Music & Memory Exhibition 2018

This summer’s exhibition at Boughton is dedicated to memory in all its forms and with all its flaws. Since early classical times memory has been recognised as a vital component of humanity and we take ancient Greece as a starting point for our narrative, which encompasses music, Shakespeare, art, early adventures in the Caribbean, family and friends, and the Second World War, which is still available to us via living memory.

Boughton and its parkland is full of recorded memories from the 17th Century onwards and provides the backdrop for our exploration of this most fascinating of subjects. The loss of memory is one of today’s crucial issues and we are embracing charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, Dementia UK and others who seek to find a solution to this increasing national problem.

The exhibition opens on June 30 with a performance of a Mozart symphony played from memory by the Aurora Orchestra of London, and talks by leading experts.