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Events

What's on in and around Castle House

Events at Castle House

Throughout the year we run a programme of exciting events, from food and wine dinners to interesting talks and workshops. Join us for a day learning how to paint on fine china, make a Christmas wreath, an evening finding out all about the Camino de Santiago, or hear fascinating anecdotes from guest speakers that have included Larry Lamb, Nicholas Parsons, Jim Carter and Prue Leith OBE.

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STAGE II - FOUNDATIONAL CALLIGRAPHY CLASS WITH CAROLINE OWEN-THOMAS

18 October 2018

A member of the talented group, The Marches Scribes, Caroline has studied calligraphy for over 20 years, and been teaching for 8. This Stage II class will introduce students to the construction of the Foundational alphabet using an edged pen.  Following warm-up exercises of patterns, we will look at the strokes that make up letters and practise them in family groups.  Letter heights, pen angles and spacing will also be covered.

After a break for a two-course lunch, the process of constructing an alphabet, using all the strokes learnt, will be introduced just in time for all those festive cards and invitations to write. All levels welcome.

 

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Fine China Painting Class with Emily Jones

15 November 2018

A very talented artist with an unique style, Emily Jones has been painting on fine china for over
20 years. Her studio, just outside Leominster, is an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful mugs, plates, jugs,
lamps and small objets d’art which she hand paints with her original designs and then embellishes with silk matt gold or lustres.

Considered a fine art form, there has been a strong revival in china painting in recent times. For this workshop, Emily will provide a choice of fine china mugs, plates and bowls to paint on. Larger items may incur an extra charge. At the end of the day, Emily will take everyone’s work back to fire in her studio kiln. The finished pieces may be picked up from her studio or Castle House, whichsoever
is most convenient.

Ticket: £55 to include class, two-course lunch and coffee

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Festive Wreathmaking Workshops 12th, 13th and 14th December 2018

12 December 2018 -14 December 2018

Debbie Coplans owns The Hibiscus Room, one of Herefordshire’s most innovative and talented florists. She creates beautiful floral themes for weddings, private parties and functions all over the country. She will demonstrate how to create a festive wreath for a door or table, or perhaps a garland for a mantelpiece or bannisters. Using fresh foliage, berries, cones and fresh winter flowers, Debbie will guide you through the process so you have something beautiful to take home. Always fun, the workshop and festive lunch is especially enjoyable to do with a group of friends.

Workshop: £60 includes all materials, two-course festive lunch and coffees

Time: 10.30am until 3.30pm

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CHRISTMAS MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT AT HEREFORD CATHEDRAL

18 December 2018

 

WITH EX CATHEDRA CONSORT, CONDUCTED BY JEFFREY SKIDMORE OBE

Book a two-course supper followed by Christmas Music by Candlelight concert at Hereford Cathedral. These popular concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas: much-loved favourites, little-known gems and stunning new works are accompanied by a selection of readings, which together capture the meaning – and humour – of the season. Book early to avoid disappointment. Carriages 10pm.

Two-course Supper and Concert (reserved seating) £40
Stay the night in a Castle House Junior Suite from £290 for two people sharing a room (price includes two-course supper, concert and full English breakfast on Wednesday morning) 

 “Christmas Music by Candlelight is to be transported to another place, timeless, almost unbearably beautiful, intense and joyously uplifting! Christmas begins here” (Audience member)

Castle House New Year's Eve Party

31 December 2018

Gather for a Champagne reception before sitting down to a five-course New Year's Eve Dinner.  Listen and dance the night away to the sounds of Cate Cody and her jazz trio.  Before midnight we will be letting off some fireworks beside the old castle moat to welcome in 2019. 

Dress: Elegant

Tickets: £120 per person (booking essential)

Park the car and stay the night from £150 for two

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Dinner and Talk about the Camino de Santiago with Richard Powell

24 January 2019

A veteran of this increasingly popular pilgrimage, Richard Powell has completed it three times. Also known as The Way of St James, pilgrims from all over the world travel by way of a large network of routes to visit the Shrine of Saint James The Great in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, in northwest Spain. The apostle’s remains are said to be buried under the Cathedral. Richard will be talking about his adventures, showing slides and answering questions.

Tickets: £45 includes talk, slideshow, two-course dinner and coffee  7pm

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