Course brochure May 2019 - January 2020 - Denman College

Course brochure May 2019 - January 2020 - Denman College
Course brochure
May 2019 – January 2020
Course brochure May 2019 - January 2020 - Denman College
Learn, laugh, love...                                                                                         If you’re not ready
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                                                                                                                  overnight stay, why
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    Founded over 70 years ago by the NFWI, Denman                                Contents                         else Denman has
    has come a long way. Its ethos however, remains                                                               to offer, such as:
    the same; learn a new skill, make new friends                                04 D
                                                                                     ay schools and family
    and leave feeling well rested and inspired!                                     friendly workshops            Afternoon Tea
                                                                                    Summer schools                  From £16 pp
    Everyone is welcome at Denman – men, women
                                                                                                                    Minimum of 2 guests
    and children! – furthermore, you don’t have to be a WI                       12 Special events
    member either! We have over 700 courses and events                                                              Includes prosecco!
    to choose from, your biggest challenge is figuring out                       14 Cookery residential
    which one to go for.                                                             courses A-Z                  A day visit
                                                                                 20 Craft residential              From £30 pp
                                                                                     courses A-Z                    A personal welcome
                                                                                                                     from staff
                                                                                 42 Lifestyle residential           Tour of the house,
                                                                                     courses A-Z                      grounds & bedrooms
                                                                                 55 Calendar                          Denman lunch
                                                                                                                       & cream tea!
                                                                                 62 Terms & conditions
                                                                                 63 Application form              An experience day

                                                                                                                    From £80 pp
         Did you
                                                                                                                    Two hour workshops
                                                                                                                     from a bespoke list
                                                                                                                     of courses
      The price of a Denman                                                                                          Denman lunch
      residential course                                                                                              & cream tea!
      includes tuition from
      an expert tutor, plus
      all accommodation,                                                         Thank you to all of our
      breakfast, morning                                                         denman sponsors:
      coffee and pastries, two-              Key
      course lunch, afternoon                M Price for current WI members
      tea and three-course                   NM Price for non-members
      dinners. It’s practically                 New courses
      all inclusive!                           Cookery      Craft    Lifestyle

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Day schools and family workshops                                                                                                                                                                                   Day schools and family workshops

    Day schools and family workshops
                                                                                             Fermentation: The Next Step: Ashley Keen   Knife Skills: Ashley Keen                 Pasta and Sauces: Mariella Bliss           Vegan Baking and Desserts: Ashley Keen
                                                                                             5 September 2019                           17 August 2019                            23 January 2020                            7 January 2020
                                                                                             Take your home ferments to the             Join Ashley to julienne, brunoises        Join our authentic Neapolitan cook         It’s Veganuary! Are you or a family
                                                                                             next level with exciting new flavour       and chiffonade your way to vegetable      and tutor Mariella, to learn how to        member vegan and you want to be
                                                                                             combinations, cultured condiments          chopping brilliance! In addition          make fresh pasta and extend your           able to create delicious desserts
     COOKERY                                    Everyday Vegan Cookery: Ashley Keen
                                                2 July 2019
                                                                                             and even your very own ginger
                                                                                             ‘bug’ for real ginger beer at home.
                                                                                                                                        to the vegetable shapes and cuts,
                                                                                                                                        you will learn to bone a chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                  repertoire beyond bolognese sauce!
                                                                                                                                                                                  In this fresh pasta workshop, learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and baked goods but it all seems a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bit daunting? Join Ashley for a vegan
    Cheese Making: Louise Talbot                Are you or a loved one vegan and             It is preferable but not essential         and fillet a fish. You will use what      how to make fresh egg and flour pasta      masterclass, cooking up a beautiful
                                                looking for a little inspiration when it     for you to have participated in            you have chopped, butchered and           from scratch - tagliatelle, pappardelle    array of cakes, desserts and baked
    7 August 2019
                                                comes to meal times? Join us to learn        our introductory course.                   filleted to make some great dishes        and tagliolini, then listen to the story   goods. You will become acquainted
    8 August 2019
                                                some simple, balanced and delicious          M £125 • NM £145                           to take home.                             of the perfect marriage between pasta      with chia seeds, coconut butter and
    Join farmer’s wife and cheese maker
                                                meals to take home and enjoy for the                                                    M £125 • NM £145                          shapes and sauces.                         aqufaba with top tips on how to
    Louise Talbot for a fascinating course                                                   Gluten Free Baking: Ashley Keen
                                                next few days and recreate for years                                                                                              M £150 • NM £170                           replace eggs and dairy in general
    in making cheese at home. Louise                                                         6 June 2019                                Macaron Masterclass: Kelly Mauger
                                                to come!                                                                                                                                                                     cooking along the way.
    will show you how to make a range                                                                                                   11 May 2019                               Steak Night: Guest Chef
                                                M £125 • NM £145                             Gluten free baking can seem daunting,                                                                                           M £150 • NM £170
    of soft cheeses using domestic                                                                                                                                                25 July 2019
                                                                                             however this course will highlight         Thanks to Ladurée and Pierre
    kitchen utensils.                           Festive Preserves: Vivien Lloyd                                                                                                                                              Vegetarian Indian Cookery: Bhavini Mistry
                                                                                             how easy it is to create delicious,        Hermé, the macaron has become             Learn how to cook the perfect steak,
    M £125 • NM £145                            21 November 2019                             baked goods including tarts, breads        the trendiest patisserie on the planet.   as well as sides and a sauce, then         19 November 2019
                                                Get ahead of the festive season              and cakes.                                 Learn how to make perfect colourful       enjoy a restful dinner with a glass        In this class your taste buds will be
    Chicken Masterclass: Paul Bellchambers                                                                                              shells, sandwiched with delicious         of wine to enjoy all of your hard work!    tantalised and your eyes opened to
                                                and join us to make a range of               M £125 • NM £145
    9 January 2020
                                                preserves to eat, share and gift in                                                     fillings, including, chocolate ganache,   M £75 • NM £85                             the array of vegetarian dishes that
    Chicken can be expensive to buy,            time for Christmas, ready to liven up        Halloween Baking: Ana Dores                jam and lemon curd.                                                                  are easy to make using only some
    however buying a whole chicken              and make a great talking point of any        22 October 2019                            M £75 • NM £85                            Student Survival: Ashley Keen              basic spices and locally sourced
    and jointing it can be a much more          cheese board or Christmas dinner.            Enjoy a day of baking spooky                                                         15 August 2019                             ingredients. You will learn some
    cost effective and diverse way              With a mixture of demonstrations             creations for Halloween during the                                                   This course is aimed at teenagers          traditional vegetarian dishes that
    to enjoy cooking with and eating.           and practical sessions, discover how         half term break! This course is aimed                                                with a passion for cooking and those       you know and love such as Samosas
    Learn to break down a whole chicken         to make a festive marmalade, curd,           at 6-12 year olds, however all ages                                                  with university looming. Learn a range     and Creamy Spiced Dahl, with a few
    and then use up all of the cuts and

                                                chutney and jelly using the traditional      are welcome.                                                                         of versatile meals that are quick,         modern dishes thrown in to keep
    joint to make several diverse meals         methods championed by the WI.                M 1 adult 1 child £95                                                                healthy, delicious and cost effective      you inspired such as Sweet Potato
    to then take home.
                                                M £150 • NM £170                             M 1 adult 2 children £125 •                        Did you                           to recreate.                               and Kale Saag Aloo and Spiced

