Table with pumpkins, candles and leaves

North East Autumn Workshops

Silversmithing Course


Head to this sweet spot on Old George Yard in Newcastle for a 12-week silversmithing course, starting in September.

Here you will delve into the art of silversmithing with lessons covering soldering, forming, saw work and simple stone-setting.

Creative makers will design, explore and create unique pieces using various expert techniques. A spectacular new skill that will help you create stunning pieces in the future.


Farm to Fork


There’s no better way to celebrate the fantastic local produce of local farmers than a trip to Arches Cookery School at Grinkle Park Farm.

After a tea and coffee welcome, foodies will enjoy Sarah Muir’s demonstration before undertaking some hands-on cooking, creating dishes such as runner bean samosas, roast duck leg with puy lentils and sweet golden onions, chorizo and pork belly with haricot beans and spicy jerk chicken skewers and brown rice slaw.

Sounds delicious, right? Following the practical work, you’ll enjoy a beautiful lunch in the dining room.

Plate of food from Arches Cookery School


Ladies Wellness Evening


As the darker nights roll in, Swinton Park is lighting us up with a Ladies Wellness Evening hosted by Dr Angela Wright – GP, Menopause Specialist and Clinical Sexologist.

After a welcome drink, Dr Wright will guide the group through inspiring insights into the management of the menopause and how to protect our health as a whole.

She will be joined by Swinton Estate’s consultant nutritionist and author of the book, ‘I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me This’, who will offer tips on how healthy choices can help support hormonal shifts in the body.

The evening will finish with a Q&A and ladies will be given a goody bag to take home.

Outside of Swinton Park Spa


Stargazing in the Garden


Wrap up for an educational evening at the Lord Crewe Arms’ Gatehouse this October where you’ll be treated to an evening of stargazing with expert Andy Gray.

Following a beginners guide to the ‘starry sky’, you’ll venture to the bottom of the garden and have a look for yourself through the telescopes.

Complete with hot drinks and blankets, we can’t think of a better way to enjoy the start of the darker nights. Following an evening of stargazing, you’ll be invited inside to tuck into a hearty stew and delicious dessert. Perfect.

Starry night sky


Moon Jar Workshop with Kirsty Adams


Kirsty Adams invites creatives to The Biscuit Factory this October for a workshop in how to throw and turn a small moon jar vase
and base in textured white porcelain.

The award-winning ceramicist will guide you through the process before the vase is taken away to be glazed and fired, returned and ready to collect at a later date.

Hands holding pottery


Floristry For Beginners Course


Always fancied giving floristry a go? The Enchanted Florist has you covered this autumn with a Beginner’s Floristry Course where you’ll learn the basics from buying to flower care and design ideas.

Your home will be bright and colourful as you work on your very own floral creations to take away with you each day.

A bloomin’ brilliant three-day course, and a must for creatives looking for a new hobby or skill.


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