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Short Music & History events

For our annual series of chamber music events, we engage some of the finest ensembles in the UK and Europe. Within an overarching theme, the music is carefully chosen and programmed to provide an illuminating sequence, and talks with a musicologist are often incorporated. While the events are undeniably indulgent and leisurely retreats, they are also intended to stimulate the mind and enchant the aesthetic sensibilities. 

Our history weekends each focus on a particular aspect or period of history, with talks by leading experts, Q&A sessions and plenary discussions. Your accommodation is included in the price, as are most meals. 


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Albion String Quartet At The Swan Hotel & Spa in Lavenham

19 - 21 May 2020 £810
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Albion String Quartet ©Steve Gullick.
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Tudor Encounters A mid-week symposium

28 - 30 Oct 2020 £610
Nicholas Hilliard, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I c.1573-1575. Oil on wood panel. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England ©Alamy Stock Photo.
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The Navarra String Quartet Classics across the centuries

23 - 25 Feb 2021 £830
Navarra String Quartet, ©Sarah Wijzenbeek.
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