Arts in Residence
promotes cultural breaks in beautiful places.
The Arts in Residence organisation offers classical music events and classical
music breaks in country houses and country hotels that have been picked for
their superbly appointed positions. They all create an atmosphere in
which you can enjoy the experience of music and the arts in style,
comfort and good company.
The delicious food, excellent wine and friendly ambience are as
important as the music you will hear and explore. Our prices for a
weekend or midweek break are fully inclusive: accommodation,
breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner with
wine are all provided. There are no hidden extras.
We aim to create a friendly house party atmosphere with people who
have plenty in common. An Arts in Residence classical music break can
prove the music-event of your year.
Coming in the spring:-
Operas and Music in Prague
(Best Western Hotel, Prague)
After arranging opera breaks around Europe, next year
Arts in Residence returns to the Czech Republic.
Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen, at the National Theatre
Verdi: Requiem, with the Czech Philharmonic
Verdi: La Traviata, at the State Opera
(9th - 13th April, 2014)
Arts in Residence
also organises visits abroad on a variety of musical themes.
There have been "Opera extravaganzas" to Prague, Budapest,
Berlin, Vienna and Nuremberg.
The Arts in Residence WebQuiz
In Webquiz 14, the three photos were all of Johannes Brahms.
Well done, if you got the right answer.
The Arts in Residence WebQuiz is now taking a break for the winter.
Explore this site to find out more about Arts in Residence.
What happens at an Arts in Residence event?
If the event takes place, as most do, at a weekend, then the enjoyment
will start around 5pm on Friday afternoon. This is the scheduled time of
arrival at your chosen house or hotel.
You will be welcomed by your hosts, and after settling in, there will be
aperitifs before dinner. This will give you the chance to meet and get to
know the other members of the party. After dinner, in the comfortable
surroundings of the lounge, there will be a relaxing opportunity to hear
some music relating to the topic for the event.
On Saturday morning you will have the opportunity to explore the music in
more depth with our lecturers, who are experienced and experts in their field.
There is more music in the afternoon after your return for tea, and before the
centrepiece of the weekend: aperitifs followed by the Saturday evening dinner with wine.
The day closes with a little more music relating to the topic for the event.
On Sunday there will be more opportunities for exploring music. Sometimes
there will be a traditional Sunday lunch, while on other occasions the
pattern of the day will be similar to that on Saturday. Departure will take
place either on Sunday afternoon after tea, or on Monday morning after
Occasionally there will be guest artist appearances as here:-
Peter Rhodes plays for us at Dumbleton Hall
during a Beethoven weekend in February 2012.
Enquiries: 02392 383356 or email us at Arts in Residence
1) Customers are recommended to take out travel insurance, to avoid loss in the event
of having to cancel.
2) Should it become apparent, after booking, that a customer will be unable to attend
an event, Arts in Residence should be informed. We will then try to fill the
vacant place(s). If we are successful, an ex-gratia refund, either in whole
or in part less a small administration fee, may be available at the discretion
of the Company.
This page last updated: 7th December 2013 This page maintained by Ian Hickman Partners www.ianhickman.org.uk
Enjoy classical music breaks with Arts in Residence