Event at Marble Hill
As the Friends of Marble Hill develops we will update this website with news, events and volunteering opportunities at Marble Hill. If you want to become a Friend and to have an active hand in our working group or assist with the volunteering at the park (or even doing some housekeeping on this website), please get in touch.
Sunday music in the park – Every Sunday in August, 2-3pm.
This month, a series of free, socially distanced concerts will be hosted at Marble Hill House every Sunday from 2-3pm. Check out the schedule below for more information:
- 9th August 2020 – Perrin Jazz collective
Expect a medley of contemporary songs and jazz classics performed by this superb, Roger Perrin-led ensemble.
- 16th August 2020 – Lovekyn Trio
Prepare for a bevy of ballads and songs sourced from Elizabethan-era England, with Patricia Hammond on vocals and William Summers playing the flute, recorder and crumhorn.
- 23rd August 2020 – Greg Tassell and harpsichord / piano (opera to English and popular song)
Professional tenor Greg Tassel will sing opera, folk and popular songs alongside harpsichord and piano.
- 30th August 2020 – Perrin Jazz Collective
If you missed them the first time around, or just fancy a double dose of summertime jazz, the Perrin Jazz Collective will draw this year’s Music on a Sunday to a close with another performance.
September lecture series
Marble Hill will host lectures from a range of different speakers, including conservation specialists, historians and local organisations, every Tuesday at 6pm during September. More information will be provided closer to the date.
Twickenham Luminaries Virtual Tour
Marble Hill have joined forces with the Pope’s Grotto Trust to organise the Twickenham Luminaries Virtual Tour, a five-part series of free Zoom lectures, where an expert will discuss an influential figure and their association with a historic building in Twickenham.
Each lecture will start at 6pm and run for around 20 minutes, with time allocated for questions and answers at the end of each session.
These talks will run on successive evenings, starting on Monday 14th with Minna Andersen’s talk on The Honourable Nellie Ionides and her influence on Orleans House; for more information, head here.
Additional talks will be hosted about individuals associated with Strawberry Hill House, Popes Grotto, Turners House and Marble Hill.
Marble Hill Remembers
In conjunction with the British Legion, 879 poppies will be placed in the Park to celebrate the lives of each service person who died in our local area during the First World War.
An exhibition site, which will be installed by volunteers in the first week of November, will highlight those who died and the part that Marble Hill played in the war effort; all of those figures will be commemorated on Remembrance Day (Wednesday 11th November) at 11am in a short celebration of the fallen.