An exhibition of individual and collaborative work by artists Andrew Howe (Shrewsbury) and Kim V. Goldsmith (New South Wales, Australia) from their Mosses and Marshes project comprising videos, sound, prints and paintings using natural materials
This exhibition is the culmination of three years’ work in the wetlands and the communities of the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses on the England/Wales border and the Macquarie Marshes of north-west New South Wales. Both wetlands are listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The project was funded by Arts Council England and supported by the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.
From the 15th October until the 31st October join us for some Halloween fun that won’t terrify the little ones!
There’s lots in store this half term!
There will be a FREE pumpkin for every paying child to choose and take home.
For members there is a small charge for the pumpkin
Grown ups can help scoop out the pumpkin then can carve your very own design.
We will have a giant scarecrow trail in the woods , the Little Scary House will be open for braver visitors and Pumpkin Alley will have a few new surprises!
The Singing Pumpkins are always laugh- a definite favourite!
We will be holding a Halloween fancy dress competition every single day of Pumpkinfest, so don your spookiest outfits for the trip!
Tanat valley light railway is hosting a ww2 homefront event on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of October 2021. why not join us on the Saturday, Sunday or even both! we have reenactments, fabulous live music from the era, various military vehicles and memorabilia on display lots of food and refreshments available and even a on site hair salon to give you a classic vintage style! There will also be a Sunday service from Eric umpleby ( army padre and local preacher). All this and more and of course not forgetting tanat valley railway and monorail itself!
Saturday 23rd October & Sunday 24th October 10AM -6PM
£5 adult, £2 child (over 5), £12 family (2 adults 2 children)
Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Nantmawr Bank, Nantmawr, Oswestry SY10 9HW
Tanat valley light railway is hosting a WW2 weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021. why not join us on the Saturday, Sunday or even both! we have reenactments, fabulous live music from the era, various military vehicles and memorabilia on display lots of food and refreshments available and a Sunday service from Eric umpleby ( army padre and local preacher). all this and more and of course not forgetting tanat valley railway and monorail itself!
Tanat valley light railway
Saturday 23rd October & Sunday 24th October 10AM -6PM
£5 adult, £2 child, £12 family (2 adults 2 children)
Four-hour Real Ale and Wine Trip with a Grazing Platter to share
A leisurely four-hour cruise that starts and ends in Llangollen We will meander along the Llangollen Canal taking in all the beautiful scenery that the Dee Valley and its River has to offer. We will then pas thrpugh Trevor Basin which leads us on to the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We will cross this, not once, but twice.
The view is breath taking.
Your food will be at your table when you board the boat ready for you to eat at your leisure and once we have set off your drinks will be brought to your table.
Grazing Platter for two.
You will get a generous cheese board and a meat board accompanied by breads, crackers, pickles and chutneys plenty to nibble on your cruise.
A bottle of Real Ale or a large glass of Wine
All this for the amazing price of £29.95 per person
We have a fully stocked bar on board the boat and we also hot and cold drinks.
Cash only on the boat.
Delighted to welcome back to Hermon the ever popular Rick Wilson.
Come try your hand at percussion, literally.
Born and educated in London, Rick started messing around with drums in his mid-teens whilst recovering from the fall-out of inadequate secondary music teaching. Listening to a wide selection of musics developed a can-do attitude that grew quickly after meeting other like-minded souls. He embarked on a performing career with rock bands including The Work before diversifying his skills and experience with musicians from other traditions, and increasingly linking music with story and other art forms.
Initially self-taught on kit, he later studied Chenda temple drumming with Shankaran Marar and V.D.Nair in Kerala, south India; Berber rhythms in the Atlas mountains of Morocco and Brazilian carnival music with Sheda Baba in London.
As accompanist for education and performance dance projects, he has worked with Shobana Jeyasingh, T. Oonikrishnan and P.Jayachandran.He has also been a tutor for WOMAD and Glyndebourne and spent many years working throughout the UK with Common Lore Storytellers and Musicians, as both performer and teacher.
In 1999 Rick completed a degree (2:1) in Music Studies at SOAS in London. With regular collaborator Helen East, he has visited schools at all levels, teachers’ centres, theatres, conferences and festivals in the UK and worked in Australia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South America, Singapore and Portugal, often under the aegis of the British Council.
Tickets £8.50 on the door or in advance
Come along to celebrate the apple.
Check out our apple pressing and apple jelly making demos. Get crafty with apples in our family activity. Take a break in our licensed cafe, grab a cider or apple juice and sample apple delights made by our award winning team. Go on a tour of the orchards.
11am – 3pm
Ever wanted to know how a distillery works? Then book yourself on a Henstone Distillery tour and find out!
Come and meet Hilda our impressive 1000 litre Pot/Column hybrid still and learn how we produce our spirits. The tours are limited to ten attendees and tickets cost £20.00 per person in advance and must be ordered online via our webshop.
The tour includes:
A Henstone G&T on arrival
An introduction to distilling and how we produce our spirits
A tour of the distillery and our warehouses (where our whisky is stored)
A tasting of all our available products
10% off any Henstone products purchased on the day
With thanks to Britpart for their generous sponsorship, our charity fundraiser bonfire is back this year with a big bang!
With hot and cold refreshments as well as fairground rides, this is the perfect night out to round off the October Half Term.
Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.
