12th July 2018

What’s on for 2019 at Mount Edgcumbe


Wednesdays from 9th January 2019
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 2nd & Saturday 9th March 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


 

Saturday 9th – 1.30pm-5.00pm
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. Places limited, so booking is essential. Tickets £15.00 p.p.


Wednesday 20th March – 10.00am-12 noon – FULLY BOOKED
Camellia Walk

This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection, held by Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park tickets costs £5.00 p.p. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.


Monday 1st April – House opens for the season

The House is open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm)


Sunday 14th April
Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (FOMECP Event)

Collect Clue Sheets from Cremyll Gate between 12.30pm & 3pm.
£3 per child which includes a medium sized egg!
Please note: we can only accept CASH as we do not currently have any card payment facility.

  • No need to book – just turn up on the day
  • Goes ahead rain or shine
  • Refreshments available

The starting point is 2 minutes walk from the Cremyll Ferry & Cremyll Bus Stop.

There are 3 different routes to choose from this year; the shortest route takes approximately 30 minutes, the middle route 45 minutes and the longer route an hour.


Wednesday 17th April – 11.30am-12.30pm
Back to the Tudors

What was life like 500 years ago? Discover why Mount Edgcumbe House was so modern and unique when it was built. Look at the collections to find out more about this fascinating period in history. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day.


Wednesday 24th April – 11.00am-12.30pm
Spring Garden Tour

Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Tickets £5.00 p.p. Meet at Cremyll Gate.


Saturday 27th 1.00-6.00pm & Sunday 28th April – 12.00-5.00pm
Gin, Bubbles and Music Festival (Miss Ivy Events)

Join Miss Ivy Events for an afternoon of Gin, Food and Entertainment in the picturesque surroundings of the Earls Garden at Mount Edgcumbe.

As well as sampling exotic street food and gins from local distilleries, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy musical entertainment, play outdoor games, socialise in a stunning location and take part in a *gin masterclass sampling 5 local gins with Susy Atkins, the Sunday Telegraph’s drinks columnist (Extra charge for the masterclass, you will need to book the MASTERCLASS & ENTRY TICKET this is only available on Saturday) On arrival you will book into the slot you require the masterclasses will be 30 minutes.

What to expect:
Street food
Beetle Juice – the VW cocktail bar!
Local Gin distillers
Local traders, from jewellery to clothing and more
Lawn games including a coconut shy and tin can alley
Live music with Andy the Croner Marshall, Anais Thorn, Accabellas and more!
Token for 1/2 price drink (does not include cocktails)
Bar with over 40 Gins & Proseccos

Gin masterclasses with Sunday Telegraphs drink columnist Susy Atkins *extra charge, you need to book the MASTERCLASS & ENTRY ticket. (Please note this is available on Saturday only)

Access to the Earls Garden
Please go to www.missivyevents.co.uk for further information and to book tickets.

Gin, Bubbles and Music IS STRICTLY FOR OVER 18’s only, so please bring ID.
Due to venue restrictions, dogs are not permitted at this event. No food or alcohol is allowed to be brought into this event


Saturday 27th April & Saturday 4th May 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 5th 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!


Sunday 12th May
International Frisbee Golf Championship (Flyers Disc Golf)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 15th May – 1.30pm-2.30pm
History and Heritage of the Earls Garden

Discover all about the beautiful Earls 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.


Thursday 16th May
Antiques Evening (Friends of Mount Edgcumbe)

Come and join us on Thursday 16th May, 6.30pm-9.30pm for an evening of ‘antiques’ entertainment at Mount Edgcumbe House.

The evening starts at 6.30pm with a cheese and wine reception in the marquee, followed by a fun ‘Call My Bluff ’ theme of entertainment hosted by antique experts from Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood of Exeter, which will be held in the house.

Tickets are now on sale for this event.
£8.00 each for members and £10.00 each for non-members for what should be an interesting and fun evening in beautiful surroundings.
Free parking at the Barrow Centre. Disabled parking available near the house.

Tickets are available from ‘the Social Secretary’, FoMECP, Mt Edgcumbe House, Cremyll, PL10 1HZ.
Please enclose a self addressed SAE for the return of tickets. Cheques should be made payable to FoMECP

For more details please email events@fomecp.org.uk


Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 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 stalls, entertainment, refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle.


Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June
The Southwest Paddle Fest (PB Adventures)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 1st 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.


