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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 :

 

 

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

 

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Carols in the Barn will take place on two afternoons with gates opening from 3.30pm for refreshments and carols beginning at 4pm.

These annual events provide an opportunity for you to sing some of your favourite carols which will be interwoven with the Christmas story in the form of a nativity play.

Members of St Michael’s Church, Winterbourne, join with us to deliver the play and music and the Barn makes a perfect setting for a traditional Christmas celebration.

Tickets, which include mulled wine, fruit juice and mince pies, are £2 for adults, £1 for children and can be obtained from Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne from Monday 7 November 2016 or on the day subject to availability.

Only limited parking will be available, so where possible please walk to the Barn. If using a car, please approach from Beacon Lane only.

Wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear as the grounds are uneven and may well be wet – a torch maybe useful if you are walking to the Barn.

 

Carols in the Barn poster link

 

 

 

Please download the poster here

 

Please download the booking form here

 


 

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

 

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Carols in the Barn will take place on two afternoons with gates opening from 3.30pm for refreshments and carols beginning at 4pm.

These annual events provide an opportunity for you to sing some of your favourite carols which will be interwoven with the Christmas story in the form of a nativity play.

Members of St Michael’s Church, Winterbourne, join with us to deliver the play and music and the Barn makes a perfect setting for a traditional Christmas celebration.

Tickets, which include mulled wine, fruit juice and mince pies, are £2 for adults, £1 for children and can be obtained from Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne from Monday 7 November 2016 or on the day subject to availability.

Only limited parking will be available, so where possible please walk to the Barn. If using a car, please approach from Beacon Lane only.

Wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear as the grounds are uneven and may well be wet – a torch maybe useful if you are walking to the Barn.

 

Carols in the Barn poster link

 

 

 

Please download the poster here

 

Please download the booking form here

 


 

Events at the Barn - 2017

 


 

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

 

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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

 


 

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