8th May 2017

What’s on for 2018 at Mount Edgcumbe

Wednesdays from 24th January
Tai Chi for Beginners

Join this brand new class here at Mount Edgcumbe held every Wednesday over six weeks.  You will learn the foundation techniques of traditional Tai Chi whilst mastering simple excersises, breathing and meditation techniques which will aid improved fitness, health and wellbeing.  The course is operated by Plymouth Tai Chi.  For further information or to book your place please contact John Hamlett email: plymouthtaichi@gmail.com on Facebook: Plymouth Tai Chi or by calling 07972 846 443

Wednesday 6th June 11.30am – 12.30pm
Working for ‘Lordy’

An introduction to life ‘below stairs’ and also on the estate at Mount Edgcumbe. Brought to life with photos and stories from the past. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day.  Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event to go ahead.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.

Saturday 9th June 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

Join us for a nocturnal adventure and let our colonies of bats be your guide. With rare species calling Mount Edgcumbe home, you could be in for a real treat with this expedition. Meeting on the terrace at the front of the house at 8pm, the walk will take approx. 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5.00 p.p. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.   Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event to go ahead.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.

Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th June – 10.00am-12 noon
Spinning for Beginners

A two week course for those wishing to learn the ancient art of spinning a yarn. Participants need to attend in pairs where they will be provided with a starter kit of a drop spindle and fleece.
In week one we will learn the techniques of spinning fleece to thread on a drop spindle. Having had time to practice in week 2 we will progress to plying to create yarn suitable for knitting or weaving.
So find a friend for this fascinating craft. Tickets cost £30.00 p.p. Places are limited so booking is essential.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.


Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June
3 Wishes Faery Festival

Welcome one and all to the gathering of the faery clans and the mortal realms in Celtic Cornwall. For three fairytastic days where humans and faerie folk can walk (or fly!) side-by-side in harmony, in celebration of the magical time of midsummer.
Step into the fairy ring portal and into the realms of the Fae. Glimpse into fairyland, and experience how the ‘little people’ celebrate their love of the sacred land, for they are the guardians and carers of our earth. For further information about this event, or to book your tickets visit the organisers website www.faeryevents.com/faery-events/

Sunday 17th June – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and how to make flowers to decorate it with. You will need to bring 3 – 3.5 mm hook and 70 – 100 gms of double knit yarn in a colour of your choice. A variety of colours will be provided to create a contrasting flower with which to embellish your hat when finished. Tickets £15.00 p.p. limited places, booking is essential.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 9.30 -12.30pm
Bespoke Lampshade Making

Make TWO beautiful drum shade suitable for either a lampbase or ceiling fitting.

Would you like to learn how to make lampshades? A great skill, a bit like riding a bike, practiced a few times and never forgotten!
During the workshop you will have the opportunity to make two shades. You can bring your own fabric or buy my hand printed linen ready cut to the size of your shade.
The cost of the workshop is £55 and this includes everything you need (except fabric) to make a 30cm and 20cm shade. Hand printed linen can be purchased from £10 per panel. Additional fabric and shade kits can be purchased on the day, if required.  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided during the session.

This workshop will take place at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park – the home of our new shop and studio.

To book your place please contact Helen Round directly at www.helenround.com/helen-round-workshops/lampshade-making-workshops

Saturday 23rd June – 8pm-11pm
The Darkside of PINK FLOYD in the park

“The best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups”

Mount Edgcumbe is delighted to welcome the outstanding Darkside Of Pink Floyd to the park on 23rd June, as part of their 2018 UK and European tour.  The authentic sounds and visual delights of Pink Floyd, set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Edgcumbe, this is a feast for the senses not to be missed.

“More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances”.

Tickets are £18 and available on line at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-darkside-of-pink-floyd
also from The Rame Centre, Millbrook and The Upcycled Home Company, Mount Edgcumbe. Cash only please for these outlets.  Due to the popularity of The Darkside of Pink Floyd we would not expect tickets to be available on the gate. Bar and food outlets operating throughout the event.  Gates open at 7pm, concert starts 8pm.

For further information about this event please see the organisers Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/202255780559858

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018 10am-4pm
AromAware Events – Big Mind Body & Spirit Weekend

This free event here at Mount Edgcumbe is organised by AromAware.  Entry to the event is via theEarl’s Garden Gates next to the Barrow Centre.

During the event there will be lots of things to see and do with: Free talks & workshops; The Devon Bird Of Prey Centre with their amazing owls, falcons & hawks; Singing drum workshops  throughout the weekend with Paula Thomas only £5 (you are welcome to bring your own drum); Fabulous craft  & holistic stalls; Psychic & clairvoyant readings; Therapists, health & wellbeing stalls; Outside gazebo stalls & seating area Barrow Centre Crafts. There will be great food available all weekend  including vegi/vegan food with West Coast Caterers & Auntie  Pam’s Home Made Catering

Special price – entry to Mount Edgcumbe House only £3.50 this weekend only instead of £7.20 + FREE entry to the private Earl’s Garden

For further information about this event please visit the organisers website www.aromaware.co.uk

Sunday 22nd July 2018 – 10.30am – 4.30pm
Great British Summer Fete

Turn back the clock and enjoy English tradition at its best at the Great British Summer Garden Fete, being held in the stunning surroundings of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park this July. This fabulous family-friendly day out is brought to you by Miss Ivy Events and will provide a whole host of fun and entertainment for young and not so young alike.

