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What’s On April – May 2017

Take a look at our bumper what's on April - May 2017 calendar

Unlimited Yoga

Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th April
£20 per person
Unlimited Yoga for just £20 for the first week of April – offer valid 3rd, 5th and 7th April only
Hot Power Yoga 09:30-10:45
Holistic Yoga 11:00-12:00
For more information, call Luma on 07949 599620 or email her.

Kids’ Cooking and Herb Potting Workshop

Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th, Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April
£40.00 per child, various ages
We have four classes scheduled for the two Easter holiday weeks for you to choose from. Each class will give your child the chance to bake proper bread, make something savoury and of course a sweet Easter treat to take home. The session will also take them outside to pot up some lovely herbs to take home as part of their experience getting involved with making food. The classes are run by the lovely and energetic Lizzie Lucas-Clements, assisted by Maddie and Kaly. We are insured and CRB checked. Bring your own apron. Book now.

Washi Tape Kids’ Workshop

Monday 10th April
£16 per child
Discover the bright and colourful world of Japanese Washi Tape by making and decorating Spring themed crafts to take home. Suitable for ages 5 to 10.
Book now.

Braid Workshop

Wednesday 12th April
£50.00 per person (in a couple) or £75 per person
Come along for a creative afternoon of learning all those tricky plaits and super cool braids and be the envy of all your friends! Ideal for mums who need some help achieving playground-worthy braids on their little ones or teens wanting to nail the latest trends. This activity requires you to bring your daughter, mother, bestie or sister to work on. Includes chocolate & refreshments Only 8 places available. Book now.

Thrill Your Guests Floristry Class

Wednesday 19th April
£189 per person
In this class, Fabienne Egger will teach you how to thrill your guests with a stunning floral centrepiece for informal events or dinner parties, as well as the latest in table design and dressing. You will take home two beautiful, very different and luxurious table centre design that you created. Tea and coffee provided, plus an hour lunch break. Please note that no floristry skills required for the classes, those with floristry skills are welcome. All materials will be provided and your creations taken home at the end of the class for you to enjoy. Book now.

A Practical Introduction to Mindfulness

Friday 28th April, Friday 9th or 23rd June
£16.00 per person
Be guided by Sam Weerasinghe, a trained mindfulness practitioner, through some simple everyday exercises to bring a greater sense of awareness and stillness to your life. Open to all, no previous experience required. Book now.

Monks On Vacation Pop Up

Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May
Free entry
Monks On Vacation, a local leisure and lifestyle clothing label, are excited to be hosting a Pop Up Shop in the courtyard on Sunday April 30th and Monday May 1st 2017. We shall be showcasing our entire collection including the newly launched Zighy Resort Collection with all items available to purchase. We are a small British brand and the majority of fabrics are knitted in the UK. Find out more.

£5 Drop In Yoga

Monday 8th May
£5 per person per class
Get into your flow this May. Join our resident Yoga teacher Luma for a choice of two classes at a discounted drop-in fee of just £5 (usually £13) per class:
Hot Power Yoga 09:30-10:45
Holistic Yoga 11:00-12:00
For more information, call Luma on 07949 599620 or email her.

Spring Fayre

Monday 1st May
Please join us this May Bank Holiday Monday 1st for our annual festival celebrating all things food and art related! We have something for everyone with stalls selling artisan foods from local producers, jewellery, home-ware, toys, clothing and artwork from Surrey artists. Hot food served all day plus licensed bar. Live music throughout. If you are a stallholder and would like to attend our Spring Fayre, please email us for more information.

Micro-workshop on gut health and launch of ‘Fermented by LAB’

Thursday 4th May
£12.50 per person
Join Alana for an evening of gut health rants, micro-workshops and the chance to taste gut-loving food and drink from her brand new product range, Fermented by LAB. Gut health is a topic that’s becoming hard to ignore, but do you know what it’s all about and how you can take care of yours? Alana will cover the need-to-knows of a healthy gut and tell you how to give it all the love it needs, in the most delicious way possible… through food! You’ll get to flavour your own water kefir and make some mini lacto-fermented pickles (both of which you can take home) and be some of the first to taste and buy products from Fermented by LAB, her new fermented food and drink range. Book now.