    M £150 • NM £170                                                                         NM 1 adult 1 child £115                                                              M £125 • NM £145                           Roasted Aubergine.
                                                Fermentation: An Introduction: Ashley Keen   NM 1 adult 2 children £145                                                                                                      M £150 • NM £170
    Chocolates For Christmas: Katie Churchard   11 July 2019                                                                                                                      Sushi Making: Wakako Guppy
    14 December 2019                                                                         Italian Night: Guest Chef                                                            10 October 2019
    Master the art of chocolate making
                                                Discover the processes of fermentation                                                     All ingredients are
                                                and how it can be used to enhance our        23 July 2019                                                                         Many British people think of sushi
    with this fun day school where                                                                                                         included in the cost
                                                menu planning and health. This course        Join us for Italian night as you learn                                               as ‘raw fish’, but actually sushi is a
    you will make both capped and               will cover techniques and recipes            to make your own pasta and sauce              of a Cookery School                    rice-based cuisine. You’ll learn how
    dipped chocolates with festive              to create tasty fermented foods and          from scratch, as well as an authentic         course. What’s more                    to make sushi rice in an authentic
    fillings including Stilton and Port         drink like kombucha tea, sauerkraut,         Italian dessert, then enjoy a restful         - they’re all measured                 method in this course. Then, you’ll
    and a gingerbread ganache.                  labneh, yoghurt and pickles and even         dinner with a glass of wine to enjoy                                                 make two types of sushi. One is
    M £150 • NM £170
                                                                                                                                           and prepped in advance
                                                create your own sourdough starter            all of your hard work!                                                               “chirashi zushi”, the most popular in
                                                                                                                                           for you!                               Japan. It doesn’t require advanced
    Eat The Seasons: Ashley Keen                for homemade sourdough.                      M £75 • NM £85
                                                M £125 • NM £145                                                                                                                  skills, and you can develop your own
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                                                                                                                                                                                  once you learn the basic version.
    Join us for a day of cooking with local,                                                                                                                                      The other is sushi rolls, the most
    seasonal produce. You will create your                                                                                                                                        popular form of sushi in the UK.
    own two course lunch followed by an                                                                                                                                           M £150 • NM £170
    afternoon exploring further dishes to
    take home for dinner. Be inspired to
    cook using what is available from your
    garden and local farm shop and know
    how to adapt recipes to suit the
    produce and time of year.
    M £150 • NM £170

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                                         Craft                                                                                                                                                                                           Day schools and family workshops

                                                   Creative Paper Cutting: Christine Green    Drawing: Portraits: David Nicholls
     CRAFT                                         30 September 2019                          4 September 2019
                                                   You will get to grips with creative        There are seven billion people on the
    Bumper Craft Take Away: Natalie Green          lettering and produce a panel unique       face of the earth, and most of them
    4 June 2019                                    to you. This could be a birthday           have two eyes, a nose and a mouth
    Try your hand at a medley of different         greeting, or family names or short         – yet, with the exception of identical
    craft projects with a contemporary             saying. You will practice your newly       twins, they are all recognisable from
    twist. You will make a number of               acquired skills and master safe            one another. How can this many
    different small projects to give you           and accurate cutting, and designing        faces, each so similar, be recognised
    lots of lovely ideas for your WI craft         effective and pleasing items.              as different? We will learn ways of
    sessions, to decorate your home                M £110 • NM £130                           seeing these differences, and will
    or give away as special presents.                                                         draw several portraits, including a
    There will be a range of projects to try,      Crochet Freeform: Jan Blight               self-portrait drawn in a mirror. This
    using beautiful fabrics, felts, buttons,       28 September 2019                          fascinating area of art is admired
    threads, beads, papers and all sorts!          Freeform crochet is exactly what it        above all others, because ‘getting
    M £110 • NM £130                               says it is, crochet that has no regular    a likeness’ seems to be the hardest
                                                   form. The crocheted fabric is formed       thing to do. In fact, following tried
    Button Craft Bonanza: Natalie Green            by working a number of ‘scrumbles’,        and tested methods, it may not be
    17 May 2019                                    which are then joined together.            as difficult as you think.
    Have you got piles of buttons lying            Scrumbles consist of a variety of stitch   M £125 • NM £145
    around or just a button collector-             patterns, yarn and colours. The fabric
    holic?! This is a fun day which gives          is organic and improvisational. Unique     Festive Willow: Norah Kennedy
    you several projects to made a dent            to you, there is no right or wrong         15 November 2019
    in your button stash and show off              method to work. The crochet fabric is      Put away the tinsel and the fairy lights
                                                   not repetitive so there are no granny      and spend a rewarding day creating         Flower Arranging: Pedestals for the Terrified:   Modern Calligraphy: Learn the Basics:       Rope Baskets: Sallieann Harrison
    your beauties to best effect. We will
    use buttons to create decorations,             squares or anything resembling one!        your own unique Christmas decorations      Christine Pearce                                 Jane Lappage                                28 May 2019
    pictures, accessories, jewellery               M £110 • NM £130                           from willow. You can expect to make        19 July 2019                                     28 June 2019                                Make a basket from rope on a
    and greetings cards and lots of                                                           several items to decorate your home        This day school is for anyone who                You will have seen this on trend script     sewing machine in just one day! I will
    other ideas too.                                                                          or you may wish to give them as            would like to learn how to design and            everywhere. The beauty of learning          demonstrate making a base, turning
    M £105 • NM £125                                                                          presents. A most enjoyable course          make a ‘pedestal’ flower arrangement.            this script is it is easier to master       the sides, fabric wrapping rope and
                                                                                              and you will return home with a            I promise it wont be as daunting                 and personalise, making it unique to        we will discuss dying, painting and
    Calligraphy: An Introduction: David Nicholls                                              great sense of achievement.                as you think it will be! Pedestals               you. You will be using a fine point nib     other trims that can be added.
    5 July 2019                                                                               M £150 • NM £170                           are in fact the stand which a flower             which is perfect for left handers too.      Warning though – rope baskets
    For anyone who has long admired                                                                                                      arrangement is placed. It doesn’t                Practising the skills in this script, you   are addictive!
    calligraphy and wants to know how                                                                                                    necessarily have to be a triangular              will gain your confidence and finish        M £125 • NM £145
    to start. Demonstrations and individual                                                                                              arrangement either and during the                the day by making a small beautiful
                                                                                                                                         day I will encourage you to look at              piece for special occasions, such as        Silver Clay Jewellery for Beginners:
    tuition will be designed to cater
    for your particular needs.                                                                                                           alternatives and also how to put                 a card, place name, gift tag etc. Using     Melanie Blaikie
                                                                                                                                         a contemporary twist on a usually                fantastic metallic inks with calligraphy,   24 May 2019
    M £105 • NM £125
                                                                                                                                         traditional design.                              your work will look a million dollars.      23 August 2019
    Calligraphy: David Nicholls                                                                                                          M £110 • NM £130                                 M £125 • NM £145                            Enjoy an adventure into a world
    19 October 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of silver with one of the UK’s

    Calligraphy simply means beautiful                                                                                                                                                                                                foremost teachers and this amazing

                                                                                                                                                 Did you
    writing, and during the day workshop                                                                                                                                                                                              new form of pure silver. Learn

    we will study calligraphy made with                                                                                                                                                                                               wonderful techniques and tips to
    a broad edged pen and based on                                                                                                                                                                                                    design and create real silver jewellery
    a tenth century manuscript. This                                                                                                                                                                                                  using just a few simple tools. Expect
    course is for complete beginners                                                                                                                                                                                                  to make at least two finished pieces
    and for anyone who has long                                                                                                             Did you know you                                                                          that can even be hall-marked. Fun
    admired calligraphy and wants                                                                                                           can hire Denman out?                                                                      and creative inspiration guaranteed!
    to know how to start.                                                                                                                   Why not plan your next                                                                    M £110 • NM £130
    M £150 • NM £170                                                                                                                        birthday celebration
                                                                                                                                            here? Contact us to
                                                                                                                                            find out more!

