--- The Navy Larks ---
On Sunday 15th September Rose Cottage was host to sea shanty singing group the Navy Larks.
Visitors enjoyed the beautiful weather with a cream tea, and listened to the wonderful shanties.
The Navy Larks raise money for the RNLI and Parkinson's Society.
--- The Rural Crafts Project ---
Saturday the 18th of May saw a very successful rural crafts open day at the Harnham Water Meadows. There were demonstrations of rural crafts including bee keeping, wool spinning, and scything, to name just a few.
There was a very popular sheep dog and shearing demonstration by Rob Hawke, our resident grazier, with the lovely weather and refreshments being enjoyed by a very good turnout of people of all ages. Photos are available on our social media sites.
The project was made possible by funding from Wiltshire County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which promotes events to raise awareness and appreciation of important cultural practices.
If you are a craftsperson and would like to hold an event at Rose Cottage, or on the meadows, please get in touch. Details are on the contact page.
--- Art Day ---
The meadows were open to the public on 8th June. Artists enjoyed a choice of locations offering exclusive views of the meadows and cathedral.
Although the weather wasn't quite as hoped for, those who attended had a productive time, and feedback was good.
More art days will be planned in the future.
--- Coast and Country - BBC Radio 4 ---
Open Country's Helen Mark interviewed Jan Fitzjohn, Tim Tatton-Brown, and Rob Hawke, to discuss the workings of the meadows and their impact on Salisbury from the Middle Ages into modern times.
Coast and County Podcast - BBC - Unknown Artist
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