This is a great place to plan a visit.
Metal Manipulation love attending events and festivals all over the United Kingdom to showcase some of our new and exciting pieces from our range. Our events take all over the country from little art festivals in picturesque villages, magnificent halls in exquisite country parks to grand palaces in the centre of London, we get just about everywhere.
Haddon Hall is an English country house on the river Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire, a former seat of the Dukes of Rutland. It is now home to Lord and Lady Manners.The extraordinary period, when time stood still in the Hall, allowed it to remain unaltered during the modernising period of the Georgians and Victorians, so venturing into Haddon is like stepping back in time.With nine hundred years of history, it is one of the oldest houses in the country and moreover one of the only houses to have remained in one family ownership for its entire existence.
Lake District, near Grange-over-Sands
Holker Hall (pronounced Hooker by some) is a privately owned country house located about 2km to the southwest of the village of Cartmel in the ceremonial country of Cumbria and historic country of Lancashire, England. The building dates from the 16th century and is one of the grandest building of its date in Lancashire.Holker is home to Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Estate is set in exceptional beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by Lakeland Hills
Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, Surrey, London
Splendid formal gardens, elegant cobbled courtyards and magnificent Tudor and Baroque architecture makes Hampton Court Palace a 500 year spectacular attraction in London. Immerse yourself in the greatest and most authentic Tudor experience in the world. Hampton Court Palace is the former home of the flamboyant King Henry VIII, he extended and developed this grand palace after acquiring it in the 1520's.
For centuries, Hampton Court Palace has boldly and magnificently played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings.
England’s most famous kings and queens, from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to William III and Mary II have dazzled audiences of ambassadors, courtiers, cardinals, artists and dignitaries with the grandeur and majesty of Hampton Court.
Sandringham House is a grade II listed building built in 1870, set in a 20,000 acre estate in the parish of Sandringham Norfolk.
This magnificent country house was one of our late Queen Elizabeth II favourite places, where she had spent two months each year in the winter including the anniversary of her father's death ( George IV ) and her own accession, as well as broadcasting her first television Christmas message.The Queen opened the house and grounds to the public for the first time in 1977 to mark her Silver Jubilee.Unlike many of the royal palaces such as Buckingham Palace, Sandringham is owned personally by the Monarch. In 2022 following the Queens passing Sandringham has now passed to King Charles III.
Burghley House is a grand sixteenth century English country house near Stamford Lincolnshire, built in 1555 by William Cecil Lord high treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I and still in ownership of the Cecil Family today. Burghley House has been famously featured in several films with its unaltered Elizabethan style and interiors, this makes it an ideal location for historical and period movies such as The Da Vinci Code, Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth and the Crown to name a few.
Handmade In Britain
Oxford, Waterperry Gardens
Handmade in Britain set at Waterperry Gardens - eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, including rose and alpine gardens and one of the country's finest herbaceous borders.Continuing partnership with Waterperry Gardens, Handmade in Britain will bring together over 150 of the most exciting UK-based makers featuring a curated selection of fine arts and craft including jewellery, Fashion & Textiles, Ceramics & Glass, sculpture, and more. Handmade in Britain also offers a packed programme of craft workshops, demonstrations, and engaging talks, which will keep visitors occupied throughout the festival whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens, there will certainly be something for everyone. Live music by local musicians and local artisan food will add to the fun festival atmosphere.
Rockingham, Market Harborough
Rockingham Castle is set on a hill overlooking five counties, and was built by William the Conqueror. The Castle was a royal residence for 450 years. In the 16th Century Henry VIII granted it to Edward Watson and for 450 years it has remained a family home. The pre-dominantly Tudor building, within Norman walls, has architecture, furniture and works of art from practically every century including, unusually, a remarkable collection of 20th century pictures. Twelve acres of formal and wild garden command splendid views over the surrounding countryside.
Patchings Art Festivals
Patchings Art Festival is an International four day art event with a stunning show celebrating the very best in practical art and craft. Visitors will have a chance to meet over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers selling and demonstrating their work.The Art festival is set in 60 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside.This festival has established itself as one of the best art festivals in the United Kingdom and showcases some of the finest artists and craft makers from around the country.
Nottinghamshire,Cathedral in Southwell
Southwell Minster is a Grade 1 listed building set in the picturesque Georgian market town of Southwell. This Beautiful church dates back to 1108. Home to world famous 'Leaves of Southwell', medieval stone carvings dating back to the 13th century and widely regarded as amongst the finest in all of Europe. Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty-two English Cathedrals, Southewell Minster is a hidden gem.
Art In The Pen
North Yorkshire, Skipton
Art in the Pen is a well established and highly regarded art and craft event that runs in Skipton nestled in the stunning North Yorkshire courtyside.The event has developed into what many consider to be the North's leading art event.This is a very different event and started out to be a relatively small transforming cattle pens into galleries to showcase their work but soon became a huge success and attracting artists from all over the country.With a wide range of diverse talent on display covering fine and contemporary art to ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood, metalwork and more and with over 200 exzibitors it is truly one not to be missed.
As many of you may know we like to get out and about with our pieces showcasing at many events across the country to a wider audience. Along the way we have met many talented fellow artists with total dedication to their work, a lot of which we have met through Art Trails such as Wirksworth Art Festival, Melbourne Art Trail, Bonsal Art Trail, Belper Art Trail and Derbyshire Open Arts.
Being part of a artist network is really important to us, it gives the visitors an opportunity to see the breadth of art that is created across Derbyshire, and to meet the creators and purchase or commission work direct from the maker.
Lamport Hall in Lamport, Northamptonshire is a fine example of a Grade I Listed House. It was developed from a Tudor Manor but is now notable for its classical frontage. The Hall contains an outstanding collection of books, paintings and furniture. The building includes The High Room with a magnificent ceiling by William Smith. It also has a library with 16th-century volumes and an early 19th-century cabinet room with Neapolitan cabinets which depict mythological paintings on glass.
Bowood House & Gardens
Bowood House is a grand Stately home in Wiltshire that sits within 100 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland and has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754. Bowood House hosts a wealth of unique art and antiques with many historical treasures.Visitors are welcome to explore inside the house with numerous Exhibition rooms and remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years. Interesting rooms include Robert Adam's Library the Laboratory where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, and the Chapel that is still used for family services.