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Day schools and family workshops                                                                                                                                                                                                Day schools and family workshops

    Silver Clay Jewellery for Christmas Presents:   Spoon Carving: Charles Ash                Tiffany Style Stained Glass For Beginners:
    Louise Simmonds                                 30 October 2019                           Karen Jones                                     LIFESTYLE
    30 November 2019                                Spoon carving is a fantastic way          28 May 2019
    This is a really exciting and creative          to learn the basics of green wood         You will learn how to cut, assemble            ‘A Dickens of a time’: the making of the
    form of jewellery making using silver           carving. At the end of the day you will   and make your own stained glass                Victorian Christmas: Peter Street
    clay, which can be shaped like clay             have made your own spoon to use           sunrise panel or dragonfly suncatcher          4 December 2019
    but when fired is transformed into              and show your friends. The day starts     using the stained glass copper foil            It was the Victorian era which first
    fine silver. You’ll be taught how to use        with a single log. You will cleave it     technique (also known as the Tiffany           witnessed the making of and major
    silver clay to create pieces to produce         down, use an axe to shape and finish      Technique). You will use a selection           importance of Christmas in English
    stunning jewellery. You’ll also learn           with various knives to smooth and         of different coloured stained glass.           society and many of the traditions
    some traditional techniques to finish           perfect your spoon. This workshop         Suitable for beginners.                        linked with that Festival. The course
    your piece professionally. There will           is suitable for all abilities.            M £110 • NM £130                               explores why this was so together with
    be an opportunity to incorporate semi           M £150 • NM £170                                                                         their origins/developments. We begin
    precious stones, freshwater pearls                                                        Willow: Making Piglets: Norah Kennedy          with the contribution of Dickens,
    and cubic zirconia in your design.              Stained Glass: All Things Copperfoil!:    3 May 2019                                     especially through his writings.
    M £150 • NM £170                                Anna Conti                                Using some simple basket making                Thereafter also considered include
                                                    9 September 2019                          techniques and different colours of            Christmas cards and decorations,
    Silver Clay Jewellery: Louise Simmonds          Anna will introduce you to the art        willow you will make a delightful piglet       the pantomime, food, presents,
    20 July 2019                                    of making stained glass copperfoil        to display in your home or garden.             carols and music associated with
    This is a really exciting and creative          items and guide you through cutting       Learn how to make the body, floppy             this season, Christmas Day in the             Creative Writing: Developing and               DNA Testing and Family History:
    form of jewellery making using silver           glass, foiling and soldering. On this     ears, little fat trotters and a curly tail –   Workhouse (and elsewhere) as well             Editing your Novel: Debrah Martin              Jessica Feinstein
    clay, which can be shaped like clay             one day course you will be working        the only thing you will not be making          as the emergence and popularity of            25 October 2019                                4 May 2019
    but, when fired, is transformed into            from a selection of set designs that      is the squeak!                                 ghost stories and indeed of Father            What do you do with your novel once            On this course you will learn why
    fine silver. You will be taught how             can be improvised, using a wonderful      M £110 • NM £130                               Christmas himself.                            the first draft is complete? This course       you might want to do a DNA test for
    to use silver clay to create pieces             array of glass with different colours                                                    M £150 • NM £170                              covers how to edit your novel, and             family history, and also why you might
    to produce stunning jewellery. You will         and textures.                             Wool Applique Pincushion:                                                                    what to look for in the editing process.       not want to! What are the different
    also learn some traditional techniques          M £125 • NM £145                          Sallieann Harrison                             Creative Writing: Writing Credible Dialogue   It introduces Debrah’s own special             kinds of tests and who are they
    to finish your piece professionally.                                                      8 July 2019                                    and Developing your Author’s ‘Voice’:         editing system, enabling authors               suitable for? If you decide to do it,
    M £105 • NM £125                                Stained Glass Panels for Beginners:       In this session we will cover all              Debrah Martin                                 to critically review and organise the          there are several different companies
                                                    Anna Conti                                the basics of fused wool applique              17 June 2019                                  mass of work that potentially needs            that you can use, and we will look at
    Silver Clay Jewellery: Make a Silver Leaf:      8 July 2019                               to cotton backgrounds whilst making                                                          to be done to polish a manuscript              the advantages of each one. After you
                                                                                                                                             Voices – two of the most difficult
    Louise Simmonds                                 Make your own beautiful genuine           a weighted pincushion. We will cover           aspects of a novel to crack – yours           ready for publication.                         have made the decision, sent off your
    21 June 2019                                    stained glass A4 abstract hanging         a variety of hand stitches and discover        and your characters’! In this one-day         M £150 • NM £170                               sample, and got your results, there
    This is a really exciting and creative          panel or small window, using              the best fusibles/needles and threads          workshop you will learn how to write                                                         are several things that you need to do
    form of jewellery making, using                 traditional techniques unchanged          for this type of work.                         credible dialogue that drives your story      Creative Writing: Autobiographies –            to get the best from your results. We
    silver clay which, when fired, is               for years. Professional stained glass     M £125 • NM £145                               forward and also examine what makes           Turning Bare Fact to Fantastic (non)Fiction:   will help you to share your family tree
    99.9% pure silver. You’ll be taught             artist Anna Conti will introduce the                                                     up your own unique way of storytelling        Debrah Martin                                  so that matches to other people can
    how to transform a real leaf into a             process and show you how to cut                                                          – your author’s ‘voice’. The workshop         9 September 2019                               be discovered.
    pure silver leaf to create a stunning           glass, ‘lead up’, solder, cement                                                         will include practical ways to make           Ever wanted to write your                      M £110 • NM £130
    pendant or pair of earrings which               and install your panel.                                                                  your dialogue – and your characters –         autobiography? But where do
    look impressive but are in fact                 M £125 • NM £145                                                                         ‘real’, and how to use 1st, 3rd and the       you start, and how do you turn
    simple to make.                                                                                                                          Omniscient POV (Point of View) for

                                                    Textile Christmas Decorations:                                                                                                         fact into compelling (non)fiction?
    M £125 • NM £145                                                                                                                         dramatic effect to tell your story.           Autobiographies and biographies are
                                                    Pat Lumsdale
                                                                                                      Did you                                M £105 • NM £125                              still stories, and whether you are writing

                                                    30 November 2019                                                                                                                       your life story to share with your family
                                                    Use scraps of fabric, threads, braids,                                                                                                 or with a wider audience, this one-day
                                                    cords, ribbons and embellishments                                                                                                      workshop will help you make it a page-
                                                    to produce attractive decorations with                                                                                                 turner. You can use personal memories,
                                                    a Christmas theme. Some will take
                                                                                                 On your next visit, pop
                                                                                                                                                                                           photographs, genealogy or even a will
                                                                                                 into the Faberdashery                                                                                                                       Visit the website
                                                    a few minutes, some a lot longer, you
                                                    will produce at least four decorations.      Shop - it’s an Aladdin’s
                                                                                                                                                                                           as the source of your facts, but learn
                                                                                                                                                                                           how to be a master of breathing life              to read the full    i
                                                    M £150 • NM £170                             Cave of donated craft                                                                     into bare bones and applying the skills           course programmes, see
                                                                                                 goods. You’ll be amazed                                                                   of a polished writer to transform facts           more images, and check
                                                                                                 what you find in there!                                                                   into fantastic (non)fiction.                      out any new additions!
                                                                                                                                                                                           M £105 • NM £125

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                                                                                                                                          Summer schools
     Family History for Beginners:               How to Write and Sell News and Feature      We shall remember them: religion, the war
     Jessica Feinstein                           Articles: Tony Padman                       dead and Remembrance in Britain 1914-1939:
     16 November 2019                            8 June 2019                                 Peter Street
     A full introduction to researching          This beginners’ course will introduce       7 November 2019
     your own family history, taking a           you to the basic skills required to write   In the centennial year of the unveiling
     professional approach to help you
     create a family tree to be proud of.
                                                 articles that you can get published.
                                                 There are 20,000 different publications
                                                                                             of the Cenotaph the course considers          CRAFT                                      A French Connection in Ribbon Embroidery:
                                                                                             initially how (and which) war dead                                                       Marilyn Pipe
     This informal course will give you          covering every profession, hobby            had been remembered in the past              Mosaics: Priscilla Wheater                  22-26 July 2019
     an understanding of various methods         and lifestyle, and they need writers        and why remembrance of those                 24-28 June 2019                             A relaxing summer holiday in French
     and sources, make you aware of              either on a permanent or freelance          who had died in the Great War were           This course involves making mosaics         fields without leaving Denman! On this
     some of the pitfalls involved in            basis. This course includes guidance        treated differently – both during            for outdoor items for the garden            course you will create two beautiful
     family history research, and equip          on everything from generating ideas         the conflict itself and its aftermath.       or conservatory. We will create items       pictures depicting typical scenes from
     you with tips and advice. Students          and what makes a great story to             Aspects which feature include street         using the direct method. You have           the French countryside: one scene
     must have a basic knowledge of              asking the right questions, writing and     shrines, the annual observance               a varied choice of ideas: a small           will be a field of stunning sunflowers,
     using a computer and the internet           editing. We will discuss journalistic       of 4 August and the decision not             garden table, a bird bath, which            and another will depict a beautiful field
     so that they can work on their own.         skills, good and bad taste, and the         to repatriate the dead together              can be worked using old bases               full of lavender complete with bees!
     M £125 • NM £145                            newspaper and magazine industry.            with the emergence of the (then)             that need resurrection or bought            These pictures will be created using
                                                 M £125 • NM £145                            Imperial War Graves Commission.              from a garden centre.                       silk ribbons and embroidery threads
                                                                                             Also considered is the background            M £610 • NM £670                            to portray typical landscapes full of
                                                                                             to the Great Silence, the Unknown
                                                                                             Warrior and Festival of Remembrance          Free Machine Embroidery: Claire Muir
                                                                                                                                                                                      beautiful blooms and foliage. The art
                                                                                                                                                                                      of sewing using silk ribbons combined
                                                                                             and (battlefield) pilgrimages.               8-12 July 2019                              with threads is relaxing, easy to learn
                                                                                             M £130 • NM £150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enjoy Oxfordshire: John Vigar
                                                                                                                                          This fun filled course will open up         and has rewarding results.                  and Anna Steven
                                                                                                                                          the world of free machine embroidery        M £560 • NM £610                            22-26 July 2019
                                                                                                                                          to you. If you have heard of it but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On day one, visit Blenheim Palace,

