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August 2014

Linda Stanyer Exhibition

August 30 - September 28

In September we welcome Shrewsbury based artist Linda Stanyer for a selling exhibition of her recent works.  Her compositions themselves are not to be viewed as literal but more as feelings expressed using different mediums, from thick oils to watercolours.  Her work is bold, abstract and holds a certain texture that brings it to life.  Linda utilises colour and shape along with this aspect to create a connection for you to feel.  Linda is a self-taught artist whose inspiration includes…

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Temple of Diana Tours & Afternoon Tea

August 31 - September 2

Sunday 31st August, Monday 1st September and Tuesday 2nd September  The Temple of Diana was built in the 1770′s by the famous architect James Paine for Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman as a place to entertain guests and take afternoon tea with the lady of the House. The Temple has a circular tea room adorned with beautiful paintings depicting the life of Diana, the Goddess of Hunting, a music room, a glazed Orangery and views out over Capability Brown’s landscaped…

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September 2014

RDA Sponsored Ride

September 3

Horse riders from across the region can saddle up and ride the four-mile course around 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and raise money for this worthwhile charity at the same time. The ride is in aid of the nearby Tettenhall Group of the RDA who work to improve the lives of people with disabilities offering adults and children who ride with the group an unforgettable and beneficial experience. Every year over 30,000 people benefit from the work that the charity…

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes

September 7

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a stately home?  All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse of the working life of the 17th century stately home in the 21st century. The tour will take visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating and busy parts of the House.  Areas include the Victorian Orangery, Servants Hall, Stewards Room, Middle Drawing Room, Boudoir, Family…

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Afternoon Tea

September 10

This year we are celebrating 50 years since opening to the public and have a special treat in store.  Head Chef Guy Day has created a mouth-watering afternoon tea which will be served in the newly restored Victorian Orangery on Wednesday 10th September. The Orangery is not normally accessible to visitors, as it is used for private events, so this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a beautiful setting. Afternoon Tea will be served from 3.30pm…

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Midland Game Fair House Party Package

September 19 - 21

Experience the Midland Game Fair, the premier event for outdoor and country life pursuits, from the comfort of your very own stately home. On arrival you will be greeted by the House Butler and shown to your luxurious bedroom, which has everything you would expect from a country house hotel but with antique furniture and family heirlooms you wouldn’t. You will then enjoy dinner in the Granary Grill on the estate before returning back to the House for post-dinner drinks…

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Midland Game Fair

September 20 - 21

The 2014 Midland Game Fair welcomes lots of family entertainment back into the Main Arena, an array of Grand Finals in may sporting disciplines plus an increasing portfolio of countryside activities for everyone to get involved in and enjoy. For years the Midland has remained one of the most celebrated and highly anticipated outdoor events in the National Shooting calendar. Each countryside discipline has its own dedicated arena with plenty of live action have a go opportunities in the fishing…

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Karoline Rerrie Screen Printing Workshop

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

British illustrator and print maker Karoline Rerrie will be returning to Weston Park to host a Screen Printing Workshop on Saturday 27th September, giving students the chance to explore screen painting techniques. Karoline creates images by hand drawing, painting, silk screen painting and ‘Japanese Gocco’ design.  She has collaborated with many other illustrators in the group “Girls who Draw” to create limited edition ‘fanzines’ and colouring books.  She also designs greeting cards, prints and artists books. During the workshop Karoline will…

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October 2014

Amanda Challoner Exhibition

October 1 - 29

Throughout October, Amanda Challoner will be showing her animal themed paintings and drawings.  Based in Nantwich, Amanda has taken inspiration from the dairy farm that she grew up on in Cheshire.  From local clubs, she also gained an interest in equestrian sports such as racing and polo that is also echoed in her work. Amanda is very adept with the medium of acrylic paint on canvas, applying high levels of detail to her work.  More recently she has been developing…

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Fungi Walk

October 5

Do you know your Deathcap from your Puffball?  Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Fungi with John Hughes from the Shropshire Wildlife Trust as he leads the hunt for mushrooms in the woods at Weston. Find out what is safe to pick, how best to cook with fungi and the myths and legends surrounding this extraordinary fruit. Walks start at 10.30am and 2.30pm from the Granary Farm Shop The walk is extremely popular and places are pre-booked…

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International Autumn Horse Trials

