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Nov, 2018

Materiality: provisional states

Sat, 10th Nov, 2018 at 11:00 am to Sun, 24th Feb, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
The art exhibition Materiality: provisional states showcases new work at Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery
A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe will showcase the work of three artists this autumn/winter. Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence have been directly engaged with Hestercombe House and Gardens over three years and the resulting exhibition has developed from these experiences. It features exhibits using a range of media from photography, sculpture to drawing and text. Collectively interested in issues related to labour and the management of landscape and nature, Materiality: provisional states aims to…

Dec, 2018

Hetty Hedgehog’s Christmas Party: Festive Family Trail

Sat, 1st Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Now the frosts are making the gardens twinkle, it’s nearly time for Hetty hedgehog to hibernate. But before she snuggles up to snooze all winter, she’s got a Christmas party to plan and she needs your help to do it! Help Hetty to find a venue, invite her friends and complete her party shopping list on this festive trail with your very own story book to guide you along the way. When you’ve finished planning the party and your book…

Family Skating

Sat, 1st Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Get your skates on! Come and have a go at skating 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. Christmas 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…

Father Christmas

Sat, 8th Dec to Mon, 24th Dec
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Meet Father Christmas in his secret folly Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence at Hestercombe! Visit Hestercombe this Christmas to enjoy a magical Father Christmas experience where every child can meet Santa 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, lights will…
£30 – £35

Festive Piano Suppers *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 14th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
The festive piano suppers on 14th and 21st December are now fully booked. To add your name to a waiting list please call our Ticket Office on 01823 413923 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the…
£30 – £35

Festive Piano Suppers *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 21st Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
The festive piano suppers on 14th and 21st December are now fully booked. To add your name to a waiting list please call our Ticket Office on 01823 413923 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the…

Jan, 2019

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 25th Jan, 2019 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members.   Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 View our event cancellation and refund policy here.
£20

Silverpoint Workshop with artist Sarah Bennett

Fri, 25th Jan, 2019 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join renowned artist Sarah Bennett for a silverpoint workshop at Hestercombe on Friday 25 January 2019. Materials will be provided. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Sarah is one of three artists featured in Hestercombe Gallery’s exhibition, Materiality: provisional states. Inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe, this exhibition showcases the work of artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence who have been directly engaged with us over three years. Collectively interested in issues related to labour and…

Feb, 2019

£10

‘Materiality Disclosed’ Seminar

Fri, 15th Feb, 2019 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for a seminar looking at Hestercombe Gallery’s exhibition, Materiality: provisional states. Featuring artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver, Philippa Lawrence, and poet and writer Cherry Smyth, this will also include the launch of the exhibition catalogue. Tickets: £10. About Materiality: provisional states Inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe, this exhibition showcases the work of artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence who have been directly engaged with us over three years. Collectively interested in issues related to labour…