Thursday July 30, 2015

What's On in and around Oakham

Events

Today to 27 Aug 2015 - by distance

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The British Birdwatching Fair is the event of the year if you’re into birds and wildlife! The event at Rutland Water boasts celebrity appearances, wildlife lectures, birding cruises and a fantastic array of trade and art stands. There are... View more details - Birdfair 2015
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, Leicestershire LE15 8BT
Fri 21 Aug to Sun 23 Aug

Capture the tranquil scene of waterlilies floating on sun-dappled water, inspired by the beautiful ponds at Barnsdale; Lucy Ellis offers friendly supportive workshops and detailed demonstrations designed to help both experienced artists and complete... View more details - Pastel Art Day: ‘Waterlilies’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Today

Learn how to really capture the essence of your favourite special places with award-winning botanical and garden photographer Hemant Jariwala. This inspiring course offers a full exploration of garden design and how to express this as a photographic... View more details - Photography Workshop: ‘Garden Landscapes’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sat 1 Aug

A special day of informal walks and talks hosted by BBC broadcaster Matthew Biggs. Matt will be touring the Gardens to discover the interesting species that you might otherwise miss, and you are welcome to join him for as long as you like. View more details - Plant Lovers’ Day with Matthew Biggs
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 2 Aug

A fun family day full of activities to help you find out more about the insect pals and pests in your back yard. Early risers can join our moth expert from 9am-10am for a cuppa and a breakfast butty, to see what’s been caught in our live moth trap... View more details - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 9 Aug

Glyn Mould’s summer school is perfect for anyone who has taken an introductory course and would like to gain a greater understanding of the woodcarver’s art. You’ll learn all about safety, tool care and timbers for carving while creating something... View more details - Wood Carving Summer School
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Mon 10 Aug to Fri 14 Aug

If you love growing your own food then Barnsdale is the place to be this weekend. We’ll be opening up the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors, and our expert growers will be available to advise you on your own veggie... View more details - Summer Vegetable Weekend
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sat 15 Aug and Sun 16 Aug

Barnsdale has launched its own Gardening Certificate, aimed at giving everyone a comprehensive understanding of general gardening techniques. All gardeners, irrespective of ability, are welcome to join horticultural adviser, writer and speaker... View more details - Barnsdale Gardens Gardening Certificate, Module 6: Propagation
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sat 15 Aug and Sun 16 Aug

Discover a range of plants that are perfect for the shady areas in your garden and clever ways to improve growing conditions and broaden your scope for planting. Nick Hamilton’s course combines indoor tuition with an outdoor exploration of... View more details - Gardening in Shade
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Tue 18 Aug

Join local artist Sandra Peck and learn some exciting new ways to portray these amazing flowers; shaping each petal and giving character and ‘fire’ to the dark centre. Everyone is welcome, from the more experienced artist to the absolute beginner... View more details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Sunflowers’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Thu 20 Aug

Take a wander through Barnsdale’s summer splendour on this special day and see what surprises you can discover in its hidden corners- live music, story-telling and poetry for all ages, or some amazing art! View more details - A Garden of Delights
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 23 Aug

Paint the beauty of strong sunlight playing on stones and summer flowers at Barnsdale. Lucy Ellis offers friendly support and detailed demonstrations designed to help both experienced artists and complete beginners to get the most out of their time,... View more details - Pastel Art Day: ‘Sunny Courtyard Scenes’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Thu 27 Aug

Carboot sale and collectors fair held every Friday at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, under cover stalls adjacent the long established Friday Farmers Market selling local produce. Free public entry and free car parking. Stalls available, no booking... View more details - Melton Mowbray Friday carboot & collectors market
Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 1JY
Fri 31 Jul

A long established and busy car boot sale at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market with hundreds of stalls every week. All weather permanent site, all hard standing with outdoor and indoor/covered areas. Outdoor pitches from £7.00 for cars, indoor... View more details - Melton Mowbray Sunday Carboot
Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE13 1JY
Sun 2 Aug

A weekly Antiques and Collectors market held at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market every Tuesday. A part of the busy livestock market, the antique and collectors market is well established and has been running for many years. Undercover location with a... View more details - Melton Mowbray Tuesday Antiques and Collectors market
Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY
Tue 4 Aug



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