Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection and experience our beautiful exhibition Tapestry: Here and Now. And don’t forget to enjoy a cocktail in the Café and admission to Tapestry: Here and Now for just £10.
In conversation with Deirdre Dyson will also take place on the evening at 7pm. (£10/ Free to Contemporaries)
Join us for more Holburne Up Lates:
Friday 28 July – A Summer’s Song
A Summer’s Song: BSU Master of Music Singer-Songwriter Showcase – FREE
Join us for a special Summer Up Late featuring live, original music performances from a collection of emerging songwriters from around the world. Each performer has studied, or is studying, their Master of Music in Songwriting at Bath Spa University, and has remained in or close to Bath as they embark on their music and songwriting careers. With musical genres ranging from American folk to emotive ballads, the songwriter showcase will celebrate some of the most exciting sounds and songs to emerge from the city, whilst introducing home-grown, fresh talent. The museum and café will be open throughout, making this a not-to-be missed after-hours experience.
Friday 25 August – Evening Talk with Candace Bahouth
Friday 29 September
Join artist and carpet designer Deirdre Dyson In Conversation with Adrian Tinniswood to discover the inspirations behind her magnificent carpets, and the processes involved in translating her painted designs into woven form. The evening will reveal how an engagement with the natural world, materials and techniques, in addition to long-standing relationships with Nepalese communities, combine to produce carpets of exceptional quality and content.
Deirdre Dyson trained at the Byam Shaw School of Fine Art for 2 years in fine art and Wimbledon College of Art for the 3 year diploma in graphics and illustration, and is a practising fine artist and carpet designer. Adrian Tinniswood is an author, historian, lecturer and broadcaster and a Trustee of the Holburne Museum.
This summer, Richard Frewer and David Price are to perform Schubert’s last collection of songs, published after his death. Schwanengesang consists of thirteen songs: six by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one by Johann Seidl. There may be no narrative coherence to the set but musically they hold together and they are some of Schubert’s most expressive, dramatic and recognisable songs.
Richard Frewer sings for the joy and challenge of it. Throughout his career as architect and university chair professor, he has maintained a considerable reputation as a concert singer. He has been awarded the Philharmonia Orchestra’s prestigeous Martin Scholarship, and taken part in Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s masterclasses in London and Hanover. David Price was the director of music at Dauntsey’s School and has been conductor of the Trowbridge and Bath Symphony Orchestras and musical director of a number of West Country opera companies.
Nicolai Rimsky -Korsakov was one of the group of Russian composers known as “the Five” and the concert consists of works by him and composers associated with or influenced by him. He was keen on developing a nationalistic style of classical music which employed Russian folk song and lore along with exotic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism. However when he became a professor of musical composition, harmony and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1871 a post he maintained for 35 years he undertook a rigorous three-year programme of self-education and became a master of Western methods of compositional technique. Matthew Taylor is a freelance violinist who has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was previously the violinist in the Pump Room Trio. Derek Stuart Clark is the pianist of the Pump Room Trio in Bath as well as a singing coach.
In this exciting and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop with master weaver Caron Penney, students will investigate basic weaving techniques suitable for beginners including hatching and colour blending, the foundations to tapestry. By the end of the workshop students will have completed one sample. The group will work on pre-warped frames provided by the tutor, a stock of wools will be available and all equipment will be available to borrow. Students should bring a notebook and pen.
Caron Penney is an artist-weaver who has been making tapestry for over twenty years both as a master weaver for artists like Tracey Emin, Gillian Ayres and Martin Creed, but also independently creating work for exhibition. She is a member of the Contemporary Applied Arts and the 62 Group of Textiles Artists