May Events

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Bread­mak­ing for Begin­ners Bet­tys Cook­ery School, Har­ro­gate, North York­shire 3 May A one-day creative course that will cover the art of mak­ing de­li­cious fresh bread. Learn the tech­niques re­quired to pre­pare and make a fit­ness bread, whole­meal rolls and mouth-wa­ter­ing York­shire cob­ble loaves. Bak­ers will be able to take home their suc­cess­ful ef­forts at the end of the day to share with friends and fam­ily. www.bet­tyscook­eryschool.co.uk Gar­den & Flower Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shop La­cock Pho­tog­ra­phy, La­cock, Wilt­shire 5 May This in­tro­duc­tion to gar­den and flower pho­tog­ra­phy is ideal for any­one with a keen in­ter­est in im­prov­ing their pho­to­graphs from an artis­tic point of view. Run by Heather Ed­wards, one of the lead­ing gar­den pho­tog­ra­phers in the UK, the course teaches how to bring style and cre­ativ­ity when pho­tograph­ing plants, with an af­ter­noon prac­ti­cal ses­sion and one-to-one re­views. Re­fresh­ments and lunch are in­cluded in the course. www.la­cock­pho­tog­ra­phy.com Peak District Nordic Walk­ing Fes­ti­val Tiss­ing­ton, Der­byshire 4-5 May A two-day event in the heart of the Peak District Na­tional Park. Get in­volved in work­shops and equip­ment re­views at Tiss­ing­ton Hall and Es­tate, which also pro­vides the per­fect gate­way to walks in ar­eas of out­stand­ing beauty, in­clud­ing Dovedale and the Tiss­ing­ton Trail. In­struc­tors will lead a range of walks suit­able for all abil­i­ties, which prom­ise to make the most of the spec­tac­u­lar sur­round­ing land­scape. www.nordicwalk­ing.events Ar­ti­san Cheese Fair Ex­hi­bi­tion Halls, Mel­ton Mow­bray, Le­ices­ter­shire 5-6 May More than 70 cheese­mak­ers from across the UK and Ire­land will dis­play more than 300 prod­ucts, in­clud­ing some of the UK’s rarest cheeses, only avail­able di­rect from the pro­ducer. The week­end of­fers talks and demon­stra­tions from in­dus­try ex­perts as well as tast­ings of a wide range of cheeses. www.ar­ti­sancheese­fair.co.uk Beltain Fes­ti­val Butser An­cient Farm, Peters­field, Hamp­shire 5 May Beltain is an an­cient Celtic cel­e­bra­tion to mark the be­gin­ning of sum­mer. Visi­tors can ex­pect en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing Ro­man cook­ing, An­glo-Saxon re-en­ac­tors and demon­stra­tions of tra­di­tional skills such as met­al­work, leather­craft, hur­dle mak­ing, flint knap­ping, wil­low weav­ing and spin­ning. The fes­ti­val cul­mi­nates with the burn­ing of the wicker man at dusk. www.but­ser­an­cient­farm.co.uk Lino Cut­ting Plant Forms The Beth Chatto Gar­dens, Elm­stead, Es­sex 6 May Join Sue Bed­ford, art teacher and artist, for this one-day creative course, set in the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of the gar­dens. Learn the ba­sics needed to cut lino safely and how to print it ac­cu­rately us­ing regis­tra­tion tech­niques, while ex­plor­ing the tech­nique of Chine-col­léto to add a splash of colour. Suit­able for begin­ners and those who have ex­pe­ri­ence in the art. www.bethchatto.co.uk

Plant Hunters’ Fair We­ston Park, shif­nal, shrop­shire 6-7 May With more than 1,000 acres of glo­ri­ous park­land, much of it wooded and planted with spring bulbs, blue­bells, aza­leas and rhodo­den­drons, We­ston Park pro­vides a stun­ning back­drop for the fair. the event brings to­gether keen plant en­thu­si­asts and ar­ti­sans, with top spe­cial­ist nurs­eries dis­play­ing a range of per­fect plants for the gar­den. www.plan­thunters­fairs.co.uk Keswick Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val Keswick, cum­bria 10-13 May this four-day event is held in the his­toric mar­ket town, a stun­ning lo­ca­tion within the ma­jes­tic lake District na­tional Park. the fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate both tra­di­tional and main­stream jazz and blues, with im­pres­sive world-class names along­side the best new tal­ent. there will also be open-air per­for­mances and vi­brant mu­sic and dance around the town, bring­ing a sym­phony of mu­sic to the streets for all to en­joy. www.keswick­jaz­zand­blues­fes­ti­val.co.uk Bri­tish Fal­conry and Rap­tor Fair Broad­lands es­tate, rom­sey, Hamp­shire 6-7 May this long-es­tab­lished event has found its new per­ma­nent home in the spec­tac­u­lar grounds of the es­tate and will show­case Bri­tish fal­conry and hawk­ing. the week­end will of­fer ex­hil­a­rat­ing dis­plays and world-class field­sport com­pe­ti­tions, as well as coun­try­side sports for visi­tors to have a go at them­selves. With a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able, there will be some­thing to cater for ev­ery age and in­ter­est. www.fal­con­ry­fair.co.uk St Ives Food and Drink Fes­ti­val Porth­min­ster Beach, st ives, corn­wall 11-13 May this three-day fes­ti­val takes place on the iconic beach and brings to­gether culi­nary ex­perts, from wine, cider and beer pro­duc­ers to choco­late and cheese­mak­ers and fruit and veg­etable grow­ers. the stalls will have meat, chut­neys, curry and bread on of­fer, all pro­duced in corn­wall. this event is sure to be a de­light to the taste buds. www.stives-corn­wall.co.uk Liv­ing Crafts Hat­field House, Hat­field, Hert­ford­shire 10-13 May the his­toric house is host­ing the best of Bri­tish crafts. Hun­dreds of de­signer-mak­ers will be show­cas­ing con­tem­po­rary crafts­man­ship in an event packed with in­spir­ing talks and spec­tac­u­lar demon­stra­tions. Fun work­shops in­clude wil­low weav­ing, pa­per cut­ting, stone carv­ing, jew­ellery mak­ing, oil paint­ing and more. re­lax and en­joy the mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment and fab­u­lous fes­ti­val food. www.liv­ingcrafts.co.uk Fowey Fes­ti­val of Arts and Lit­er­a­ture Fowey, corn­wall 11-19 May or­gan­ised by the du Mau­rier Fes­ti­val so­ci­ety, corn­wall’s premier lit­er­ary fes­ti­val is staged in the stun­ning river­side town and brings to­gether a di­verse range of au­thors, speak­ers, mu­si­cians and artists. there will be talks by au­thors, per­for­mances from fa­mous faces and prac­ti­cal work­shops to in­form, chal­lenge and in­spire the imag­i­na­tion. it is a fes­ti­val to be en­joyed by writ­ers as well as read­ers. www.foweyfes­ti­val.com

Pic­ture credit: Eleanor Sop­with

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