Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Devon Guild is hosting a family friendly workshop where kids and adults can learn a variety of printmaking techniques. Professional printmaker and Guild Member Jill Beagely will help you create your own amazing hand-designed gift-wrap and funky seasonal cards and tags. Please bring apron or old t-shirt. all materials provided.
At the Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9FF. £25/£10
T: 01626 832223 E: email@example.com Web: http://www.crafts.org.uk/
Saturday, 21 November 2009
AOTOS provides a vital forum for singing teachers and is specifically concerned with the needs and demands involved in the training of the singing voice.
Farncombe Estate, located just outside Broadway, has been running a programme of weekend courses since 2003. Courses now include Choral Evensong, Folk and World Music, Gospel Choir, and fun weekends celebrating the music of the Beach Boys, ABBA and Marvin Gaye.
William Reddaway, Head of Lifelong Learning explains “We are delighted to have joined AOTOS and look forward to meeting and sharing new ideas with fellow course providers, tutors and students. The choral element of our programme has been growing in recent years and we know that it is certainly one of the most popular! We are passionate about maintaining the highest possible standards in the learning experience at Farncombe and membership of AOTOS is another step towards upholding that commitment”.
For 2010, the Farncombe Estate course programme includes tuition by Musical Director Jeremy Jackman, ABCD member Amy Bebbington and recording artists/songwriters Sandra Kerr, Frankie Armstrong and Miranda Barber.
For further details or a free copy of the programme visit www.FarncombeEstate.co.uk or call 01386 854100.
Notes for Editors
Farncombe Estate ALC Ltd is a member of the Adult Residential Colleges Association, and a Corporate member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Association of British Choral Directors and the Association of Teachers of Singing.
Farncombe Estate Centre (FEC) is a sister company of the Cotswold Conference Centre and the Dormy House Hotel and owned by Sorven Holdings Ltd. FEC utilises the facilities of the Cotswold Conference Centre at weekends and is being run as a non-profit making organisation. Any profits will be re-invested back into the adult learning weekends to enhance and improve the learning experience offered.
If one of your writers would like to arrange a visit to Farncombe to experience some of the courses on offer, or for further information or images - please contact: Farncombe Estate Centre
01386 854100 / Annette@FarncombeEstate.co.uk
Visit us this Sunday 22 November. Our exhibitors will be offering a selection of handmade gifts ranging from cakes and cards to soaps and scarves. We will be open 10.30am - 3.30pm. Admission & car parking are free. All Craft Fair visitors also receive a discount on course bookings made on the day or until Friday 27 November.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE is excited to announce two of it’s celebrity guests, respected actor, author and historian Tony Robinson plus the much loved BBC wildlife presenter, Kate Humble! Both will be appearing at the 2010 event, where they will be discussing their own experiences in researching their family history.
The 2010 event, taking place on the 26th-28th February 2010 at the National Hall, Olympia, will attract around 15,000 family history enthusiasts and is set to be the biggest family history event in the UK.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Be part of the biggest tree planting attempt in the UK ever
Saturday 5th December
11am - 12noon
Are you ready to grow something seriously groundbreaking? Help celebrate National Tree Week by teaming up with the BBC for an amazing one-off event. Tree O'Clock is a nationwide challenge to plant more than 600,000 trees within a single hour (11am - 12 noon on 5th December).
That's a heck of a lot of trees in just one little hour. Which is why Tree O'Clock needs as many people, schools, workplaces and community groups as possible to muck in. You can either plant a tree in your garden or join in one of the organised events at various locations locally.
Every tree must be planted between 11am - 12 noon. So grab your wellies, roll up your sleeves and help set a brand new Guinness World Record.
Log onto the website for full details, planting tips and how to make your tree count, http://www.bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces/partners/
Friday, 13 November 2009
Anyone with an interesting experience from work, home, hobbies or holidays can submit it to the 'My Story' website. Entries only have to be between 300 and 1,500 words. Up to fifteen of the most compelling storytellers will get the chance to appear in a major TV series in 2010. There will also be the chance for five people to have their book published which could see the story of their lives available to buy in shops alongside their favourite authors.
BBC Arts Commissioner, Mark Bell, commented: "My Story aims to get people reading, writing and telling some remarkable stories. The BBC believes that the arts should be accessible to all and we're proud as a publicly funded broadcaster to be at the heart of storytelling."
The website is www.bbc.co.uk/mystory and it contains videos and interactive tools to help people plan and structure their story as well as tips on writing styles and skills. In addition, short videos presented by 'EastEnders' actress Nina Wadia and comedian Lenny Henry show you how easy it is to get started and explore simple ideas to get the creative juices flowing. There are also cameo appearances from Peter Duncan, Tara Palmer Tomkinson, Stephen K Amos and Roland Rivron.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
If you know of other learners or networks that may be interested in taking part you can email them a poster or send them our viral.
Closing date for entries is 30 November 2009. Films must be no longer than 2 minutes (including opening and closing credits). All eligible films will be featured on the TLP Film Competition YouTube Channel. For terms and conditions visit www.welovelearning.co.uk
To view our efforts and how to enter your own film visit the 'TLP Film Competition' page on www.welovelearning.co.uk
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
J Smith, Peterborough, J Barton, Sheffield & Pauline Chapman, Worcestershire all received Farncombe gift vouchers valid for one year
To enter the prize draw in November - visit our website
Also, well done Ruth Bourne who won £200 in our Facebook fan competition in October - to become a fan for future offers and discounts visit Farncombe Estate Centre on Facebook
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Where to find us and what we do
There is a direct rail service from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh which is our nearest rail station. To help rail travellers we offer a return taxi collection service from the station.
For a location map and further directions please visit our website.