19 June–15 July 2017
The first Hospitalfield Summer Festival is a series of art, food, heritage and music events happening in and around Hospitalfield House between 19 June and 15 July 2017.
The programme is launched by a Children’s Procession on 19 June made with artists Nadia Rossi and Ruby Pester and the pupils, teachers and families of Timmergreens and Muirfield Primary Schools. It continues with our Summer Season open weekend on 24 and 25 June including a fantastic new sculptural commission for our Picture Gallery by artist Simon Bedwell. From 28 – 30 June 70 artists, curators and students will be staying at Hospitalfield to take part in our FIELDWORK International Summer School co-programmed with Cicely Farrer and Gordon Douglas. On Saturday 1 July there’s a special Harp Celebration Day to mark the return of our newly renovated Erard Grecian Harp including talks and performances by scholar Simon Chadwick and esteemed concert harpist Sharron Griffiths. This is followed by a delicious Berries and Beer Gardens Open Day on 8 July and finally a Summer Festival Closing Party made in collaboration with Hypercoaster Music on Saturday 15 July.
Most events are free and available to drop into but some require you to book or pay for a ticket – read more about all of the events on our What’s On pages…
During the Hospitalfield Summer Festival we will still be open for our usual summer times, which are: Garden Cafe is open Wednesdays between 11am and 4pm then on Saturdays between 2 and 5pm and we run Heritage Tours of the house every Wednesday at 2pm.
The Hospitalfield Summer Festival is a big undertaking and we are interested in hearing from anyone who would like to volunteer with us during this period – get in touch with our new Volunteer Coordinator Annie Crabtree to talk it through firstname.lastname@example.org