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What’s On June – July 2017

Take a look at our bumper what's on June - July 2017 calendar

A Practical Introduction to Mindfulness

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.

An evening with Eimear Varian Barry

Saturday 10th June
£45 per person LAST FEW TICKETS
In four short years, Eimear Varian Barry has amassed a following of 77,000 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. Book now.

Holiday Spanish for Beginners

Monday 12th June (for 5 weeks)
09:30-11:00 or 11:30-13:00
£75.00 per person
Hola! Learn the basics you’ll need for holidaying in Spain this summer and more! Come and join Angela Hoy at one of two Holiday Spanish for Beginners classes starting Monday 12th June and running for 5 weeks (Monday 12th, 19th 26th June, 3rd and 10th July). Book now.

Maddie’s Summer Salads

Wednesday 14th June
£75.00 per person
Salads goes perfectly with sandals, pimms and bbq in the evening sun. They are what we all crave after a long and dark winter. Maddie will show you how to make healthy and delicious salads for perfect summer entertaining. Featuring nourishing recipes so you can entertain your guest with a guilt-free menu that does not compromise on flavour. This is a part demonstration and part hands-on workshop, where you will enjoy a healthy, mouthwatering salad buffet together with your fellow participants. Book now.

Intro to Mindful Parenting

Thursday 15th June or Friday 7th July
£60.00 per person
Mindful parenting returns this summer with a series of half day practical workshops. Learn how to be more present with your children and respond rather than react to day to day stress in family life. Mindfulness teacher, Sam Weerasinghe from SamMantra and Lauretta Cundy, a Coaching Psychologist from Mad About My Life, have been running regular 6-week parenting programmes since last year. As a taster day for next Autumn’s programme, these summer workshops are designed for those parents that wish to equip themselves with some practical coping tools, including an introduction to mindfulness practices to support them and their children. Covering key topics from stress management and family communications all participants will receive a mini tool kit of exercises and handouts at the end of the day. Please note, spaces are limited to 10 places per workshop. The workshop is also not targeted at any age group and supports parents with early school learners and teens. Includes refreshments and mini toolkit of resources to take away. Book now.

Meet The Observer’s Rising Food Star 2017: Lope Ariyo

Thursday 15th June
£25.00 per person
Come and meet Lopè in the Food Studio, hear about her incredible food journey and taste some of the delicious dishes from her newly launched cookbook, Hibiscus. It is filled with fresh fuss-free meals, drawing from a fusion of West African cooking and modern flavours. Red Magazine hailed African cooking as the newest trend to hit the UK food scene and The Observer claimed that Lope Ariyo could do for West African food what Sabrina Ghayour did for Persian cuisine, bringing it to the fore of our everyday eating. 20% off the signed book, if bought on the evening. Book now.

Mindful Eating Mindful Living

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.

Solstice Prostration Practice

Wednesday 21st June
£13.00 per person
Celebrate the joy of summer with our resident yoga teacher Luma Zaki. Prostration practice will take place during both the Hot Power Yoga class at 9.30am and the Holistic Yoga class at 11am. No need to pre-book. More info.

Clean and Free from Sweet Baking with ‘Eat & Mess’

Wednesday 21st June
£75.00 per person
Baking doesn’t have to be about using lots of sugar and butter to create delicious results – there are plenty of delicious alternatives. In this hands-on class, the recipes are free from refined sugars and wheat, and we will be using seasonal ingredients sourced locally including The Medicine Garden! You will take home everything made from the day in addition to recipe sheets. We will be discussing the benefits and different qualities of using alternative ingredients to achieve delicious results that will help from a both dietary and nutritional perspective! Please note that we will be using nuts in this class. Skills learnt include:
gluten free flours and their differences
sugar and dairy alternatives and their effects in baking
making caramel
general baking and decorating theory
layering and decorating cakes, including palette knife and piping
Book now.


Mindful Movement

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.

Midsummer Feast and Crown Making

Friday 23rd June
Early bird price £45 per person (before 15 May), general admission £50 per person (not including drinks)
The evening will begin with crafting midsummer-crowns, followed by a feast of traditional Scandinavian flavours. We will also be selling a selection of Swedish craft beers and Blid & Hatton’s own flavoured aquavit. The traditional buffet will include home-baked flat crackers, traditional cheeses, hot smoked salmon, varieties of herring, classic savoury tarts, new-season organic potatoes, and fabulous desserts. Book now.

Modern Calligraphy

Saturday 24th June
10:00-12:30 or 14:00-16:30
£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 AM class. Book PM class.

Regaining Control of Your Health

Saturday 1st July
£55 per person
If you’ve had enough of feeling tired, sluggish, too fat, too skinny, too ill, too stressed or too overwhelmed by the prospect of another fad/regime then this is for you. Discover what being healthy really means and how to achieve it for the long term. Regain control of your health and appreciate it doesn’t have to be complicated, or require an overwhelming commitment to a load of changes to your diet or exercise. Learn how you can make small but significant lifestyle changes that fit around your ‘to do list’. Book now.