                                                                                                                                          wasn’t quite sure what it was all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  which commemorates the life and
                                                                                                                                          about then this is the course for
                                                                                                                                          you. The techniques themselves are                 Did you                              achievements of John Churchill and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  his descendants. On day two, visit
                                                                                                                                          easy and you will see that with just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kelmscott, the Oxfordshire home
                                                                                                                                          a little practise how easy it is to “draw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of one of the most famous Arts and
                                                                                                                                          with the needle”. You don’t need a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crafts designers William Morris. In
                                                                                                                                          complicated sewing machine to do               Courses are practically                  the afternoon you will visit Buscot
                                                                                                                                          this you just need to be able to lower         all inclusive!                           Park, a National Trust property nearby
                                                                                                                                          your teeth (or put a plate over them)
                                                                                                                                          and put on a free-machine embroidery
                                                                                                                                                                                         Expert tuition, all                      with an extensive art collection and
                                                                                                                                                                                         accommodation, all                       inspirational gardens. On day three,
                                                                                                                                          foot (darning foot).
                                                                                                                                                                                         refreshments, we can                     visit the heart of Oxford University
                                                                                                                                          M £560 • NM £610
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – the Sheldonian Theatre, Schools
                                                                                                                                                                                         even pick you up from                    Quad and Radcliffe Square. Stroll
                                                                                                                                                                                         the local station!                       through the colourful Covered Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  before lunch and a tour of Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  College. In the afternoon, following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a visit to New College and gardens,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  take a Thames River Cruise to Iffley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lock before returning to Denman for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  afternoon tea. On the final day, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  course culminates with a morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  visit to the Ashmolean Museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M £675 • NM £735

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Special events                                                                                                                                                                                      Special events

     Special events                                                                                                                  Shackleton, His Life
                                                                                                                                     and Times with Isobel Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Valentina Harris – Italian Chef & Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                       – Talk, Demo and Q&A
                                                                                                                                                                                                       14 May 2019
                                                                                                                                     17 June 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Come and join Valentina for
                                                                                                                                     Shackleton led three                                              an authentic Italian culinary
       Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian                                                                                        expeditions to the                                                adventure as she shows
                                                                                                                                     Antarctic and was a
       and Edwardian Oxford                                                                                                          crew member on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       you how to make some of
       17 May 2019                                                                                                                                                                                     her very favourite seasonal
                                                                                                                                     fourth. He is famous                                              dishes from various regions of
       People come to Denman                                                                                                         for escaping with all
       to have a jolly good time!                                                                                                                                                                      Italy, whilst regaling you with the
                                                                                                                                     his crew, from the icy                                            stories behind the food and her own
       Curious how this was done                                                                                                     grip of the Weddell Sea
       a century or so ago? Hop back                                                                                                                                                                   life experiences after over 50 years of cooking
                                                                                                                                     during his momentous                                              and learning about Italian food.
       in time with Oxfordshire historian                                                                                            expedition of 1914-1916 and for his incredible 800
       Liz Woolley as she gives a                                                                                                                                                                      M £67 • NM £72
                                                                                                                                     mile sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia. But
       fascinating talk on the leisure                                                                                               he achieved more than this. In 1909 he got to within
       and entertainment habits of                                                                                                   100 miles of the South Pole - the first expedition to
       those in Victorian and Edwardian                                                                                              get so far on the Antarctic plateau. Join Denman and
       Oxford. In the mid-nineteenth                                                                                                                                                                      Basic Skills to Survive
                                                    Lights, Camera, Action! Blenheim Palace – star of TV and Film                    special guest, author Isobel Wilson, in an afternoon                 the Outdoors
       century, the world was once                                                                                                   discovering the life of this incredible explorer and his
       again changing: With a little                3 June 2019                                                                                                                                           17-18 June 2019
                                                                                                                                     journey through the Antarctic.
       more time and money to spend,                Come and join us for a fascinating day exploring what happens when Blenheim      M £42 • NM £47                                                       Join Bushcraft at Denman
       recreational activities arose to             Palace becomes a film location. The day starts at Denman with Antonia Keaney                                                                          to learn the fundamental
       meet the demand for something                from Blenheim Palace giving an illustrated talk on how the Palace has been                                                                            skills to survive the
       to do. For a descriptive tour of             used as a filming location in a huge variety of TV adverts and programmes,                                                                            outdoors! During this one
       period’s entertainment scene                 and has appeared in both Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters. The talk                                                                               day event, you will grow
       and discover why “habitual                   will show what actually happens at the Palace when Hollywood descends -                                                                               in confidence and develop
       drunkards” were “induced                     and what happens behind the scenes! After Antonia’s talk and a wonderful                                                                              your knowledge of the four
       to spend their evenings in                   lunch, we will take a coach across to Blenheim where you can spend the                                                                                main principles: fire, food,
       the library”…!                               afternoon exploring the wonderful house and gardens at your leisure before                                                                            shelter and water. You
       M £42 • NM £47                               arriving back at Denman.                                                                                                                              will learn how to build an
                                                    M £67 • NM £72                                                                                                                                        emergency shelter using
                                                                                                                                                                                                          only natural materials,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          collect and purify contaminated water, and prepare
                                    The Alchemy of Food                            The Dressmaker: Victorian                                                                                              your own meals using items foraged, among many
                                    with Kumud Ghandi                              Extravagance in Detail                                                                                                 other skills! This is a unique opportunity for those new
                                    16 May 2019                                    7 May 2019                                                                                                             to the outdoors, or those with a little experience –
                                    In this afternoon session                      Gorgeous gowns with fantastic                                                                                          either way, you’ll go home knowing that you can stay
                                    with author and food scientist                 frills, dramatic decoration and                                                                                        safe, and keep your loved ones safe, in the outdoors!
                                    Kumud Ghandi, you will discuss                 luscious lace abound in this                                                                                           M £159 • NM £169
                                    the relationship between                       talk celebrating the skill of
                                    the chemistry in every day                     the Victorian dressmaker.
                                    ingredients and how they                       Celebrate the sumptuous                                                          An Afternoon with Simon King OBE
                                    affect your body. This thought                 styles of the era whilst                                                                                            Cotswold Lavender Tour and Talk
                                    provoking session, with                        also considering the                            25 July 2019                                                        9 July 2019
     audience participation, will look at why we eat what we                       cost of the gowns                               Simon King OBE ‘Naturalist, Conservationist, Author,                It’s the lavender season and we’ve got a right treat
     eat, how food has evolved, and how our food habits have                       on the women who                                Artist and Broadcaster is an aficionado of capturing                for you! Join us at Denman for an insightful talk and
     changed over time. A lovely range of herbs and spices                         made them. See                                  the natural world (receiving an Honorary Fellowship                 demonstration by Cath from My Scented Home who
     will be used to illustrate common misconceptions and how                      what the dressmaker                             of the Royal Photographic Society in 2011). As a                    will tell you all about the wonderful world of lavender
     they are used in modern medicine and cuisine. Kumud will                      wears to dress the                              passionate conservationist Simon specialises in                     and how best to use it in your craft projects! After lunch,
     show you how simple ingredients, when blended together,                       debutante in her new                            wildlife documentaries. His extensive knowledge                     we’ll be whisking you away to Cotswold Lavender for a
     can create the most wonderful flavours. Join us at Denman                     fabulous frock with original                    and expertise behind a camera has seen his                          tour of their field and distillery. Learn all about how mass
     and get ready to change your perception of diets and food,                    examples on display for you                     work included in many programmes including                          lavender is harvested and how best to care for the plant.
     and go home with a sense of knowing how to improve                            to study and admire.                            the BBC’s Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Springwatch                    You’ll also go away with great ideas of what to do with
     quality of life and wellbeing.                                                M £42 • NM £47                                  and Autumnwatch to name but a few.                                  lavender once you’ve picked it!
     M £42 • NM £47                                                                                                                M £57 • NM £62                                                      M £67 • NM £72

