Friends of Duff House

What’s On – April 2018

All of April:  Exhibition – Views of Urban Scotland

This exhibition provides a fascinating look at how artists have interpreted Scottish urban life and landscape since the turn of the 17th century.  Around 30 outstanding drawings, watercolours and prints on loan from NGS give a unique insight into the changing lifestyle and townscapes of Scotland, and intriguing glimpses of a way of life now lost.  Until 5th Aug. Included in admission.

Thurs 26th Apr  “Prisoners of War in the Great War”

FoDH 2pm Talk for about an hour.  Perfect for lunch before or an afternoon tea!  Jim Mackay has already proven his research capability with his previous Talk about the bombing of Duff House.  This Talk will have a similar spread of interest.  The afternoon will include a short AGM for Friends of Duff House.  All welcome to attend both.. Members of FoDH (£10 for the year) and members of HES gain free entry; otherwise a charge of £4.40 applies.   Please note this event is a PERFUME FREE ZONE.


Some future dates for your diaries:

Sat/Sun  26/27th May  “Art for the Young (at heart!)”     2018 is designated the Year of Young People – for this event however “young” means anyone that feels young at heart – or would like to for a little bit!  Friends of Duff House are repeating their previous outside large format painting; easels available, but also a circular mural  for everyone to add their little scene, to make a total picture.

Fri 20th July  “Love’s Labour’s Lost”  Outside theatre    Outside evening performance.  A wonderful Shakespeare comedy filled with Folksy Theatre’s touch of live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.  The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food, women and sleep.  No sooner have they made their oath the Princess of France arrives with her ladies in waiting.  How will the King and his Lords cope!

Sun 22nd July   The 1940 bombing of Duff House    On this day in 1940 four bombs dropped on Duff House, killing 2 British guards and 6 German prisoners of war.  Friends of Duff House with HES, the German Consul and many others, will be dedicating a memorial to the people lost.  Other related activities will be taking place that weekend.