Van Gogh talk at country house

Kelmarsh Hall
Kelmarsh Hall

The final talk to be held at at a Northamptonshire country house this year will examine what influenced one of the world’s most famous artists.

Kelmarsh Hall is hosting a talk by Sue Edwards on the life and times of Vincent van Gogh on Wednesday, September 11, will look beyond the myth of the Dutchman, examining in particular the hundreds of letters he wrote which build up an intimate portrait of his complex character. The talk starts at 2pm and lasts approximately one hour.

Tickets are £5 which includes admission to the gardens. You can call 01604 686543 to book a place.

Other events at the hall in September a flower school workshop on Monday, September 16, which gives participants the chance to create their own masterpieces to take home and share with friends and family.

All materials, equipment and flowers are provided, with refreshments and lunch included in the cost of the workshop, which runs from 10am to 3pm. The cost is £95 per person (RHS members £76 per person). For any further information call 01604 686543 or email

The gardens and tea room at Kelmarsh Hall are open from 11am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays until September 26. The hall is open on Thursdays and Bank Holiday Sundays.