Saturday, July 11, 2015

Wisley Getting Arty

We are regular visitors to RHS Wisley for the gardens and in particular the tropical glass house.
The waterfall in the glasshouse
However on the weekend of the 18 and 19th July there is another reason to visit, the RHS are holding a weekend Arts Festival, snappily named "Arts Fest". The RHS promise a weekend of artistic fun and festivity. With live music in the garden, as well as  theatre performances, an abundance of craft stands and demonstrations plus a programme of poetry and literary talks. Throughout the weekend there will be aerial acrobatic performances in the Glasshouse, Hedgemen wandering around to greet you and workshops to create giant-gardeners.

Event times: 
Saturday 18 July 
11–12pm The Cabinet of Curiosities 
12.15–1.15pm Poetry to Go and Dan Simpson’s Crowdsourced Poetry 
1.30–2.30pm Dominic Berry’s The Dragon Who Hates Poetry 
2.45–3.45pm An afternoon with John Hegley, featuring Jane Ireland 
4.00–5.00pm The Cabinet of Curiosities 

Sunday 19 July 
11–12pm The Cabinet of Curiosities 
12.15–1.15pm Poetry to Go and Dan Simpson’s Crowdsourced Poetry 
1.30–2.30pm Joshua Seigal presents My Grandpa's Beard (And Lots of Other Poems) 
2.45–3.45pm An afternoon with AF Harrold 
4.00–5.00pm The Cabinet of Curiosities

The RHS have held this event before although we have been unable to attend previously.

As its a two day affair anyone travelling from further afield may want to take advantage of the many hotels located in the area such as the nearby Holiday Inn in Guildford which is about 15 mins away from the garden.

For more information see the RHS Website. Normal garden entry rates apply and RHS members can enter using their membership card. 

Written in collaboration with IHG

2 comments :

  1. Sounds like an interesting time and we're all looking forward to your posts about it!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting time and we're all looking forward to your posts about it!

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