Events for Wednesday, 29 August 2018

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  • Hothouse | Selected

    • Saturday, 28 July 2018 - Saturday, 8 September 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of our programme to exhibit some of the most exciting makers to art lovers and collectors.

    Elaine_Bolt_woodlandvessels2The makers in this exhibition have previously been selected for the Crafts Council's prestigious Hothouse programme that offers support and mentoring for new makers wishing to break into the sector.

    This is an opportunity to invest in the future of British crafts and to celebrate past Hothouse participants who have turned their passion for making into successful businesses.

    The makers include: Aimee Bollu, Elaine Bolt, Charles Dedman, Tim Evershed, Stella Harding, Christina Hesford, Verity Howard, Emma Johnson, Catriona Mackenzie, Tina McLeod, Heather McDermott, Jode Pankhurst, Angie Parker, Lauren Taylor, Jessica Thorn, Theo Wright and Cristina Zani.

    The New Ashgate Gallery is a Hothouse partner. Hothouse is a Crafts Council initiative where selected makers take part in the six-month programme which is delivered in partnership across four regions in the UK. It includes workshops, 1:1 mentoring and connects the maker to a national network of makers and organisations.

    Find out more

    Visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Janine Partington: Maker in Focus

    • Saturday, 28 July 2018 - Saturday, 8 September 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    Bristol-based designer-maker Janine Partington combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary designs in her latest showcase at the New Ashgate Gallery.

    Grasses___Janine_Partington_2017___vitreous_enamel_on_copper_panel_1Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Janine's work is created mainly using the technique of dusting powdered vitreous enamel over hand-cut stencils onto copper then fired at a temperature of 800°C.

    As the metal cools, the true colours of the panel emerge. It takes multiple short firings to create a finished piece of work, and whilst her years of experience in mastering her skill can shape the outcome, so much of enamelling and the final artwork are left to the mercy of the material itself.

    The New Ashgate Gallery is pleased to present Janine’s new collection of hand-carved leather; a bold new direction for Janine as a part of her recent MA studies which we’re delighted to show.

    Janine takes inspiration from the shape of things around her. In particular she is inspired by trees, flowers, leaves and seed heads, their inherently graphic lines and shapes within. Exploiting the sensitive relationship between the copper and enamel is at the heart of her work. Janine is constantly playing with the materials, seeing where they can take her.

    Enamel is a versatile, durable, strong and impervious material which is well-suited for every room in the home or workspace from kitchen to bathroom, from washroom to boardroom. The inherent qualities of the enamel, its sheen and interplay with light bring something new and very tactile into a living space.

    Find out more

    Visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Assist us with the management of this historic deer park.

    We run a volunteer session every Wednesday morning. Meet at 9.30am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office in the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU) or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 10am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047.

    Sessions led by Nick.

    Wednesday 1 August

    Himalayan balsam removal. Meet at Oast House Lane.

    Friday 3 August

    Ragwort pull. Meet at Parliament Road.

    Wednesday 8 August

    Himalayan balsam removal. Meet at Motorway Bridge.

    Wednesday 15 August

    Himalayan balsam removal and path clearance. Meet at YoYo Pond.

    Wednesday 22 August

    Vegetation/path clearance. Meet at St James' Avenue entrance.

    Wednesday 29 August

    Bridge install and vegetation cutting. Meet at Nutshell Lane.

    Wednesday 5, 12, 19, and 26 September

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub in the grazing area to make new areas accessible for the cattle. Meeting place to be confirmed.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

     

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Unless otherwise specified, meet at 10:00 at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.      

    Wednesday 1 August

    Toad Pond Maintenance: We will spend the day maintaining the natterjack toad ponds and surrounding terrestrial habitat. This will involve cutting the grassy areas directly in front of the ponds but will also focus on the surrounding areas.

    Wednesday 15 August

    Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.

    Wednesday 22 August

    Wildlife Survey: The final survey day of the summer programme. In addition to adding to the data gathered so far during the daytime surveys, we will also be heading out after dark to survey bats, moths and nightjars. The evening session will run from 1 hour before sunset at the Great Pond car park.

    Wednesday 29 August

    Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure, but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.

    Wednesday 5 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will be coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.

    Wednesday 19 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will continue with coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.

    Wednesday 26 September

    Gorse coppicing: Today we will be working to coppice a large area of gorse, providing more sunlight to the ground flora, introducing diversity of structure and reducing the overall risk of fire.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Farnham Runners Couch-to-5k course

    • Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - Saturday, 8 September 2018 at 19:00 - 20:00
    • Location: Bourne Green Lower Bourne, Farnham
    • Cost: £49, which includes the cost of the course, annual membership to Farnham Runners and affiliation to England Athletics

    The course is designed for anyone who wants to take up running but never quite had the fitness, confidence or motivation to do it.

    In order to qualify to join the course you must already be comfortable walking for 30 minutes or more.

    It is not suitable for those who can already run for stretches of 10 minutes or more or for anyone who has run 5km or more in the past twelve months.

    There are two sessions each week:

    • Wednesday evening: from the clubhouse on the Bourne Green
    • Saturday morning: Alice Holt Parkrun

    Each session will start with warm ups and then follow structured jog/walking sessions.

    The sessions are designed to be friendly, inclusive and encouraging and all are very welcome.

    During the course, you should ideally run three times a week, i.e. at the Wednesday and Saturday sessions and a “homework” session of your choice.

    Find out more

    Contact Helen Bracey (07868 616374) if you would like further information, or visit the Farnham Runners website

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