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Barn Events

The Trust and its supporters organise several events and activities throughout each year to give visitors the opportunity to explore and learn about the barn and its grounds and to raise funds towards the regeneration project. The Orchard Harvest Day and Heritage Open Days are established annual events and now the revival last year of the Winterbourne Fair under the name, Medieval Fayre, is joining them.

Other activities that change from year to year include craft workshops, concerts (sometimes at other venues) and talks by heritage experts with plans to widen this offering very soon.

Please come along to our events in the year and help us celebrate and enjoy using this wonderful piece of our heritage.

 

Events at the Barn - 2014 :

 

Saturday 31 May - Concert by Lochrian Ensemble - 7.30pm

 

Lochrian Ensemble

The Lochrian Ensemble was formed in 1991 by four university and music college graduates. Twenty-two years on the current line-up includes two of the founding members (Catherine and Nerissa) as well as Alison (Catherine’s sister) and Jane.

They are one of the West Country`s premier String Quartets and play with sensitivity, thoughtfulness and passion. Based in the Bristol area, they have featured on BBC TV (Songs of Praise), Classic FM, Radio 3 & Radio 4 (Sunday Worship); as well as performing at a wide variety of engagements ranging from festival concerts to social functions, regionally and nationally.

They perform a wide variety of repertoire from the chamber music genre as well as accompanying choral works, musicals and operatic productions and also enjoy performing works from the popular, jazz and world music genres.

 

 

 

Programme :

Pachelbel Kanon
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
Mozart Divertimento F major
Interval
Medley of Elgar favourites
(Chanson de Matin; Chanson de Nuit; Salut d’Amour)
Medley of Tangos
Mascagni Intermezzo
Tchaikovsky
Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite

 

Tickets £9 (£5 for those in full-time education) will be available from 17 March and may be obtained from:

Daisy’s Coffee Shop, 17, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne (in person) or by post by following instructions on Booking Form

Download the Booking Form here

Refreshments will be available during the interval; parking available on site.

 


 

Saturday 14 June - Medieval Fayre - 11am - 4pm

 

Medieval Fayre

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust have again invited the Company of Chivalry to lead their Medieval Fayre, which will take place on 14th June 2014. The Company of Chivalry have been in existence for over 20 years and are one of the most authentic living history and re-enactment groups in the country.

The Company portray life in the turbulent 14th Century – the period in which the Barn was built. Come along to the Medieval Fayre and see what life was like nearly 700 years ago. See how people lived and how they survived in an age where the Lord of the Manor ruled and ordinary people had little freedom, few belongings and little food.

Members of the Company will demonstrate arms and armour of the period, talk to you about the history surrounding the Barn and bring to life Sir Thomas de Bradeston who owned the Manor, built St Michael’s Church and whose effigy is still around for you to see.

 


 

Wednesday 25 June - AGM and Annual Lecture - 7pm

 

The 7th Annual General Meeting of Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust will be held at Winterbourne Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE. The AGM will be followed immediately by the Annual Lecture.

 

Agenda

  • 1. Apologies for absence
  • 2. Election and re-election of Trustees
  • 3. Annual Report and Accounts

 

Annual Lecture - Reconnecting Winterbourne Barn with its Agricultural Landscape

Richard Spalding, Bonnie Hewson and Phil Haughton (of Beacon Farms Limited) will talk about the prospects for safeguarding high quality farmland for food growing through the development of an educational market garden enterprise to support the next generation of farmers.

The location of this evolving initiative is close to Winterbourne Medieval Barn on Beacon Lane.

 


 

Saturday 5 July - Opera in the Barn - "Hansel and Gretel" - 6.00pm

 

Hansel and Gretel - a well-loved traditional fairy tale suitable for all the family

 

Opera in the Barn

'Hansel and Gretel' by Engelbert Humperdinck is the touring opera production for Tessitoura in 2014. Sung in English and featuring some very talented young opera singers, the performance will be accompanied by a small chamber orchestra under the baton of MD Arne Kovac and directed by actor/singer/director Jonny Wilkinson who says :

"I'm excited to be Stage Director for Tessitoura. This is a typical Brothers Grimm story featuring all the usual fairy story elements - extreme poverty, child exploitation, abduction & even cannibalism! Of course as a 'fairy' tale, beloved by children for many generations, it has a happy ending. This is going to be an emotional roller coaster with witches, angels and edible houses, what more could we want ?"

 

The Barn grounds will be open from 4pm for those who would like to bring a picnic.

 

Tickets for Hansel and Gretel are £12 and £10 for adults and will be on sale at the Barn's Spring 'Crank-Up Day' on Sunday 6 April and then direct from Tessitoura :

 

Download the poster here

 


 

Tuesday 8 July - Basket Weaving Workshop 9.30am - 4.00pm

 

Basket Weaving Workshop

Basket weaving at the Barn.

To the uninitiated basket weaving may, at first glance, appear complex and difficult to do. However the basket making workshops at Winterbourne Barn will enable you to successfully complete a small to medium sized round basket using willow of various natural colours to take home, and give you some idea as to whether it is a craft skill that you would like to acquire.

The workshop runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm and costs £35 per person in advance and £6.50 for materials paid on the day. Tea and coffee are provided liberally throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch and dress according to the weather. All tools and materials are provided, but if you have a pair of secateurs that you are particularly comfortable with, please bring them.

To book a place and for more details please phone Angela on 01454 778 436.

 


 

Saturday 12 July - Basket Weaving Workshop - 9.30am - 4.00pm

 

Basket Weaving Workshop

Basket weaving at the Barn.

To the uninitiated basket weaving may, at first glance, appear complex and difficult to do. However the basket making workshops at Winterbourne Barn will enable you to successfully complete a small to medium sized round basket using willow of various natural colours to take home, and give you some idea as to whether it is a craft skill that you would like to acquire.

The workshop runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm and costs £35 per person in advance and £6.50 for materials paid on the day. Tea and coffee are provided liberally throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch and dress according to the weather. All tools and materials are provided, but if you have a pair of secateurs that you are particularly comfortable with, please bring them.

To book a place and for more details please phone Angela on 01454 778 436.

 


 

Saturday 9 August - Shakespeare in the Barn - "Comedy of Errors" - 2.30pm

 

"Am I in Earth, in Heaven, or in Hell ?"

 

Shakespeare in the Barn

Shakespeare's shortest play is a brilliant farce of mistaken identities, combined with a few undertones of the dramatic and sinister. A master and his servant arrive in a foreign port which, unbeknown to them, is the home of their long-lost twin brothers. Mayhem ensues as brother is taken for brother in a riotous train of misunderstandings, seduction, and pursuit. A very funny, colourful and entertaining romp for all the family.

Tickets will be available from April onwards, and may be booked on-line.

Details to follow

 

Download the poster here

 


 

Saturday 13 September - Heritage Open Day - 10am - 5pm

 

Details to follow.

 


 

Sunday 14 September - Heritage Open Day - 2 - 5pm

 

Details to follow.

 


 

Sunday 5 October - Orchard Harvest Day - 11am - 4pm

 

Details to follow.

 


 

Saturday 13 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm

 

Details to follow.

 


 

Sunday 14 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm

 

Details to follow.

 


 

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