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A FREE event
Historic Brush Farm House, once home to Blue Mountains explorer Gregory Blaxland, is hosting a free evening of classical music performed live on the lawn. Presented by the City of Ryde, it is a new event that is part of the Park Series featuring movies in parks.
You can also enjoy drinks from the bar onsite at this licensed event, along with cheese boards, coffee and desserts available for purchase. Note, no BYO alcohol is allowed into the venue and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Brush Farm House will also be open to the public for guided tours on the night. This heritage-listed colonial mansion was formerly a farm, residence and vineyard in suburban Eastwood, built circa 1820. Originally Palladian-style, it was a 4-bedroom, 2-storey house with entrance and upper halls. East and west wings were added later as were stables and outbuildings, and landscaped grounds with a carriage loop.
It is one of the most substantial houses surviving from the Macquarie period and is important nationally as the site where some of our colony's initial land grants were made and for where the earliest phases of European settlement and expansion of Australia occurred.
This inclusive event is wheelchair accessible with parking available at the back of the house. Grounds open at 5pm with the concert beginning at 6pm and concluding 8.30pm.
The house at 19 Lawson Street is not openly visible from the street. If you're turning into Lawson Street from Marsden Road, turn left where you see the laneway with the Correctional Services sign. It is part of a larger site with the house on the left.
Bring a picnic rug or low-lying chairs to enjoy the music and, if you love history, be sure to explore the house.
Magnificent idea! Is the event date 16.March 2019 correct?What alternative is planned if it rains?
Do interested people need to call the provided phone number as a please reply or just turn up?
Just such a fantastic opportunity to enjoy such an impressive classical music program in an outstanding setting - Thank you Ryde-Hunters Hill Orchestra and all the organising people who offer this concert 'free' and also BYO as well as providing access to purchase fingerfood, coffee /tea etc.Bravo!