Summer starts at Kingcombe: a special weekend of events
Monday 4th July 2016
Summer has arrived at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT’s) Kingcombe Centre in west Dorset with a line-up of activities and events planned for a weekend of summer fun from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July.
On Sunday 24th July, ‘*The Kingcombes’ Travelling Show’, an outdoor family show will be telling the secrets of Kingcombe through a contemporary performance featuring storytelling, puppetry, music and dance. There will be three showings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Meet at the Kingcombe Centre to enjoy this free performance, and learn about nature all in the delightful location of our wildflower meadows with stunning countryside views.
The Kingcombe Centre will be welcoming the Field Days Art Exhibition
The Field Days exhibition, which displays art work inspired by the South Dorset Ridgeway will also be coming to the Kingcombe Centre from Friday 22nd July until Sunday 24th July, from 11am until 4.30pm. The exhibition features commissioned works from local and national artists, inspired by the the archaeology, ecology, geology and ancient myths and legends of the Ridgeway, a ridge of chalky downland from Broadmayne in the east of Dorset to Kingston Russell in west Dorset.
Try a tin and copper smelting workshop at Kingcombe...
As part of the Field Days exhibition tour, there will also be a tin and copper smelting workshop on Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July from 11am – 4.30pm. The workshops will be led by Dr Simon Timberlake from the University of Cambridge and will provide a practical introduction to the craft, allowing students to build, operate smelting hearths and then use these to produce copper and tin. Booking is essential on the Kingcombe website.
Be entertained with stories, poetry and songs...
On Saturday 23rd July, the Kingcombe Centre will be holding ‘Tasty Tales on the Trail’ an evening with local professional story teller, Martin Maudsley. Martin will entertain visitors with stories, poetry and songs whilst out walking through the landscape, and then back at the centre, interspersing his tales during a supper of freshly prepared locally sourced food. Booking is essential on the Kingcombe website.
Join us for this day of wild fun!
The Kingcombe Centre, tucked away in west Dorset near Dorchester, is set amongst 1,000 acres of Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve, and offers great food in the café, accommodation, courses and activates, all in a natural retreat like no other. To find out more and book a course, visit the Kingcombe Centre website or phone 01300 320684.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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