Advance tickets (Available from Saturday 18th September): Adult £4.50, Child £2.50, Family £12.50
On the gate: Adult £5, Child £3, Family £15
Enjoy a spooky walk around our indoor arena.
Fancy Dress encouraged but not compulsory. Best Fancy Dress wins a £20 Black Hawk Voucher.
Find all of the skeletons to receive a free TREAT.
Burgers, hotdogs, Hot Chocolate, Cold Drinks, Slushies, Popcorn and sweet treats will be available to purchase in the café area.
Recommended for age 4 – 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your free place online then arrive any time between 5pm and 8pm.
It’s nearly here … 5th November and Fireworks at the Sweeney 💥. We’ve had some incredible displays here at the Hall, at our Ginfests and last year at our first Guy Fawkes night and this November 5th promises to be just as stunning and magical💥
We’ve even got group bookings in our fabulous pods – what could be better than watching quite literally under the stars or on our beautiful heated decking 💥
Please pre-purchase ALL tickets – ticket on sale, available through the hotel on 01691 652450
Both Leanne and Eleanor currently play in the all female IBMA Nominated Bluegrass band ‘Midnight Skyracer’ – The band released their first album ‘Fire’ in 2018 and were signed to Island / Universal Records in 2020 where they released their second album ‘Shadows On The Moon’
Leanne Thorose is a Vocalist and Multi Instrumentalist based in London, England. She plays the Mandolin, Fiddle
& Guitar specialising in Bluegrass and Country music. Leanne has been a touring musician for over 10 years and has made appearances in a number of different bands and theatre projects including the critically acclaimed Irish Dance show ‘Essence of Ireland’ as their lead Fiddle player where she completed tours around the UK with shows in Qatar and Johannesburg, South Africa.
This promises to be a stimulating and moving concert with well-known choral gems such as Parry’s memorial piece My Soul There is a Country, composed during World War 1 and culminating in the same composer’s vibrant setting of John Milton, Blest Pair of Sirens. In between are Finzi’s exuberant My Spirit Sang All Day and Mozart’s perennially popular Ave Verum. Tickets are just £12 (Including refreshments) and available from Rowanthorn in Old Chapel Court.
The gripping true story of Katharine Gun, whose job at GCHQ involves routine handling of classified information. Until one day on the eve of the Iraq war she receives a memo that reveals a dubious intelligence operation. A woman of principles she feels she can’t stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war. She leaks the memo to the press, exposing a vast political conspiracy, and putting herself and her family directly in harm’s way. Anchored by a fiery central performance from Kiera Knightley, this pacy, powerful, engaging thriller is a pertinent reminder that our world needs everyone to act according to their principles.
Ticket price – £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family. Booking essential.
Film starts at 7pm, refreshments and bar from 6pm.
Homemade beef lasagne served with salad and garlic bread, vegetarian option available £8 when booking in advance, £9 on the night.
Join us for an evening in the company of highly acclaimed author Sarah Moss as she talks about her new novel, The Fell, an incredibly tense and darkly funny novel set during the November lockdown.
Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Fell) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Fell). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).
Join us for an evening in the company of Kate Humble – farmer, best-selling author, activist, entrepreneur and one of the UK’s best-known and loved TV presenters, as she talks about her latest book A Year of Living Simply.
Kate Humble will talk ‘in conversation’ about her book, life on the farm and her TV career. This will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Tickets: Tickets: £12 (Admits One, includes a signed copy of A Year of Living Simply) or £20 (Admits Two, includes one signed copy of A Year of Living Simply).
STRICT COVID 19 GUIDELINES in place!
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, mid-century or simply that decorative items.
Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair regularly see’s 200 stalls of experienced dealers from all over the country and has been a regular on BBC’s Bargain Hunt.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather! .
Admission: £3.50 per person
Under 16’s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
PUBLIC: Sat-8:30-3:30, Sun – 9:00 – 3:00
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, midcentury or simply that decorative item.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather! Refreshments available.
A Canal cruise with Afternoons Tea and a glass of Prosecco.
It is a four hour cruise starting in Llangollen at 12 noon, the cruise takes you along the Llangollen Canal at a gentle pace giving you chance to unwind and take in the beautiful scenery on offer. As you near the basin at Trevor you will gentle glide onto the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which has some magnificent views of the Dee Valley and the surrounding area. After turning round you will start your journey back over the Aqueduct to Llangollen. Your Afternoon Tea with be waiting for you at your reserved table and we will serve you your drinks we we set off. There is a bar on board and we also serve teas and coffees and soft drinks. It is Cash only the boat please.
Join us for a fun day of willow weaving, one of the oldest crafts in the world. Learn how to make a willow Christmas tree and a flower hurdle to take home with you.
£45 per person, includes a tea/coffee and cake.
Booking essential, spaces limited.
10am – 4pm
If you have secateurs please bring them with you.
Join Karen Limbrick for a hands on fruit tree pruning session. Karen is one of the 2018 Garden Organic/Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project ‘Orchard Champions’ and a member of Marcher Apple Network.
Our community orchard is full of maturing heritage varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherry, medlar and hazel-nut trees. With an introduction covering the what, where, when, why and how to prune fruit trees, come to the Centre and learn the skill of pruning. We will be Winter pruning the apple and pear trees.
Please bring secateurs, loppers, and pruning saws if you have them. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential. Some tools/gloves will be available on the day.
£25 per person or £22.50 for members. Booking essential, spaces limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
10am – 1pm