Discover the Hospitalfield experience at DUSK

Hospitalfield in all its autumn glory.
Hospitalfield in all its autumn glory.

Over the weekend of November 19/20, historic Hospitalfield house will be welcoming visitors to its Winter Open Weekend – DUSK.

As with all the open weekends at Hospitalfield, DUSK features a packed two-day programme, including art workshops, talks and tours, which organisers expect to be as popular as ever.

Hospitalfield Programme Manager Laura Simpson said: “If you would like to join one of the workshops, I recommend booking online in advance.”

Although there is no admission fee for DUSK, there is a small booking charge for some of the workshops.

On Saturday, November 19, visitors to DUSK will be able to work alongside Judith Hagan, who is currently a postgraduate student at The Royal Drawing School in London, in the Mono Printing workshop. Later that day, a conversation between Ewan Murray and Judith Hagan will be led by artist and lecturer Richard Walker, who is also an alumni of Hospitalfield. On Sunday, for those inspired by Frank Dobson’s beautiful little sculptures, artist Sally Hackett will host a clay modelling workshop and, throughout the weekend, there will be all sorts of activities for younger visitors.

Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, said: “The programme for DUSK includes free heritage tours which will provide visitors with a fascinating insight into the history of the mansion, while the gardens will be open for exploration. Our Winter Open Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to experience the heritage, creativity and culture of Hospitalfield.

“We’re also delighted to announce that one of Dundee’s top chefs, Gillian Veal of Dundee’s Parlour and Folk cafés, has joined our team permanently. We’re so lucky to have her helping us plan for the future. Over the Winter Open Weekend, Gillian will be baking bread and cakes, along with making lots of other delicious savoury and sweet goodies, in our pop-up bakery and deli.

“We’re hoping visitors to DUSK will spend the day at Hospitalfield, perhaps starting with coffee and cakes while watching Gillian bake a batch of loaves before visiting the exhibition. After lunch in the pop-up bakery, how about a tour of the house and then a walk around the grounds as dusk falls?

“Art, food, heritage and the great outdoors – the perfect day out!”

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