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Cookery                                                                                                                                                                                Cookery

                                                   Abundant Harvest: Linda Hewett            Artisan Drinks: Lindy Wildsmith             Autumn in Italy: Lindy Wildsmith
                                                   11-13 September 2019                      24-26 June 2019                             28-30 October 2019
                                                   Let’s take time to contemplate the        Learn to make your own delicious            Italian regional food is governed
                                                   marvellous summer we’ve had and           seasonal cordials, infusions, cocktails     by the seasons and the produce
                                                   how it’s furnished us with such an        and mocktails... by capturing the           they bring. What better way to
     A Taste Of Italy - Part 1: Lindy Wildsmith    abundant harvest. In this waste not       scents and flavours of the summer           celebrate the arrival of Autumn by
                                                   want not themed course, Linda will        season and transforming them into           creating elegant yet warming and
     and Sue McKenna                               pass on her top tips and best recipes     both alcoholic and soft drinks to           comforting dishes with the colourful
     21-23 August 2019                             for making the most of courgettes,        enable you to enhance ice cream,            fruit, vegetables and nuts, meat
     Whether you are planning a trip to            tomatoes, apples and batch baking         jelly, cakes, cocktails or to give as       and game?
     Italy, enjoy Italian cuisine or just want     to fill your freezer.                     a gift. Cocktails and punches don’t         M £400 • NM £440
     to try out the language to see whether        M £375 • NM £410                          have to be alcoholic; learn which
     you might like to learn it in the future,                                               ingredients pack a punch to your            Autumnal Baking: Jill Arthur
     this is the course for you. Over the          American Baking: Kelly Mauger             drink but still allow you to drive home.    2-4 September 2019
     two days you will learn conversational        17-19 May 2019                            We will of course be making some            Join Jill on a baking masterclass as
     Italian, discover the history and culture     Join Kelly for a trip stateside, as you   alcoholic drinks too!                       she incorporates seasonal fruits and
     of Italy and then cook up Italian             bake your way through delicious           M £375 • NM £410                            vegetables into some of your favourite
     favourites in the WI Cookery School.          goodies and desserts including                                                        or soon to be favourite bakes.
     Not to be missed!                             Florida’s key lime pie, donuts,           Artisan Winter Preserves: Lindy Wildsmith   Covering an array of cakes, doughs,
     M £400 • NM £440                              bagels, whoopie pies and New York’s       27-29 November 2019                         biscuits and pastry, this course is
                                                   infamous cheesecake.                      If you are into jam making and              one not to miss for anyone who loves
     A Taste of Italy - Part 2: Lindy Wildsmith    M £375 • NM £410                          preserving, why not try your hand           baking and wants to extend their
     and Sue Mckenna                                                                                                                                                               Bread Baking for the Home - Part 1:       Cake Decorating: Natalie Green
                                                                                             at our winter themed preserving             recipe repertoire and knowledge.          Alison Haigh                              17-19 July 2019
     23-25 October 2019                            Artisan Bread: Dede Liss                  course featuring pumpkin and orange         M £375 • NM £410
                                                   Take your bread making to another                                                                                               9-11 September 2019                       You will start with baking using a tried
     This is a second instalment of our                                                      marmalade, ginger and lemon curd,
     popular Italian cooking and language          level by learning the art of sourdoughs                                               Autumnal Jams, Pickles and Chutneys:      Alison Haigh grew up in an artisan        and tested recipe for a well risen and
                                                                                             spiced root vegetable chutney,                                                                                                  firm cake with good keeping qualities
     course and is suitable for anyone             and long fermentation dough.                                                          Vivien Lloyd                              bakery and she will be sharing her
                                                                                             fermented pickled shallots, gut busting                                                                                         which is perfect for celebration
     who completed part 1 or who already           28-30 June 2019                                                                                                                 experience on this special weekend
                                                                                             Korean kimchi, confit of duck and           2-4 October 2019                                                                    cakes. Then you will look at all the
     speaks a little conversational Italian.       19-21 July 2019                                                                                                                 bread course. You will learn how four
                                                                                             potted venison.                             As the nights draw in and the trees                                                 professional techniques to prepare
     Whether you are planning a trip to            M £375 • NM £410                                                                                                                simple ingredients can be combined
                                                                                             M £400 • NM £440                            shed their leaves, join us to preserve                                              your cake for decoration, cover
     Italy, enjoy Italian cuisine or just want                                                                                                                                     to produce wonderful breads. Recipes
                                                   15-17 November 2019                                                                   Autumn fruits and vegetables for          include rosemary and potato focaccia,     with sugarpaste and add incredible
     to try out the language to see whether                                                                                              the year ahead, using the traditional
     you might like to learn it in the future,     M £400 • NM £440                                                                                                                cinnamon swirls, sultana and walnut       decorative touches. You will be
                                                                                                                                         methods championed by the WI.             loaf, and curried naan bread.             stacking, dowelling, crimping,
     this is the course for you.                                                                                                         Learn how to make Autumn jams
                                                                                                                                                                                   M £375 • NM £410                          colouring, making cut outs and
     M £440 • NM £480                                                                                                                    and pickles (sweet and savoury),                                                    flowers and even doing some royal
                                                                                                                                         jelly, chutney, sauce and vinegar.        Bread Baking For The Home - Part 2:       iced piping. You will come away
     A Taste of Spain: Peter Lien                                                                                                        At the end of the course there will
     14-16 October 2019                                                                                                                                                            Alison Haigh                              with everything you need to know
                                                                                                                                         be jars and bottles of eight different    16-18 October 2019                        to create amazing cakes of your own
     Spain is rightly famous for its simple                                                                                              recipes to take home. For those who
                                                                                                                                                                                   Following the success of Alison’s         at home and some professional tips
     cooking using fantastic produce.                                                                                                    enjoy entering competitions, there will
                                                                                                                                                                                   introductory bread course, she is now     and secrets too.
     From classic paellas to the Moorish                                                                                                 be hints and tips from the tutor who is
     inspired cookery of Andalucia,                                                                                                                                                offering Bread Baking for the Home -      M £375 • NM £410
                                                                                                                                         an NFWI Preserves Judge.

     this course will cover some of the                                                                                                                                            Part 2 to extend your knowledge and
                                                                                                                                         M £400 • NM £440
                                                                                                                                                                                   skill base further. It is not essential   Contemporary Indian Cookery:
     most popular Iberian dishes. Plus
     a selection of tapas dishes and some                                                            Did you                                                                       that you have completed the first         Bhavini Mistry

                                                                                                 know                                                                              course but it is desirable that you       13-15 September 2019
     sweet treats too!
     M £440 • NM £480                                                                                                                                                              already have a basic knowledge of         Join Bhavini for a weekend where
                                                                                                                                                                                   bread. You will make an overnight         you will immerse yourself in an array
                                                                                                Join as a Friend                                                                   dough, use the sponge method,             of aromatic spices to create delicious,
                                                                                                                                                                                   practice shaping techniques and           authentic Indian dishes with a
                                                                                                of Denman and save                                                                 make a selection of breads to include     contemporary twist that you can easily
                                                                                                10% off any course or                                                              English muffins, pumpkin bread and        recreate at home. Dishes will include:
                                                                                                event - all year round!                                                            a delicious buttery citrus Pan de Mie.    Chicken Tikka Massala, Aromatic
                                                                                                Membership is only                                                                 M £440 • NM £480                          Pilaf Rice, Chappatis, Tadka Dahl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Pakoras.
                                                                                                £75 per year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M £375 • NM £410

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Cookery                                                                                                                                                                                 Cookery

