Events in September 2017



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Military Weekend

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 to Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Experience military through the ages at this two day spectacular! Meet our armies past and present, get up close to military vehicles and hear stories from times gone by. £7.20 adult | £6.50 concession | £4.50 concession | £18.50 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

The Story of the Mount Grace Pageant

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 to Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Discover the story behind the fascinating historical pageant from 1927, held at Mount Grace Priory. Watch incredible archive film footage, see the original costumes on display and hear snippets from the scrip at this truly unique event. Enjoy an early autumn walk; wander the house and discover the Carthusian monastery, including the reconstructed monk’s cell and herb plot. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Stables Weekend – Stunning Side Saddles

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 to Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Join us this weekend for side saddle displays aplenty. Take a stroll in the beautiful Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown grounds and chat to experts on hand to tell you everything you want to know about horses and side saddles. £17.50 adult | £15.80 concession | £10.50 child | £45.50 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Medieval Falconry

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 to Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Gaze skywards in awe as hawks, owls and falcons soar above the castle. Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds and hear the legends from medieval times. £19.40 adult | £17.50 concession | £11.60 child | £50.40 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

A Monk’s Life

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 to Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Join us this summer as our monk in residence shares stories from life at the Abbey and encourages young visitors to test their skills in a special Sword School where bravery is required. Come and witness fantastic displays of falconry as birds of prey fly high over this medieval site. £8.40 adult | £7.60 concession | £5.00 child | £21.80 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Classic Cars at Belsay

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Drive into a motoring past at Belsay Hall where a wide array of classic cars are on display in the grounds of the estate. This is a classic car enthusiast’s dream with models on display ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s. £9.20 adult | £8.30 concession | £5.50 child | £23.90 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Courtaulds at Home – Wartime Britain

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Gain a real insight into life in the 1940s as homeowners Stephen and Virginia prepare for Wartime Britain. Meet the Courtaulds as they get ready to defend themselves with military training, rationing and air raid drills. £14.40 adult | £13.00 concession | £8.60 child | £37.40 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events to find out more.

Walk with a Fork

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

This 7 mile walk takes place around the gardens and estate of 16th century Helminghall Hall in Suffolk, which has recently been named as the Historic House Association’s garden of the year. Along the route walkers can indulge in local produce. Tickets are £23 per person and children under 5 go free. Dogs are welcome. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.ormiston-families.eventbrite.com

RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 to Sunday 10th of September 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley Flower Show is set to delight visitors in its 25th year, with spectacular floral displays and special shopping opportunities available from 5 to 10 September. The highly-anticipated show will enable visitors to browse and purchase top-quality plants and get expert advice from more than 50 specialist nurseries – including many RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners. Additionally, there will be trade stands exhibiting garden goods, such as handmade wooden furniture, greenhouses, and outdoor art, in the beautiful setting of RHS Garden Wisley. You can find out more here: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley.

End of Season Barn Dance

Friday 8th of September 2017

This year Rutland Ospreys are celebrating the osprey season with a barn dance! Music will be provided the excellent Navigation Band, with a caller to shout out the moves so we can all learn together. The ticket price includes a wonderful hog roast, and there will be a bar on site to quench your thirst after all that dancing! Tickets are £20 - for more information and to buy your tickets, call 01572 737378, email krookes@rutlandwater.org.uk or see www.ospreys.org.uk

Medieval Falconry

Saturday 9th of September 2017 to Sunday 10th of September 2017

Gaze skywards in awe as hawks, owls and falcons soar above the castle. Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds and hear the legends from medieval times. £19.40 adult | £17.50 concession | £11.60 child | £50.40 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Harvest Weekend

Saturday 9th of September 2017 to Sunday 10th of September 2017

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’. Learn about honey bees from our beekeepers, find out about harvest crops and how to use them, including recipes from Emma Darwin’s very own cookbook, and find out about all things apple and pears in our historic orchard, with apple presing and tasting. Each event consists of a special gardener-led tour of the productive parts of the garden – the organically managed orchard and walled kitchen garden ­– finishing off with an in-depth look at the featured crops of the week. Hands-on activities are available for our younger visitors and freshly prepared produce from the garden will be on offer in the tearoom. £11.80 adult | £10.60 concession | £7.10 child | £30.70 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events to find out more.

OnBlackheath Festival

Saturday 9th of September 2017 to Sunday 10th of September 2017

The festival, which already boasts an impressive music line-up, is now tantalising taste buds by revealing the various chefs who will be cooking up a storm over the weekend in the John Lewis Food Village. Curated by Masterchef finalist and private chef Tony Rodd, the food line-up features a number of guest chefs from all walks of life, making sure there is something to suit every palate. Hospitality tickets are offered for the first time this year, costing £100 a day or £175 for the weekend - for more information visit www.onblackheath.com.

