Chippendale 300 partners are currently finalising the programme of events for 2018. As each event is finalised, it will be added to this calendar. Be sure to visit this page regularly to see the latest events.

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Furniture Folios: Designs of Furniture from Chippendale to Pugin @ Weston Park
Feb 1 – Dec 31 all-day

A small exhibition of historic furniture design books, including a facsimile of Chippendale's 1754 Director.

Visit the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park and discover a selection of books from Weston Park's historic library that delineate the history of English furniture design from Thomas Chippendale to A.W.N.Pugin.

Open between 11am and 4pm

OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION
For seasonal opening times and details of general admission costs please visit Weston Park's website.

ACCESS
This exhibition is fully accessible.

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Weston Park is situated on the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard, just 30 minutes from Central Birmingham 3 miles off M54, Junction 3 and 8 miles off M6 Junction 12.  You can also reach Weston Park via the M6 Toll Road.

Nearest train stations:

Telford – 12 minutes
Wolverhampton – 25 minutes
Stafford – 20 minutes

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design @ Leeds City Museum
Feb 9 – Jun 9 all-day

This exhibition explores the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale. Born in Otley in 1718, he went on to become London’s most celebrated cabinet-maker and furniture designer.

Highlights will include original drawings and documents and, of course, many examples of his peerless furniture, some of which will be on public display for the first time.

 


OPENING TIMES
Monday: Closed. (Open 11:00 - 17:00 on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

ADMISSION
Free

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Chippendale: Designer, Maker, Decorator @ Harewood House
Mar 23 – Sep 2 all-day

This Spring at Harewood House we celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale with the launch of Chippendale: Designer, Maker Decorator.

This exhibition, on the State Floor and in the Grounds and Gardens, celebrates the unique relationship between Harewood and Chippendale. Harewood provided Chippendale's most significant commission, which lasted for 30 years.

Featuring an innovative display of the Diana and Minerva Commode, a recreation of the White Drawing room and an original Harewood copy of The Director. Explore the natural materials and inspiration for the work of Chippendale in our Tree to Table Trail in the Gardens and Grounds . Below Stairs learn about conservation and maintenence of the Chippendale Collection at Harewood and the techniques and materials the master craftsman employed.

The State Floor part of the exhibition is open between 11am and 4pm, last entry is at 3.30pm. Check here for full details of opening hours.

OPENING TIMES
The House and grounds are open between 23rd March and 4th November, 2018.

Check website for opening hours of the house, grounds and other facilities

ADMISSION
Entry to exhibition is included in a Freedom Ticket: Adult £16.50, Children £8.50, Family £45

For further detail, details of memberships and to book tickets, visit Harewood's website

ACCESS
Full details of access can be found here

GETTING HERE
Full details of how to reach Harewood can be found here

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Chippendale and the Yorkshire Craftsman @ Burton Constable
Mar 24 – Nov 4 all-day

A new exhibition featuring beautifully crafted furniture and an array of original drawings from the archives at Burton Constable Hall.

In 2018 we are celebrating the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale alongside the talented Yorkshire craftsmen who helped create his designs. This exciting new exhibition features beautifully handcrafted Chippendale furniture commisioned by William Constable in the eighteenth century and an array of original drawings, bills and letters from our archives.

This exhibition is included with normal admission charges and forms part of the free flow visit to the Hall.

OPENING TIMES

Saturday 24th March to Sunday 4th November 
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12noon to 5pm, last admission 4pm
Closed Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays

ADMISSION

The exhibition is included in the house admission cost. Tickets costs are:

Adult £11.00
Senior Citizen £10.50
Student (photographic evidence required) £8.30
Children (5yr-18yr) £5.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £29.00

Further ticket options are available. See visit Burton Constable's website for details.

ACCESS
This exhibition is accessible by wheelchair.

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Details of how to reach Burton Constable, can be found here.

Mar
30
Fri
2018
Sir Henry & Lady Bridgeman’s Weston @ Weston Park
Mar 30 – Sep 2 all-day

See the House at Weston through the eyes of Sir Henry & Lady Bridgeman, and learn about their patronage in the age of Chippendale.