Wildflowers Mindfulness Workshop

Friday 5th May
£60 per person
Be guided through a morning of creative flower arranging exercises and mindful practice, designed to help centre your attention and focus your mind. Enjoy a mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel and have a go at making your own herbal teas to help relieve stress and bring calm and stillness to your life. Includes homemade restorative teas, floral hand tied bouquet and handouts packed with mindful living tips. Open to all. Book now.

The Confidence Manifesto: Mums Only

Saturday 6th May
£65-£80 per person
Join The Company of Mums on Saturday May 6th in our gorgeous walled garden for the launch of The Confidence Manifesto with a day of lively and entertaining talks and panel discussions with our guest speakers. There will be networking and ‘Ask the Mumpreneurs’ opportunities, yoga, lunch by Blid & Hatton, and go home at the end of an inspiring day with a luxurious goody bag and the gift of confidence! Book now.

Easy Indian with Surrey Spice

Tuesday 9th May
£75.00 per person
Love a curry but don’t know where to begin? This hands-on session includes a master class on spices, many cups of spiced chai, hands on cooking of five dishes, all recipes and ingredients and a sit down lunch. Mandira, from successful Surrey company Surrey Spice, will take you on a magical journey into the subcontinent and you will be able to explore, adapt and recreate some of her award winning dishes with a dash of your very own style. Book now.

Mindful Eating Mindful Living

Friday 12th May, Friday 16th June or 30th June
£16.00 per person
This class is designed to make you look at what and how you eat in a mindful way. We often turn to food to comfort our moods and stress. Sam Weerasinghe, a mindfulness practitioner, will guide you through a series of informal exercises that will support healthier eating patterns in your life. This class also includes a mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel and some recipes from creative nutritionist, Belinda Blake, Dip ION, from Eat Yourself Fabulous. Book now.

Create A Painting Floristry Workshop

Friday 12th May
£129 per person
For a uniquely different floristry class, Fabienne Egger will be encouraging you to unleash your inner artist and create a picture perfect fresh flower frame.
This fun class begins in the setting of an artist’s studio. You will take your place behind your artist’s easel where you will then be taken step by step through this fresh flower art course and the methods of using flowers and succulent plants to create a picture frame display – literally. Please note that no floristry skills required for the classes, those with floristry skills are welcome. All materials will be provided and your bouquets taken home at the end of the class for you to enjoy. Book now.

***SOLD OUT ***Open Air Cinema

Saturday 13th May
£13.50 + booking fee per person
A classic film screened in one of Surrey’s most incredible venues… this promises to be an unforgettable evening of open air cinema under the stars.

Gates open 7pm
Film starts 8.45pm
Film ends 10.45pm

You may bring blankets, pillows and chairs. If chairs, then please sit to the side and rear of the garden so everyone has a good view of the screen.

There will be hot food and a bar on the night and you can pre order deluxe picnic hampers here. There will be inflatable wedges and warm blankets on sale too.

You can bring your own picnic, but no alcohol as we are a licensed venue. There is free parking for 100 cars on site so please consider lift sharing.

Spring Flavours from Ozlem’s Turkish Table

Monday 15th May
£75.00 per person
Ozlem will guide you through a few traditional, flavoursome Turkish dishes, certain to tickle your taste buds and bring exciting, easy to make, healthy flavours to your spring table. You will get the chance to make circassian chicken in walnut sauce with red pepper flakes infused olive oil (cerkez tavugu), courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlicky yoghurt (mucver), filo rolls with cheese and parsley (sigara boregi), zesty semolina sponge cake in light syrup (revani) and Turkish coffee. Book now.

Blid & Hatton’s Family Food

Wednesday 17th May
£115.00 per person (£50 workshop + £65 worth of take-away meals/baked goods)
This four hour workshop will give you some fresh inspiration for feeding your family and children. We’ll come together and share recipes and our top tips on making mealtimes healthy and delectable. To cook together is a sure way of making your weekly task a lot more enjoyable and we will send you on your way with three meals (suitable for freezing) to feed four generously plus a cake and delicious cookies, as well as the recipes to go with them. Book now.

