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Barn Events

The Trust and its supporters will deliver a varied programme of events, craft workshops, concerts and performances during 2016.

Vivid displays of daily life in a medieval camp and re-enactments of medieval military combat will take place as the Company of Chivalry return to the barn for the Medieval Fayre.

The long established Orchard Harvest Day continues to attract over 1000 visitors each year and the Heritage Open Days this year will come ‘with bells on’. Local bell ringers will provide demonstrations using a mobile belfry and a chance for you to join in.

We look forward to welcoming you to the events below and to give you the opportunity to explore and learn about the barn, its grounds and learn more about our continuing regeneration programme.

Join with us to celebrate and enjoy this wonderful piece of heritage.

 

Events at the Barn - 2016 :

 

 

Sunday 21 August - The Wind in the Willows - Ian Kennedy Productions - 2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Wind In The Willows 2016

Join Ratty, Mole and Badger as they explore the Riverbank and try to contain the excitable Toad. Expect animals, adventure, swashbuckling and Motor-Cars. Beautiful, glorious, majestic Motor-Cars ! For now is the Hour of Toad. Poop-poop !

Adapted from the classic novel by Kenneth Grahame, five actors play a variety of characters, animals and woodland creatures in this brilliant, hilarious and breath-taking story. With something for all the family, The Wind in the Willows is the perfect show for a summer’s Day Out.

Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic – grounds open from open from 12.30pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval.

Cost: Adults £10.00. Children under 16 yrs - £8.00

 

 

 

 

Tickets available from:

  • • Everyman Theatre website - www.EverymanTheatre.org.uk/event/outside-events
  • • In person from Daisy’s Coffee Shop – from 11 July 2016
           17, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1JY
           Open: Mon-Fri - 8.30am - 4pm. Sat 9am - 4pm. Sun 10am - 2pm.
  • • On arrival at Winterbourne Medieval Barn - subject to availability.

 

Further information from here

 


 

Sunday 28 August - Hamlet - The Festival Players - 2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Hamlet 2016

To mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet.

Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced 2-Hour production.

Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic – grounds open from 12.30pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval.

Cost: Adults £13.50. Children under 16yrs - £10.00

 

 

 

Tickets available from 1 May at:

  • • Cornish Riviera Box Office - www.crbo.co.uk - A booking fee will be applied.
  • • In person from Daisy’s Coffee Shop – from 11 July 2016
           17, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1JY
           Open: Mon-Fri - 8.30am - 4pm. Sat 9am - 4pm. Sun 10am - 2pm.
  • • On arrival at Winterbourne Medieval Barn - subject to availability.

 

Further information from here

 


 

Saturday 10 September - Heritage Open Day - 11am - 5pm

 

Heritage DAy

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties across the country that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

In addition to touring the Barn and its grounds you can try your hand at bell ringing using the Lichfield Diocesan Mobile Belfry. The Belfry contains an excellent peal of 6 bells cast in 1998 at the world-famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London. The bells will be set up in the Barn where experts will be able to demonstrate bell ringing and explain its very distinctive origins.

Winterbourne Barn is an outstanding and unique building of national importance. All other surviving medieval great tithe barns were built by the monastic estates, universities, or the Knights Hospitallers, but Winterbourne Barn was built by Thomas de Bradeston in 1342, just a few years before the Black Death first hit in England.

Only three barns of this scale are recorded as built by gentry’ families, and Winterbourne is the only survivor. The Barn was built using the green-timber construction methods which were the cutting-edge technology of that period. It is a fine example of a raised-cruck construction and one of the largest and earliest raised-cruck barns.

Access dogs and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Free entrance.

 

Heritage Open Day Poster

 

 

 

Please download the poster here

 


 

Sunday 11 September - Heritage Open Day - 12noon - 5pm

 

Heritage Day

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties across the country that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

In addition to touring the Barn and its grounds you can try your hand at bell ringing using the Lichfield Diocesan Mobile Belfry. The Belfry contains an excellent peal of 6 bells cast in 1998 at the world-famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London. The bells will be set up in the Barn where experts will be able to demonstrate bell ringing and explain its very distinctive origins.

Winterbourne Barn is an outstanding and unique building of national importance. All other surviving medieval great tithe barns were built by the monastic estates, universities, or the Knights Hospitallers, but Winterbourne Barn was built by Thomas de Bradeston in 1342, just a few years before the Black Death first hit in England.

Only three barns of this scale are recorded as built by gentry’ families, and Winterbourne is the only survivor. The Barn was built using the green-timber construction methods which were the cutting-edge technology of that period. It is a fine example of a raised-cruck construction and one of the largest and earliest raised-cruck barns.

Access dogs and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Free entrance.

 

Heritage Open Day Poster

 

 

 

Please download the poster here

 


 

Sunday 18 September - A Day’s Work - Musical Drama by Mick Ryan - 3pm - 5pm

 

A Days Work

A Musical drama to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue and dialogue, ‘A Day’s Work’ tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a mummers’ team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and meet finally on the first day of The Somme.

Originally written and performed in 1995, with great success, the show examines war, love, courage and cowardice in a re-written script, with some additional, newly composed, songs and a cast of well known, and highly respected, performers.

Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic - grounds open from 12.30pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval.

 

 

Cost: Adults - £15.00. Children under 16yrs - £5.00

Tickets available from:

  • • In person from Daisy’s Coffee Shop – from 11 July 2016
           17, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1JY
           Open: Mon-Fri - 8.30am – 4pm. Sat 9am - 4pm. Sun 10am - 2pm.
  • • Order by telephone: 01633 889019 or 07891 688581
  • • Email : lindajhall61@googlemail.com
  • • On arrival at Winterbourne Medieval Barn – subject to availability.

 

Heritage Open Day Poster

 

 

 

Please download the poster here

 


 

Sunday 2 October - Orchard Harvest Day - 11am - 4pm

 

Orchard Harvest Day

The most popular annual event at the barn !

 

Visit our wonderful medieval barn dating from 1340s. Celebrate and discover the bounty of local orchards, locally-produced food and drink together with displays of local crafts and rural skills.

 

Come and see traditional cider making using a Victorian stone apple mill and taste the results! Of course we will be paying homage to the Great British Orchard with cider making demos, apple display and we may have expertise on hand to identify varieties of apple – so bring yours along !

Enjoy hot food, cold ice cream, beer, cider, tea and cakes or play skittles.

Marvel at the work of the medieval craftsmen who built the magnificent Barn.

There will also be a variety of children’s activities to choose from relating to fruit and wildlife.

There will be a parking charge of £2 per vehicle which will be collected by Paul’s Place; a local charity for disabled people.

Access dogs and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Cost: Adults £2.00. Children under 16yrs FREE.

Pay on entrance.

 


 

Saturday 10 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm - 5pm

 

detail information will be posted here in due course

 


 

Sunday 11 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm - 5pm

 

detail information will be posted here in due course

 


 

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