Workshops, free events

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Loadofhay Craft Market

Craft market filled with handmade goodies.

Pinner Village Hall

Sun 28 Jul

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 25 Aug

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 22 Sep

Free / 07375426911

  • 11:00 – 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 22 Dec

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 66 more dates until 1 Sep

Rubble Theatre

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni’s sculpture Rubble Theatre is a highlight of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. It recreates a scene of destruction in Syria, featuring the rubble of a bombsite and an abandoned car. Halbouni was born in Syria, the son of a Syrian father and a German mother. He studied at art school…

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Wed 26 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

The Portstewart Community Red Sails Festival

There's fun for all the family at this festival, with a variety of storytelling, magic and puppet shows, Victorian-themed workshops, fancy dress competitions, street theatre, live music and more.

The Crescent, Portstewart

Mon 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Tue 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Wed 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Sketch and de-stress

A creative session to explore simple mark making techniques, unleash your creativity and unwind. These workshops are informal and drop in, for all levels of ability. Drawing materials are provided. Sessions take place once a month on the following Wednesdays; 06/03, 03/04, 01/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 287 3050

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 41 more dates until 7 Aug

Art Explorers - Weave a Wonder

Join us for an afternoon of creative fun and be inspired to make your own work of art. Weave a beautiful picture to show the beauty of Blanket Bogs using natural and up-cycled materials 

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2909

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Meet Dippy the Diplodocus, a 21.3 metre long skeleton of a dinosaur, which is currently on tour around the UK.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Tue 25 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Wed 26 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Thu 27 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

…and 101 more dates until 6 Oct

Granny Green's Big Night Out

Weekly craft drop-in with occasional special events such as a book group and workshops.

Akva, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 0131 290 2500

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 8 Jul

Free / 0131 290 2500

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 15 Jul

Free / 0131 290 2500

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 24 more dates until 30 Dec

Mindful moments in the garden

Take a few moments for yourself and let our volunteer Carole, an experienced mindfulness practitioner, show you what it's all about.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 28 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01460 241938

Fri 26 Jul

Free Admission applies / 01460 241938

Fri 9 Aug

Free Admission applies / 01460 241938

National Cream Tea Day at Allan Bank

As a special one-off event, our team will have been busily baking scones at Sticklebarn in Langdale to provide delicious treats. Remember when they're gone they're sc'one!

National Trust: Allan Bank & Grasmere, Ambleside

Fri 28 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01539 435143

Paisley's Weaving Materiality

Weaving workshop using locally-made materials.

Made in Paisley

Mon 1 Jul

Portland Street Exchange Southampton: Arts and Literature

Local creatives host this day of literary-themed workshops and activities.

Mutrend Lab, Southampton

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 02380 972 366

Yoga on the lawn

You will be guided through the class by a friendly local instructor. The class will focus on strengthening, stretching and relaxing, with plenty of opportunity for soaking in the great views. No matter what your fitness level (or lack of!) you will be welcomed and helped along the way.

National Trust: Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Bangor

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 01248 353084

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 01248 353084

Sun 14 Jul

Free / 01248 353084

'50 things' nature trails

Watch the birds, make friends with a minibeast, which theme will you choose?

National Trust: Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01225 833422

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01225 833422

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01225 833422

…and 14 more dates until 11 Jul

Art Explorers - A garden that moves

Join us for an afternoon of creative fun and be inspired to make your own work of art. Come along and learn how to create a simple sculpture inspired by the garden in summer with bees, butterflies and birds that move. We will use upcycled materials.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2909

Art Explorers - Weave a Wonder

Join us for an afternoon of creative fun and be inspired to make your own work of art. Weave a beautiful picture to show the beauty of Blanket Bogs using natural and up-cycled materials 

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2909

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Beatrix Potter would regularly take extended holidays at Melford Hall between 1899 and 1916 and her name and doodles can be found in a number of visitor books in the house. Beatrix would always carry a camera or sketchbook with her, and would sketch, paint or photograph. This exhibition will show some of these sketches…

National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Wed 26 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

Thu 27 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

Fri 28 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01787 379228

…and 15 more dates until 19 Jul

Bicycles, tricycles and unicycles

Come along and put your hands on different bicycles, from the penny farthing to new innovative designs.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful Writing

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing and as part of the Writing: Making Your Mark season Glasgow Scribes are running FREE workshops to let you try your hand at calligraphy.  At each 2 hour session a Glasgow Scribes member will introduce participants to broad-edged calligraphy for those who wish to learn or…

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jul

Celebrating Our Oaks

This free outdoor photography exhibition showcases 20 stunning images by the competition finalists and a passion for oak trees from throughout the UK.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 60 more dates until 26 Aug

Computer Taster Session

This computer taster session is designed to assist computer beginners to learn the basic skills required to competently and confidently engage with a computer. This course covers mouse, keyboard, Microsoft Word and GoogleThis course runs for 2 weeks. (04/02/2020, 11/02/2020)

Kirriemuir Library, Angus

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Free / 01575 572357

Craft & Chat group in the View Café

Come and join Kathie and friends for this two hour craft and chat group. You can learn many things such as handspinning, crochet, knitting and embroidery. It is free so why not pop in and make new friends…

Dunstable Downs And The Whipsnade Estate

Mon 8 Jul

Free / 01582 500920

Downhill Gardens and Estate Tours

An exciting opportunity to join our knowledgeable gardener and learn more about the beautiful gardens at Bishops Gate

National Trust: Downhill Demesne And Hezlett House, Coleraine

Wed 3 Jul

Free Admission applies / 028 7084 8728

Wed 10 Jul

Free Admission applies / 028 7084 8728

Wed 17 Jul

Free Admission applies / 028 7084 8728

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

End of season plant sale

Join us at our end of season plant sale to find some last minute additions to you garden. Find plants grown by our plant group volunteers at a discounted price, as well as wooden items crafted by our workshop volunteers and a selection of items from the National Trust shop

National Trust: Marsden Moor Estate, Huddersfield

Sat 21 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01484 847016

Sun 22 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01484 847016

Erddig sidesaddle weekend

The Sidesaddle Association will be joining us for a weekend filled with information and fun.

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sat 6 Jul

Free Admission applies / 01978 355314/315151

Sun 7 Jul

Free Admission applies / 01978 355314/315151