If that’s not enough, all ages will be entertained with Twistina the amazing balloon modelling lady, and gastronaut Stefan Gates’ ‘Mindblowing Food & Science Show’. Gather your friends and family and join the celebrations in our Jubilee Street Party Picnic Areas.
Giffords Circusreturns, stopping off in the majestic setting of Blenheim’s ancient parkland from Thursday 2nd – Monday 6th June. The 2022 show evokes the sights and sounds of rural Mexico with incredible art, music, history, and people as the inspiration, mixed with skill, humour, turmoil and excitement, it’s a show not to be missed.
That’s not all! Visitors to the Palace will also be able to follow a Jubilee Trail telling the story of Blenheim’s connection to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. See the dress worn by Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill who was one of the Queen’s Maids of Honour at her 1953 Coronation.
With a Palace, Park and Gardens ticket you can see the splendour of the Palace interior, follow the Jubilee Trail, visit the Food Festival, take your family to the Gardens and the adventure playground and enjoy a picnic in the grounds. Giffords Circus requires a separate ticket, which you can select here.
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29/05/2022 10:00 - 29/05/2022 16:00
GB Mead @ Newbury Artisan Market
Starting in the early 1990's being involved in dark age re-enactment meant mead was the drink to have round the campfire.
Before the internet finding a bottle or two of mead to pick up on the way involved detouring to a pre arranged off-licence who had some in stock.
HOW WE STARTED
As it happened I knew a few bee keepers so making my own seemed the best option. Later having moved over to Medieval re-enactment mead was still the drink to have so I began to take a boot full, and when that wasn’t enough we moved on to having a stall
As is often the case with home brewers, the under stairs cupboard is rapidly outgrown, and there is nothing like enthusiasm, so having progressed through a variety of spaces, now we have a commercial unit in order to keep up with demand and expand our range, and are now licensed to include retail and wholesale through the AWRS scheme
We are always on the look out for new outlets!
We are now stocked in many off licences and farm shops, pubs, restaurants and boutique bars.
We also supply mead to hand fastings and weddings, where mead makes an excellent toasting drink.
If you would like your local to stock our excellent mead, get them to contact us and we will do the rest!
DAYS & OPENING TIMES
LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Set Up 07.00-09.45
Trading Times 10.00-16.00
29/05/2022 10:00 - 29/05/2022 17:00
Spring Botanical Jewellery Making Workshop
Capture nature’s beauty in pure silver with this botanical jewellery making workshop. Ideal for beginners who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay, applying techniques to use both paste and lump metal clay to cast real pieces of nature such as leaves, and seeds in to pure silver jewellery.
Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this full day beginners' workshop. You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and five small items of beautiful nature themed jewellery from silver clay, and real pieces of nature, cast in pure silver. No experience in working with metal clay is necessary for this workshop.
Level: Complete beginner
This fantastic workshop is to be taught in the stunning purpose build creative studios on the second floor of the Westridge Studios, in the leafy village of Highclere. (Please note the studio is access by stairs only, if you are unable to access the studio due to it being located on the second floor please do get in touch before booking and I will do my utmost to move the workshop to the downstairs space at the Studios, subject to availability.)
In this workshop, you will learn the skills required to make beautiful jewellery from metal clay, and how to continue making at home if you wish. During the workshop you will learn all about Silver Clay, and what makes it such an awesome material to work with.
After a brief introduction to Silver clay and what to expect on the workshop, We will take a walk around the grounds of the beautiful Westridge studios to forage for leaves, seeds and twigs for our projects.
You will then be taken step by step through the different techniques you can use to capture natures beauty including;
Using silicone Moulding compound to make your own Moulds.
Using silver paste to paint on to leaves and delicate flowers. And using lump clay with the natural objects to press the objects in to the clay to make an impression and capture all of those beautiful fine details that can be seen on leaves and bark.
The workshop includes 7g of silver clay and silver paste, which is enough to make three or four pieces of silver jewellery, depending on the sizes of the pieces you wish to make.
Basic jump rings, ear wire hooks and a standard 18’chain are also included in the price, you may also bring your own and we can help you attach them.
Alternatively, if a different chain is needed that can also be ordered through the academy at an extra cost, please email your request in advance of the workshop and it can be brought along on the day for you.
(Please note due to time scales and techniques you will not be able to make stud earrings on this workshop, as it is an advanced skill and requires soldiering techniques, these will be taught in other workshops, feel free to email for details once you have attended a beginner class.)
What you will learn.
On this fantastic introductory course, you will learn how to make a simple charm or pendant. Then you will use your new found skills to create two or three extra pieces in your own design, maybe a pair of earrings to match your pendant?
You will learn methods to dry your pieces and how to safely fire your creations with a Butane torch and a kiln.
Once fired you will be shown how to get your silver pieces beautiful and shiny.
When your pieces are made you will also be given a little jewellery box take away your beautiful new jewellery in.
On this workshop you will be guided, step by step and learn the following skills:
- Handling and how to store the clay.
- Rolling the clay out to get an even finish.
- How to add textures to your pieces.
- How to make and use silicone molding compound with natural objects.
- Using silver paste to coat and cast real leaves in silver.
- How to shape and cut the clay.
- How to dry and refine your pieces
- Kiln and torch firing methods, how to use a small Butane torch to fire safely.
- How to Polish and finish your pieces
If you really enjoyed the workshop and would like to continue your silver clay jewellery, why not try one of our other full day silver clay workshops. Or practice your new skills in the comfort of your home with a specially created Silver Clay kits, available to buy on the day of the workshop.
29/05/2022 10:00 - 29/05/2022 16:00
Antiques and Brocante Market
A welcome return for the unique French style Brocante market, offering antiques, vintage, retro, bric-a-brac and decorative arts items plus vinyl records on the Great Lawn at Shaw House.
A great day out for all the family with free entry to explore the House. Street food will be available outside plus light refreshments from the café and pre-prepared picnics are available to order from the Shaw House café (see separate website listing).
Sunday 29 May & 14 August | 10am – 4pm
No need to book | Free | Outdoor event
ACVR Events run regular, a niche events in market towns in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. For stall holder enquiries please visit their website here.
29/05/2022 12:00 - 29/05/2022 14:00
Shaw House Picnics | West Berkshire Villagers
Takeaway Picnics are available to pre-order on selected days throughout the year.
Picnics are £10 per person, supplied with a set menu and a waterproof blanket for you to borrow during your visit.
Sample meat picnic menu; -1 Ham Salad Sandwich -A Homemade Sausage Roll -Chicken Goujons
Sample vegetarian picnic menu; -1 Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich -Vegetarian Roll -Vegetarian Falafels
Plus the following in each picnic; -Crudities and Dip (v) -A Homemade Brownie (v) -Any Hot or Cold Soft Drink of your choice
If you have a specific dietary requirement please call Shaw House 01635 279279.
HOW TO BOOK -Select number of vegetarian or meat picnics -Pay online -Go along to the café to collect your picnic between 12pm and 2pm on your selected date, with lead bookers surname and booking reference -On collection, choose your hot or cold drink -Take your picnic outside and enjoy!
29/05/2022 12:00 - 29/05/2022 15:00
The California Wine Bash
£75 PER HEAD, BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
The Vineyard is proud to be celebrating the relationship between food and wine in a superb afternoon of tasting on the Terrace. Comprising of six brilliantly inspired and designed dishes by our executive chef Tom Scade, paired with six wines that demonstrate excellent Californian winemaking.
It’s up to you to make your own judgements. Which wines go with what foods? It’s up to you to tell us!