November Club is thrilled to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Journal Culture Awards in the Best Event: Northumberland category. 

Provocations and Revelations! – Jane Holman, Phil Corbitt and Zoe Lambert © The Image FarmProvocations and Revelations!

Time Tests Faith, 50 years of the National Trust at Wallington

In 1936 Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan announced his intention to gift the entire Wallington estate to the National Trust. This caused quite a stir with the press at the time as he was one of the very first to bequeath an entire country house estate, although it didn’t become the National Trusts until 1968. The numerous press articles and commentaries that ensued inspired us to create a series of pop up performances where a group of timeless journalists descended upon Wallington looking for ‘a story’ to celebrate - and question - the handover. Performances took place across the house and grounds during three weekends in June, with a musical finale in the Central Hall.

Cinzia Hardy, Artistic Director at November Club said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for a Journal Culture Award. Provocations and Revelations is an example of the kind of site-specific and really accessible performances we create, in collaboration with a range of partners and telling the story of people and places. This production, in partnership with National Trust’s Wallington, marked the 50th anniversary of the National Trust at Wallington and seven years of November Club working with Wallington to tell the multi-faceted story of the Trevelyans, so this feels extra special”.