     Cook Ahead For Christmas: Ashley Keen        Edible Gifts: Kelly Mauger                 Gourmet Salads:                           La Dolce Vita: Italian Desserts and Sweet                                             Mediterranean Breads: Dede Liss
     11-13 December 2019                          2-4 December 2019                          Ashley Keen                               Treats: Mariella Bliss                                                                3-5 May 2019
     Take the stress out of Christmas by          9-11 December 2019                         19-21 August 2019                         3-5 July 2019                                                                         This is a course for anyone who loves
     coming along to the cookery school           There’s no gift as special as              M £375 • NM £410                          Join Mariella for a sweet-toothed trip                                                bread! Dede will show you how to
     to prepare many of the components            something homemade so join us for a                                                  around Italy, featuring Italian sweet                                                 use the simplest of ingredients:
     for your Christmas dinner and over           cookery class that will not only get you
                                                                                             Peter Lien                                treat and dessert favourites including                                                flour, water, salt and yeast alongside
     the festive period, including stuffing,      in the festive spirit but will also help   13-15 May 2019                                                                                                                  Mediterranean flavours including olive
                                                                                                                                       Pannacotta, Tiramisu, Brioche, Biscotti
     gravy and side dishes, plus delicious        you reduce your Christmas shopping!        26-28 June 2019                           and a delicious Almond and Lemon                                                      oil, olives, aromatic herbs, spices
     truffles. Take it all home and freeze in     M £400 • NM £440                           M £405 • NM £445                          Capri Cake. Also, discover and enjoy                                                  and citrus, to make a fabulous variety
     preparation for the big day so that you                                                 Forget limp lettuce and curling           lesser known (but equally delicious)                                                  of breads, some of which you may
     can relax and enjoy yourself, knowing        Everyday Preserves: Vivien Lloyd           cucumbers, salads have gone glam!         recipes like Venetian carnival favourite                                              already be familiar with and some
     that all of the hard work has already        15-17 January 2020                         Salads are no longer an afterthought      ‘Chiacchiere’ (silly chats!) and Tuscan                                               which will be brand new!
     been done!                                   Join us to make a range of recipes         or a side dish. They can be a real        ‘Schiacciata’, a sweet focaccia filled                                                M £375 • NM £410
     M £400 • NM £440                             to keep, eat and share, using the          showpiece of the dinner table.            and topped with grapes, fennel seeds,
                                                  traditional methods championed             A selection of satisfying, interesting    rosemary and Vin Santo!                     Let’s Make Cheese - Part 3 (The Blues):   Mediterranean Cuisine: Peter Lien
     Curries of the World: Peter Lien             by the WI. Learn how to make a             salads that will cover dinner, lunch      M £375 • NM £410                            Louise Talbot                             17-19 June 2019
     13-15 November 2019                          marmalade, jam, chutney, curd, pickle,     or both, eat as they are or topped                                                    25-27 September 2019                      Food that bursts with colour, sunshine
     This course will be a real adventure.        syrup, and fruit in alcohol. For those     with a piece of fish or meat. No boring   Let’s Make Cheese - Part 1: Louise Talbot   Louise will show you how to make          and healthy ingredients. Join our
     Take a journey into cuisines that you        who enjoy entering competitions, there     packed lunches ever again!                8-10 July 2019                              blue cheese and a range of delicious      cruise through the Med stopping
     haven’t tried before. The Caribbean,         will be hints and tips from the tutor                                                M £375 • NM £410                            goodies also incorporating blue           off in sun drenched ports of Greek
     Malaysia, and even South Africa –            who is an NFWI Preserves Judge.            Heritage Wheat Special - Bread Weekend:                                               cheeses. This is a follow-on course so    islands, North Africa, France and Italy.
                                                                                                                                       30 October - 1 November 2019
     they all have their own curries. So join     M £400 • NM £440                           Dede Liss                                 M £400 • NM £440                            it is essential that you have completed   We’ll make the most of the fantastic
     us to sample fragrant fish, meat and                                                    31 July - 2 August 2019                                                               the introductory course first as it       ingredients that the region has to offer
     vegetable dishes flavoured with spice        Express Dinner Parties: Ashley Keen        Many people are turning away from         27-29 January 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                   will have given you the grounding         including olive oil from the groves of
     pastes and powders.                          11-13 November 2019                        bread due to a difficulty digesting the   M £400 • NM £440                            and knowledge to make the more            Greece, Italian cheeses, and piquillo
     M £440 • NM £480                             Take the stress out of cooking for         high level of gluten in modern flours.    Join farmer’s wife and cheese maker         complex cheeses.                          peppers from Spain. Try Moroccan
                                                  dinner parties by learning some            Heritage and ancient grains offer         Louise Talbot for a fascinating course      M £375 • NM £410                          Chicken with Charmoula, Lebanese
     Eastern Feasts: Ashley Keen                  speedy yet impressive starters, mains      a solution as they contain a lower        in making cheese at home. Louise                                                      Meze, and Italian Stuffed Peppers.
     30 September - 2 October 2019                and desserts to wow your guests.           percentage of gluten and so even          will show you how to make a range           Low Carb Living: Ashley Keen              Who needs a holiday?
     Simple, colourful and vibrant food           M £400 • NM £440                           those with a gluten intolerance find      of soft cheeses using domestic              1-3 May 2019                              M £405 • NM £445
     from the great reaches of the Middle                                                    bread made with these flours easier       kitchen utensils and cover halloumi,        Are you looking to reduce the amount
     East, guaranteed to bring sunshine           Festive Baking: Jill Arthur                to digest. Learn how to make your         mozzarella, mascarpone, butter,             of sugary foods, pasta and bread in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mediterranean Magic in Autumn:
     to any occasion. Explore techniques,         4-6 December 2019                          own great bread using these flours on     cream cheese, and ricotta, as well as       your diet, but unsure how to keep         Alex Mackay
     ingredients and recipes inspired by          Join Jill on a Festive baking              this introduction course. Not suitable    a discussion on the principles of hard.     it exciting and tasty? This course        16-18 September 2019
     travels through the Bosphorus, Black         masterclass as she incorporates            for coeliacs.                                                                         will show you delicious meals that        Autumn is a mystical time where
     Sea, Aegean, Mediterranean, North            seasonal ingredients and spices into       M £375 • NM £410                          Let’s Make Cheese - Part 2: Louise Talbot   are high in protein, fat and healthy      the harvests of wild mushrooms,
     Africa, and Persia.                          some of your favourite or soon to be                                                 23-25 August 2019                           vegetables. The course will cover         chestnuts and grapes set off a
     M £375 • NM £410                             favourite Christmas themed bakes.          Italian Breads: Mariella Bliss            M £375 • NM £410                            family favourites that have been          colourful landscape. The food is still
                                                  Covering an array of cakes, doughs,        28-30 August 2019                         8-10 November 2019                          adapted to use vegetables and pulses      light with lots of the remaining joys of
                                                  biscuits and pastry, this course is        Mariella Bliss has been successfully      M £400 • NM £440                            instead of pasta, potato or rice. There   summer but warming enough to take
                                                  one not to miss for anyone who             baking and selling focaccia and                                                       will also be dishes that are naturally    you through to winter. This is holiday
                                                  loves baking and wants to extend           ciabatta for over ten years. Come         29-31 January 2020                                                                    food made accessible to you at home.
                                                                                                                                                                                   high in protein like shakshuka baked
                                                  their recipe repetoire and knowledge       and learn the secret of Italian bread     M £400 • NM £440                            eggs, or lentil dhal.                     This course will be full of dishes
                                                  to feed loved ones over the festive        making using a biga starter or            Louise will show you how to make            M £375 • NM £410                          that are ablaze with colour and full
                                                  period.                                    handling a very wet dough for light       clotted cream, plus a range of hard                                                   of vibrant flavours from everybody’s
                                                  M £400 • NM £440                           but fully flavoured bread. The recipes    cheeses, including cheddar and                                                        favourite cuisine.
                                                                                             to be made include; focaccia, ciabatta,   camembert. She will also share some                                                   M £405 • NM £445
                                                                                             breadsticks and ‘schiacciata’ with        great recipes that incorporate cheese.
                                                                                             grapes and vin santo.                     This is a follow-on course so it is
                                                                                             M £375 • NM £410                          essential that you have completed
                                                     A Day Visit costs only                                                            the introductory course first as it
                                                     £30pp and includes                                                                will have given you the grounding                                                        Don’t forget you can
                                                                                                                                       and knowledge to make the more
                                                     a full tour, lunch                                                                complex cheeses.                                                                         book online - just head
                                                     and cream tea!                                                                                                                                                             to

