Tickets for single concerts
Trio Volant playing music by Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven, Canteloube, Milhaud & Jacob
Adult £13 Student £4
Tickets are available on the door. Our concerts are usually popular, so please consider:Reserving tickets in advance through our website newportmusicclub.org or call 01952 810584
Mary Hofman (Violin) & Richard Ormrod (Piano)
Beethoven in Wales Series: Concert No 2
Beethoven Sonatas for Violin & Piano, No 6 (Op 30.1),
No 7 (Op 30.2), No 8 (Op 30.3)
Sarah-Lianne Lewis Sonata for Violin & Piano (New commission)
The three Sonatas in our second concert in this series were composed when Beethoven’s deafness was impacting on his artistry. Sarah-Lianne’s inventive new commission is her musical interpretation of the sound
mutations which he was possibly experiencing. Mary and Richard enthralled our audience at last season’s concert , so we eagerly await their return. Read more at richardormorod.co.uk and sarahliannelewis.com
A specially designed Mothering Weekend Afternoon Tea is available this year on Saturday 21st March and includes: a selection of sandwiches and savouries such as coronation chicken on turmeric bread with onion seeds; pastrami, Emmental, sauerkraut, gherkin, mustard mayo on toasted sourdough; crayfish and watercress on a brioche roll; crab Scotched quail egg; and sausage roll with pork, apple and fennel. Sweet treats include a raspberry and hibiscus macaroon; chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake; buttermilk panna cotta with seasonal rhubarb compote; and homemade fruit scone with Devonshire clotted cream and jam. Included is unlimited tea, coffee or hot chocolate and a small gift for all mothers’. The price per person is £24.00.
Mothering Sunday four course lunch prepared by head chef, Liam Philbin and his team, features a variety of dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients sourced from the Goldstone one-acre kitchen garden. This includes a choice of starters, main courses and desserts including not one, but two sweet treats from the Goldstone pudding trolley. This is followed by tea, coffee and petits fours in the oak panelled drawing room. Guests may also take a stroll around the award winning, RHS partner gardens which are open to all who celebrate Mothering Sunday at the country house hotel. The four course lunch menu is £48.50 per person and includes a small gift for mothers. There is no charge for children under 3 years of age and those children 3-13 years are charged at half price.
This Easter Sunday and Monday the wonderful Dorothy Clive Gardens are opening their gates for what has become one of the best-loved garden events in the region. This event offers better than half price entry to the gardens and a brilliant Plant Hunters’ Fair at just £4.00 (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50). The plant fair boasts 20 top-class nurseries, including RHS Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants coming from all corners of the country including National Collection Holders, Roseland House Clematis and Climbers from Cornwall; woodland plant specialists Edrom Nursery from Berwickshire; award-winning alpine nursery Pottertons from Lincolnshire; rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs from Jurassic Plants and gold medal winning specialists Hall Farm Nursery and Chris Cooke Plants. Plus, many more wonderful specialist nurseries with every sort of plant. Also, don’t miss our two artisan stalls, Aluminium Art for your garden and iron plant supports from Staffordshire’s, Artisan Plant Supports, all hand-made using traditional methods.
The Plant Hunters’ Fair is situated in the heart of this most charming and beautiful 12-acre garden famed for its dazzling spring display of rhododendrons and azaleas with massed drifts of bulbs. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom’s home baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. This event now in its twelfth year is a special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these wonderful gardens. The garden offers a great special event price on these days only of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50).The plant fair takes place on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th April and runs from 10am – 5pm both days. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available.
For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Join owner John Cushing and guest medical herbalist Bee McGovern for a morning walk and talk around the kitchen garden. John, who co-founded the hotel and restaurant, is the driving force to the genuinely productive kitchen garden, which showcases the growing of herbs and vegetables, many of which are unusual.
Bee will focus on key medicinal uses and nutritional benefits, along with preparation ideas.
Afterwards enjoy a seasonally driven herb focused three course lunch designed by Head Chef Liam Philbin, showcasing herbs and produce from the garden.
Head Gardener Nick Huxley will be on hand to offer sage counsel in the art of herb and vegetable cultivation.
Date: Wednesday 13th May 2020
10:30 Herbal tea or coffee, homemade biscuits
11:00 Garden tour
12:30 Herbal aperitif, three course lunch followed by herbal infusions, or coffee
Cost: £47.50 (RHS members receive a 20% discount on booking)
Audley Male Voice Choir with instrumental and vocal Soloists are performing in this intimate venue in Britain in Bloom’s National Champion Village. Its in aid of the Carillon appeal. Tickets cost £12 per head and include a glass of wine at half-time:Tickets from Alan Dutton (01630 654844) and Mel Rees (01630 657723)
The area’s premier male Voice Ensemble are definitely worth the trip and a walk round the Village on a summer evening will delight you.The concert will be preceded by Bell Ringing .
Enjoy a wonderful Plant Hunters’ Fair at Hodnet Hall Gardens with a SPECIAL EVENT ENTRY PRICE OF ONLY £4.00 FOR GARDENS AND PLANT FAIR (which is half the normal garden entry!) (children under 15 free). The plant fair boasts top class nurseries from across the country including RHS Gold Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants and it’s just the right time to pick up some Summer flowering plants to give your garden a boost and the nurseries will have just the right plant for your garden with nurseries specialising in plants of all sizes for a wide range of garden situations from hot sun to cool shade.
Hodnet Hall has over 60 acres of breath-taking gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, magnificent lakes and a walled kitchen garden. What more could you want on an early summer’s day?
The plant fair runs from 10.00am – 5pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020.
Light refreshments available in the picturesque restaurant.
Dogs welcome on a lead.
For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these beautiful gardens and the garden offers a great special event price on these days only of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50).
Now’s the time to make the most of the late summer sun and get out and enjoy your garden, and Plant Hunters’ Fairs are a great place to pick up some late colour or even to get ahead for spring with bulbs and plants to get planted now for an early show. This brilliant event attracts a fabulous line-up of nurseries. There’s sure to be something to set your summer garden ablaze with colour and add a sparkle to a shady spot, plus lots of expert knowledge on hand to help you choose the best plants for your garden.
The 12-acre Dorothy Clive Garden features a superb woodland garden, alpine scree, a damp garden, and stunning and colourful late summer flower borders. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom’s home-baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The Dorothy Clive Garden is on the A51, 4 miles south of Bridgemere. The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
The award-winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September for a celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the local culinary heritage with links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country! On Saturday 26th September 2020, enjoy a spicy street market including a food theatre with top chefs, spice trail, children’s food classes, gingerbread baking contest and much more! The Spice Exchange Street Market is free to all! www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk