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Courses and Events 2017

Old Sleningford offers a superb venue for courses and events. Its quiet, rural location with facilities both inside and out makes it ideal for any activity to take place.

We run a varied programme of courses and events throughout the year, dates for 2017 are listed below.

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If you would like to use the facilities at Old Sleningford Farm to run a course then please contact us to discuss further.

We have a workday on the first Sunday of every month, see the Workdays page for details of dates and times and an idea of the jobs we might be tackling. 

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Natural Dyeing - Saturday 1st July

On this workshop we will gather ingredients and use other plant material to transform hanks of white wool into a rainbow of colours

Natural Dyeing Course Information and Booking

Forest Gardening - Sunday 30th July

Using the forest garden at Old Sleningford for ideas and inspiration, you will leave this day with the knowledge and enthusiasm to put in to practice the principles of this low maintenance and highly productive way of growing food.

Forest Garden Course Information and Booking

Sausage Making Course - Saturday August 12th

Sausage Course

Learn how to make sausages using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

10am to 4pm

£50 per person, includes lunch and some sausages to take home

Sausage Making Course Information and Booking

Curing and Smoking Food - Sunday 13th August

Curing and Smoking

Come and learn the ancient methods of preserving food through curing and smoking.

10am to 3pm

£60 per person including lunch, refreshments and lots of tastings

Curing and Smoking Food Course Information and Booking

Alexander Technique Workshop - Saturday 2nd September


Are you worried about your posture and don’t know how to improve it? Come along to an Alexander Technique Workshop with Hilary Cook MSTAT to see how it can help!

10am to 4pm.

£55 per person including lunch and refreshments

Alexander Technique Workshop Information and Booking

Basket Making - 29th July

Join Jo from Abundant Earth to make a frame basket from locally harvested willow

Basket Making Course Information and Booking
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Peg Loom Weaving at Old Sleningford Farm by Rachel Benson1.jpg

Peg Loom Weaving - Date TBC

Using raw sheeps fleece, you will make a small rug using a peg loom. The fleece and tutor Beth are from Abundant Earth near Durham.

Peg Loom Weaving Course Information and Booking


Art Courses at Old Slen Art

There is a varied programme of art courses at the Stables Gallery at Old Sleningford Hall. See their website www.oldslen.co.uk for more details.