Arts Keele Programme - Autumn/Winter 2021 - Page 20

Concerts & Music
Thinking ahead

Coming in 2022

Granny ’ s Attic Wednesday 16 February
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Xuefei Yang Wednesday 2 March
The Inner Vision Orchestra Wednesday 16 March
London Klemzer Quartet Wednesday 30 March
Hidden Treasures ArtsKeele Hidden Treasures 21 Heritage Open All Year Keele Hall Entry FREE Keele University is situated on an estate of over 600 acres with extensive wood, several small lakes and landscaped parkland. It was owned formerly by the Sneyd family and the first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and rebuilt to Anthony Salvin’s design in 1855-1860. The Sneyd family can be traced back in North Staffordshire to the late 13th century, but they came into possession of the Keele estate in 1544. Before the Sneyds the area had been owned for many years by the Knights Templar, a medieval Military Order. The first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and the present Hall replaced it on the same site in 1860. To learn more about Keele history take a self guided heritage tour guide around our campus enjoy the rich heritage of the Keele estate and learn about the extraordinary legacy of the people who lived, worked and studied here. Self guided heritage tour guides can be found on campus or online keele.ac.uk/heritage, you can also take a virtual tour of Keele Hall. Arboretum and Cherry Tree Collection Open All Year Keele Campus Entry FREE Keele University is situated in 240 hectares (600 acres) of landscaped grounds to the west of the Potteries conurbation in North Staffordshire, UK. Throughout the period of its construction, the University has been careful to preserve as many mature trees as possible and to restrict the height of buildings to maintain the feeling of living and working in a landscape. The many footpaths that criss- cross the University estate enable much of this natural history to be observed at relatively close quarters. In March 2012 our collection of flowering cherries was awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage. The campus is open all year round and the arboretum covers the whole of the campus, so to see all the trees is a day’s visit. A Guided Walks leaflet can be obtained from Keele Hall reception. For more information about the arboretum including a downloadable version of the Guided Walks and the virtual trails visit: keele.ac.uk/arboretum 20