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Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
01823 413923http://www.hestercombe.com

Events at Hestercombe

Nov, 2016

Shifting Ground by Stephen Smith

Sat, 12th Nov, 2016 to Sun, 26th Feb, 2017
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Shifting Ground is an exhibition by artist in residence Stephen Smith accompanied by works from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. Red Forest by Stephen Smith Predominantly working with painting, drawing,  print and installation, Stephen Smith's work is complemented by historically significant artworks, one in each space, by Frank Auerbach, Elisabeth Frink, Geoffrey Clarke, John Tunnard, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron and Lynn Chadwick. The exhibition is the culmination of Stephen Smith's residency at Hestercombe Gallery in 2016…

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Dec, 2016

Festive Skating

Sat, 3rd Dec, 2016 to Mon, 2nd Jan, 2017
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Get your skates on... Come and have a go on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it's artificial so you won't get too chilly!). Housed in a magical winter marquee, you can skate whatever the weather and enjoy some festive refreshments rink side too. Skating at Hestercombe is popular, so booking a time slot is a good idea as spaces fill up quickly on busy days. See below for details of opening times and prices. Make a day of it...…

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Catch a Falling Star Trail

Sat, 3rd Dec, 2016 to Mon, 2nd Jan, 2017
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"Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket..." Follow our wintry trail and see if you can find the stars scattered around the gardens.  At each star you find, you will discover a fact about the stars we see in the sky and a star stamp so you can create your own Christmas card as you go along. Normal garden admission applies.

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Wreath making workshops

Sun, 4th Dec at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Christmas wreath

"Deck the Halls..." Join florist extraordinaire Sarah Pepper for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home.  Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Sarah will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home.  Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie whilst you work. We are running three wreath making workshops: Sunday 4th December: 10am - 12.30pm (FULLY BOOKED) & 2 - 4.30pm…

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Wreath making workshops

Mon, 5th Dec at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Christmas wreath

"Deck the Halls..." Join florist extraordinaire Sarah Pepper for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home.  Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Sarah will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home.  Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie whilst you work. We are running three wreath making workshops: Sunday 4th December: 10am - 12.30pm (FULLY BOOKED) & 2 - 4.30pm…

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Twiggy garland workshop

Mon, 5th Dec at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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"Deck the Halls..." Join florist extraordinaire Sarah Pepper for a workshop to make a lovely twiggy garland to decorate your home. Using lots of fresh foliage, Sarah will share her expert tips to help you create a gorgeous garland to bring the festive spirit into your home - perfect to hang outside above your front door, on gates or indoors above a fireplace.  Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie whilst you work. Monday 5th December: 2 - 4.30pm…

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Art Writing Now

Wed, 7th Dec at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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This launch event for the Art Writing Programme will explore the possibilities for art writing today. Authors, curators and editors will present new ways of writing, thinking and publishing on the visual arts. The focus for discussion will be on how texts can be produced, programmed and disseminated to create a knowledgeable enjoyment of contemporary art. Speakers: Tom Jeffreys, Editor, The Learned Pig, Lizzie Lloyd, Writer published by Art Monthly, Greg Neale, Editor, Resurgence Magazine, Phil Owen, Curator, Tertulia and Arnolfini, Mary Paterson, Writer published by The Guardian, Patrick Langley,…

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Father Christmas

Sat, 10th Dec to Sat, 24th Dec
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%CODEfc% Meet Father Christmas in his secret folly.... Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence at Hestercombe. Book now to enjoy a magical experience where every child can speak to the man in red himself and receive their own special toy. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, then you'll wander through the wintertime gardens to meet Father Christmas. In his little house, the log fire will be roaring,…

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Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians End of Term Concert

Sat, 10th Dec at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The musicians of Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians conclude their autumn term with an Advent and Christmassy end-of-term concert. Find out more on HCYM's website. Admission to the concert is free.  

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Folksy Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Sun, 18th Dec at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Daily until Mon, 19th Dec, 2016
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%CODEft% “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” Come and see Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life.  Using live performers, puppetry and music, this production brings something a little different to the story. The show will take place in…

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Carols in Hestercombe House

Sun, 18th Dec at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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%CODEcc% The Silver Ring Choir of Bath will be performing some of our favourite Christmas carols in the Staircase Hall of Hestercombe House.   Enjoy a programme of traditional carols sung by one of Bath's longest established and most renowned choirs. We'll be serving mince pies and mulled wine before the concert and during the interval (there will be an additional charge for the refreshments). Doors open from 6pm, concert begins at 6.30pm. Adult: £10 online/£11 offline Child: £6 online/£7…

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Folksy Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Mon, 19th Dec at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Daily until Mon, 19th Dec, 2016
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%CODEft% “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” Come and see Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life.  Using live performers, puppetry and music, this production brings something a little different to the story. The show will take place in…

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Jan, 2017

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 27th Jan, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning's workshop.  She'll share her top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so you have healthy trees and a good crop. 10am - 12.30pm £17 online/£18 offline Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members.   Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

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Feb, 2017

Rose pruning workshop

Fri, 24th Feb, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning's workshop.  She'll share her top-tips to help you keep your roses blooming perfectly. 10am – 12.30pm £17 online/£18 offline Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

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