Alvis Owners' Club Meeting
Sun 27 April, 11am-4pm
Pre and post-war classic and vintage cars on display.
Included in admission to the Hall or Grounds
Sunday, 4 May
2pm - 5pm
North Country Theatre gives an interactive interpretation of Bridget Talbot's work during the First World War, including her time in the hostile conditions of the bitter fighting on the Italian-Austrian front.
Included in admission to the Hall - Adult £8, Concession £7, Child £4, Family £23
We'll Meet Again - recalling the Second World War
Dress up and join in
Full-size replica Spitfire - take a seat in the cockpit for the pilot's view *
Create Canadian aircraft nose art
'Dig for Victory' in the Walled Garden
Hear music from World War II with Leyburn Band and singing duo Malcolm and Carole Brown
Phil Ogden and Brian Forbes present memoirs of World War II and Kiplin Hall in sound and vision
Included in admission to the Gardens - adult £5, concession £4, child £2, family (2+3) £12.75
Hall and Gardens - adult £8, concession £7, child £4, family (2+3) £23.
*Small charge to climb into the Spitfire cockpit
Museums by Night - Kiplin by Candlelight
Kiplin Hall by Candlelight - Tour the house and in the Library enjoy music and selected readings from books published between 1615 and 1913, which belonged to Kiplin's former owners. Thursday 15 May, 6.30pm - 9.30pm.
On 25 February, 1849, the owner of Kiplin Hall, the Fourth Earl of Tyrconnel, wrote in his diary, “Began to dress without gas light for dinner about this time”. This momentous event was becoming more commonplace as the use of gas from private gas houses became more prevalent at country houses and large institutions around Britain. However, candlelight was to remain the principal method of lighting houses for many more years and by the end of the 19th century, fashionable homes continued to be lit by candles. As a member of the Royal Society, the Earl was interested in the latest innovations but he and his Countess were certainly of a fashionable persuasion, and it is highly probable that they continued to use candles to light the rooms of their country house at Kiplin.
As part of the national Museums at Night programme, Kiplin Hall will again be lit by candles around the house.
Throughout the evening, in the Library, selected readings from some of the many books that line the walls will be given. The volumes in the Kiplin Hall Library were published between 1615 and 1913 and the selections have been made to give an intriguing insight into the reading habits of the owners of the house between these years.
The many candles required to light such a large establishment have been supplied courtesy of Charles Farris, which was established by Farris in 1845 in Blackfriars, London, producing church candles, principally hand poured from beeswax. Over 150-years later, Charles Farris has moved on to modern production methods to cope with demand, but are still skilled at making bespoke candles in specialised sizes with specific burning characteristics. Charles Farris now holds a Royal warrant and supply candles for national events in both Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. These beautiful candles will revive the atmosphere of Kiplin Hall in previous centuries.
Kiplin Hall Administrator, Marcia McLuckie said: “We are very much looking forward to this event, which is a first for Kiplin Hall. To see the house lit by such beautiful candles will be a real treat; we are very grateful to Charles Farris for their gift and proud of the association with Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s”. Marcia continued, “Picking
the books is proving difficult, as we have so many to choose from, but we shall have a diverse selection of well-known and more obscure readings ready for our visitors on the evening!”.
This event is part of the national Museums at Night Festival
Admission £5 per person
Tea Room open for light suppers and goodies.
No booking required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Plant, Book and Craft Fair
Sunday 15th June , 1 – 5 pm to be held in the Parkland at Kiplin Hall.
Tickets : Adult £1.50, Children free (must be accompanied by an adult)
Many stalls with plants, home produce, crafts, second-hand books and tombola and vegetable basket raffle.
Fundraising event for the Friends of Kiplin Hall
A Garden in the Making
Wednesday 18 June, 10.30am-1pm
Join Head Gardener, Chris Baker, for a guided walk around the gardens. Learn of their development, decline and rebirth during this lively tour and visit the new Garden Museum.
£15 including morning coffee (maximum 25 in the group)