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Event Venues UK Overview

Here you will find a calendar of our top occasions and experiences found across Britain. To make your life that bit easier, we have complied a list of popular categories for you to browse at your leisure. Whether you are searching for the perfect inspiration for your wedding, fancy a trip to the theatre or crave a cultural art exhibition, Britain’s Finest has you covered.

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RAGDALE HALL SPA

Mindful Martial Arts

Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PB
18
Jun 2020
19
Jun 2021
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The ancient martial art of Tai Chi offers the ultimate antidote to the vagaries of life in the 21st century, allowing you to refocus your mind and restore your body. Featuring unique classes this is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from your daily routine and enjoy the many health benefits that can be derived from meditation in motion. Combining these sessions with the pampering relaxation for which the Ragdale Hall brand is synonymous provides the perfect environment for change. The package includes: • Check in from 2pm on Thursday ready for your first session at 3pm. • A programme of four specially designed classes that are not normally available at Ragdale Hall. • The opportunity to join our many other classes on the regular timetable. • The choice of a 40-minute treatment from: Ragdale Prescription Facial or Classic Manicure or Calming Back and Scalp Massage. • Accommodation, breakfast served to your room, three-course buffet lunch and dinner, and use of all the Hall’s facilities including the Thermal Spa, Rooftop Infinity Pool and Lounge, pools and gym.

HESTERCOMBE GARDENS

Jackdaw Line by Richard Long

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG
Performance by Richard Long (Individual)
15
Jul 2020
30
Jun 2021
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Celebrated artist Richard Long’s newly installed artwork Jackdaw Line is set in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape Garden. The piece has been commissioned as part of Bampfylde 300, a year of exhibitions and events celebrating the life and work of Hestercombe’s former owner and landscape designer, Coplestone Warre Bampfylde.

Made using local Morte Slate, Jackdaw Line snakes through the landscape below the Box Pond at Hestercombe, and uses stone sourced from a quarry in the same valley.

Richard Long describes his work in general as a ‘love and celebration of the natural world’; and of this new sculpture he says ‘I’m an opportunist – I was invited to make a work, not far from my home, in these beautiful gardens with a fantastic supply of stones, and the help of gardeners who turned their skilled hands to manning wheelbarrows.’

The meandering sculpture is a reminder for the artist of River of Stones, a work made at the eighteenth century Madhavendra Palace in Jaipur in 2018.

Originally programmed by Hestercombe Gallery for earlier this year the commission had to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, Long has continued to make work from his home in Bristol, including Spring Line (2020) and Daydreaming Line (2020) both made by the act of walking near his home. This new stone work is Long’s first since the easing of the lockdown.

Tickets

Richard Long’s Jackdaw Line can be seen at Hestercombe from Wednesday to Sunday each week, 10am – 4pm. All visits must be pre-booked online by 5pm on the day before you wish to visit. Book your tickets

Adult admission (non-members): £13.30 | Child admission (non-members): £6.65 | Adult admission (members): FREE | <