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Nov
20
Wed
Adult Art Short-course: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adult Art Short-course: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running over three consecutive Wednesday mornings, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.This course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint. You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners’ Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners' Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.

Running over three consecutive Wednesday mornings, this course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint. You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

For more information please check the Queens Park Arts Centre Website.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 14+.

Nov
22
Fri
Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS

Excellent quality art and craft returns to the home and garden of artist Christine Bass. A fantastic mix of painting, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery, jewellery, sculpture and willow weaving.
Meet the artists in this lovely farmhouse and garden setting, with mulled wine and home baked festive treats to boot (all donations to Rennie Grove Hospice Care).

Adult Art Short-course: Beginners’ Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adult Art Short-course: Beginners' Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running over three consecutive Friday mornings, this course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill.

Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 14+.

Nov
23
Sat
Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS

Excellent quality art and craft returns to the home and garden of artist Christine Bass with a fantastic mix of painting, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery and jewellery, plus sculpture and willow weaving.
Meet the artists in this gorgeous farmhouse setting, with mulled wine and homebaked festive treats to boot (all donations for refreshments to Rennie Grove Hospice Care).

Christmas Gift Fair @ The Gateway Office & Conference Centre
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas Gift Fair @ The Gateway Office & Conference Centre

The Pace annual Christmas Gift Fair boasts around 40 stalls, showcasing some beautiful, quality, affordable gifts, decorations, food and of course the odd Christmas tipple. You will not only be stocking up for Christmas and enjoying the festive atmosphere, you will also be supporting local disabled children.

The free parking, central location and just £3 entry fee makes this one of the most accessible gift fairs around.

Bottomless Bellini Brunch @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bottomless Bellini Brunch @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa

Nothing beats a great brunch, especially when the setting is exceptionally beautiful. Enjoy bottomless Bellini cocktails, a lavish three-course menu, all in the sumptuous surroundings of the Soane dining room.

Bellini Brunch three-course menu

Duck crème brulee, crispy leg, cherry, brioche
Hartwell granola, acai, banana, coconut
Crab cake, Romesco sauce
Watermelon, feta and mint salad

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Honey cured bacon, Brambly apple compote, potato rosti
American pancake, streaky bacon, Maple syrup
Hot smoked salmon fillet, poached hens egg, avocado mousse, coriander

Grilled halloumi, wild mushroom, poached egg, toasted sourdough, hot sauce
Minute steak, fries, watercress, truffled béarnaise

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French toast, banana, Dolce chocolate
Orange marmalade souffle, marmalade sauce, chase marmalade gin sorbet
Apple cinnamon brioche, creme fraiche, berries
Cherry clafoutis, vanilla mascarpone

Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burners @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burners @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Two-day course: 23 Nov (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 24 Nov (10:00am-1:00pm)
with Fi Chappelle

The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter’s wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

Suitable for beginners.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

NOTE: Day 2 has a different start and finish time (see top); check before booking.

Nov
24
Sun
Adult Art Short-course: Make a Silver Bangle @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Adult Art Short-course: Make a Silver Bangle @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Roz Prest

Aimed at beginner level, this course will teach you how to texture, shape, cut, file, buff, solder, polish & blacken silver wire into a crossover style open bangle.

Using a selection of tools you will make two straight bars of silver into your chosen bangle design. Your bangle will be finished & wearable at the end of the class. You will also take away an information sheet about jewellery making.

SAFETY: Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back & remove any loose clothing or jewellery before the class starts. All other safety items, tools & materials will be provided.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.
Bring a packed lunch or light lunches are sold in the Coffee Bar.

Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Town Farm Art Show @ TFAS

Excellent quality art and craft returns to the home and garden of artist Christine Bass with a fantastic mix of painting, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery and jewellery, plus sculpture and willow weaving.
Meet the artists in this gorgeous farmhouse setting, with mulled wine and homebaked festive treats to boot (all donations for refreshments to Rennie Grove Hospice Care).

Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burners @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burners @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Two-day course: 23 Nov (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 24 Nov (10:00am-1:00pm)
with Fi Chappelle

The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter’s wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

Suitable for beginners.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

NOTE: Day 2 has a different start and finish time (see top); check before booking.

Nov
25
Mon
Creative Writing Course: Intermediate Writing Skills @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Creative Writing Course: Intermediate Writing Skills @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Nick Andrews

Writing skills – Creative, business and ‘life-writing’

This course runs over 4 consecutive Monday evenings.

Rediscover confidence in your writing skills with these gently guided sessions, led by Nick Andrews.

If you enjoyed writing at school and adult life has got in the way – rediscover your capacity to write creatively and effectively with Nick’s unique brand of writing tools and techniques – honed over 30 years of teaching English in England and overseas.

If you lack confidence in writing, the ‘writing tools’ approach will give you all the skills you need to be a great communicatror.

The class is a safe and supportive environment for you to rediscover, develop and polish your writing skills. At the end of the second set of sessions, you will be invited to a self-publishing workshop so you can be a published author before Christmas!

“Within two sessions I was writing like a published author, using these simple techniques. Now I can express myself in the way that I want to – and no longer be afraid to write it down”

This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park’s in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Nov
28
Thu
Ladies Who Lunch Boutique shopping & lunch event @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ladies Who Lunch Boutique shopping & lunch event @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa

We are delighted to welcome Ladies Who Lunch Boutique, whose collections offer affordable contemporary pieces that are effortlessly stylish.

The collection includes their own handcrafted jewellery designs as well as individual jewellery from other designers, versatile accessories, clothing and colourful handbags, with something for all tastes and styles.

Cost includes a glass of Winter Pimms on arrival, two-course lunch in the Soane Dining Room with a glass of wine, coffee and a goodie bag.

Nov
29
Fri
Tring Christmas Festival @ Church Square
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tring Christmas Festival @ Church Square

Tring High Street and surrounds comes alive with all thinks Christmas. Food and drink stalls plus Father Christmas in the Victoria Hall. Entertainment on the Main stage on Church Square and also in Dolphin Square. Fun fair at the top of the High Street and many local shops will be open late.

Nov
30
Sat
Blue Cross Lewknor Christmas Cracker @ Blue Cross Rehoming Centre Lewknor
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blue Cross Lewknor Christmas Cracker @ Blue Cross Rehoming Centre Lewknor

Join us for family festive fun:
Stalls include:
Raffle
Christmas buy a gift
Refreshments
Stockings for all the family including four legged friends
Jarmania
Tombola
and much more!