Friends of Duff House

What’s On at Duff House August 2017

Tue 1st onwards: Picasso “Les Soles”

This painting from the iconic 20th century master is fitting for Duff House as it so vividly draws inspiration from life by the sea. It is said to have been painted just before Picasso fled from Nazi occupation in France. Come and admire a lesser known work of such a well-known artist.   On display until 29th Oct. Included in House admission.


Sat 5th onwards:   Allan Lawson “Field Furniture”

Aberdeenshire painter Allan Lawson has had a long career with works in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art. This new series of paintings is a thought provoking slant on landscape, proposing a dialogue between sentinel scarecrows and discarded farm implements. Exhibition continues until 17 Sept. Included in House admission.


Fri 18th: Secrets of Duff House – guided tours

House tours 1pm & 3pm; each are about an hour. Book at the House or by calling 01261 818181. Included in House admission.


Fri 18th and Sun 27th: Pleasure Grounds – guided tours

Outside tours 11.30am & 2pm; each are about an hour, exploring some of the historic buildings and stories in Wrack Woods and some of the flora. Book at the House or by calling 01261 818181. Please bring weather appropriate clothing! Included in House admission.


Sun 20th: Croquet 2pm to ~4pm

A social, but potentially competitive, game of croquet, in a beautiful setting, with refreshments available. We play a form of lawn croquet suitable for all levels of experience, from the complete beginner to the experienced player. Come and join us, open free to all.


October Tue 10th repeated Wed 11th  Dragons, Swords, Portraits and Lace”

Following last year’s well received symposium, this year has six more world experts coming to tell us about six new aspects of artefacts in Duff House – some not normally on display. Includes Weapons, Prints, Painted Glass, Lace, the Fesch furniture and some Chinaware. Tickets at £15 incl morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, will go on sale at and at Duff House, early in August.

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