Un­miss­able events

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

Joust­ing April 14–17 In­ter­na­tional me­dieval-joust­ing com­pe­ti­tion (right), Royal Ar­mouries Mu­seum, Leeds, West York­shire. Watch knights bat­tling in the tour­na­ment and soak up the pomp, pageantry, mu­sic and min­strels. 10am–5pm, tick­ets from £6 (http://roy­alar­mouries.org; 0113– 220 1888)

Play April 14 The Pas­sion of Je­sus, Trafal­gar Square, Lon­don WC2. The Win­ter­shall Play­ers will re-en­act the story of the cru­ci­fix­ion ac­com­pa­nied by horses, don­keys and doves. 12pm and 3.15pm, free ad­mis­sion. There will also be per­for­mances on April 15 on Guild­ford High Street, Sur­rey, at 12pm and 2.30pm (01483 892167; www.win­ter­shall-es­tate.com)

Coun­try show April 16–17 Kel­marsh Coun­try Show, Kel­marsh Hall, Northamp­ton­shire. A cel­e­bra­tion of the coun­try­side with sport­ing com­pe­ti­tions, more than 200 stands, ru­ral crafts, food and an­tiques. Tick­ets from £13 (www.kel­marsh­coun­tryshow.co.uk; 01889 563232)

Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til April 23 ‘Gee­don Gallery Spring Ex­hi­bi­tion’, Fin­gringhoe, Es­sex. Paint­ings and sculp­ture by artists in­clud­ing Fred Cum­ing RA, plus con­tem­po­rary jew­ellery, ce­ram­ics and glass (01206 728587; www. gee­dongallery.co.uk) Un­til April 29 ‘Sarah El­lis: Nat­u­ral History Il­lus­tra­tion’, Bru­ton Mu­seum, Som­er­set. De­tailed wa­ter­colours of wildlife (above), with some works for sale (01749 812294; www. bru­ton­town.com)

Lunch April 25 The Gar­dens Literary Lunch, West Green House Gar­dens, Hart­ley Wint­ney, Hamp­shire. Writer and founder of Chelsea Fringe Tim Richard­son will share his thoughts on the English gar­den­ing scene, be­fore lunch and an ex­plo­ration of the grounds. Tick­ets £59, 11am start (01252 844611; http://west green­house.co.uk) Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity April 14, 16 and 17 Bird Bo­nanza, St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Corn­wall. Keep the lit­tle ones busy by teach­ing them about na­tive birds this Easter—they’ll make feed­ers and nests, be­come ex­pert bird spot­ters and plant sun­flow­ers. Free with cas­tle en­trance fee (01736 710265; www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk) Book now June 8–Au­gust 4 Long­bor­ough Fes­ti­val Opera, More­ton-in-marsh, Glouces­ter­shire. En­joy Tris­tan und Isolde, Fide­lio, The Magic Flute and Or­feo ed Euridice at the 500-seat coun­try opera house set in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Visit web­site for ticket prices (01451 830292; http://lfo.org.uk)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.