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Barn Events

Join us for events at the Barn that will challenge, entertain and delight you, your family and friends.

Creative workshops in music and four part harmony, willow weaving and apple grafting will be delivered in the spectacular surroundings of the Medieval Barn.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn before witnessing one of Shakespeare’s famous comedies or before meeting Lewis Carroll’s Alice in her magical world of fantastic creatures.

We invite you to explore and learn about the Barn, its grounds and our continuing regeneration programme.

Come and enjoy this wonderful piece of heritage.

 

Events at the Barn - 2017 :

 

 

Saturday 25 February - Apple Grafting Workshop - 10.00am - 4.00pmm

 

Apple Grafting Workshop 17

This apple grafting workshop, run for the first time last year, will be run again this year. The course will explain why we graft, how it works and illustrate some of the techniques involved. It will then involve individual hands on work in learning to cut the wood in the correct way and preparing the cut wood for grafting. Then comes the key moment, that of making your own graft from start to finish, ending up with a new apple tree. There will be the opportunity to make at least three grafts, there may be additional root stocks on which to make further grafts at a small cost.

The workshop will again be run by Ben Raskin of the Soil Association who is highly experienced in fruit growing and from personal experience is an excellent tutor. Please see the attached photo of an apple grafted after learning the technique from him on a similar course.

Once you have learnt to graft you will have the whole world of varieties available to you to be able to grow yourself.

We will provide some common varieties for grafting. If you have a favourite that you wish to propagate then bring your own wood to graft. If you know of a particular variety that you wish to propagate, but do not have wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some wood (£1 extra on the day). The only equipment you will need will be a very sharp knife, e.g. a Stanley Knife.

This course would make a very suitable present.

Cost £35 in advance plus £7.50 on the day for materials.

The workshop is limited to 8. If demand is sufficient, it may be repeated the following weekend.

To book, please download the booking form, complete and return as indicated. For enquiries, please telephone 0117 957 4921

 

Apple Grafting Workshop poster link

 

 

 

Please download the booking form here

 


 

Saturday 20 May - Jazz in the Barn - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 11 June - Medieval Fayre - 11.00am – 4.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Saturday 24 June - Basket Weaving Workshop - 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 25 June - Medieval and Period Instruments - 2.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Saturday 22 July - West Gallery Workshop - 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 23 July - Opera in the Barn - The Barber of Seville – Tessitoura

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 13 August - Alice in Wonderland

Ian Kennedy Productions - 2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Tuesday 29 August - Shakespeare in the Barn - The Merry Wives of Windsor

- The Festival Players - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Saturday 9 September - Heritage Open Day - 11.00am – 5.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 10 September - Heritage Open Day - 12.00 noon – 5.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

Sunday 8 October - Orchard Harvest Day - 11.00 – 4.00pm

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

December - Carols in the Barn

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

December - Carols in the Barn

 

Further information will be posted here in due course.

 

 


 

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