Wednesday 5th 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.


Saturday 8th – 3.00-8.00pm & Sunday 9th June – 1.00-5.00pm
Rum, Drums and Reggae Festival – (Miss Ivy Events)

Miss Ivy Events brings you a complete toast to all things Rum and Reggae, there will be an amazing selection of Rums to get your taste buds tingling! We also have some incredible live Steel Pan Band action from Real Steel and Drum workshops from Shumba Arts.

Worked up an appetite with all that dancing? Don’t worry! We have got the most delicious and authentic Caribbean food on hand ready to refuel your fire!
We are delighted to announce that the VERY talented Reggae singer Marley White will also be joining us.

There will be lots of chance to try the Rums and even buy some to take home!
Lots of local and independent businesses will be there to offer their compliments to the world of Rum, Drums and Reggae with jewellery, clothing and beauty to name just a few!

For more information and tickets please go to www.missivyevents.co.uk


Sunday 16th 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. Places limited, so booking is essential


Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June
3 Wishes Faery Festival (A Karen Kay Faery Event)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
Mind, Body and Spirit Weekend

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 13th July – 5.30pm
Proms in the Park (Events Company)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 17th July – 11.30am-12.30pm
Paintings of the Past

An introduction to some of the fantastic paintings on display here at Mount Edgcumbe. Find out what stories lay behind the images and maybe see something from behind the scenes. Starting at 11.30am the talk lasts approx. 1 hr. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p (Inc free entry to House & Earls Garden) and should be booked in advance.


Wednesday 17th – 1.30pm-2.30pm
History around the House

Find out more about the fascinating history of the people above and below stairs who have lived here at Mount Edgcumbe. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and includes free entry to the House and Earls Garden and should be booked in advance.


Sunday 21st  July – 10.30am-4.00pm
Ice Cream and Bubbles Festival (Miss Ivy Events)

Miss Ivy presents the ultimate Festival for ice-cream lovers in the South West on national ice-cream day!

On offer will be a huge selection of ice-creams from local ice-cream sellers with every flavour you could wish for (including vegan). There will be live entertainment for all the family plus a Prosecco bar, street food and lots of bubbles fun!! For more information see www.missivyevents.co.uk


Saturday 27th & Saturday 3rd Aug 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 4th August – 11.00am-5.00pm
Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre

Back for another year, join the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe and Cornwall Hospice Care for this ever popular event at Mount Edgcumbe. For further details go to www.friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk


Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August
British Firework Championships (Plymouth)

To view the displays there is parking available at Deer Park and diasbled parking provision at Barn Pool


Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August
Outdoor Cinema (Plymouth Arts Centre)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 21st August – 11.30am-12.30pm
The Metta Catharina von Flensburg

Learn all about the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather. Hear the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and inc. entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Wednesday 21st August- 2.00pm-3.30pm
Garden Tour

Enjoy the delights of the lower gardens here at Mount Edgcumbe with one of our knowledgeable staff. Find out about the creation and history of these amazing Grade 1 listed gardens and some of the rare and unusual plants growing in them. Meeting at Cremyll Gates, the event will last approx.1 1/2 hrs and cost £5.00 p.p.


Sunday 25th August – 10.30am-4.00pm
Summer Fete (Miss Ivy Events)

Join the Miss Ivy team for a traditional Summer Fete with live music, carousel, coconut shy, hoopla workshops, stalls, street food and lots more! Entry £3.00 (under 12’s free) www.missivyevents.co.uk


Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September
Mount Edgcumbe at War Weekend (Cornwall Military Vehicle Trust)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 7th September – 7.00pm-9.30pm
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 7pm, the walk will take approximately 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5 p.p. Make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.


Saturday 7th September – 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


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September
Sealed Knot Weekend

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Sunday 15th September – 10.30am-4.00pm
Doggy Day Out (Miss Ivy Events)

The perfect fun day out for pooches & humans! Lots of have-a-go activities, dog displays, Paws with Talent Show, dog products, refreshments, live music and much more! Please see www.adoggydayout.co.uk for tickets.

 


Monday 30th September
House closes for the Winter Season

After this date the House will be open for guided tours only on a Sunday at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm


Saturday 5th & Saturday 12th October – 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 27th October
Halloween Hunt (Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Event)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed.


Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December – from 10.00 am
Christmas Fayre

Back for the sixteenth year, and still fabulous! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.