An Evening with Poppy Ackroyd
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Poppy Ackroyd

Hello everyone, I'm absolutely thrilled to say that the amazing and wondrous composer and pianist @poppyackroyd is coming to play here in July! 

Poppy is currently touring her amazingly beautiful new album RESOLVE. Classically trained on violin and piano, she makes music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from just these two instruments, and I assure you it will sound extra wonderful in the Great Hall here at Butley!  We will have the garden doors open for any birds that feel like accompanying the music, and champagne will be served before hand on the lawn. (There will also be tea for those who prefer!)

Here is a little about Poppy:

Her debut album ‘Escapement’ was released in December 2012 and a DVD – ‘Escapement Visualised’ – featuring bespoke visuals by Lumen for each track on the album, was released in September 2014.  ‘Feathers’, her second album, followed in November 2014, and builds on the concept behind her debut, with most of the sounds again coming from the violin and the piano, however this time the tracks also feature other keyboard and string instruments.  In 2017 she signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian and released a mini album ‘Sketches’ in August. ‘Sketches’ is an acoustic solo piano album comprising of 10 tracks. Six of these are reworkings of tracks from ‘Escapement’ and ‘Feathers’, the other four are arrangements of new tracks from latest full album ‘Resolve’. Resolve is out now on One Little Indian Records (released 02.02.2018).

Find out more here

A N D  T H E N....
To add to the evening we are most honoured to also have two very talented musicians from Germany.The brothers who are CEEYS will play a short set of their piano and cello music to start us off.
Sebastian and Daniel Selke from Germany, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS! Their latest albumWÆNDE was released on 18th May 2018 with a show at Funkhaus Berlin. WÆNDE is a personal testimony of their childhood in the dreary and monotonous landscape of Europe's largest prefab estate Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin, East Germany in 1989, follows a minimalistic approach of composition and improvisation. Shifting freely between avant-garde and pop, it combines elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music.

Its going to be gorgeous, plus there will be wine, and delicious vegan treats and canapés beforehand in the kitchen for you to help yourselves.

Tickets £20

Please email to book (please ask for offers on group bookings)
All profits will go as usual to Compassion in World Farming

With love, and hoping you can come!

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Invitation to View Tours
to Nov 13

Invitation to View Tours

Join us for a tour led by historian of the interior of the house, including the great hall, drawing room and kitchen which all have vaulted ceilings, first floor bedrooms with impressive arched windows, and front exterior, which has the armorial frieze. Walks around the south garden, grounds and monks’ fish ponds followed by tea and biscuits by the fire.

Choose from the following dates - 

Tuesday 11th September         2.30pm

Tuesday 13th November         2.30pm

Book your place here

Private group tours may also be available, please contact Invitation to View for more information.

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Wedding Open Day
1:00 PM13:00

Wedding Open Day

 Dear friends and any newly engaged couples!

We are planning a lovely informal day on July 8th where you can come along and visit us, wander around the garden and grounds, explore the house, talk to our Events Team, have a glass of champagne and spend time dreaming about your perfect wedding.
 Come and chat to us about your special day, everything is possible at Butley Priory, and we'd love to help you design something really wonderful.

To register please

Sunday 8th July 2018 1pm - 6pm


Find our more about Butley Priory:

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Be KIND Summer Retreat 2018
to Jul 1

Be KIND Summer Retreat 2018


Join Jayna on the 3rd  year of her Be KIND Summer Retreat.  Enter into a long weekend of deep soul, body and spirit connection.  This year we will focus on awakening the fire within and embracing our true potential, to ignite the spark of life and reorient towards our joy, flow, power and purpose.

Places start at £325 for shared rooms, private and ensuite rooms also available


More info:

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An evening with Lubomyr Melnyk
7:00 PM19:00

An evening with Lubomyr Melnyk

The fabulous Ukrainian pianist and composer Lubomyr Melnyk will be coming to Butley to play for us on THURSDAY JANUARY 18TH 2018, following his show at the Jazz Cafe in London. As many know, Lubomyr is the pioneer of Continuous Piano Music. Classically trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, he has developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound. He is also, it can safely be said, a true eccentric and great performer!

We saw him play at Latitude in the Summer, and again in September at the Barbican as part of the Erased Tapes Label's 10th anniversary. Both times we were mesmerised and enraptured! I'm sure you will be too. For us, the experience was akin to standing under a waterfall of beautiful sound.

Find out more here

Tickets £20 .  
Please email to book
(concessions available please ask).
Please let us know as soon as possible if you can come - as spaces are limited.

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Winter Warmer Retreat With KIND & SYC
to Nov 12

Winter Warmer Retreat With KIND & SYC

Jayna (KIND Yoga) and Gabrielle (Secret Yoga Club) invite you to a winter warmer retreat in 12th century Butley Priory of Suffolk.

Just before you dive into a sea of mulled wine, mince pies and tinsel, we welcome you to a weekend designed to cover you in love, reawaken your body, fill your soul with magic and within these sacred grounds return you to a place of integration and expansion.

Using the Chakra system as a framework for the retreat, we’ll scan the body to identify physical and energetic blockages, and explore how this ancient philosophy can guide you through a practical journey of self enquiry.  From our little toes to our heads, we’ll explore our inner poetry, re-orientating us out of the thinking mind, and dropping down into our own physicality, rooting deeply into our flesh and bones.

We believe, like life, our practise is multidimensional, both we and yoga are limitless. As well as Vinyasa and restorative yoga, we’ll be taking  the practise off the mat to work with all of our senses. Expect some winter woodland walks and explorations of the suffolk countryside. Nature will be there to guide us through our journey, as we nestle around log fires, drinking hot coco and roasting chestnuts.

Moving from the physical realm to the more subtle, we’ll explore the oceanic vastness of the breath, through a number of different breathing exercises.  We will observe how it can be manipulated to create different effects within the body-mind. The voice is also a potent tool for empowerment. Ever wondered why it feels so good to sing in the shower?  We’ll work with our voices, in a non-intimidating, releasing and tuning, so that we recharge and shine with our own sound.

This leads us to meditation as the final piece.  Allowing space to be quiet and dwell in stillness. This will help us reorientate back in our hearts and make decisions from a place of intuition.

With all the external information we take in from our busy lives, it’s tricky sometimes to know what we truly want. Now we can allow ourselves that crucial time and space to listen within.

If this all sounds a little bit far out for you, don’t worry. The retreat will be very real with lots of space for resting, reading and doing your thing. What’s most important to us is that we nurture and indulge you in loveliness so you leave feeling juicy, refreshed and inspired.  

Our super power is packaging the magic up in a way that appeals to everyone, yogis and newbies alike.

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