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

 


 

Saturday 5th May 10.00am – 1.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and 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 to embellish your hat when finished. Tickets £15.00 p.p. Places are limited so booking is essential.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.


Sunday 6th May – 10.30am – 12.30pm
Dowsing for Beginners

Sceptical? Why not try out the ancient art of dowsing here at Mount Edgcumbe and develop a new skill. Meeting on the terrace in front of the House tickets £5.00 p.p. and don’t forget your wire coat hangers!  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236.


Tuesday 15th May 11.30am – 12.30pm
History and Heritage of the Earl’s Garden

Discover all about the beautiful Earl’s Garden here at Mount Edgcumbe and what’s hidden away in all the nooks and crannies. Starting at 11.30am the talk will last approximately 1hr. Tickets cost £5.00 per person and should be booked in advance. Tickets include entry to the House after the talk.  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 26th and Sunday 27th May 10.00am – 4.00pm
Green Man Event

The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark – he will be presiding over music, entertainment, delicious food stalls and fabulous gift and craft stalls. With a childrens entertainment area there’s something for all the family. Entry to the event is free of charge – all day parking £5 per vehicle.


Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June – 8am – ’til late
South West Paddlefest 2018

Whey not joing us here at Mount Edgcumbe for the second annual Paddlefest.  Oraganised by PB Adventures Ltd, this is a fun packed weekend for all the family. Meeting up in the great outdoors, camping, enjoying a paddle regardless of ability, enhancing your skills, encouraging new people to the various sports and meeting new friends all whilst having fun and raising money for charity!

For the paddlers there will be a variety of water activities, skills workshops and guided trips catering for all abilities. “Have a go” kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle board sessions, a unique DIY kayak, canoe and SUP builder’s display and a variety of paddle sport and commercial outlets. On Saturday afternoon there will be some fun racing for the kids and adults! 

For the non paddlers, enjoy all that Mount Edgecumbe Country Park has to offer including 865 acres of Grade 1 listed landscape, Adventure Segway, Beaches an amazing coastal path, boat and ferry trips to the historic Plymouth Barbican and lots, lots more!

For further information or to book tickets please visit the organisers website at www.southwestpaddlefest.com/ 


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.


Sunday  10th June 10am – 4pm (with a break for lunch)
Needle Felted Teddy Bear

In this workshop you will learn the basic principles of needle-felting.  Using a small barbed needle and 100% wool you will be shown how to create a small joined or dressed (unjointed) teddy bear.

Tickets cost £25.00 p.p. Places are limited so booking is essential.  To book your place, contact the House on 01752 822 236

The materials required for this workshop will be provided by the tutor at a cost of £7/person.  This workshop is not suitable for children


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 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