Holkham Blog

Collecting Charles James Fox

Posted: September 13th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick

On the 13th September 1806, the great Whig statesman Charles James Fox passed away. He had been a close friend and political ally of Thomas William Coke who collected a number of depictions of his dear friend.

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Meet the Maker: Q&A with Arjan Van Dal from The New Craftsmen

Posted: September 03rd 2021

Arjan Van Dal is one of five makers involved in Holkham’s collaboration with The New Craftsmen, with art on show at A Portrait of Place this September. He kindly took the time out of his studio to answer some questions about his inspiration, process and time at Holkham.

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Meet the Maker: Q&A with Mac Collins from The New Craftsmen

Posted: September 03rd 2021

A Portrait of Place - Holkham’s exciting collaboration with The New Craftsmen - is just around the corner. Meet craftsman Mac Collins and learn about his previous design work and what inspired him at Holkham.

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Eat the View - Holkham Venison

Posted: September 01st 2021

​The North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival returns to Holkham this weekend. Why not pick up some Holkham venison from our gamekeepers and try one of these delicious recipes?

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‘A Portrait of Place’: Contemporary Craft Inspired by Holkham’s Past and Present

Posted: August 26th 2021

by Niobe Shaw

Earlier this year, Holkham welcomed five makers from The New Craftsmen on a residency to explore and respond to the estate’s history, culture and style. The makers - Alfred Newall, Arjan Van Dal, James Rigler, Laura Carlin and Mac Collins – spent five days at Holkham, discovering and gaining inspiration from the elegant rooms of the hall, the sweeping landscapes, the values of Holkham’s characters and experts and its history, present and aims for the future.

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Samuel Wyatt Vinery Renovation Update

Posted: August 16th 2021

by Ellie Hunter

For the past year, restoration of the Samuel Wyatt Vinery on the Holkham Estate has been underway. Near the Walled Garden, the glasshouse is getting closer to completion each day. Upon completion, the Vinery will be used for a collection of vines and tender plants that require regulation of temperatures.

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