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Drawing From Nature with Laura Rich @ Sculpture by the Lakes
Jan
25
10:30 AM10:30

Drawing From Nature with Laura Rich @ Sculpture by the Lakes

This one day drawing workshop will offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the beuatiful surroundings of Sculpture by the Lakes and produce carefully considered, mindful drawings, direct from source material gathered during the day. 

After a walk around the grounds to gather materials, Laura will take you through drawing exercises aimed at learning to see structure and free up your mark-making, you will use some of the gathered materials to draw with, print from and observe into a variety of drawings. 

£100 for the day including lunch, tea and coffee. To book either email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk, call 07720 637808 or visit the website www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

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The Generous Gardener - Private Paradises Shared with Caroline Donald @ Sculpture by the Lakes
Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

The Generous Gardener - Private Paradises Shared with Caroline Donald @ Sculpture by the Lakes

What do the famous actor, the bestselling novelist, the international musician and the model have in common? Like millions of us they love their gardens.

As gardening editor of The Sunday Times, Caroline Donald has been allowed beyond the gate of many private paradise, both in Britain and abroad.

In her new book The Generous Gardener, are the stories, in words and pictures of more than forty private gardens which she will share with the audience at this event.

£15 which includes entrance to the sculpture park.

To book either email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk, call 07720 637808 or visit the website www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

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Bonfire Night @ The Grove Hotel
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Bonfire Night @ The Grove Hotel

This year, The Grove Hotel will be lighting up the skies with a Bonfire Night, especially for guests and diners, who will experience a spectacular display of fireworks right in the heart of Hertfordshire.

Surrounded by 300-acres of extraordinary countryside, the hotel is primarily located away from most light pollution, allowing the fireworks to be brighter than ever. As darkness descends and the clock strikes 8pm, hotel residence and restaurant guests alike are invited to wrap up warm and head out to enjoy the breath-taking display.

There will be delectable hot chocolates and indulgent Irish coffees available to warm up cold hands, as well as sticky churros as an extra treat.

To book visit www.thegrove.co.uk

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True OriGINS - The Scottish Gin Festival hits London
Nov
1
to Nov 4

True OriGINS - The Scottish Gin Festival hits London

Get a taste of Scotland when True OriGINs- The Scottish Gin Festival arrives at Tobacco Dock, London 

True OriGINs has announced that it will be taking its enormously popular Scottish craft gin festival over the border for the first time. Founders, Aberdeenshire brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson chose the iconic Tobacco Dock as their setting and will be serving up a tantalising array of Scottish gins and mixers for four days from 1st-4th November. 

The festival champions authentic Scottish craft gins and serves to shine a light on this thriving corner of the gin market.

While many gins claiming to be Scottish are, in fact, bottled or distilled over the border in England, True OriGINs has collected an offering of authentically Scottish gins from every corner of Scotland to showcase the wealth of talent on offer. From the stormy shores of Shetland to the windy Western Isles and the heather-hugged hills of the Highlands to the brother’s home county of Aberdeenshire, True OriGINs is making the most of Scotland’s wild botanicals, talent and spirit. 

Visitors to the festival will receive a glass from which to sample all that juniper nectar and also a ‘Gin Bible’. This will describe each distillation in detail so that visitors can gain an insight into each gin they sample. 

Tickets for the event are on sale now and going fast.
https://tobaccodocklondon.com/event/true-origins-gin-festival/

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Ryedale Spookfest
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ryedale Spookfest

Just in time for Halloween, the inaugural Ryedale Spookfest takes place on Saturday 27th October 2018 in Malton, North Yorkshire.

This brand-new festival for adult readers and writers of horror celebrates the eerie, the macabre and the bloodthirsty, featuring the region’s best writers and publishers of this popular genre.

Organised by published horror writer Lee Franklin, the events start at 10am and continue into the evening using two fantastic venues in the centre of this foodie capital of Yorkshire; the Talbot Hotel and Yo Bakehouse.

Lee said: “There is something very instinctive about fear. When we read a ghost story or a ghoulish tale, many of us appreciate the fight or flight instinct while reading this heart-thumping genre in the safety of our own home. Our Spookfest explores this fascinating genre on a number of levels.”

Ticket prices apply to all events and the festival organisers request you to note that these events are unsuitable for children under 14 years old.

For a full list of activities, or to buy tickets visit www.ryedalebookfestival.com or call the Box Office 07983 943 029

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Mushroom Foraging with John Wright @ Sculpture by the Lakes
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mushroom Foraging with John Wright @ Sculpture by the Lakes

Spend a day with John Wright, author of the River Cottage Mushroom Handbook, learning to identify mushrooms and toadstools.

You’ll spend the day looking for fungi and John will identify everything (well, nearly everything) that you find.

Puddletown Forest is an excellent place to see mushrooms and toadstools as the pine and spruce have many associated fungal species.

The day is primarily about identification, with John explaining what to look out for when trying to work out which species a specimen belongs to.

However, edibility and toxicity will be discussed in depth. If you are very lucky, there might be a few edible specimens to be found and we will have a fry-up. 

£70. To book either email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk, call 07720 637808 or visit the website www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

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177th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

177th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s original mission of preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct; and the promotion of social and benevolent feelings among the inhabitants of the district.”

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