October 9 - 12

The International Autumn Horse Trials is run over three days for the National Junior Championships, National under 21 Championships CC1* and CCII* classes which consist of dressage, cross country and show jumping. For further information please visit: http://www.westonht.co.uk/

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Jo McChesney Print Making Workshop

October 11 - 12

Experienced printmaking artist Jo McChesney will be returning to Weston Park to host a two-day print making workshop. Jo has travelled to Kyoto, Japan to study the technique of woodblock printing and has since developed her work, exhibiting widely across the UK, including at our own Granary Art Gallery. Participants will have the opportunity to carve and print their own woodblock and create their own unique design to take home. Jo will talk about the methods involved in making a…

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Guy Day’s Hints & Tips – Game

October 14 - 15

Head Chef Guy Day’s Hints and Tips cooking workshops are a great way for home cooks and foodies to learn a few tricks of the trade and be inspired with new recipe ideas.  Each session takes a seasonal or specialist theme and while Guy demonstrates dishes, participants are encouraged to ask questions.  Tastings and recipe packs to take home are included in the price of each session. Lunch time workshops start at 11am with coffee, finishing at 12 noon followed…

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Open House

October 26

We will be hosting an Open House event on Sunday 26th October for prospective brides and grooms and those looking to celebrate a special occasion to take a look at what Weston has to offer as a venue. Over the last few years the Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation have undertaken a major programme of restoration and refurbishment.  The Victorian Orangery has been returned to its former glory, with a new state of the art glazed roof allowing natural…

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Halloween “Horrors”

October 27 - 31

Join us for creepy crafts, pumpkin carving, spooky scavenger hunts and a whole host of Halloween themed activities during half-term.  In the Granary Deli & Cafe kids can tuck into pumpkin soup, spooky sandwiches and novelty cakes and biscuits. Gates open at 10.30am – 4pm with activities taking place from 11am daily in the Activity Room. Admission Prices:  £7.50 per child £4.50 per adult £22.00 per family (2+2) Pumpkin Carving + £1 per person  

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November 2014

Dea Paradisos Exhibition

November 1 - 26

Dea Paradisos will be exhibiting her exciting mixed media work throughout November. Taking inspiration from subject matters including the history of derelict buildings, Dea creates bold and emotive images. Most recently, Dea has been producing a series of works based on the Flaxmill in Ditherington, Shrewsbury, which is the first iron framed building in the world and is soon to be re-developed. Some of her work from this project will form part of the exhibition at Weston Park. In addition,…

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Bonfire & Fireworks

November 2

Come along to one of the regions largest and most spectacular bonfire celebrations with entertainment for all the family. The evening starts with the Free Radio Roadshow with fun and games with the Breakfast Show DJ’s.  The giant bonfire is lit at 5.30pm with two fantastic displays rocketing into action at 6pm and 7.30pm. There is plenty on offer with a fun fair, food stalls and licensed bar all set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland Gates open at…

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Autumn Flavours Dine & Stay

November 8 - 9

Savour the warm and comforting flavours of Autumn with our food lovers dine and stay weekend. Arriving from 4pm on Saturday 8th November, guests will enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Library and then make themselves at home in one of the beautifully furnished bedrooms. Following a glass of champagne, a 5-course menu crafted by Head Chef Guy Day and featuring autumnal produce at its most delicious will be served in the Dining Room.  After dinner guests can relax in the…

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Autumn Walk

November 9

View the stunning autumnal colours in vivid showers of reds, ambers and golds across the Parkland. Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead the Autumn Walk through the Park and will talk about the wide variety of tree species on the estate, explore sites of historic interest and areas not normally accessible to the visiting public. After walking up an appetite why not enjoy Sunday lunch in the Granary Grill? Adults £5.50 Seniors £5.00 Children £3.50 The walk starts at 10.30am,…

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Guy Day’s Hints & Tips – Christmas

November 18 - 20

Head Chef Guy Day’s Hints and Tips cooking workshops are a great way for home cooks and foodies to learn a few tricks of the trade and be inspired with new recipe ideas.  Each session takes a seasonal or specialist theme and while Guy demonstrates dishes, participants are encouraged to ask questions.  Tastings and recipe packs to take home are included in the price of each session. Lunch time workshops start at 11am with coffee, finishing at 12 noon followed…

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