Wednesday Tours of the Institution

Free and open to all

1pm -3pm weekly

Please sign up on the day / 5 places per tour

Due to government guidelines we will need to take contact details for each individual participating.

Meet outside the Institution at 7 Cathedral Close.

Face coverings must be worn inside the building.

The group size will be restricted to five people per guide and we will maintain social distancing and throughout the tour.

 

Saturday 3rd July

Nature Photography

Adult workshop /  free and open to all / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential

10.30am-12noon

Bring in some of your own landscape or wildlife photos for this morning workshop, where we will be discussing photographic techniques for capturing nature. Share your own tips and expertise or come along to hear from others.

 

Saturday 10th July 

Fairy Gardens 

Older children’s workshop / free and open to all/ materials provided / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential

10-30am-12noon

A garden workshop where you can create a tiny magical fairy garden of your own.  We will be using materials from the garden and hot glue in this garden workshop.  For children aged 7+.

 

Saturday 17th July  

Moon and planet mobiles 

Children’s Workshop / free and open to all / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential 

10.30am – 12noon

Join us to make a moon and planet mobile, inspired by the DEI’s astronomy collection. All materials will be provided, but do feel free to bring along any spare coat hangers or tin foil for some upcycling,

 

Saturday 24th July 

High Tea at the Institution*

The Courtenay Room 2pm- 4pm

Join Charlotte in the Courtenay Room for High Tea/ Booking essential / £25 for two £15 for one / pay by card or cash on the day.    Please note your preference on webcollect / 12 places available / all food is organic and home made.

Menu 1 (For 2 people) Traditional
2 Fruit and 2 plain scones with cream and homemade jam.
2 varieties of cake
2 mini Danish pastry’s
6 finger sandwiches –
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill, Egg Mayo, Cucumber and sea salt
1 pot (for two) of coffee (Caff or decaf) or Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Redbush)

Menu 2 (For 2 people) Tea with a Twist
2 Cheese and rosemary scones
2 Sundried tomato and basil scones
Homemade chutney and Cheddar cheese.
1 slice of cake
6 finger sandwiches
Egg Mayo, Cucumber and sea salt, Ham and mustard
1pot (for two) of coffee (Caff or decaf) or Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Redbush)

*This is a member’s event

 

Saturday 31st July

Worry Dolls 

Children’s workshop / free and open to all / materials provided  /  5 places per workshop / Booking essential 

10.30am – 12noon

Join us for this morning workshop, where we will be making wooden peg dolls to hold your worries.

 

Saturday 7th August

Cooking the Books – edible flowers

Children’s workshop /  free and open to all / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential

10.30am-12noon

A sweet garden workshop where we will be inspired by the flowers of the collection to create beautiful sugar craft flowers. For children aged 5+

 

Saturday 14th August

Fern Printing and Calligraphy

Adult workshop /  free and open to all / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential

10.30am-12noon

Did you know that the Victorians were obsessed with ferns? Join us for this fern lettering workshop, inspired by some decorative fonts from the 19th century.

 

Saturday 21st August

High Tea at the Institution*

The Courtenay Room 2pm- 4pm

Join Charlotte in the Courtenay Room for High Tea/ Booking essential / £25 for two £15 for one / pay by card or cash on the day.    Please note your preference on webcollect / 12 places available / all food is organic and home made.

Menu 1 (For 2 people) Traditional
2 Fruit and 2 plain scones with cream and homemade jam.
2 varieties of cake
2 mini Danish pastry’s
6 finger sandwiches –
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill, Egg Mayo, Cucumber and sea salt
1 pot (for two) of coffee (Caff or decaf) or Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Redbush)

Menu 2 (For 2 people) Tea with a Twist
2 Cheese and rosemary scones
2 Sundried tomato and basil scones
Homemade chutney and Cheddar cheese.
1 slice of cake
6 finger sandwiches
Egg Mayo, Cucumber and sea salt, Ham and mustard
1pot (for two) of coffee (Caff or decaf) or Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Redbush)

*This is a member’s event

 

Saturday 28th August 

Creative writing  – imaginary worlds

Older children’s workshop /  free and open to all / 5 places per workshop / Booking essential

10.30am-12noon

Join us for this creative writing workshop, where we will be looking at some examples of fantasy worlds from literature, before having a go at writing some descriptions ourselves! Suitable for ages 7-12.

 

 

We will be observing enhanced hygiene procedures and maintaining social distancing.  

Children under 11 are exempt from wearing a mask.   Masks must be worm by those over 11, unless the event is taking place out of doors.

Indoor events will take place upstairs in the Upper Reading Room and windows will be kept open.

To ensure we are maintaining safe social distancing and number limits for events, we ask parent/carers to register their children and move to the parent/carer seating area in the Courtenay Room. 

We are Covid-secure venue and will retain your details for test and trace for 21 days.   

If you have an NHS QR code scanner our code is located at the front desk.