Follow a self-led trail through the rooms of Weston Park and turn back time to the world of Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman. Learn about their lives to discover the influence that they had on Weston. Discover the collection items ascribed to Thomas Chippendale and to other contemporary makers and artists including Josiah Wedgwood, Matthew Boulton, Gobelins, George Stubbs, John Constable, Sir Joshua Reynolds, James Paine and Lancelot Brown.

 

 

Between 30th March and 28th April, the exhibition is open on the following dates (between 1pm and 5pm):

30/03/2018
1/04/2018
2/04/2018
6/04/2018
8/04/2018
9/04/2018
13/ 04/2018
15/04/2018
28/04/2018

From 3rd June to 2nd Sept the exhibition is open on Sundays and August Bank Holiday Monday (26/08/18). Opening times in this period are 12pm - 4pm.

For more details of opening hours, admission charges visit Weston Park's website, or call 01952 852100.

OPENING TIMES
For seasonal opening times, please visit Weston Park's website

ADMISSION
Exhibition costs 50p plus standard adult House, Park and Garden admission of £11.00

For full details of admission charges, click here

ACCESS
Exhibition is all on one level with no steps

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Weston Park is situated on the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard, just 30 minutes from Central Birmingham 3 miles off M54, Junction 3 and 8 miles off M6 Junction 12.  You can also reach Weston Park via the M6 Toll Road.

Nearest train stations:

Telford – 12 minutes
Wolverhampton – 25 minutes
Stafford – 20 minutes

 

May
2
Wed
2018
Chippendale: the Man and the Brand @ Nostell
May 2 – Oct 28 all-day
National Trust Images

Unravel the story of Thomas Chippendale and his special connection to Nostell.  How did a humble cabinet maker from Otley become a world famous brand?   

Discover how Thomas Chippendale made his name; from the publication of his pattern book of furniture designs to masterminding entire rooms in the latest 18th century fashions. Alongside a range of objects Chippendale supplied for Nostell, you’ll see a unique archive of letters, invoices and drawings, revealing the man behind the influential Chippendale brand, the inner workings of his firm and the often challenging relationship between client and supplier.

OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION CHARGES

For up-to-date opening times and admission charges please visit Nostell's website.

The exhibition is included in the house admission cost.

ACCESS
Details of access can be found here.

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
For details of how to reach Nostell are displayed here.

May
14
Mon
2018
Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 14 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
Attributed to Benjamin Randolph, Side Chair (detail), ca. 1769, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Sansbury-Mills and Rogers Funds, Emily Crane Chadbourne Gift, Virginia Groomes Gift, in memory of Mary W. Groomes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall P. Blankarn, John Bierwirth and Robert G. Goelet Gifts, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1974

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) has been a household name in the furniture world since the mid-eighteenth century. He is remembered today for the furniture produced by his successful London workshop as well as his influential book of furniture designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director.

To celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Chippendale's birth, this exhibition will look closely at how the unprecedented publication cemented Chippendale's name as England's most famous cabinetmaker and also endured to inspire furniture design up to the present day.

The exhibition isn open  Monday - Thursday and Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm. Friday and Saturday 10am - 9pm.

Exhibition is included in the admission to the museum. General admission is $25USD for adults; $17USD for seniors; $12USD for students; and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students, the amount you pay is up to you.

Photo by Floto + Warner.

OPENING TIMES
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm

GETTING HERE & ADMISSION
For details on how to get to The Met and admission fees click here

Jun
1
Fri
2018
The Life of Thomas Chippendale @ All Saints Church
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

An exhibition of Chippendale's life from his early years in Otley to fame (but not fortune) in London

Open daily between 10.00 and 18.00.

This exhibition is accessible to wheelchairs.

More information about All Saints Church can be found here.

