Events at Gawthorpe Hall
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Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, east Lancashire. Built between 1600 - 1605 for the Shuttleworth Family it had an iconic and important role in the local area.
On a visit you can see the original seventeenth century panelling and plasterwork in the Drawing Room; period Victorian rooms redesigned by sir Charles Barry (architect of Houses of Parliament) showing what life was like for the family in the 1890s and enjoy the splendour of the Long Gallery. The Hall also has fabulous furniture, paintings and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection displays on the first floor.
Volunteer opportunities - do you have a love of historic houses and some spare time? We are always looking for more volunteers to help out at Gawthorpe Hall, call us on 01282 771004 for more information.
Gawthorpe Hall hosts the latest Contemporary Heritage commission, Flicker, by renowned British artist Catherine Bertola.
Based on Victorian camera obscuras with inspiration from black and white Edwardian photos of the rooms at Gawthorpe Hall, visitors will look into the lens and see a view of how the Hall used to look, but with a twist - enlivened by contemporary figures reflecting an aspect of the Hall's history. Intrigued? Well come along and see for yourself what the final artwork looks like and how it makes you think about the historic rooms.
The camera obscuras are in place from 23rd March when the Hall opens right through the season until 3rd November - there will also be a programme of events running alongside for visitors to get involved with.
Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing is an ambitious programme of site-responsive contemporary art commissions created by Mid Pennine Arts at historic sites across Pennine Lancashire.
Gawthorpe Hall is also part of Wonderful Things with special events, offers and creative entrance displays telling the story of the money made and money spent in Pennine Lancashire.