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April – September 2018

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Re-Inventing the Souvenir

Join us for an exclusive view of exciting, contemporary souvenirs designed by Bath Spa University’s 3D design students in partnership with the Holburne. Enjoy a ‘salon’ of pop-up talks in our Café presented by leading designers, academics and our Curator of Decorative Arts. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy the limited edition of the souvenirs be  in our shop,

 Relax with drinks and music and explore the Museum to discover our collection and our beautiful exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective finishing soon on 7 May.

Take advantage of our special offer on the evening: Enjoy a cocktail in the Café and admission to Anthony Fry: A Retrospective for just £10

 

May
25
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our new exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

Join us for a special Up Late preview of the display Muse: The Museum Inspires, hosted by the students of Bath Spa University

Muse: The Museum Inspires

An exhibition by MA Ceramics and MA Fashion & Textiles students

In partnership with Bath Spa University

Take a second look at the Holburne’s collection through the eyes and work of MA Ceramics and MA Fashion & Textiles students. Whether responding to individual pieces, highlighting objects not usually displayed or commenting on Sir William Holburne himself, this exciting collaboration between Bath Spa University and the Holburne Museum will stimulate new interpretations and ways of looking.

 

 

 

 

Jun
12
Tue
2018
I will sing of my Love
Jun 12 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
I will sing of my Love @ The Holburne Museum

“I will sing of my Love”: Scottish and English 18th century Songs for Voice and Historical Harps

Anne Lewis and Bill Taylor present a programme of Scottish and English 18th-century songs, airs and dance tunes for voice and historical harps. With pieces from several printed and manuscript sources, this recital includes the mysterious song Roslin Castle, lively minuets from Georgian Edinburgh and Bath, and the romantic Red, Red Rose. Bill will play a copy of a baroque hook harp and a 19-century zither.

Anne and Bill have been working together in various permutations since the last century, performing at York Minster, Jersey, Kildare, Bonn, and Glasgow Cathedral. Bill is a world authority in ancient harp music: he is part of Ardival Harps, designs and makes harps, and performs and teaches internationally. Anne is a mezzo-soprano with a long experience of performing, recording, teaching, and directing and arranging for community choirs. In 2013 The Burns Society in Kilmarnock asked Ann and Bill to perform at their annual gathering, and Voice & Harp was born!

Jun
29
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
3
Tue
2018
Consonant Connections
Jul 3 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Consonant Connections @ The Holburne Museum

Consonant Connections: A musical perspective on 17th century Anglo-Dutch relationships

Explore seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch music in this lunchtime recital. In honour of our temporary exhibition, Prized Possessions, this recital looks at Constantijn Huygens – musician, poet, art connoisseur and statesman (and discoverer of Rembrandt) – who, during his visits to the Jacobean Court, met London-based musicians Lanier (himself an artist and Royal art procurer), Gaultier and Foscarini. As well as songs and solos for lute and baroque guitar by these composers (and by Huygens himself), this programme includes works by Peter Philips and Richard Dering, English Catholics exiled in the Netherlands, and also by Henry Purcell during the reign of William and Mary who arrived in the Glorious Revolution.

Wiltshire-based lutenist/luthier Din Ghani formed Musicke in the Ayre in 2011 to explore and perform the vast repertoire of music for voice and plucked strings from the 16/17th centuries, working with an evolving team of singers and other instrumentalists. They have since given over a hundred concerts across the country and on the Continent. Gillian Wormley is a freelance soprano recitalist, singing teacher and vocal coach who embraces new technology to provide vocal coaching online, as well as running vocal workshop weekends at Dartington Hall. This is Gillian’s fourth performance with Din, who will be using instruments he made himself.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
17
Fri
2018
A Taste of Persia
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Taste of Persia @ The Holburne Museum

For one night only, sample the tastes and sounds of Persia in our Garden Café with food from Simi’s Kitchen and traditional Middle Eastern folk music from Mazaj. Inspired by our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, this event will bring to life the Persian world as experienced by nineteenth-century traveller, Ellen Tanner.

Bath-based Simi’s Kitchen provides customised classes celebrating the food of Iran. Simi has been featured in the Guardian, the Foodie Bugle, Kinfolk and Crumbs Magazine.

Mazaj play a combination of Traditional Art and Folk music from the Middle East, on Oud, Arabic Percussion and Arabic Nay Flute, Egyptian Mizmar & Saxophone. They have performed at Glastonbury Festival UK, WOMAD Festival UK, Bergen Festival (Norway), Bristol Colston Hall, Oxford University, The Namaste Club (Ibiza) and The Lazy Lizard (Faralya, Turkey).

Aug
30
Thu
2018
Let us Dance Let us Sing
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Let us Dance Let us Sing @ The Holburne Museum

Baroque and Beyond present a programme of seventeenth-century music inspired by our summer exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust. This concert will explore the songs and keyboard works of Sweelinck, including his most famous set of variations on the sixteenth-century German song ‘Mein junges Leben hat ein End’; recorder pieces by the Dutch composer, Jacob Van Eyck; and songs of Henry Purcell.
Bristol-based Baroque and Beyond combine enthusiasm for the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and an aliveness to the folk roots of the art music of this period. A range of historical instruments – harpsichord, guitars, recorders and baroque cello – are used to explore a variety of themed programmes. Recent explorations have included the Scottish and Welsh folk songs of Haydn, instrumental music from the early Italian baroque and the resurrection of a previously forgotten trio sonata by the Neapolitan composer Nicola Matteis.

£10 (includes entry to Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust between 6-7pm, Garden Café open for drinks 6-7pm)

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Brightest Day a Cloud
Sep 18 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Brightest Day a Cloud @ The Holburne Museum

Strings of Joy (Corde di Gioia) present a recital of Regency instrumental music and Lieder, which explores the element of water. With pieces by Franz Schubert, whose music took inspiration from little splashes in a lake to the tremendous strength of a stream, this recital also features the world premiere of Brightest day a cloud, a song cycle reflecting weather and travel through poetry and voice, written by composer Liz Lane for the trio in 2017.
Strings of Joy (Corde di Gioia) is a Danish classical trio consisting of soprano Maria Johannsen and her daughters, Anna and Giuly, on cello and violin, and specialising in music from the Renaissance to present day. They have performed nationally and internationally at St Petersburg on invitation from the Danish Consulate General and Cultural Institute, Heidelberg, and Berlin for a holocaust memorial organized by Lea Rosh and the Nordic Embassies.
Liz Lane’s music has been broadcast on ITV, BBC 1 and BBC Radio 3 and performed by the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Carducci Quartet, Foden’s Band, Symphonic Brass of the RAF, Almost Orthogonal Quartet (Israel) and Norfolk Chamber Consort (USA). She has won two awards for her work with OpenUp Music.