More parsnip-buttering

Elise Valmorbida writes about forthcoming Russianness at the Oxfordshire haven of Stonehill House


Do you remember I wrote about my Pasternak weekend in June earlier this year? Er, well, I did. Have a look back at my review here. No. Have a look forward! You too can enjoy a weekend of inspiration, delicious food (did I mention the cakes?), beautiful surroundings and a natural open-air pool to swim in… this is a heavenly break, especially if you didn’t manage to get away this summer.


There are two more Russian Cultural Weekends coming up soon:


Saturday 1st September – Mark le Fanu on the film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky. The day begins at 14:30 with the first of Mark’s talks and finishes in the evening, after dinner, with a special opportunity to see the film, “Mirror”. Day-rate £50 (concessions £40), buffet dinner with wine included. For residential rates, please see the Stonehill House booking form.


Saturday 8th September – Rosamund Bartlett returns to give a series of talks on Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, with a particular focus on the collaboration with Stravinsky. 10:00 – 16:00. Day-rate £40 including buffet lunch. For residential rates, please see the booking form.


You can go for the day or for the weekend. All the details, rates and a booking form can be found at the Stonehill House website.

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