May Events

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Bee­keep­ing Taster Day Hen­faes, Aberg­wyn­gr­egyn, Gwynedd 12 May This taster day is ideal for any­one who has an in­ter­est in bee­keep­ing, but is un­sure about com­mit­ting to the craft. Ex­pe­ri­ence a hands-on api­ary ses­sion un­der the guid­ance of one of the ex­pe­ri­enced bee­keep­ers and learn how to han­dle the bees, all about hon­ey­bee health, per­sonal safety, how to set up an api­ary and how to deal with honey har­vest. Light re­fresh­ments are pro­vided on the day, but wellies are a must. www.beeswales.co.uk Gar­den Work­shop: Prac­ti­cal Gar­den­ing Brow­sholme Hall and Tithe Barn, Clitheroe, Lan­cashire 15 May A work­shop in prun­ing, prop­a­ga­tion and pest and disease con­trol pre­sented by Mar­guerite Hughes, the well-known Lan­cas­trian hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist and broad­caster. This is fol­lowed by a prob­lem solv­ing ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion and tour of the gar­dens. The event will give am­a­teur and keen gar­den­ers prac­ti­cal tips and plant sug­ges­tions. www.brow­sholme.com Dawn Cho­rus and Spring Ar­rivals Berry Head and Na­ture Re­serve, Brix­ham, Devon 12 May Join lo­cal bird ex­pert Mike Lang­man for a dawn cho­rus of bird­song dur­ing the early hours of a spring morn­ing, as part of the In­ter­na­tional Dawn Cho­rus Day. Ex­plore Berry Head, en­joy the wildlife, and learn to dif­fer­en­ti­ate the se­quence of songs from these sum­mer mi­grants, fol­lowed by break­fast at the Guard­house Café. The event is run by Tor­bay Coast and Coun­try­side Trust, rais­ing funds for lo­cal con­ser­va­tion. www.coun­try­side-trust.org.uk Wa­ter­colour Paint­ing: ‘Gar­den Views’ Barns­dale Gar­dens, Barns­dale, Rut­land 17 May Join lo­cal artist San­dra Peck for a re­laxed day of wa­ter­colour paint­ing. Af­ter a de­tailed demon­stra­tion, ex­per­i­ment with a va­ri­ety of wa­ter­colour tech­niques to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful gar­den scene. Suit­able for begin­ners want­ing to work at their own pace and those wish­ing to re­fresh their skills, in­di­vid­ual guid­ance will be pro­vided through­out the work­shop. Light re­fresh­ments are in­cluded on the day. www.barns­dale­gar­dens.co.uk Suf­folk Walk­ing Fes­ti­val Var­i­ous venues, Suf­folk 12 May-3 June This fes­ti­val of­fers more than 120 walks that bring visi­tors closer to na­ture while walk­ing in the Bri­tish coun­try­side. Dis­cover the his­tory of the county’s wool towns, join the dawn cho­rus walks and ex­pe­ri­ence Nordic walk­ing. There will also be the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a blue­bell walk at the Al­ton Wa­ter reser­voir, with spec­tac­u­lar views of the Or­well Bridge and Or­well Es­tu­ary. www.suf­folk­walk­ingfes­ti­val.co.uk Acrylics: Paint a Cot­tage Gar­den High Bur­ton, Masham, North York­shire 17 May A fun work­shop which will al­low par­tic­i­pants to ex­plore the medium of acrylics to cre­ate their take on the tra­di­tional coun­try cot­tage gar­den. The event will in­clude step-by-step tu­ition by artist Nikky Corker, and art en­thu­si­asts will be able to take their work home at the end of the day. www.ar­ti­son.co.uk

Dress­mak­ing Work­shop the Mak­ery, Bath, som­er­set 18 May en­ter the world of dress­mak­ing and learn how to make a gor­geous Bet­tine dress, with an elas­tic waist­band chan­nel, fin­ished seams and turn-up­style cuffs. Par­tic­i­pants will be shown how to cre­ate ac­cu­rate mea­sure­ments, use dress­mak­ing pat­terns, and how to per­fect sewing and stitch­ing tech­niques. in­ter­fac­ing and thread will be pro­vided, but par­tic­i­pants must bring their own fab­ric. www.the­mak­ery.co.uk Weird and Won­der­ful Wood Haugh­ley Park, stow­mar­ket, suf­folk 19-20 May en­joy a spe­cialised arts and crafts event within a wood­land set­ting. visi­tors will be able to meet more than 100 artists and crafts­peo­ple, and demon­stra­tions will in­clude fur­ni­ture mak­ing, mu­si­cal in­stru­ment mak­ing and dis­plays by tra­di­tional fletch­ers. the event will also play host to a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, such as archery, wil­low weav­ing and withy work, pro­vid­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into tra­di­tional skills. www.weirdand­won­der­ful­wood.co.uk Isle of Ar­ran Moun­tain Fes­ti­val isle of ar­ran, scot­land 18-21 May this fes­ti­val pro­vides the best in­tro­duc­tion to some of scot­land’s most glo­ri­ous land­scapes, with premier hill walk­ing, moun­taineer­ing and night walks, guided by ex­pe­ri­enced lo­cal lead­ers. With a va­ri­ety of walks on of­fer across four days, there will be some­thing for walk­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties. www.ar­ran­moun­tain­fes­ti­val.co.uk Gor­don Cas­tle High­land Games and Coun­try Fair Gor­don cas­tle, Fochabers, Mo­rayshire 20 May en­ter­ing its eighth year, this an­nual fam­ily event, held in the his­toric cas­tle grounds, of­fers tra­di­tional High­land games, such as caber toss­ing, and High­land danc­ing. the event also in­cludes live en­ter­tain­ment, and lo­cal ar­ti­sans will once again re­turn to show­case the finest in scot­tish del­i­ca­cies. www.gor­don­castle­high­land games.co.uk Holker Spring Fair Holker Hall and Gar­dens, cart­mel, cum­bria 19-20 May set in the bustling court­yard and pi­azza of Holker Hall, this spring fair presents de­li­cious food, glo­ri­ous flow­ers and beau­ti­ful hand­made gifts. a fun cir­cus work­shop and lively mu­sic are also in­cluded, mak­ing this a per­fect event for the whole fam­ily to en­joy. www.holker.co.uk Coastal For­ag­ing and Ed­i­ble Sea­weed stud­land, Dorset 26 May the Bri­tish sea­side can be a great source of food, and this three-hour master­class will demon­strate how to make the most of what is on of­fer. Join the seashore scav­enge to for­age for coastal plants and learn what species of sea­weed are ed­i­ble, how to har­vest them, their medic­i­nal prop­er­ties and how to pre­pare them for eat­ing. all nec­es­sary equip­ment will be pro­vided. www.fore­ad­ven­ture.co.uk

Pic­ture credit: San­dra Peck

Pic­ture credit: Mike Lang­man

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