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What’s on June-July 2016

Take a look at our bumper what's on calendar of events

Jewellery Making Course

Starts Tuesday 7th June
£125 per person
A five week course in which you will learn about the tools needed and the techniques used to create fabulous, unique jewellery. Each week you will practise what you have learnt, making bracelets, earrings and necklaces using beads and readily available jewellery making components. Book now

Introduction to Mindfulness

Wednesday 8th, Thursday 16th June and Friday 1st July
£15 per person
We live in a manic stressful world of ‘doing’ all the time. Stop the stress cycle in your life and learn to appreciate and celebrate slowing down. 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. Book now

Middle Eastern Feast

Wednesday 8th June
£75 per person
With its vivid colours and bold flavours, this is one of Maddie’s favourite cuisines! She will show you how to create a modern take on a Middle Eastern feast. You will take away some fresh ideas for this summer’s parties, including indulgent vegetable dips, super-speedy flat breads and desserts to die for. Book now

Hand Tied Bouquets

Thursday 9th June and Monday 4th July
£165 per person
Learn how to make two seasonal hand tied bouquets, master the perfect wrapping technique and discover how to combine flowers and mix colours to create the perfect arrangement. Price includes your bouquets to take home, lunch and refreshments. Book now

Summer Open Evening

Thursday 9th June
Free entry
This year’s summer open evening looks set to be our biggest one yet with the official launch of The Pineapple Store and a celebration of our vibrant courtyard community. The evening begins at 6.30pm and ends at 9pm. Entry is free with food, fizz and live music too. Read more

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June
Varied times
Some fees apply
The Queen is 90 years young this year and over the weekend of June 10th-12th the whole nation will be celebrating. Not to miss out, we have put together some right royal activities for young and old to enjoy. Time to brush up on your creative skills and give HRM the birthday she deserves! Read more

Pop-Up Supper Club

Friday 10th and Saturday 18th June, Friday 8th and Saturday 30th July
£40 per head
Blid & Hatton Gatherings regular pop-up gives you the chance to experience a menu infused with seasonal flavours and created with a vivid mix of herbs and nature’s best offerings. Bring your favourite wine. No corkage. Book now.

Modern Calligraphy

Saturday 11th June and Friday 22nd July
10:00-12:30 or 14:00-16:30
£55 per head
Learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy and how to use a dip pen and ink. Start with basic strokes before moving onto the alphabet and developing your own lettering style. Plenty of one to one instruction. Includes a calligraphy starter kit to take home. Book now

Knit and Natter

Tuesday 14th June
£5 per person
Come join us for a Knit and Natter session in The Garden Pod Cafe. Swap ideas and patterns or get help with your latest project. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you don’t knit, but crochet, bring that instead! Cost includes a coffee/tea and piece of cake. Book now

Eat Yourself Young

Wednesday 15th June
£75 per person
Experienced nutritionist Sarah Zorab and Maddie from Blid & Hatton Gatherings, will show you how to eat deliciously, whilst choosing food that counteracts premature ageing and encourage strong bone health to prevent illness later in life. Book now

Fermentation Fundamentals

Wednesday 22nd June
£75 per person
Learn how to create popular vegetable ferments such as sauerkraut, kimchi and a range of traditionally pickled vegetables, using various herbs and spices to create a bespoke flavour profile. This workshop is led by Alana Holloway, food blogger extraordinaire from Fodder & Plonk. Book now

Herb Walk and Mindfulness

Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th June
£45 per person
A mindful herb walk in the beautiful countryside surrounding The Medicine Garden, learning about the historical, culinary and medicinal uses of our local flora. Have a go at making your own herbal infusions and enjoy some mindfulness exercises with Sam Weerasinghe. Book now

Mindful Eating Mindful Living

Friday 24th June, Friday 8th and Wednesday 20th July
£15 per person
A nutritional class designed to make you look at what and how you eat in a mindful way. Change the way you eat and your whole approach to your health and well-being. Learn how to develop a better relationship with food and eating and make healthy nutritional choices to combat cravings, moods and stress. Book now

Summer Meadow Photo Session

Saturday 25th June
Various times
£285 per session
Our wildflower meadow provides the perfect backdrop for an idyllic family photo session with local photographer Eddie Judd whose mantra is ‘Photography should be about good times’. Includes 4 x fine art prints, 4 x print ready digital files, a Facebook timeline and gift. Book now

Summer Desserts

Wednesday 29th June
£75 per person
Learn how to make enticing recipes from the incredibly simple to the elegantly impressive. By the end you’ll have learned many tips for pudding success and created something special to share with others. Light lunch and a fabulous selection of puddings will be served and devoured at the end of the session. Book now

Dinner Party Flowers

Wednesday 29th June
£165 per person
Add the wow factor to a diner party or event with this one-day class on dinner party and table centre pieces. It’s all about attention to detail and participants will create two stunning styles by combining colours and mix seasonal flowers as well as how to use containers to create the most impact. Book now

Photography for Parents

Thursday 30th June
£140 per person
Spend an enjoyable morning learning new skills that you will be able to put into practice that very afternoon. This workshop focuses on simple concepts that will dramatically improve your photos; just by understanding lighting, composition, perspective and the best way to set up your camera. Book now

Mindful Movement

Thursday 30th June, Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th July
£15 per person
Through gentle yoga poses and breath work enjoy the healing benefits of mind and body movement with Sam Weerasinghe. This class is ideal to relieve stress and bring physical and emotional balance into your everyday life. Suitable for all beginners and those with experience of yoga movement. Book now

Bake With Jack

Wednesday 6th July
£75 per person
Jack from Bake with Jack is back in the Food Studio for a second time, and will take you through the paces to make a perfect dough. He will guide you through each step towards making fabulous breads. Includes a light lunch and all participants will get to take home their delicious produce. Book now

Ozlem’s Turkish Table

Wednesday 13th July
£75 per person
Join international chef Ozlem Warren for a feast of Turkish cookery, featuring wholesome and delicious spicy bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses, stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables, savory filo pastry with spinach and feta, stuffed baked dried apricots and more. Book now

Dress Your Home

Thursday 14th July
£165 per person
Creating beautiful flowers arrangements at home does not require an in-depth knowledge of floristry. This one-day class will guide you through simple and practical designs perfect for the home. As with all the courses be prepared to carry your beautiful flower displays home at the end of the day! Book now

Creative Mindfulness

Friday 15th July
£30 per person
A mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel plus exercises to help centre your attention and focus your mind, including colouring which is an open eyed form of meditation, using beautiful designs symbolising loving kindness, compassion and gratitude stay in the here and now. Book now

Wholesome Sweet Treats

Saturday 23rd July
£75 per person
This workshop led by Alana Holloway of Fodder & Plonk shows you how to make delicious sweets that are good for you too. Learn how to make sweet treats without the use of refined sugar, dairy or gluten. Create a range of raw, chocolatey and fruity sweet treats to take home with you. Book now

Summer Activities for Kids

Thursday 28th July – Thursday 8th September
Various times
From £12 per child per session
We’ve joined forces with award-winning children’s entertainment company Dazzle & Fizz to present six weeks of activities for kids (Early Years-12 years old) here in the garden including Special Ability Shows for children 3-8 years (cognitive age). Click here for full timetable of events and how to book.