

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