Jazz in the Barn – UWE Bristol Big Band

Date: 26th April 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
UWE photo 2024

Join the national award-winning UWE Bristol Big Band for an evening of big band music.

As a 25 strong group of students, alumni, staff and community members representing the University of the West of England under the direction of Keith Morgan, UWE Big Band play all the jazz and swing favourites from Nina Simone to Duke Ellington. The band have won three awards at the National Concert Band festival held at Royal Northern College of Music and performed with musicians including Louis Dowdeswell and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars. 
UWE Big Band are part of UWE Bristol Centre for Music providing all UWE students with free access to music opportunities. Find out more at www.uwe.ac.uk/music

Band starts at 7.30pm.
The Barn Bar will be open before and during this event serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments accepted.
We operate a challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID with you.

Please note car parking for this event has changed. It is no longer at Winterbourne Academy.
Parking for this event will be at The Barn and a section of private land next door will be used for overflow parking. The private land has kindly been leant to us for this event only so we ask users to follow instructions of parking stewards, only park in designated areas and treat the space respectfully.

Accessible parking will still be in The Barn’s main car park as this is easier access to the main barn. To book accessible parking please email us on ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk  with your registration number, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and any accessible seating for the show and we can book this for you.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Fused Glass Workshop

Date: 10th May 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join local glass artist, Rachael Durkan from The Glass Cabin for one of her popular fused glass workshops where you can make your own unique and beautiful item for yourself or as a gift. You have the option of making a Bristol balloon, flower panel or freestyle hanging. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who’ve caught the fused glass bug!

You will have 2 hours to create your masterpiece, using a variety of pre-cut glass and glass accessories in an array of beautiful colours. There will be plenty of templates to choose from or you can create your own design. Rachael will have lots of ideas to inspire you and is on hand with design advice throughout the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE – Rachael will take your finished piece away to be fused in her kiln. It will be available for collection from the barn or Rachael directly a couple of weeks after the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

For safety reasons, please do not wear open toe shoes such as sandals or flip flops. Also a little reminder for people who wear glasses…. due to close up work, you may wish to bring along your spectacles!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. 

Tea & coffee will be provided during the introduction and is included in your ticket price. Due to the nature of working with glass refreshments will not be permitted during the actual workshop.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Fused Glass Beach Huts Workshop

Date: 10th May 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join local glass artist, Rachael Durkan from The Glass Cabin for one of her popular fused glass workshops where you can make your own unique and beautiful Beach Huts panel for yourself or as a gift. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who’ve caught the fused glass bug!

You will have 2.5 hours to create your masterpiece, using a variety of pre-cut glass and glass accessories in an array of beautiful colours. Rachael will have lots of ideas to inspire you and is on hand with design advice throughout the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE – Rachael will take your finished piece away to be fused in her kiln. It will be available for collection from the barn or Rachael directly a couple of weeks after the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

For safety reasons, please do not wear open toe shoes such as sandals or flip flops. Also a little reminder for people who wear glasses…. due to close up work, you may wish to bring along your spectacles!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. 

Tea & coffee will be provided during the introduction and is included in your ticket price. Due to the nature of working with glass refreshments will not be permitted during the actual workshop.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Harlequin Singers Spring Concert

Date: 12th May 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome Harlequin Singers to The Barn for this  afternoon of acoustic choral music featuring a wide range of songs from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
The Harlequin Singers are a group of around 30 voices , based in Bristol, who have been singing together since 1991. 
Although not a church choir, sacred music makes up a significant part of their repertoire, plus a variety of other types or music, from the Renaissance to American songbook and everything in between.

Free parking. Refreshments available.

Please note car parking for this event is at Winterbourne Academy off the High Street, BS36 1JL. From there it is a 10 – 15 minute walk down Church Lane. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane which will also be the route to go with the flow of traffic, rather than against. Please note these are country roads so do take care, bring a torch and dress appropriately.
All vehicles must park in the school car park in appointed spaces. Parking in disabled spaces is for disabled badges users only. Parking is at your own risk and the Olympus Academy Trust accepts no responsibility for any damage to vehicles or property whilst you are using the facilities.

Car parking will be available at the Barn for those with mobility issues only. If you cannot manage the walk down to The Barn, please email us on ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk with your registration number, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and if you need any accessible seating and we can reserve you a parking space onsite. 
There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Wine Tasting Evening

Date: 17th May 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Wine

We welcome Ian Redfearn back to guide us through the aromas and flavours of a range of summery white and red wines from the sun-kissed vineyards of Australia in this informative but fun workshop.

With 25 years experience in the wine trade, Ian makes the ideal host for the evening. He will give some background information on each wine’s individual appearance, aroma and flavour, and he will welcome questions and comments. Guaranteed to be a merry evening!

Ian will have a small amount of the wines sampled to sell by the bottle on the evening should you wish to purchase any. Cash and card payments are accepted.

Strictly over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. There is plenty of bicycle parking available for those arriving on two wheels as well as space for drop off / pick up if you prefer to arrange this.

For those who will be drinking there are plenty of taxi firms serving the area and limited buses to Winterbourne.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Talk: Medieval English Song: words and music

Date: 21st May 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Old sheet music on parchment
Old sheet music on parchment

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Ad Putter to The Barn for fascinating talk on Medieval English Song, enlivened with some actual singing from the speaker himself!

About your speaker: 
Prof. Putter is Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Bristol, where he directs the Centre for Medieval Studies. 

Refreshments available. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: Medieval English Song: words and music

Date: 21st May 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online
Old sheet music on parchment
Old sheet music on parchment

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. 

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Ad Putter to The Barn for fascinating talk on Medieval English Song, enlivened with some actual singing from the speaker himself!

About your speaker: 
Prof. Putter is Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Bristol, where he directs the Centre for Medieval Studies. 

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Silent Cinema with live music accompaniment: Nosferatu

Date: 11th October 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Nosferatu – silent cinema

We are delighted to welcome back Chris Green from GreenMatthews. This time Chris will provide his solo live music accompaniment to the cult horror film, Nosferatu which will be played during a showing of the film in our atmospheric main barn.

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Please note this is a Park and Stride event. Parking will be at Winterbourne Academy, BS36 1JL. The Barn is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Academy’ car park. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane. Please take care along the country roads to The Barn and be sure to bring a torch!

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

Parking at The Barn will be reserved for accessibility parking requirements and must be pre-booked. If you need to book an accessible space then please email ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk and advise your vehicle registration, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and if you need any accessible seating for the performance.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.