ENO Summer Party

Sunday 17 July, 12.30pm
Folkington Manor, Polegate, BN26 5SD

Dr Harry and Mrs Jacquie Brunjes are delighted to once again host the ENO Summer Party.

Enjoy an afternoon of world-class ENO singers in beautiful, intimate surroundings. Your ticket includes champagne, lunch in the grounds of Folkington Manor, and a recital by ENO Favourites.

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Folkington Manor

Folkington Manor (pronounced Fo’ington) is a picturesque Grade II listed country home in East Sussex. The Manor was built in 1843 by the architect William John Donthorn, near the site of a manor that was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

Previous residents of Folkington Manor include Rupert Gwynne, MP for Eastbourne 1910-24 and father of food writer Elizabeth Davi who later inherited the house.

Folkington itself has long had a close connection with the arts for centuries. The Long Man of Wilmington stands in the distance on Windover Hill, and even a memorial to one of the 20th Century’s most gifted musicians Violet Gordon Woodhouse can be found at the local church.

Purchased by Dr Harry (ENO Chair) & Jacquie Brunjes in 2010, Folkington Manor has undergone a complete restoration, returning it back to “the quality, and a bravura that recalls that of Baroque” (Country Life, 1958).

Set in 85 acres of parkland, we couldn’t think of anywhere better for a summer picnic celebration.

How to get there

By train

Polegate mainline train station is just 2 miles from Folkington Manor, with hourly trains from London Victoria.
We recommend pre-booking a taxi from the train station. There are several options, including Polegate Station Taxis.

By car

There is plenty of on-site parking available. Folkington Manor is just off the A27, and takes approximately 2 hours from London.

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Tickets are £70 each, including champagne reception on the formal lawns, buffet lunch and bespoke ENO recital followed by refreshments on the terrace.

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Please note travel is not included. There are a number of steps and uneven surfaces at Folkington Manor.
Let us know if you have any access requirements.