Arts in Residence

Arts in Residence

Arts in Residence promotes musical and arts-related events in characterful locations throughout the UK and in Europe.

Enjoy music more by meeting other music lovers at a themed weekend house party.

Arts in Residence offers musical weekends discussing and exploring the music of the great composers, while staying in characterful houses and hotels, with lectures illustrated by music examples on excellent hi-fi equipment.

These are generally two-night events at weekends, starting from 5pm on Friday and ending around 3pm on Sunday, but occasionally they take place midweek from Tuesday to Thursday.

The fees cover the accommodation, the course and programme notes on the featured music. All meals are included, with wine at dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Terry Barfoot

Terry Barfoot is Director of Arts in Residence. He writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The venues include:

  • Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth, near Chichester, PO10 7LF
  • Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2JY
  • Dumbleton Hall, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7TS
  • Burley Manor Hotel, New Forest, BH24 4BS
  • Wroxton House Hotel, Wroxton, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 6QB
  • Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

“Thank you so much for a most enjoyable weekend: lovely music, enlightening talks and delightful company. I have already earmarked a couple more weekends.”

“Congratulations for putting on such a good show for Arts in Residence. I would like to thank you, particularly, for all the research and organisation that went into making the event so successful. I do hope you will do it again – it was very good value for money, especially the quality of the food and accommodation.”

Arts in Residence – cultural breaks and music appreciation courses


£50.00 DEPOSIT ON BOOKING (cheques to ‘Arts in Residence Ltd.’)