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Nostell Nights at Christmas
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As a final birthday celebration of Nostell’s John Harrison clock, the house will be decorated with a Clock Work Christmas theme this year…and Nostell Nights is your first chance to see it. Adults can explore the house after dark with the help of artists, musicians and makers.
We’ve a fab programme lined up to get you in the festive spirit:
Bar by Wakefield Beer Exchange including special festive treats: ‘clocktail’ demonstrations, the launch of the new Nightingale’s West Riding Dry Gin and rum and chocolate pairing samples. Don’t forget to bring cash!
The Cure Fine Charcuterie: tuck into artisan meats, cheeses and delicious nibbles, with special beer pairings at the bar.
Long Division DJ set: courtesy of Wakefield’s largest music and cultural festival, enjoy vinyl tunes with a festive twist.
Attic tours: Paul Bateson will bring the attics to life with his pop-up poetry, inspired by Nostell’s stories. £5 per person, tours at 6.20pm, 7.20pm and 8.20pm. Pre-booking essential on 01924 866745.
Artist workshops: book on to a 45 minute workshop with paper specialist Becca to handcraft your own Christmas tree decoration.
£5 per session at 6.30 and 7.30. Pre-booking essential on 01924 866745.
Live music from Mi Mye: championed by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, don’t miss the chance to see Mi Mye perform a festive set in a unique historic setting.
Makers showcase: Remember to bring some cash and stop by the mini art fair on the ground floor to pick out unique presents. You’ll find six local artists selling handcrafted artworks and gifts, including festive felted goodies by Helen Riddle.
Pop-up talks about Nostell’s treasures: discover the detail in one of the most prized artworks by Flemish painter Pieter Breughel the Younger and the 300-year-old clock made by John Harrison, which inspired this year’s festive decorations.
Find out more at http://bit.ly/2icZ4KX
Think it’s too far? It’s just a 15 minute bus ride from Wakefield – jump on the 497 or the 223 or 1 mile from Fitzwilliam Train Station.
Normal admission charges apply (National Trust members free), call 01924 866745 for details.