Course dates: 06 May 2016 - 08 May 2016
This is a course packed with surprises, offering the chance to explore Rousham an 18th century Kent masterpiece and compare and contrast it with Tom Stuart-Smith’s design for Broughton Grange in 2001. These two delightful gardens, plus a variety of others, will be explored in a colourful presentation.
Course dates: 16 May 2016 - 18 May 2016
Coats of arms are all around us. An introduction to heraldry for anyone interested in history, family history or visiting historic buildings. Learn how to blazon (describe) and identify coats of arms. This course includes a visit to Oxford.
Course dates: 16 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
The lovely honey coloured Cotswold stone has been used for many building types but may best be seen in the hundreds of medieval churches constructed at a time when money was no object and the skill of the stonemason at its zenith. On this course you will visit a selection of medieval churches – many off the tourist route – explaining their history, architecture and furnishings and setting them in an historical and topographical context.
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Course dates: 22 May 2016 - 24 May 2016
Think of any great story and what you remember first are the characters. Love them, despise them, or be terrified of them - if you're an aspiring writer you'll wish you'd created them! This is a practical workshop. You'll work together to create our characters first, by observing and participating in a variety of fun exercises using performing arts techniques to develop your 'dramatis personae'. The best thing about beginning your story with carefully created well-developed characters is that they take over and suggest their own plots! At the end of this workshop everyone will have given birth to some interesting characters and allowed them to create their own plots. Beginners are welcome on this new course which is suitable for those interested in writing short stories, sketches, plays or novels.
Course dates: 22 May 2016 - 25 May 2016
Take photographs to be proud of. Gain confidence in the use of your camera. No technical jargon, just hints and tips and ideas for those special shots. Different subjects, different angles, perfect pictures.