Strawberry Hill have kicked-off their second season as a London Scottish Business Club member by offering an exclusive deal to London Scottish club members.
They are giving our members the opportunity to join their increasingly popular Dining Club at a 20 per cent discount.
Dining Club members enjoy a number of evenings of ‘fine dining’ in one of the historic rooms at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham as well as a talk from a guest speaker.
Antiques Roadshow expert, Lars Tharp is supporting Strawberry Hill on Thursday 17 October as the guest speaker of the charity’s Dining Club.
Lars will be combining his experiences on the British television antique show and interest in history with a fascinating talk on ‘The Antique Roadshow and other Gothic tales’ at the Dining Club evening in October.
The Dining Club has grown in popularity over the last year and gives people the opportunity to support Horace Walpole’s gothic castle.
New members are welcome as the club raises much needed funds towards the Strawberry Hill Peacock Appeal and Strawberry Hill.
The Peacock Appeal was established to help safeguard the long term maintenance of the house and garden, the continuation of the community and learning programme and to fund the return to the house of some of Horace Walpole’s treasures.
The Appeal is in response to the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Award, through which every pound raised is matched, so that a donation is doubled for the benefit of the house.
Carole Patey, Trustee of Strawberry Hill Trust said, “The Dining Club has been a great success and really gives its members a unique chance to not only enjoy ‘fine dining’ at Strawberry Hill but to hear from first class guest speakers.
“We are really pleased that Lars is joining us in October and with his wealth of expertise on antiques, combined with his interest in Gothic history, he will no doubt enthral the guests with his talk.”
London Scottish Sponsorship Manager, Hannah Dodds, said: “I am delighted Strawberry Hill have agreed to join the London Scottish Business Club for the second successive season and it's great news that they have offered our loyal members an exclusive opportunity to join their Dining Club.”
– The Strawberry Hill Trust was formed in 2002 by a group of local people with a mission to save Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, and to open it to a wider public.
They embarked on a £9 million restoration part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, The World Monuments Fund and Trusts and Foundations as well as the Friends of Strawberry Hill.
The house was opened in October 2010 and in the first year received 40,000 visitors.
In 2014 the Trust embarked on a second phase of restoration with the result that from 2015 onwards Horace Walpole’s most private rooms will be open for public view for the first time in history.
A programme of events from family activities to artistic master classes, lectures, tours and workshops are held throughout the year.
For more information, go to www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk