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Access to the house by wheelchair or for those who have trouble climbing stairs is made very easy by a purpose built lift installed during the restoration. The only area not accessible is the Library, however staff can provide a short video showing the appearance of the room. Fully accessible toilets are available, as well as a hearing loop in the shop.

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Gothic Bookclub: the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Mon 18 Sep 2017 7:30 PM  

The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks. Published in 1984, it is about a psychopathic teenager living on a remote Scottish island. The Wasp Factory is written from a first person perspective, told by 16-year-old Francis Cauldhame ("Frank"), describing his childhood and all that remains of it. Frank observes many shamanistic rituals of his own invention, and it is soon revealed that Frank killed three children before he reached the age of ten himself.


Garden History Course: The Arts and Crafts Garden

Thu 28 Sep 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

Following on from Last year’s successful series of talks on the 18th century garden, this Autumn Strawberry Hill house will be offering a course on the Arts and Crafts Garden. The talks, held in the historic rooms of the house, will look at arts and craft garden design within it broader cultural context, examine its origins, key characteristics, role of Gertrude Jekyll before concluding with the spread and legacy of the movement. All talks will be delivered by experienced lecturers, including Stephen Smith, Cherrill Sands and Sandra Pullen.

For further information and a course outline, please contact claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk