WHAT’S ON 2022

Thursday 27th January 2022 at 7pm ONLINE WINTER TALKS

‘John Fleming Leicester as a patron of Contemporary British Art’ –  An online talk by Hannah Lyons

When Sir John Fleming Leicester, 1st Lord de Tabley, died in 1827, his obituary in The Gentleman’s Magazine praised him as ‘the greatest patron of the native school of painting that our Island ever possessed.’ Unlike many contemporary collectors, who sought out works by the Old Masters, Sir John devoted his life to patronising and collecting British art. Join us for this online talk, where we will explore Sir John’s unparalleled collection, which was displayed at Tabley House, and his Hill Street Gallery in London.

Online only, price  £5

Please click on the button below to reach our Eventbrite page, to register and book.

PAST EVENTS 2021

Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 2.30pm in the Gallery at Tabley House

Jam and Magic Lanterns (A Victorian year with the Leicesters of Tabley) A talk by Sarah Webb

‘Join’ the Leicester family through the four seasons of their year; winter in Cheshire, spring in Brighton, and the hectic entertainments of the London summer season.
Followed by tea and cake in the Portico Room.
Admission FREE (including tea and cake) and everyone welcome.

To book contact:  Christopher Tetlow email: christophertetlow@hotmail.co.uk, tel: 0161 928 2137

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Thursday 18th November 2021 at 7pm  ONLINE WINTER TALKS

A Detective’s Tour of Tabley House – An online talk by Clare Pye

In 1760 local people would have realised that Sir Peter Byrne Leicester was up to something; after all he had diverted the old road from Knutsford to Northwich to create his new private park.  Then suddenly in 1763 four great columns of Runcorn stone reared themselves up in the flat Cheshire landscape.  Follow the clues in this detective story. Hear about Sir Peter’s plans for his new House, and the way of life he and his family expected to lead there.  Then discover the layers and many stories which are superimposed on each other as his son and grandson each adapted Tabley House to suit their needs.

Online only, price  £5

Please use the link below to reach our Eventbrite page, to register and book.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-detectives-tour-of-tabley-house-tickets-205674085727

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Thursday 9th December 2021 at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Chapel, Tabley.

Tabley Carol Concert

The Border Singers will once again lead the singing of favourite carols and festive songs, interspersed with amusing and seasonal readings for the Christmas season.
Followed by mince pies and Madeira.

Admission £17, Friends of Tabley and volunteers £15.

To book contact:  Christopher Tetlow email: christophertetlow@hotmail.co.uk, tel: 0161 928 2137

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Thursday 16th December 2021 at 7pm  ONLINE WINTER TALKS

‘Angelick Georgiana’: Scenes from the life of Georgiana, Lady de Tabley – An online talk by Sarah Webb.  

Spring 1810, Hampton Court Palace.   When impecunious Mrs Lavinia Cottin sent her 15- year old daughter Georgiana out to play in one of the palace courtyards she knew the afternoon would change their lives for ever.  Georgiana returned to find George, Prince of Wales and Sir John Leicester of Tabley House with her mother.  Sir John, a Regency dandy with a complicated private life, proposed to her ‘Angelick Georgiana’ and Mrs Cottin accepted with relief.  Join this intriguing story of Regency romance, extravagant entertainments, threats of disinheritance and discover whether anyone received the happy ending they deserved.

Online only, price  £5

Please use the link below to reach our Eventbrite page, to register and book.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/angelick-georgiana-scenes-from-the-life-of-georgiana-lady-de-tabley-tickets-213716631197

Why not use the link below and watch the video to get a quick taster of this fascinating talk.

https://youtu.be/PNf1vqQeZLU

NEWS

Visitors can once again sit in comfort and enjoy the delights of all that the Gallery at Tabley has to offer.

Eight chairs in the bay of the Gallery have been restored to their former glory. Textile conservator Jacqueline Hyman has painstakingly renovated eight Victorian Drawing Room chairs and re-covered them with a splendid antique gold velvet.

The previously worn material and uncomfortable hollows in the centre of each seat pad are now thankfully a thing of the past.

As part of the restoration process, several old layers of fabric had to be removed and the horsehair wadding thoroughly cleaned and re-stitched into position.  Each seat pad was then covered with cotton calico before the new velvet  fabric was applied.