1601, 2018

Hauser and Wirth

Tuesday, January 16, 2018|

 

hauser and wirthwww.hauserwirthsomerset.com

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.

Centred around a core belief in conservation, education and sustainability, Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a wide variety of special events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings, as well as an extensive learning programme for local schools, young people and families. The centre also provides resources including a bookshop and dedicated learning room.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence programme, encouraging artists to benefit from the idyllic surroundings and to integrate with the local community.

On-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been awarded a RIBA South West Award 2015, a Civic Trust 2015 Award, and in 2014 it was the winner of the William Stansell Historic Buildings Award, for Durslade Farmhouse.

The centre is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.

 

For more information, please visit their website: www.hauserwirthsomerset.com

 

2804, 2015

SOMERSET ROUTES

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

This new website offers a guide to historic sites, quirky museums and ancient monuments throughout Somerset. You can either follow the ‘tube map’, which breaks the county into seven different ‘lines’, or you can search by historic period or collection type. The webpage gives information about each historic site, including forthcoming events and downloadable guides. www.somersetroutes.co.uk

2804, 2015

Stourhead

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Most famous for its spectacular eighteenth-century landscape gardens, with lake, Greek temples, grottos and historic trees, but the house is also well worth a visit. Website

2804, 2015

Wincanton Racecourse

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Race meetings between October and May, and other events. Website.

2804, 2015

Lytes Cary Manor

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

A medieval manor house with a famous Arts & Crafts garden. Website.

2804, 2015

Bath & West Showground

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Regular events and exhibitions throughout the year, including the Royal Bath & West Show and the National Gardening Show. Website.

2804, 2015

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Europe’s largest collection of naval aviation, with regular events as well as the standard exhibits. Website. Nearby RNAS Yeovilton is home of the famous Yeovilton Air Day, held every year in July.

2804, 2015

Sherborne

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Another historic town with a famous abbey and castle.

2804, 2015

Glastonbury

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Famous for the ruins of the Abbey, once the richest and most powerful monastry in England, for the dramatic landmark of Glastonbury Tor, and for its wide selection of ‘alternative’ shops… Nearby, for those less interested in mysticism and more interested in bargains, is Clarks Village outlet shopping centre.

 

2804, 2015

Wells

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

The smallest city in England, with its spectacular cathedral, the historic Bishops Palace, an excellent street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and of course many sites familiar from the film Hot Fuzz, which was filmed here…