Apsley House – Forthcoming Events

We have a busy programme of evening events for the autumn including lectures and the next in our series of Apsley House lates.

Booking essential: please call 0370 333 11 81

 

4th September at 6.30pm Lecture – Robert Adam’s designs for Apsley House – Dr Frances Sands, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Sir John Soane Museum.

The Sir John Soane Museum holds 80% of the known drawings of the most famous 18th century architect, Robert Adam. The surviving architectural drawings for the Apsley House will be revealed in this fascintating talk by Frances Sands. See what the original house looked like and learn what remains of the Adam scheme at Apsley House. This lecture will also an exclusive glimpse of the Apsley House interiors.

Tickets: EH Members £12, non members £15, concessions £12

 

6th September 6pm and 8.30  -Aplsey House Lates:  The Apsley House Mystery in collaboration with Torchlight Heritage.

It is 1830 and Apsley House and the cream of London Society have been invited to a special musical soiree. But what if, shortly after the guests arrive the star of the night, the Opera Singer Madame Fuseli, was found… dead. To prevent a scandal the mystery as to what happened must be put to rest as quickly as possible and everyone at the party must be cleared of blame by working out the truth. By working as teams, interrogating the suspects, the matter may just be resolved before the news reaches the morning papers. But hurry, the longer you take the more likely the culprit will get away with murder…

Tickets: Member Adult – £16, Member Concession – £12, Member Child – £10

Non-Member Adult – £20, Non- Member Concession – £18, Non-Member Child  – £15

 

11th September at 6.30: Lecture -Wellington and the French – A Family View – Lady Jane Wellesley

Wellington never met his great military rival Napoleon Bonaparte, but his relationship with France began when, as a 16-year-old, he enrolled at the French Royal Academy of Equitation in Angers. Though his brother Henry and sister Anne were captured by the French in 1794 and remained imprisoned throughout the height of the terror, his admiration for the country survived this, and his later campaigns in the Peninsular War and Waterloo. Jane Wellesley explores her ancestor’s complex relationship with the country from his early years to his death at Walmer Castle on the Kent coast.

Tickets: EH Members £12, non members £15, concessions £12

 

26th September at 6.30: Lecture – Geraldine Roberts – The Angel and the Cad – Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England

Catherine Tylney- Long was the richest heiress in Regency Britain… her husband William Wellesley-Pole was the libertine nephew of the Duke of Wellington. They kept the nation enthralled as the scandalous twists and turns of their marriage unfolded in the press. The Duke of Wellington eventually intervened, with major repercussions. Author Geraldine Roberts will take us through the turmoil of Catherine and William’s married life.

Tickets: EH Members £12, non members £15, concessions £12

 

27th September at 7pm: Apsley House Late :  Step Lightly – Regency Dancing. Do you know your Chasse from your Fleuret? Come and join acclaimed period dance specialist Philippa Waite as she puts you through your paces in the splendour of the Waterloo Gallery. In addition you will meet Regency characters and be welcomed with a London Number One Gin.

Tickets: Member Adult – £16, Member Concession – £12, Member Child – £10

Non-Member Adult – £20, Non- Member Concession – £18, Non-Member Child  – £15