Houses & Gardens, Public & Private, of the West Country with Mike Hope

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Course: Houses & Gardens, Public & Private, of the West Country with Mike Hope
Tutor: Mike Hope
Start Date: 6th August 2018
Start Time: 9.30am
End Date: 10th August 2018
End Time: 4.00pm
Res Fee (from): £826.00
Non Res Fee: £470.00 What's included?

This course is part of Week One of the Dillington Summer School.  Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 5 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 11 August.  The course will run Monday to Friday.

Following on the successful formula of last year’s Summer School programme, this year sees another new mix of public and private houses and gardens of the West Country. With a small number of supporting lectures, the houses have once again been chosen to give a range of period and style to show the wealth of properties and gardens in the region. The mixture of the famous and not so famous gives a really good sense of the quality and indeed quantity of properties and in turn shows off all periods from the late medieval to the twentieth century.

There will be a supplement of £200 for this course for residents towards the cost of transport and entrance fees.

Tutor Information

Mike Hope

Mike Hope

Author, lecturer, curator and designer spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions. He is a lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programme.

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Dillington House is one of England's special places. A truly lovely rural surrounding in which to learn and study, to walk and think, to eat well and make new friends. Whether your interest is history, photography or visiting gardens, you'll find what you need at Dillington House. Prepare to be stimulated, intrigued and uplifted. Rosie Boycott, Writer and Broadcaster