Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018 | Cultural Contribution
Today we reveal the nominees for Cultural Contribution, in association with Wearisma. Culture and luxury have long had a mutually supportive relationship, and the Cultural Contribution Award is for the British institution or enterprise who has made an impact on the cultural landscape of the UK, particularly when it comes to attracting an overseas visitor.
Last year, this award was won by Chatsworth, and today we are delighted to reveal that Donmar Warehouse, Glyndebourne: The Opera Cup, Houghton Hall and Gardens, The Cliveden Literary Festival and The Royal Academy: 250 Year Anniversary have been shortlisted in this category; please click below to discover why.
For 350 years Cliveden has served as muse to scribes and scholars including Alexander Pope; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; HG Wells; Rudyard Kipling and many others. The aim of the Cliveden Literary Festival is to evoke the spirit of these great writers and to restore Cliveden as a sanctuary for lovers of literature and a forum for lively discussion, innovation and debate.
The Donmar Warehouse is the home for leading artists to make world-class theatre that engages, inspires and entertains. They share our work with as broad an audience as possible. Their intimate space offers actors and audiences a theatrical experience unlike any other, while their creative development programme invites great theatre artists to push themselves and the boundaries of theatre-making.
There is nowhere quite like Glyndebourne: it is famous for producing extraordinary opera that attracts global audiences and artists, yet remains a quintessentially English experience nestled in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Damien Hirst at Houghton saw the Hall’s spectacular State Rooms re-hung with Hirst’s latest series of work, a development of his famous Spot Paintings from the 1990s. Many of his iconic sculptures were also shown in the Hall and grounds. This major exhibition provided a unique opportunity to view one of Britain’s most renowned artists in a historic setting.
In 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts celebrates its 250th anniversary by unveiling a newly expanded campus designed by internationally-renowned architect David Chipper eld and supported by the National Lottery, with more space to make, debate and exhibit art than ever before.