Calendar of Public Events

The places on our courses and conducted tours are limited.  This ensures that every visitor to Blackden can benefit from its unique atmosphere and that each visit reflects the interests of the visitors.

Booking

Places may be reserved by using our on-line reservation form or completing and posting our booking form or contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss.

In addition to public events, the Trust supports research and organises educational courses for schools.

Tours and adult courses are open to adults and young people over the age of sixteen.

Fees for tours

Individual: £10.00 Early bird:     £9.50
Group (18+): £9.00 per person Minimum charge for a group tour:  10 places

Early Bird and Group rates apply when payment is received at least a calendar month in advance.

2017 Events

      July 2017

Wednesday 12th July     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Saturday 15th July     10.30am and 1.30pm

Special Interest Day - Archaeology of Blackden

A Festival of Archaeology event

10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30 No fee, but donations will be appreciated ...

Dr. Tim Campbell-Green

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Wednesday 19th July     10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Stars and Stones - A Jodrell Bank and Blackden Trust Event

Stars and Stones is a brand new event offering a rare opportunity to explore The Blackden Trust and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on the same day.

For full details please see the Jodrell Bank Website ...

Booking essential via Jodrell Bank website www.jodrellbank.net/events/stars-and-stones  

  More details  

Saturday 22nd July     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Blackden Trust and Northwest Herb Society Joint Tour

The Old Medicine House and Herbs

Fee £10.00 if not a member of The Herb Society. ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

      August 2017

Wednesday 9th August     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Saturday 19th August     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Wednesday 30th August     10.30 am and 1.30 pm

Petals and Claws at the Old Medicine House - Talk and Tour of Exhibition

A multi-disciplinary group of artists collaborate to celebrate the Owl Service 50 years on. The exhibition is free but donations welcome.

Two events commence at 10.30am and 1.30pm with a 2 hour duration. Light refreshments available. ...

Booking essential. Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.  

  More details      To make a reservation  

      September 2017

Saturday 2nd September     10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Special Interest Day - Discovering The Owl Service

Discovering The Owl Service – The plates, the place and the stories
Talk by Griselda Garner

Fee £30.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details   All places have been reserved

Wednesday 6th September     10.30 am and 1.30 pm

Petals and Claws at the Old Medicine House - Talk and Tour of Exhibition

A multi-disciplinary group of artists collaborate to celebrate the Owl Service 50 years on. The exhibition is free but donations welcome.

Two events commence at 10.30am and 1.30pm with a 2 hour duration. Light refreshments available. ...

Booking essential. Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.  

  More details      To make a reservation  

Saturday 9th September     10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Petals and Claws Clay Modelling Workshop

Revisiting the Owl Service 50 years on

Join Liz Ellis for this one day workshop where you will create your own porcelain owl. ...

Liz Ellis, Artist

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Saturday 9th September     1.30 - 3.30 pm

Petals and Claws - A Study in Blue Cyanotype Workshop

Make beautiful 'blue-type' prints from natural objects such as feathers and flowers using one of photography's earliest printing processes.

Fee £20. Booking essential ...

David Heke, photographer and visionary behind the Petals and Claws collaboration

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Wednesday 13th September     10.30 am and 1.30 pm

Petals and Claws at the Old Medicine House - Talk and Tour of Exhibition

A multi-disciplinary group of artists collaborate to celebrate the Owl Service 50 years on. The exhibition is free but donations welcome.

Two events commence at 10.30am and 1.30pm with a 2 hour duration. Light refreshments available. ...

Booking essential. Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.  

  More details      To make a reservation  

Wednesday 27th Sept     10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Stars and Stones - A Jodrell Bank and Blackden Trust Event

Stars and Stones is a brand new event offering a rare opportunity to explore The Blackden Trust and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on the same day.

For full details please see the Jodrell Bank Website ...

Booking essential via Jodrell Bank website www.jodrellbank.net/events/stars-and-stones  

  More details  

Saturday 30th September     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Please use the on-line booking facility, call or e-mail to book.     More details      To make a reservation  

Earlier events

      June 2017

Saturday 17th June     10.30 am - 3.30 pm

The Concealed Revealed: Hidden caches in fiction, folklore, and the everyday

Fee £30.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Wednesday 14th June     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Wednesday 7th June     10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Stars and Stones - A Jodrell Bank and Blackden Trust Event

Stars and Stones is a brand new event offering a rare opportunity to explore The Blackden Trust and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on the same day.

For full details please see the Jodrell Bank Website ...

Saturday 3rd June     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

      May 2017

Wednesday 24th May     10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Stars and Stones - A Jodrell Bank and Blackden Trust Event

Stars and Stones is a brand new event offering a rare opportunity to explore The Blackden Trust and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on the same day.

For full details please see the Jodrell Bank Website ...

Wednesday 10th May     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

      March 2017

Saturday 25th March     2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Conducted Tour

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available ...

Saturday 11th March     3 pm

Friends of the Blackden Trust Talk by John Prag

The Story of Alderley - Life on the Edge

Venue - Terra Nova School, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire CW4 8BT
Tickets £10 by email: brianrich457@bt ...

Accommodation

A list of local accommodation is available to download.

Contact for all events

The Blackden Trust
The Old Medicine House
Off Bridge Lane
Blackden
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire CW4 8BY

Tel: 01477 571445

Printed on: 25 Jun 2017

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