A Festival of Landmark

Sunday 13 September

Sunday Bells from Lundy

Join the bell ringers in the church tower as the ten bells of St Helen's ring out across Lundy. This short film by Marine Vision Studios perfectly evokes the unique and magical atmosphere of the island.

Festival tents

Festival on Landmark People and Places blue tent icon  People and Places tent

Festival of Landmark Listening red tent  Listening tent

Festival of Landmark Words grey tent  Words tent

Festival of Landmark Children's yellow tent  Children's tent

Videos

Podcasts


  • Hidden Landscapes

    Swarkeston Pavilion porch view

    Some of our best kept secrets lay beneath our feet. Discover the ghostly remains of landscapes, whose traces tell stories of design genius, playful pastimes and even a place on the stage of rock and roll history.

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  • Mr Gilfil's Love Story

    Astley Castle, Warwickshire

    A classic tale from George Eliot specially dramatised and performed for us by Sudden Impulse Theatre Company.

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  • North Argyll Carers

    North Argyle Carers at Belmont

    North Argyll Carers provide support for those acting as full time carers in and around Oban. A 50 for Free stay at Saddell House turned out to be a transformative respite for them, as Mairi, Joan and Kim explain here.

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  • The Last Duel in Scotland

    Alexander Boswell

    The story unfolds in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. Two newly donated portraits prompt the telling of the tragic death in a duel of Alexander Boswell, son of the celebrated 18th-century diarist James Boswell of Auchinleck House.

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About the portraits of Sir Alexander Boswell and his wife Grace

Sir Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck House (1775-1822) was the eldest son of the celebrated diarist and writer, James Boswell. Alexander’s father, Lord Auchinleck, was an Edinburgh judge and the builder of Auchinleck House.

Able to live comfortably as a country gentleman with the income from the Auchinleck estate, Alexander was known as a witty poet, songster, antiquary and bibliophile. He served as Tory MP for the rotten seat of Plympton Eale in Devon from 1816 to 1821, when he received his baronetcy. Soon after this, suspicion of his involvement in scurrilous anonymous attacks in the Tory press led to a dispute with James Stuart of Dunearn, who challenged him to a duel. Against all expectations, Sir Alexander received a fatal wound and died the following day.