Mindfulness Refresher Class

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.

Easy Dim Sum

Thursday 6th July
£75.00 per person
The term ‘dim sum’ refers to a vast array of bite-sized dishes typically eaten over a long brunch and served with tea. Whether savoury or sweet, dim sum dishes can be prepared in a number of ways (usually steamed, fried or baked). Making dim sum doesn’t have to be complicated and this class will give you the opportunity to learn a skill that will soon become a household favourite snack! In this class you will be making a variety of dim sums, including traditional ‘potstick dim sums’, vegetarian dim sums, Sui Mai – open top steamed pork and prawn dumplings and gyozas. You will be able to take home a box of your own hand-made dim sums to enjoy for dinner! Book now.

BBQ in the Garden

Sunday 9th July
From £9.00 per person
The garden is looking beautiful and in full bloom so we thought we’d throw a BBQ! Join us to sample a range of barbecued meats, summery salads and mouthwatering side dishes. Meat option: £20 per person. Veggie option: £9 per person. Cash bar open throughout the afternoon. No need to book.

Ceri Jones: Vegetarian Summer Feast

Wednesday 12th July
£75.00 per person
Natural Chef Ceri Jones combines her passion for healthy food and nutrition with a love of cooking, exploring new recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and teaching. In this vegetarian workshop Ceri will show you how to make seasonal produce the star of the show whether that be for canapés, mains and sides or a light, yet scrumptious dessert.This menu would be perfect for summer entertaining, but elements from each dish can stand alone perfectly for delicious mid week dining. The menu features naturally gluten free flours and ingredients like buckwheat and almond flour, tips on working with these and other ingredients will be covered during the workshop. This is a part demonstration and part hand-on workshop, where you will enjoy sampling the menu in full, together with your fellow participants. Book now.

Bec Dickinson: Picnics and Summer Lunches

Wednesday 19th July
£100.00 for two or £55 per person
What should I eat for lunch? If you’re fed up with reaching for a sandwich or your bog standard salad – here is your chance to get inspiration for making your lunch the best part of your day! Get in to the habit of creating delicious, yet nutritious lunches that works as well when you’re on the go as they do at home. In this fun workshop, Food Stylist and Writer Bec will share her inspiration for how to make lunch your favourite meal of the day! The workshop will bring you an array of ideas for planning fabulous picnics out in the wild as well as delicious lunches at home, covering topics such as: lunch in a jar, odds and ends into lunches and the afternoon slump and sweet fixes. The workshop will end in an outdoor picnic (if the weather allows) or a leisurely lunch around the Food Studio table. Signed copies of Bec’s book ‘Love your Lunches’ will be available to purchase. Book now.

Thrill Your Guests Floristry Class

Friday 21st July
£125 per person
Create a stunning floral centrepiece for informal events or dinner parties, as well as learning about the latest trends in table design and dressing. Fabienne will be teaching how to combine colours, mix seasonal flowers and use containers to create the most impact before a lesson on table design which is all about attention to detail. You will also learn how to make a small hand tied bouquet with seasonal flowers and foliage. Book now.

Unlimited Yoga

Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th July
£20 per person
Unlimited Yoga for just £20 for the last week of July – offer valid 24th, 26th and 28th July 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.

Fantastic Fish with Jordy

Thursday 27th July
£95 per person
Wouldn’t you love to know how to properly fillet a fish and get inspired to try out new fish dishes? It’s easy to end up in a rut of cooking salmon, but this is your chance to add to your summer feast! Join Jordy for a day in the Food Studio where you will learn some important knife skills and the knowledge needed on how to prepare fish, gutting, skinning and filleting. The fish used will be of highest quality and freshly collected from the Billingsgate Fish market that same morning! You will also be able to take away a good quality filleting knife. You will create a variety of delicious dishes that you can replicate at home, using techniques like curing and hot smoked fish and fresh fish combined with seasonal veg. Includes morning coffee, lunch, all refreshments and a fish filleting knife. Book now.

Ferment and Feast Supper Club

Friday 28th July
£45 per person
Alana Holloway the founder of the exciting new brand Fermented by LAB and Maddie are putting on a fabulous summer feast showcasing how Alana’s beautiful ferments perfectly complement Maddie’s delicious menu. Menu to be published shortly. Book now.

Further ahead…

Open Air Cinema: True Romance

Friday 1st September
20:30 (doors open at 18:30)
£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 6.30pm
Film starts 8.30pm

You may bring blankets, pillows and chairs. Please site your chairs to the side and rear of the garden so everyone has a good view of the screen. 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. Book now.