Past Events 2019

Here you can take a look at the diverse range of interesting talks, classes and open days we ran in 2019. 

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop. Saturday 2nd February 2019 10am-3pm

Come and learn the art of fruit tree pruning with apple expert Nigel Deacon. Pruning helps to optimise fruit production and promotes tree health. Spend the day in the organic orchard at historic Cotesbach Hall where you will be shown how to prune the heritage fruit trees, many of which are local varieties. After working...

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Japanese Cookery – Sunday 3rd March 2019 10am – 12.30pm

Japanese food is about so much more than sushi! In this class you will learn how to prepare four authentic Japanese dishes. Yuko shares her passion for Japanese home-cooked food, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Attendees will also learn about aspects of Japanese culture and the importance of food presentation. Yuko has lived...

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Chocolate Truffles with Nenette. Sunday 10th March 10.30am-12pm

Spend a relaxed Sunday morning with Nenette from Nenette Chocolates learning about chocolate and creating your own chocolates to take home to amaze your friends and families. Nenette will share chocolate stories with you while she shows you how to temper chocolate and to make flavoured truffle fillings. Chocolate has some incredible stories. Find out...

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Talk Tuesday – Project Wild Thing – Tuesday 2nd April 7.30-8.30 pm

David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out,...

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‘Time Flies’ Railway Heritage Weekend 4th & 5th May 10.30am – 4pm

In conjunction with Lutterworth Museum and Lutterworth Model Railway Society to mark 50 years since the Lutterworth railway closed down, 5th May 1969. Catch a vintage bus from Lutterworth to Cotesbach where you can see a selection of films from the British Film Institute archive made to promote the railways in the 1950s and 60s. Ride a vintage Midland Red...

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Talk Tuesday – A Step On The Ladder – Tuesday 7th May 7.30-8.30 pm

‘A Step On The Ladder’ is a film that commemorates the centenary of the 1918 General Election, the first in which women over 30 were allowed to vote. The drama features two young women friends, one, Emily, politically active but not quite old enough to vote, the other, Martha, married and under the thumb of...

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Indian Block Printing Class 29th May 6.30-8.30pm

Experiment with Indian Block Printing and learn a new skill that you can apply to clothing, home decor and so much more!  At the end of the evening you will have some beautiful printed fabric to take home, including a tea towel and a tote bag! Tickets £20 booking via Eventbrite or CET

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Talk Tuesday 4th June ‘Women in the Great War’

'Women in the Great War’ Talk by Cynthia Brown (Oral History Society). Women played a vital role in WWI in local industries and the Land Army. This talk looks at their role in the home and at work as well as their lives as widows and wives of men in the forces. Tickets £7.50 (booking...

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Open Farm Sunday 9th June 11am-4pm

A celebration of food! From farming to growing your own, we celebrate locally produced seasonal and organic food and the heritage of farming. Gardens open, with farm and garden tours. Forest school intro session. Blacksmithing demonstrations, vintage tractors, meet a shire horse. Film showings in the Schoolhouse. Vintage postcard archive featuring vanished views of South...

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Learn to make Sushi Class Friday 14th June

This is a fantastic “hands-on” step-by-step introdution class to sushi making. Particpants will learn essential skill and tricks which will allow them to make delicious sushi at home. Tickets £35 booking via Eventbrite or CET

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Talk Tuesday 2nd July ‘Making the Museum of Making: Transforming Derby Silk Mill’

‘Making the Museum of Making: Transforming Derby Silk Mill’ Eilish Clohessy, the current Assistant Curator of Making. Part of the ‘Time Flies’  project. Merlin engine firing before the talk in The Stable Yard (at around 7pm) A look behind the scenes as Derby Silk Mill is transformed into The Museum of Making. Eilish Clohessy, Assistant...

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Festival of Archaeology Saturday 20th July 10am-4pm

Come and visit a dig in Cotesbach Manor garden. Lutterworth Fieldworking and Archaeological Group will be on hand to show finds. To get involved with the dig please contact us. We have some children’s activities including Iron Age pot-making, metal-detecting, Whose poo?, hand-grinding corn (using a replica quern), pottery identification game, rebuild the crock and...

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop 3rd August 10am – 4pm

Do you love receiving a beautifully addressed envelope and note from a friend or have you always wanted to learn how to make craft tags or home decor with beautiful handwriting? Join us at this workshop and learn how! Tickets £50 booking via Eventbrite or CET

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Lost Wisdom: Secrets of an English Country Garden (Walk & talk)

Join horticultural expert Sally Cunningham for a walk and talk through the gardens of Cotesbach Estate. She will teach us about the folklore and uses (both edible and medicinal) of common Leicestershire flora. Did you know in Georgian times the common red peony root was cut in pieces, each bored through the centre to make...

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Talk Tuesday 3rd Sept – Vulcan To The Sky 7.30-8.30pm

Richard Clarke from the Vulcan To The Sky team tells the story of the restoration of the iconic Vulcan bomber which all took place locally at Bruntingthorpe aeordrome. Tickets £7.50 (booking essential) Doors open 7pm for refreshments

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Talk Tuesday 10th September 7.30-8.30pm

The test pit dig at the recent Festival of Archaeology revealed some fascinating items, and  the children’s activities were great fun. In fact, it was so much fun that there will be another chance to get involved at our Heritage Open Days event (see below). Come and hear Mike Southall of Lutterworth Fieldworkers sharing what...

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Heritage Open Days Friday 13th – Sunday 15th Sept 11am-4pm

Guided tours of Cotesbach Hall and grounds at 11.15am and 2.15pm. Please email or call us to book a place on a tour. Art exhibition in Cotesbach Church. Rugby Art Group exhibition. Archaeological finds from the Cotesbach Manor dig on show. ‘Time Flies’ project display. ‘Hey Clay!’ have a go at throwing a pot on...

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Wild Food Foraging Sunday 22nd September 2-5pm

The last chance this year to join foraging expert John Noble as he guides you around the hedgerows and meadows in search of a free feast! After the foraging walk you will bring back your harvest and cook up a feast. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Suitable for all ages but...

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Apple Day Sat 5th Oct 11am-3pm

Come and have a go at apple pressing. Apple identification expert Nigel Deacon will be on hand to help you identify your own apple varieties.

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Sourdough Bread making Class – Sunday 13th October 1pm-6pm

Master bread baker Paul Raddan of Rugby Real Bread will lead us through the process of developing a sourdough starter, kneading the dough and baking the bread. We will make a wheat sourdough and a flavoursome dark rye and spelt bread. Learn all the techniques to produce your own sourdough loaves at home. Attendees will go home with a pot of...

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£65
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Talk Tuesday 5th November – Pat Thomas on ‘sustainability’

As the environmental and social challenges we face become ever more urgent, the notion of living ‘sustainably’ has been adopted by many people – and co-opted by many corporations, political parties and media pundits. But what does sustainability mean? Can we still have it all if we green up our ideas and activities and carefully...

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