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     Modern Cakes: Kelly Mauger                 Moorish and Middle Eastern - Menu 1:     Patisserie - Part 1: Kelly Mauger         Perfect Pastry: Kelly Mauger              Summer Preserves: Vivien Lloyd
     1-3 November 2019                          Peter Lien                               10-12 June 2019 SOLD OUT                  2-4 August 2019                           19-21 June 2019
     17-19 January 2020                         3-5 June 2019                            4-6 November 2019                         If you are a fan of the Great British     Celebrate the arrival of summer
     Join Kelly for a cake baking and           At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and    This patisserie course will cover         Bake Off or have always found             by joining us to make preserves using
     decorating course using traditional        Africa, the region known as the Middle   many of the classics of French pastry     pastry challenging, why not join our      recipes championed by the Women’s
     and contemporary techniques to             East has taken its culinary influences   work using an array of skills which       masterclass and take your skills to       Institute. Suitable for beginners and
     create two modern masterpieces,            from many places and people,             you will learn and practice, including    a new level by learning how to avoid      experienced preservers, capture
     including an American chocolate fudge      including the Moors. Learn about         blind baking and piping. We will make     crumbly pastry, soggy bottoms and         the flavours of summer for the
     cake covered in a seamless layer of        the traditions of Moroccan, Persian      base recipes of pate sucree, choux        shrinking sides? You will perfect pate    colder months ahead. Learn how
     chocolate ganache and finished with        and Lebanese cookery and local           pastry and crème patissiere which         sucree, shortcrust, choux, rough puff     to make sweet and savoury jams,
     mirror glaze, plus a 6 layer rainbow       ingredients such as sumac, salted        we will turn into Tart Au Citron, Choux   and hot water pastry, which you will      jelly, curd, cordial, chutney, vinegar
     cake, decorated with ombre Swiss           lemons, pistachios and rose water.       Buns filled with Crème Diplomat and       turn into an array of delicious goodies   and preserve fruit in alcohol.
     meringue buttercream frosting,             Together you’ll make a delicious lunch   Macarons. With these base recipes         to take home, including ganache           M £375 • NM £410
     chocolate ganache drips and featuring      of mezze salads and dips, then go on     and skills learned during the course      tarts, quiche, a pork pie, profiteroles
     a melting ice cream illusion effect on     to make Persian Chicken with Harissa     you will be able to go home and create    and sausage roles.                        Thai Cookery: Peter Lien                         Viennoiserie: Breakfast Pastries:
     the top. Kelly will also demonstrate       Pilaf, a fruity Tagine, and some         a wide variety of patisserie items with   M £375 • NM £410                          29-31 May 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Katie Churchard
     a 2 tiered Mojito inspired Genoese         delicious Orange and Sumac biscuits.     confidence and ease.                                                                Learn about the exciting flavours                7-9 June 2019
     ‘naked’ cake decorated using fresh         M £405 • NM £445                         M £400 • NM £440                          Starters and Desserts: Katie Churchard    of Thai cookery and the art of
                                                                                                                                   24-26 January 2020                                                                         If you have ever been lucky enough
     flowers and chrystalised mint leaves.                                                                                                                                   balancing the characteristic taste
                                                Moorish and Middle Eastern - Menu 2:     Pizza, Pasta and Sauces: Mariella Bliss                                                                                              to stay at Raymond Blanc’s Manoir
     M £400 • NM £440                                                                                                              Learn to create meat, fish and            sensations of sweet, sour, saltiness
                                                                                         23-25 September 2019                                                                                                                 aux Quatre Saisons, your croissants
                                                Peter Lien                                                                         vegetarian starters to impress at         and heat. The course will feature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              may have been made by Katie. Learn
     Modern Vegetarian: Ashley Keen             20-22 January 2020                       Join our authentic Neapolitan cook        your dinner parties or to enjoy           some of the country’s most famous
     30 August - 1 September 2019                                                                                                                                                                                             to make your own pain au chocolate,
                                                If you loved Peter’s first Moorish and   and tutor Mariella, to learn how to       as a lighter meal, then finish with       dishes, including salads, noodle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              croissants, brioches and danishes
     Are you or a family member                 Middle Eastern course, join him for      make fresh pizza and pasta and            a chocolate, fruit and sponge based       dishes and, of course, curries made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from a true pastry master.
     vegetarian? Love to have dinner            further recipes, featuring a brand new   extend your repertoire beyond             dessert. Also learn about plating         from home-made curry paste.
                                                                                                                                   aesthetics and the use of colour                                                           M £375 • NM £410
     parties but do not want to cook two        selection of dishes from the region.     bolognese sauce! Learn how to make                                                  M £405 • NM £445
     different meals? Let us introduce          The group will prepare a new range       pizza dough and fresh egg and flour       and texture to balance your plate.                                                         Winter Warming Baking: Jill Arthur
     you to an array of exciting, modern        of mezze dishes for lunch on the first   pasta from scratch - tagliatelle,         M £400 • NM £440                          The Amalfi Coast on your Table: Mariella Bliss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6-8 November 2019
     vegetarian meals. Even the carnivores      day, and then move on to a variety of    pappardelle and tagliolini, then create                                             15-17 May 2019
                                                                                                                                   Summer Baking: Jill Arthur                                                                 Join Jill on a baking masterclass as
     will not miss the meat!                    slow cooked dishes, and sweet treats.    some delicious and varied sauces                                                    Join Mariella Bliss as she takes you on
                                                                                                                                   12-14 June 2019                                                                            she incorporates seasonal produce
     M £375 • NM £410                           M £440 • NM £480                         which will compliment the pasta                                                     a culinary journey to the Amalfi Coast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and spices into some of your favourite
                                                                                         shapes, including a mushroom and          Join Jill on a baking masterclass as      Cook together the most delicious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or soon to be favourite bakes.
                                                                                         Marsala sauce and the famous ‘pasta       she incorporates seasonal fruits and      scialatielli (traditional pasta shape)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Covering an array of cakes, doughs,
                                                                                         alla norma’ sauce, plus you will have     vegetables into some of your favourite    with prawns and lemon zest, bake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              biscuits and pastry, this course is
                                                                                         an array of authentic toppings for        or soon to be favourite bakes.            sea bass with potatoes and cherry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              one not to miss for anyone who loves
                                                                                         your pizzas to choose from.               Covering an array of cakes, doughs,       tomatoes, then discover the secret of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              baking and wants to extend their
                                                                                         M £375 • NM £410                          biscuits and pastry, this course is       a perfect Neapolitan pizza. Learn to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              recipe repetoire and knowledge.
                                                                                                                                   one not to miss for anyone who loves      make your own potato gnocchi alla
                                                                                                                                   baking and wants to extend their          sorrentina and enjoy a ‘lemon delice’            M £400 • NM £440
                                                                                                                                   recipe repetoire and knowledge.           and a glass (or two) of limoncello!              World Street Food - Menu 1: Peter Lien
                                                                                                                                   M £375 • NM £410                          M £375 • NM £410                                 24-26 May 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Some of the most delicious food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the world isn’t served in fancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              restaurants, but from stalls and carts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in bustling markets or on busy streets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Why not take your tastebuds on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              global cookery tour visiting countries
                                                                                                                                      Sign up to                                                                              as diverse as Austria, Spain, Turkey,
                                                                                                                                      the fortnightly        i                                                                Mexico and Japan?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M £405 • NM £445
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Craft                                                                                                                                                                                       Craft

