Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as PARK LIFE!”

This month the Cannon Hall Parks & Gardens  Parks For People project reaches an exciting milestone! Starting two years ago, including a successful first round application and a meticulous development phase, plans for the restoration work to reveal the true glory of the Richard Woods landscape are ready to be submitted. The lakes will sparkle once again with rowing boats too! A new woodland walk on the West side for people of all ages to forage & explore, the walled garden, Fairyland, & Pleasure Garden is to be lovingly restored & currently hidden elements of the Park will be made accessible, for everyone to enjoy! Confirmation that the team have secured the funding is due in December….Watch this space. In the meantime, The Friends of Cannon Hall have been instrumental in providing fundraising support for the project – Check out “what’s on”  by clicking on the Events tab.

Now do join us in a visual feast to see how the park is (and has been) loved and used by the people who visit.

 I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too
It gives me a sense of enormous well-being
And then I’m happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge
There will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it

 All the people
So many people
And they all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their PARK LIFE!


PARK LIFE -A new exhibition

10 September – 18 December

A new exhibition at Cannon Hall explores ‘Park Life’

A stunnng new exhibition of artwork will go on display at Cannon Hall this autumn.

The exhibition examines its landscape, wildlife, unique character and the love affair the people have with it. Cannon Hall Park and its canine visitors take centre stage in a new exhibition in the galleries at Cannon Hall Museum.

Artists James Brunt and Lena Sass have created an intriguing look at our beautiful park from the perspective of our four legged friends. Created over the summer when the artists collected materials, images and data, visitors will enter our indoor park and experience Dog Cam, a view of Cannon Hall as never seen before.  The exhibition combines film, photography and materials collected on site to capture a snap shot of the park and the daily routine of the dog walk. This thought provoking exhibition celebrates the importance of green spaces, in providing us with invaluable and treasured leisure time, and the role parks play in the happiness and wellbeing of its visitors.Ears!

The exhibition was developed as part of plans to restore and enhance the parkland. More information about the project can be found at

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