Modern Calligraphy

Thursday 18th May
£60 per person
During the class you will learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy and how to use a dip pen and ink. The workshop will begin with practicing the basic strokes before moving onto the alphabet and then time will be spent developing your own lettering style. The workshops are kept small to allow for plenty of time for one to one instruction to ensure you go away having really mastered the fundamentals of modern calligraphy. The cost of the workshop includes a calligraphy starter kit to take home with you together with light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there! Book now.

Mindful Movement

Friday 19th May, Friday 23rd June or Friday 7th July
£16.00 per person
Connecting the Mind and Body in Movement. Through gentle yoga poses and breath work enjoy the healing benefits of mind and body movement with trained mindfulness practitioner, Sam Weerasinghe. Mindful movement is about cultivating moment to moment awareness. This class is ideal for relieving stress and bringing physical and emotional balance into your everyday life. Suitable for all beginners and those with experience of yoga movement. Book now.

Mindfulness Refresher Class

Saturday 20th May or Sunday 2nd July
£22 per person in advance or £25 on the day
Open to all who have attended SamMantra’s classes, courses or workshops, and to those who have completed a mindfulness course before or have their own meditation practice. This top up session is a chance to renew your practice during a mindful morning of shared stillness and reflection. It’s not always easy to keep the practice going after finishing a mindfulness course, so this class offers a chance to refresh your practice alongside others. Bring along a yoga mat, blanket and warm clothes, as this session will include breath work, sitting meditation, mindful movement and a silent garden walk. Refreshments are also included in the cost of the class. Please book to avoid disappointment. Book now.

Spring Glow Workshop

Wednesday 24th May
£50.00 per person or two for £90
Spring is here and so it’s the time to combat the winter’s dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair! Expert nutritionist Sarah Zorab will spend an hour talking you through the the right foods to eat to ensure your skin, hair and nails are looking and feeling healthy and full of vitality. By increasing the amount of certain vitamins and minerals you can feed your body from the inside resulting in a radiant and healthy appearance. The talk will be followed by Maddie’s healthy and inspiring lunch using some of the ingredients that Sarah has discussed. You’ll walk away vitalised and with a boost for spring. Book now.

***FULLY BOOKED*** The Jolly Lolly Holiday

Wednesday 31st May
Free entry
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Calling all kids! What are you doing on Wednesday 31st May? Can you make time in your busy schedule to try some yummy Lickalix ice lollies FOR FREE? Tell your grown up they’re 100% organic, real fruit lollies with no added nasties.There’ll be lots of other fun things to do too. Admission is free but you must register to attend.

Further ahead…

Mindful Living Show

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June
£32.40-70.00 per person
The Mindful Living Show taking place at The Business Design Centre in London is a brand new event that offers you a unique opportunity to learn more about the art of mindfulness and meditation and the different ways in which it can benefit your life. Ticket price includes free access to seminars and practice sessions with some of the greatest speakers, authors, teachers and minds in the worlds of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation including Ruby Wax, Ed Halliwell, Vidyamala Burch, Sharon Salzberg, Dan Harris, Vanessa King, Jenny Edwards CBE and Michael Chaskalson. The Medicine Garden will be in attendance with a recreation of our Medicine Wheel as well as talks and taster sessions with our mindfulness practitioners, led by Sam Weersinghe. Book now. We are looking for sponsors to help with our presence at the show. There are lots of options. Email Ruth to find out more.

An evening with Eimear Varian Barry

Saturday 10th June
£45 per person
In four short years, Eimear Varian Barry has amassed a following of 76,000 on Instagram with her often ‘warts ‘n’ all’ insight into daily life as a mum of two young daughters. With model looks and impeccable style, it’s no surprise this Irish native has caught the eye of major high street brands including Jo Malone, Gap and Pandora, all eager for her to endorse their products. Join us for canapés and cocktails in our gorgeous walled garden from 6.30pm followed by a lively and entertaining discussion at 8pm between Eimear and founders Liana Fricker and Sorcha Egan on all things Instagram. Canapés by Blid & Hatton Gatherings and cocktails by Scapegrace Gin.  This event is the first in our Inspiration Series of talks. Look out for the feature on Eimear in the June issue of Surrey Life magazine, out on 17th May. Book now.