There will be lots to see and do – an extensive array of crafts will be on display at the many artisan stalls, providing tempting opportunities to purchase unique and unusual gifts – you can even try your hand at getting creative yourself at one of the workshops taking place during the day.

There will be entertainment with performances by students from the Plymouth-based Hartley House Dance Club and great live music from stunning jazz artist Becky Brine and singer and guitarist Harry Quick.

The children will have a wonderful time with the bouncy castle, circus workshops and traditional games and don’t forget to bring Fido along too – there will be a fun charity dog show to enjoy as well.

Delicious food and drink will be served throughout the day – and it wouldn’t be a summer garden fete without that most British of summer drinks – Pimms, which will be available at the hugely popular Pimms Bar.

The Great British Summer Garden Fete will be staged at the bottom of the park near the Orangery. Right by the sea and overlooking Plymouth Sound. Historic Mount Edgcumbe provides a unique setting for a really memorable day out and it’s easy to get to by road or by ferry from Plymouth (see www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk) Entry to the fete costs just £3, under 16s free.

Sunday 29th July – From 7.30pm
Levow Kesson Concert organised by The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe

Join us in th beautiful Drawing Room here at Mount Edgcumbe House for this delightful concert by Levow Kesson featuring Peter Bawden (Bass) Cas Smirthwaite-Walker (Soprano)
Tenor Quartet Mervyn Chipman & Martin Eddy—Gerald Perrett & Gordon Worrall.
Ticket Prices: Friends £10.00 others £12.00 to include refreshments
Tickets are available at Millbrook News in Millbrook or by contacting:
Tony Hutchings, 15 Camperknowle Close Millbrook PL10 1QB Tel 01752 823393
Cheques should be made out to FoMECP
An s.a.e. would be appreciated
Registered charity No. 295261

Sunday 5th August 2018
Classic and American Car Event and Summer Fayre

Entry to the show is free, but car parking is £10 on the day.  The Car Show starts at 11.00am when it will be opened by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.  Entry is from 9.00am.

To enter your vehicle in the 2018 Show please download, complete and return your completed Car Show Entry Form 2018 to the Car Show Secretary. It is possible to pay online for your Car Show entry this year and it would really help us if you are able to pay this way. If you are happy to pay online – please email your completed Entry Form to carshow@friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.ukand you will be given details of how to pay online.

Otherwise please post your completed Car Show Entry form together with a cheque for £5 made out to F.M.E.C.P. Fayre & Classic Car Account to Car Show Secretary, Mount Edgcumbe House, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ by 31st July 2018.

Car Show entrants may arrive from 8am to find their position; it is recommended that entrants arrive as early as possible. Please note that the latest entry for Car Show entrants is 12.00 noon.

Please note that show vehicles entering on the day without pre-booking will be charged £10 and there is no guarantee that space will be available.

If you are interested in having Trade stand please contact Jane Appleton at Cornwall Hospice Care jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk

Sunday 16th September 2018 – 10.30am – 4.00pm (by the Orangery)
A Doggy Day Out at the Park

We’re back at this popular venue for a  ‘Doggy Day Out’. With easy access via road from Cornwall and Plymouth or via the dog friendly passenger ferry from Plymouth, Mount Edgcumbe provides a great space for a fun packed event. With shopping, refreshments and an array of doggy activities for you and your pooch to take part in. Have-a-go agility, dog show, scurry race, temptation alley, Paws Got Talent contest, obstacle course, flyball and so much more. Don’t miss out on this weekend of Doggy Day Out fun. Entry £3.50 under 16’s free www.adoggydayout.co.uk

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2018
Pimms & Picnics Garden Party – 10.30am – 5.30pm

Imagine mystical woodlands, smugglers’ coves and a historic mansion built nearly 100 years before the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to America – it’s the perfect setting for a magical garden party that will charm and delight during every moment of the day.

Surprise and a growing sense of anticipation will be the buzz around Mount Edgcumbe’s Pimms & Picnics Garden Party, which takes place in the ancient Grade I Listed house and stunning Earl’s Gardens during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23.

Around every corner there will be something new to experience, whether it’s a daring circus performer, a selection of different dance groups positively fizzing with energy, a story teller enthralling the children with tales of mystery and suspense or a magical character popping out to say hello!

An exciting range of hugely talented musical performers will be entertaining visitors – some on small intimate stages, others playing to the crowds. There will be an eclectic range of artisan makers and producers to discover. And when it comes to refreshments, there is the extra special Earl’s Tea Party to enjoy, to say nothing of a distinctly celebratory Gin and Prosecco Bar.

A packed programme of entertainment to delight the whole family will be running throughout the weekend – the imagination of organisers Miss Ivy Events has been running completely wild with ideas, so be prepared to spend the whole day in this idyllic setting – bring the picnic blanket and let the surprises commence! Regretfully only assistance dogs will be permitted at this event, which starts at 10.30am and finishes at 5.30pm each day.

Adult tickets cost £5 per day. Tickets for children aged five to 16 cost £2 and under fives enter for free (booking fee applies) www.missivyevents.co.uk