1 Oct 2017
Shuttleworth Race Day at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
01/10/17 to 01/10/17 - 09.99 to 18.00 - £24 per adult (until Monday 25 September then £27)Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, vintage cars, and aviation is at the very heart of The Shuttleworth Collection’s Race Day. As the end of season finale, activities on the day will include vintage aircraft flying displays and mock air races, ground show entertainment and static exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and the Shuttleworth Sprint. A ‘classic’ sprint course along a grass runway, some of the world’s finest veteran and vintage race cars will be taking part before the fun of mock air races and vintage aircraft displays. Come in 1920’s fashions and get into the spirit of the between the wars era for fabulous end of season finale!
6 Oct 2017
Autumn Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
06/10/17 to 06/10/17 - £25Enjoy the Swiss Garden in Autumn with this informative walk, where our senior garden team will be delighted to share the garden’s story with you. This walk will cover seasonal plants, the garden’s architectural delights, the history of the garden and its recent restoration project, and future development plans, along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch. Highlights include Autumn leaf colour including Acer, Robinia and Tulip trees, Autumn Crocus on the East lawn and autumn flowering bulbs in the Rock Garden. Suitable for ages 16+.
7 Oct 2017
Workshop: Poetry Writing at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
07/10/17 to 07/10/17 - 10.00 to 16.00 - £40Enjoy a wonderful poetry-writing workshop led by poet Phil Bowen (www.philbowen.co.uk) using the theme of gardens as inspiration. Poetry plays an important part in the Swiss Garden’s past, and there are examples of verse inscribed around the landscape, full of meaning and memory for those who placed it there almost 200 years ago. Write your own piece of poetry, inspired by the lovely surroundings of the garden and with guidance from Phil, himself a published poet and scriptwriter who understands perfectly the relationship between poetry and place.
8 Oct 2017
Fungal Foray at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, SG18 9EP
08/10/17 to 08/10/17 - 10:00 to 13:00 - £8 per adult with up to four children FREEIf you’re mad about mushrooms or fascinated about fungi, enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire. Led by the Herts & Beds Fungi Group, this free event (normal garden admission rates apply) offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.
14 Oct 2017
Workshop: Wildlife Art, Writing & Poetry at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
14/10/17 to 14/10/17 - 10:00 to 13:00 - £25Celebrate, enjoy and explore wildlife, art, poetry and a sense of place and how all have come together throughout the work and life of Steve Halton, a local artist and naturalist who is at his best when surrounded by birdsong and the natural environment.
15 Oct 2017
The House Wedding Show at The House, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA
15/10/17 to 15/10/17 - 11.00 to 15.00 - FREEVisit The House for our beautiful Wedding Show. You will meet a range of quality suppliers ready to help plan your special day. Couples getting married will also receive a free goody bag. Pre-register via http://www.mainweddingsandevents.co.uk/Bedfordshire-Wedding-Shows/The-House-Shuttleworth/
16 Oct 2017
Cambridge Festival of Ideas at Multiple venues across the city
16/10/17 to 29/10/17 - Free2017 marks the tenth year of the Festival of Ideas. With hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar. The Festival includes debates, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances, celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences. Featuring researchers from the University of Cambridge, local public figures and renowned guests, the Festival has something for everyone!
23 Oct 2017
Intensive Italian Courses in October at La Dante
23/10/17 to 27/10/17 - 10am or 7pm to 12noon or 9pm - £1201 week Intensive Italian Courses for Beginners and Improvers Beginners: 10-12noon or 7-9 pm Intermediate: 10-12noon or 7-9 pm
SPANISH INTENSIVE COURSES IN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER at La Dante
23/10/17 to 27/10/17 - 10-12noon or 7-9pm to 10-12noon or 7-9pm - £80One week Spanish course for Beginners and Intermediate: OCTOBER 23rd – 27th, Monday to Friday, 10am-12noon or 7-9pm. DECEMBER Beginners: 4th – 8th, Monday to Friday, 10am-12noon or 4-6pm; Intermediate: 11th – 15th, Monday to Friday, 10am-12noon or 4-6pm. Great courses if you are planning to visit Spain and get the confidence you need when travelling around and wish to ask for directions or ask for your favourite ‘tapas’ or ‘paella’.
28 Oct 2017
Halloween at the Swiss Garden at The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP
28/10/17 to 28/10/17 - 17:20 to 20:00 - £8 per child and £4 per adultJoin us for a family fun filled evening of scary stories with ghoulish games, plus a spooky biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 17:20, please arrive at your allotted time. If you dare, come along from 19:00 for scarier stories! Don’t forget to bring your torches for this Halloween event!
29 Oct 2017
Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection at The House, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA
29/10/17 to 29/10/17 - 10:30 to 12:00 - £9.95The House has a range of beautiful features, and over the years has housed equally interesting items, large and small. Discover the history of Frank Shuttleworth and his collection of unique furniture within The House, with a talk led by Samuel Scroggs of Heritage Antiques in Bedfordshire. Ticket price includes entry to The House and tea/coffee on arrival. This event is suitable for ages 16+. Advance booking required. Attendees may also book the talk with Afternoon Tea, costing only £26.95 per person.
Afternoon Tea (October) at The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA
29/10/17 to 29/10/17 - 13:00 to 15:30 - £19.95 per adult and £9.95 per childTreat yourself to a wonderful home-baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing, with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth, and Old Warden Park.