Classic Cars

Sunday 10th of September 2017

Rev your engines and enjoy a charming collection of classic cars on display at Audley End. Put your pedal to the metal and discover what it takes to take care of your dream motor. Suitable for 0 – 60 and beyond! £17.50 adult | £15.80 concession | £10.50 child | £45.50 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 to Sunday 17th of September 2017

Celebrating its ninth year, the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is in full swing preparing for this year’s bumper Festival, with plenty to inspire and entice. The programme includes the acclaimed academic Philip Hoare whose latest book, Risingtidefallingstar, is the third of his water-themed series which includes the Samuel Johnson Award-winning Leviathan, or The Whale. Tickets for this year’s Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival are available by post or in person from the Box Office at Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre, or online at www.budlitfest.org.uk.

Harvest Weekend

Saturday 16th of September 2017 to Sunday 17th of September 2017

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’. Learn about honey bees from our beekeepers, find out about harvest crops and how to use them, including recipes from Emma Darwin’s very own cookbook, and find out about all things apple and pears in our historic orchard, with apple presing and tasting. Each event consists of a special gardener-led tour of the productive parts of the garden – the organically managed orchard and walled kitchen garden ­– finishing off with an in-depth look at the featured crops of the week. Hands-on activities are available for our younger visitors and freshly prepared produce from the garden will be on offer in the tearoom. £11.80 adult | £10.60 concession | £7.10 child | £30.70 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events to find out more.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Sunday 17th of September 2017

Join us for an access all areas tour and unlock the secrets of Witley's partying past as you explore parts of the Court seldom open to visitors. This tour is for over 16s only. £6.00 adult. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events

A Monk’s Life

Saturday 23rd of September 2017 to Sunday 24th of September 2017

Join us this summer as our monk in residence shares stories from life at the Abbey and encourages young visitors to test their skills in a special Sword School where bravery is required. Come and witness fantastic displays of falconry as birds of prey fly high over this medieval site. £8.40 adult | £7.60 concession | £5.00 child | £21.80 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.

Harvest Weekend

Saturday 23rd of September 2017 to Sunday 24th of September 2017

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’. Learn about honey bees from our beekeepers, find out about harvest crops and how to use them, including recipes from Emma Darwin’s very own cookbook, and find out about all things apple and pears in our historic orchard, with apple presing and tasting. Each event consists of a special gardener-led tour of the productive parts of the garden – the organically managed orchard and walled kitchen garden ­– finishing off with an in-depth look at the featured crops of the week. Hands-on activities are available for our younger visitors and freshly prepared produce from the garden will be on offer in the tearoom. £11.80 adult | £10.60 concession | £7.10 child | £30.70 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events to find out more.

Apple Festival

Saturday 23rd of September 2017 to Sunday 24th of September 2017

Celebrate all things apple at Audley End. From bobbing and weaving to trapping and tasting, apples have never been so appetising! Gobble down our Bramley treats in the tea room, see how the Victorians would have cooked a Nonsuch in the service wing, and enjoy pressing – and tasting! – Russets in the garden. Become a bobbing champion before meeting the Victorian gardener to learn how to deal with harvest pests in the orchard, while falconers show how they dealt with them in the field. Get crafty with apple themed activities. With over 150 varieties of apple in our organic kitchen garden, our expert garden team will be on hand to share top tips, tours and pruning demos for green fingered fans. All this and a local folk band playing tunes throughout the weekend makes this festival the apple of everyone’s eye! £17.50 adult | £15.80 concession | £10.50 child | £45.50 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events to find out more.

Surrey Hills Challenge

Sunday 24th of September 2017

One day, five walking or running events with five distances for people of all ages and fitness. All routes encompass some of the most picturesque views across the Surrey Hills along the Greensand Way and are designed to test participant’s stamina and strength. The event is open to everyone. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For more information or to find out the cost of participating, visit www.surreyhillschallenge.com or call 01483 542221.

A Monk’s Life

Saturday 30th of September 2017 to Sunday 1st of October 2017

Join us this summer as our monk in residence shares stories from life at the Abbey and encourages young visitors to test their skills in a special Sword School where bravery is required. Come and witness fantastic displays of falconry as birds of prey fly high over this medieval site. £8.40 adult | £7.60 concession | £5.00 child | £21.80 family. Please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/events for more information.