Heritage Open Days, Acton Court

September 13-15


Acton Court, Iron Acton

THIS summer Acton Court drifted back to a time before cars, as Latteridge Road was closed for weeks for work on water pipes.

The Tudor mansion at Iron Acton also lost water, electricity, phones and wi-fi at various points.

But its next return to the past is more deliberate, as the site opens its doors for Heritage Open Days this month.

Most of the tours are already booked but the grounds will be open for tea and cake on September 13-15, and tickets are still available for the showpiece event, a concert of Early Tudor Music for an Early Tudor House on the 15th, from 3pm.

The concert by the group In Echo is based on the first book of printed music, which was published in 1501 in Venice.

It contained 96 pieces by the greatest composers of the time, with sacred motets mixed with bawdy love songs.

Taking to the stage first will be students from Bristol Conservatoire singing Latin texts.

Tickets for the concert are available via www.actoncourt.com or by calling 01454 228224.