                                                   An Introduction to Prophetic Art: Learn      Beaded Decorations for Christmas:           Beading the Russian Connection:                                                         Calligraphy: Gilding and illumination:
                                                   to Paint From Your Visions: Karen Jones      Sally Boehme                                Sally Boehme                                                                            Jan Mehigan
                                                   11-12 September 2019                         2-4 December 2019                           10-12 May 2019                                                                          5-6 September 2019
                                                   Have you ever wondered how artists           Using tiny seed beads and lots of           This bead weaving course will explore                                                   Learn the techniques of illumination
                                                   paint along to music in church or            deliciously sparkly crystal beads you       stitches with a Russian connection. St                                                  (gilding) and enjoy creating your own
     3 Dimensional Tambour: Diana Vernon           from dreams they have had? This              will create a beautiful beaded bauble,      Petersburg Chain stitch will be used                                                    decorated and illuminated letters or
     and Lesley Coidan                             Christian-themed art session will allow      a beaded snowflake and light-catching       to create a beautifully sinuous set                                                     decorative motifs , which can perhaps
                                                   you to paint from an image triggered         beaded icicle to hang on your               including a necklace and a matching                                                     be used to enhance your calligraphy,
     30 August - 1 September 2019
                                                   from your imagination or from a vision       Christmas tree. They also make the          (but different) bracelet, and Russian                                                   illuminate a miniature or create a
     This course is suitable for students          in response to a piece of music and          ideal gift for loved ones that cannot       Chevron Chain stitch will be used to                                                    single, vibrant decorative letter, using
     who have completed the Level 1                a related story from scripture provided      be found in any shop, however, after        create a pretty pair of earrings (plus                                                  line, colour and gold (the “real” stuff
     course, or equivalent, and will teach         by your tutor. Everyone will produce         all your efforts you may find it hard       a necklace or bracelet if there is time)                                                or gold gouache).
     you how to combine wiring with                different styles of artwork and will         to part with them!                          to complete the ensemble to provide                                                     M £185 • NM £205
     tambour. You will learn how to couch          receive individual help if they need it.     M £330 • NM £370                            a full suite of jewellery to wear home!
     down a wire using the tambour                                                                                                                                                      Calligraphy - Learn, Design                 Calligraphy: Gothic Script: David Nicholls
                                                   There will be a short practice piece                                                     M £330 • NM £370
     technique to create a 3D flower,              before engaging with the theme and           Beaded Frozen Leaf Necklace: Julia Atkins                                               and Create: Jane Lappage                    23-26 May 2019
     and in addition how to embellish              work on a larger painting.                   11-13 September 2019                        Block Printing and Make a Lampshade:        8-10 January 2020                           1-3 September 2019
     this with a Victorian wired flower.           M £185 • NM £205                             The delicate leaves of this statement       Maggie Sheehan                              Whether you are a beginner or               The hand that springs to mind when
     M £330 • NM £370                                                                           necklace are made using increasing          12-14 June 2019                             returning to improve what you have          the word calligraphy is mentioned is
                                                   Art: Pastels for Beginners: Michele Floyd    and decreasing peyote stitch in the         A wide variety of hand carved and           already learnt, these two days will         Gothic, or Black Letter as it is often
     A Paper Bag But Not As You Know It:           10-12 June 2019                                                                                                                      give you all you need to confidently
                                                                                                ‘zig zag’ technique embellished             sustainably sourced woodblock                                                           known. It is characterised by its
     Marilyn Pipe                                  A thoroughly enjoyable introduction to       with Swarovski crystals and pearls.                                                     personalise your own style of this          closed spaced upright strokes and
                                                                                                                                            designs to choose from, and a lovely
     7-10 May 2019                                 the beautiful effects that can be achieved   The dainty strap is made in Russian                                                     beautiful script. You will be using a
                                                                                                                                            selection of colours to work with. The                                                  has become much used to represent
     M £460 • NM £515                              with this delightful medium. It will cover   Snake Chain embellished with                                                            fine point nib which is perfect for left    anything ‘Olde English’. We will work
                                                                                                                                            inks used are non-toxic, 100% vegan
     25-27 September 2019                          all the basics you need to know.             pearls. This necklace is suitable           and amazingly quick to dry. A simple,       handers too. We will practice the           from historic examples and study
     M £330 • NM £370                              M £300 • NM £340                             for the intermediate or advanced            but effective craft that is both fun and    techniques in mastering this script         basic calligraphy techniques, initially
                                                                                                beader who has a good knowledge             therapeutic – you will create your own      and look at layout and design. Using        with a fibre tip pen and progressing
     22-24 January 2020                            Art: How to Approach Abstract Art; Express                                                                                           fantastic new metallic ink, you should
                                                                                                of peyote stitch.                           hand printed apron, tea-towel, greeting                                                 to a broad edged metal nib.
     M £360 • NM £400                              Powerful and Passionate Emotions with                                                                                                go home with a fabulous piece,
                                                                                                M £330 • NM £370                            cards and reusable shopping bag!                                                        M £330 • NM £370
     An exciting course exploring the              Just Shapes and Colours: Richard Box                                                                                                 picture, card etc. for special occasions
                                                                                                                                            M £330 • NM £370
     properties of ordinary printed paper          12-15 August 2019                            Beading: Victorian Wired Beading:                                                       such as Valentine’s Day.                    Calligraphy: Working in Italics: David Nicholls
     and turning it into a glorious designer                                                    Diana Vernon & Lesley Coidon                Bumper Craft Take Away: Natalie Green       M £360 • NM £400                            2-4 July 2019
     evening bag. By mixing prepared               This course is an exciting opportunity
                                                   for you to express emotions, moods,          24-26 June 2019                             4-6 June 2019 SOLD OUT                                                                  The italic hand was developed during
     magazine papers together with                                                                                                          M £330 • NM £370
                                                                                                                                                                                        Calligraphy for Christmas: David Nicholls
                                                   sentiments and even your innermost           You will learn how to construct                                                                                                     the Italian Renaissance as a means
     lining, stitch, wax and a little silk                                                                                                                                              29 November- 1 December 2019
                                                   feelings in purely abstract terms.           beautiful beaded flowers, leaves,           9-11 October 2019                                                                       of speeding up the laborious process
     embellishment, you will create a                                                                                                                                                   We will study versal capitals, drawn        of handwriting a document. It is
                                                   Richard will explain how working with        foliage and butterflies. These can          M £360 • NM £400
     unique accessory that you will be                                                                                                                                                  copies of Roman capitals, and how           characterised by its forward slope,
                                                   lines, shapes and colours can produce        be applied to hairpins and tiara bands,
     proud to carry on a night out.                                                                                                         Try your hand at a medley of different      to construct them, there will be
                                                   unique and expressive pieces of              or assembled as corsages or posies,                                                                                                 elliptical ‘o’ and 45 degree pen angle.
                                                                                                                                            craft projects with a contemporary          various methods of decoration using
     An Introduction to Hand Weaving on            abstract art.                                so you can choose to make them                                                                                                      During the course, you will study the
                                                                                                                                            twist. You will make a number of small      interlacing and filigree space-filling
     a Rigid Heddle Loom: Linda Parkhouse          M £460 • NM £515                             to be either worn or used as                                                                                                        basics of calligraphic techniques, the
                                                                                                                                            projects to give you lots of lovely ideas   designs, and advice on how to use
                                                                                                interior decorations.                                                                                                               use of the broad-edged pen, inks and
     1-3 July 2019                                                                                                                          for your WI craft sessions, to decorate     colour effectively. There will be
                                                                                                M £300 • NM £340                                                                                                                    metal nibs. You will study in detail

     30 September - 2 October 2019                                                                                                          your home or to give away as special        discussion on the use of gold leaf and      each of the letters in both the upper
     28-30 October 2019                                                                                                                     presents. There will be a range of          another, simpler method of gilding,
                                                           Did you                                                                          projects to try, using beautiful fabrics,   which, unlike traditional methods of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and lower case alphabets, and study

     Come and try your hand at modern                                                                                                                                                                                               the basics of design.
     hand-weaving. If you’ve never tried                                                                                                    felts, buttons, threads, beads, papers      gilding, is guaranteed to work, and         M £330 • NM £370
     this traditional craft before then                                                                                                     and all sorts!                              is virtually indistinguishable from the
     you’re in for a treat! Using a simple                                                                                                                                              more laborious methods.
     rigid-heddle loom and a selection                On your next visit, pop                                                                                                           M £360 • NM £400
     of supplied colourful hand-knitting              into the Faberdashery
     yarns, learn how to warp up a loom,              Shop - it’s an Aladdin’s
     start weaving and finish off a beautiful
     shoulder bag to take home with you.              Cave of donated craft
     M £330 • NM £370                                 goods. You’ll be amazed
                                                      what you find in there!

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