Jun
5
Tue
2018
The Paxton Style ‘Neat & Substantially Good’: Thomas Chippendale’s Scottish Achievement @ Paxton House
Jun 5 – Aug 28 all-day

Curated by Professor David Jones & Dr Fiona Salvesen Murrell, The Paxton Style exhibition showcases new research on furniture commissioned by the Home family from Thomas Chippendale the Elder and Younger for Paxton House and Wedderburn Castle. It examines the influences upon the pieces and the legacy they had on further work by the Chippendale firm and beyond.

Open 11-3pm daily. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Charges apply for house tours and garden passes.

 

Paxton House designed by John and James Adam 1756

OPENING TIMES

Open daily between:
17 March 2018 - 4 November 2018

10.30-17.00. Last house tour is at 15.30

See website for more details


ADMISSION
Entry to exhibition is free of charge. House and Grounds admission: Adult £10, Concession £9, Children 5-16 £4. 

ACCESS
Wheelchair accessible via lift. Please notify in advance. Disabled parking, accessible toilets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
No. 32 'Hutton' Bus from Berwick Upon Tweed operated by Perrymans, departs daily (except Sundays  from outside The Castle Hotel, next to Berwick train station and comes into the car park at Paxton. Mainline rail station at Berwick Upon Tweed. Only three miles from this station to Paxton by car/bus/taxi.

PARKING
Car park in grounds next to house with disabled access spaces and spaces for coaches. Coaches please phone in advance to ensure availability of space.

Jun
12
Tue
2018
Marquetry Society Exhibition @ Weston Park
Jun 12 – Jun 28 all-day

Admire contemporary marquetry undertaken by members of the Marquetry Society.

Members of the Marquetry Society will be showing a selection of their work in a small exhibition in the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park. See contemporary craft that still employs many of the skills that would have been known to Thomas Chippendale and his workshop in the eighteenth century.

The exhibition will be open between 11am and 4pm.

OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION
For seasonal opening times and details of general admission costs please visit Weston Park's website.

ACCESS
This exhibition is fully accessible.

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Weston Park is situated on the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard, just 30 minutes from Central Birmingham 3 miles off M54, Junction 3 and 8 miles off M6 Junction 12.  You can also reach Weston Park via the M6 Toll Road.

Nearest train stations:

Telford – 12 minutes
Wolverhampton – 25 minutes
Stafford – 20 minutes

Jul
10
Tue
2018
Make a Stand for Chippendale @ Burton Constable
Jul 10 – Sep 2 all-day
Image: Yorkshire Post

From 10th July to 2nd September Burton Constable Hall will be showcasing a superb display of original carved music stands. These have been individually designed and made by the current inheritors of Britain's carving heritage. The Master Carvers Association, in homage to Chippendale and in celebration of 21st century craftsmanship.

Entry is included in the normal hall admission charges and forms part of the self-led tour of the hall.

OPENING TIMES

Saturday 24th March to Sunday 4th November 
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12noon to 5pm, last admission 4pm
Closed Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays

ADMISSION

The exhibition is included in the house admission cost. Tickets costs are:

Adult £11.00
Senior Citizen £10.50
Student (photographic evidence required) £8.30
Children (5yr-18yr) £5.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £29.00

Further ticket options are available. See visit Burton Constable's website for details.

ACCESS
This exhibition is accessible by wheelchair.

DRIVNG AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Details of how to reach Burton Constable, can be found here.

Jul
13
Fri
2018
Celebrating 300 Years of Thomas Chippendale @ Nostell
Jul 13 – Oct 28 all-day

2018 marks 300 years since the birth of Yorkshire-born Thomas Chippendale, one of Britain’s most eminent interior designers and cabinet makers.

To celebrate this significant anniversary, the Hepworth Wakefield is working with one of the finest treasure houses in the North of England, Nostell, a National Trust house with over 100 pieces of Chippendale furniture.

The role of artists in influencing interiors will be explored through key loans from both collections and special commissions by contemporary artists. Visitors will see modern and contemporary artworks in Nostell’s historic rooms and the most fashionable furniture of the 18th century within the 21st-century gallery spaces of The Hepworth Wakefield. 

Contemporary responses will be on display at Nostell until 28th October and at The Hepworth Wakefield until 25th February 2019.

For up to date opening times and admission prices please visit Nostell's website