THE historic home of a former Prime Minister continues its transformation into a vibrant cultural hub with an eclectic mix of events lined up for 2024. 

Arundells in the Cathedral Close, where Sir Edward Heath once lived is to host a diverse range of arts events in the coming year with the spring programme including a silent cinema event.

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The plan is to transport audiences back to the golden age of silent cinema with a matinee screening of Buster Keaton's 1926 masterpiece, The General on Sunday, February 11.

The action-packed comedy follows the misadventures of a locomotive engineer during the American Civil War.

Events and marketing manager at Arundells, Luke Futcher, said: “I’m excited to kick off the new year with a fabulous offering of diverse events. I’m keen to build on Arundells’ reputation for bringing engaging events to Salisbury throughout the year.”

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The screening will be accompanied by live musical accompaniment from Andrew Harrison-King, further enhancing the cinematic experience and academic Peter Krämer, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

Other events include: 

Winter Conservation Tours

Go behind the scenes to see the work that goes into preserving the house and garden. 

Wednesday, January 10 at 11am and 2pm and on Friday, February 9 at 11am and 2pm. 

Ben Morgan-Brown

An English Pastoral folk and blues guitarist, Instrumentalist of the Year 2022 and winner of FATEA's Instrumental Album of the Year 2021, Ben Morgan-Brown will perform at Arundells. 

Friday ,January 26, 7.30pm - The Studio

A Celebration of Nature - in words and music

This is a celebration of the natural world in two halves and includes The Long Arc by Robin Walter, poems on trees, our estrangement from nature, and an invocation of the elements, with projected images and recorded music.

Jump by Karen Wimhurst, is a solo piece for clarinets, backing tracks and the sounds of insects and amphibians.

Thursday, February 29, 7.30pm

Hidden Wiltshire – finding history in the landscape

Glyn Coy runs the Hidden Wiltshire project, which encourages people to explore hidden parts of the landscape. In this talk, Glyn reveals some examples of how a simple walk in the countryside can open your eyes to Wiltshire’s fascinating past.

Wednesday, March 27, 7.30pm

The Magic of Singer Sargent

Arundells has three examples of Singer Sargent’s work at Arundells.

Laursala Bell takes an in-depth look at the artist’s skilful use of watercolours, perhaps revealing some of the secrets of this master of illusion.

Thursday April 11, 2.30pm

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