Cultural Weekends in Beautiful Places
What they say about Arts in Residence music-events
"Enlightening and enjoyable music and poetry in a lovely venue."
Ann Rudwick, Ryde Isle of Wight
much of it new to me. As ever, sincere thanks for that, and for excellent
company too. Who could ask for a better weekend?"
"Brahms revealed! No better way to learn about a composer than at Arts in Residence."
Paul Miller, Emsworth
"Beautiful surroundings, excellent service and facilities. A little piece of heaven and I enjoyed a great stay. I appreciated the music more fully, thanks to your well-judged selection: some known, some less familiar. I loved every minute."
Marie Landau, Torquay
"An excellent and varied programme, from the very well known to the unknown, and all the presentations were equally stimulating."
Alan Spooner, Nottingham
"Another excellent introduction to what was for me some hitherto unknown music. Especially splendid was Vaughan Williams’s Sixth Symphony – and all in a first class venue."
Harold Hughes, Kingston on Thames
"A truly unforgettable experience in a perfect location. You were the perfect hosts, there was a perfect selection of music and lectures."
Mim Gibney, Sidmouth
"A splendid two days, and the song recital was a special bonus. The lectures were illuminating and entertaining, in a lovely venue."
Richard Hyland, Thatcham
"What a wide range of Czech composers and music! These were superb choices and I have bought many CDs to enjoy them again."
Katie Severs, Orpington
"My first Arts in Residence event. I have learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the music, the good company and the lovely environment. I look forward to the next one!"
Margaret Seeling, Bedford
"I knew very little about Haydn and feel so pleased that I came to this course which was of such high quality, as always. The hotel was very pleasant and so too the companionship."
Jessie Redfern, London
"An excellent and informative weekend and an enjoyable exploration of the music of Bliss and Walton, in a very welcoming hotel with great food."
This page last updated: 1st January 2020
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IMPRESSIONISM This event took place at the Georgian House Hotel Haslemere (Click any picture below to view larger) The Course was conducted by Terry Barfoot and Tim Gwyther and featured a wide range of paintings and music by Impressionists, both composers and painters. Painings were illustrated using an LCD projector and the music presented on excellent hi-fi equipment. The weekend was designed as an informal ‘house party’. Guests needed only the ability to enjoy music; no technical knowledge was required. Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at Oxford and other universities, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Tim Gwyther is a lecturer in Fine Art and a practising artist and designer, having worked in a wide variety of design projects. Arts in Residence offers an excellent cuisine including wine with dinner. The fee of: £295 (£320) single (double) included all meals, wine, beverages, course fees and accommodation.