Calverley Old Hall activities and events

Thanks to initial funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project at Calverley Old Hall will become a catalyst for engagement work with the local and wider community.

Our overarching theme is Crafting Cultures - using traditional craft skills, including building crafts, textiles and food, to connect communities, cultures and heritage. Through these activities we will: 

  • Explore and discover the history and context of Calverley Old Hall through research, learning and creative activities that engage with a wide range of people and explore cross-cultural links and influences. 
  • Return this ancient manor to prominence and popularity, setting Calverley Old Hall within a regional and national context. 
  • Provide accredited training and meaningful work experience opportunities that encourages long term involvement in our heritage and improves life chances for people. 
  • Present a programme of events and open days that inspire a range of audiences, and encourage its future use as a venue for small creative events, meetings, and workshops. 

 

Over the coming months, we will hold activities and training sessions both on-site and onlineas this fascinating project develops. All the events will be advertised via our email newsletter, as well as social media platforms, posters and other local networks. Look out for special days aimed at homeowners tradespeople, teenagers as well as open days with activities suitable for all ages. To sign up to our newsletter, please email us. 

Given the evolving situation with Coronavirus we are closely monitoring official UK government advice with regard to all our planned events and activities. All planned events are subject to changes in order to ensure the safety of participants and local residents.   

 

Upcoming Events

 

Care and repair of an old house

Calverley Old Hall, Saturday 24 July 2021

This one-day workshop introduces homeowners and tradespeople to the guiding principles behind sympathetic maintenance and repair of traditional buildings.  A traditional building is any building/home, regardless of size, built before 1919, using techniques and materials such as solid walls and lime mortars, lime plasters and timber windows.

Tickets cost £10. To register please click below:

Eventbrite website

 

Care and repair of an old house

Calverley Old Hall, Friday 30 July 2021

This one-day workshop introduces homeowners and tradespeople to the guiding principles behind sympathetic maintenance and repair of traditional buildings. A traditional building is any building/home, regardless of size, built before 1919, using techniques and materials such as solid walls and lime mortars, lime plasters and timber windows.

Tickets cost £10. To register please click below:

Eventbrite website

 

Heritage craft skills demonstrations

Calverley Old Hall, Sunday 1 August 2021

Meet local heritage craft professionals and artisans and watch demonstrations of some of the key skills we will be employing during our project. If you get a taste for the skills you see, then we can arrange hands-on workshops at a later date. This event does not require booking, but access to the inside of the buildings will be restricted.

 

Warps and wefts of time

Calverley Old Hall, Saturday 14 August 2021

Two half day sessions for small groups and families. Join artist weaver Agnis Smallwood to explore Calverley Old Hall and create a woven hanging inspired by its architecture and history. The workshop will take place out of doors/under a gazebo, and access to the inside of the buildings will be restricted. This event requires booking.

To register please click below:

Eventbrite website

Heritage open days

Calverley Old Hall, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021

Open in association with Heritage Open Days, with re-enacters Frei Compagnie. All events will take place out of doors and access to the buildings will be restricted. You will be required to book a time-slot entry to the building via our Events pages. Time slots will be released in June.

Calverley Old Hall needs you!

We are looking for volunteers and participants to help us with research, creative content and practical work on site. All ages are welcome and training will be given for each task. We particularly welcome interest from young people who are interested in computer (game) design. We recently laser scanned the whole site and in the future, we would like to digitally recreate Calverley Old Hall through time. We are inviting young people to be our researchers and digital designersPlease email us to express your interest. 

 

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