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Tea & talk club


29 March 2023

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue Temple Newsam

Tags Adult, Community, Event, Talk,

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for an hour of sociable history in Temple Newsam House. The talk will be delivered by an expert member of staff and refreshments will be provided.

“Merchant’s very rich daughter, newly-married into Yorkshire’s aristocracy, seeks capable landscape architect for serious garden rescue.”

Frances Irwin (née Shepherd), wife of Charles Ingram, 9th Viscount Irwin, was to a great extent the creator of the house and environs of Temple Newsam that we know today. During her married life and widowhood she rebuilt much of the house and had the grounds landscaped in the fashionable “naturalistic” style.

The Leeds Waits and Dorothy Parkin tell, in words and music, the story of the life of Lady Irwin. She was a patron of music and the musician and composer Felice Giardini was a frequent house guest. Our programme features music by Giardini and other composers of the high baroque era including Purcell, Telemann and Herschel, also fashionable country dances of the period.

Alan Radford: recorders, Flemish bagpipes

Pamela Radford: hurdy-gurdy, triple harp, cittern

Joanna Rowling: recorders

Dorothy Parkin: writer and narrator

There’s no need to book ahead, just drop-in and the sessions are completely free.

For further information please call 0113 336 7460 or email [email protected]

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