Tuesday 29th August – Children’s Workshop – ‘Making a Myth’ (Dorset Forest School)
Time: 11.00 am- 3.00 pm Age: 5-12 yrs Price: £10.00
Investigating the myths and legends surrounding some of the ancient stones in the area – such as the Hel Stone, Grey Mare and her Colts and the valley of the stones. Working to create some new Myths about how they came to be there, by working in small groups and then hearing the new stories around the fire circle at the end. Focusing on the geology of the site – and using the chalk to make paint the children will then decorate their own stones with chalk and coloured clay to make a simple game of tic tac toe. Using stones, wool and leather cord the children will make staffs and story sticks using wool and lashing techniques. This is an outdoor adventure. Items to bring – a packed lunch, suitable outdoor clothing and robust footwear.
Sunday 1st October, afternoon (timing to be confirmed). We are very pleased to welcome back the German Youth Orchestra who will perform for us. They last visited Springhead in 2015 when we enjoyed a delightful evening. Young musicians from the Berlin-Brandenburg area rehearse together on a regular basis, to perform a wide variety of music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods in the CODA Chamber Orchestra. The concerts performed by these young musicians usually include smaller chamber music group performances, as well as the whole orchestra together and the students enjoy moderating these themselves.
Monday 9th – Sunday 15th October – Ashscape. Springhead is convening an important international conference on ash trees and ash die-back. During the week a number of events will be open to the public. Details to follow.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd December – The Garden of Delights returns with its collection of stalls with gifts handmade by artists – ideal Christmas presents.