Fun(d) raisers!

I recognise how many heritage attractions in Bath would not be able to function without the help of their volunteers and am pleased to give some publicity to two events being organised by those giving their time for free at the Holburne Museum.

Jonno Davis – who is Chair of the Holburne Friends – writes:

” I wonder if I could draw your readers attention to a couple of exciting fund-raising events we have coming up at the Holburne Museum later this month?

We are holding our first ever Gardeners’ Questions event on 23rd March, with an expert panel of gardeners, chaired by Anton Young of Ridleys Cheer, and featuring Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and Derry Watkins from Special Plants, who have kindly volunteered their time to answer any thorny horticultural questions from the audience! It promises to be a convivial and interesting evening, with tickets at just £10 to include a glass of wine, via:

The following week, on 30th March we have a concert of delightful 18th and 21st century music entirely by female composers, including two with very strong links to Bath. One such is Ann Ford, who performed regularly in Bath, and had her portrait painted by Thomas Gainsborough during his stay here.

The concert is called An Enlightened Heart and is performed by the Galliarda Ensemble, who recently featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme, performing some of the music from this fascinating repertoire. Tickets for the concert are £20 via:

Two dates for your diaries folks.