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Events

All events are in the Axminster Heritage Centre unless stated otherwise

REGULAR EVENTS

Movies on Mondays

Take in a recent popular film in comfort

Last Monday of each month at 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


By the Loom

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert.

Where & When:

The Pavillion Dalwood, Second Friday of the month;

10.30 – 3.00 pm

The Gallery, Last Friday of the month; 10 am – 1.00 pm  Cost: £3

More info: 01404 831207


Time for Tea

Enjoy tea and cakes in the company of other locals. There’s often a talk on a topic of interest to entertain you

When: 2.00 – 3.30 pm; Second Tuesdays of the month

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207


Axminster Historical Society

Talks on local and general history by speakers with a range of interests

When: 7.30 pm; First Wednesday of each month Oct – April

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Members free, guests £2  More info: 01297 32631


Guided Tours

Would you like a personal guided tour of the Centre?

40 minute duration; Maximum 6 in a group

When: Available 7 days a week (Schools on Mondays)

Cost: No charge but donations welcome

Pre-booked refreshments available

More info: Contact Buildings Manager, Stuart Courtman, on 01297 639884

Please let us know of any specific part of our Collection that interests you.


CALENDAR

The Thread is a new email reminder service for events. To help us keep you on The Thread please ensure we have your email address. Contact info@axminsterheritage.org

JULY


Friday 28 July

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Gallery

More info: 01404 831207


Saturday 29 July

Kilmington Village Fayre and Flower Show

From 2.00 pm

Come and see us on the Axminster Heritage stand. Talk to our volunteers about joining them and maybe buy a souvenir of your visit.

Where: Field behind the Village Hall, Kilmington


Monday 31 July

Movies on Monday Regular event

When: 2.00 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Film Showing: Beauty and the Beast

Fantasy/Musical starring Dan Stevens and Emma Watson.

The story of Belle, a spirited, intelligent and beautiful woman who is taken prisoner by a beast but whose love changes everything .

Tickets: £4 (please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Sorry to miss the film? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


AUGUST

Thursday 3 August

Coffee morning

Out in Axminster for the weekly market and fancy a break? Bring your friends to enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea) with some home-made cake.

You’ll be making a vital donation to Axminster Heritage funds.

Where: Minster Green outside Church Rooms if fine or Bradshaw Meeting Room if weather is unkind.

8.30am – 12.00 noon


Saturday 5 August

Heritage Duck Regatta

Join us for an afternoon of duck racing on the River Corrie at Dalwood. We hope more than 600 ducks will be swimming; no cruelty involved!

Race starts at 2.00 pm – with cash prizes and a raffle in aid of Axminster Heritage funds.

Follow and cheer on your ducks along the river bank.

Ducks £1 each from the Dalwood Community Shop, the Tucker’s Arms, Dalwood, the Axminster Heritage Centre or from any of our committee members.

Cream teas will be served in Dalwood Village Hall, with the Tuckers Arms open over lunchtime.

There’s ample car-parking in Dalwood but you may like to take advantage of the special Sewards coach leaving Axminster Market Square at 1.00pm returning from Dalwood at 4.40 pm. Places on this are limited and so must be booked in advance at Axminster Heritage Centre.

Return fare £4


Tuesday 8 August

Time for Tea Regular event

2.00 – 3.30 pm

Enjoy tea and cakes and Discover the Heritage Trail through quizzes and games

Where: Dyers Garden (if wet, the Gallery)


Thursday 10 August

Tombola in the Market

9.00 am – 12 noon

Out shopping and fancy a flutter? Why not see if Lady Luck is smiling on you. We’re running a stall in the marketplace. Come and have a go.

Where: Market Square, Axminster


Friday 11 August

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert.

When: 10.30 am – 3 pm; Cost: £3

Where: The Pavillion, Dalwood

More info: 01404 831207


Thursday 17 August

Museum on the Green

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Need some inspiration for your children in the holidays? We are organising some drop-in activities for children. They can become ‘Playdough Pals’ and talk to costumed characters from Axminster’s past.

Where: find us near the Church Rooms


Saturday 19 August

Dalwood Country Fair

From 2.00 pm

Come and see us on the Axminster Heritage stand. Talk to our volunteers about joining them and maybe buy a souvenir of your visit.


Friday 25 August

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10 am – 1 pm; Cost: £3

Where: The Dye House

More info: 01404 831207


Monday 28 August – Bank Holiday

Movies on Monday Regular event

Swallows and Amazons

Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome this is the story of the Walker children on their holidays in the Lake District. They want to camp on an island in the lake. When they get there in the boat “Swallow”, they soon discover they’re not alone. Two other children, the Blacketts, also known as the “Amazons”, have set up camp there, and a battle for the island begins.

When: 2.00 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Venue: Bradshaw Meeting Room    More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


Monday 28 August

Hawkchurch Village Fete – annual Bank Holiday event

From 2.00 pm

Games of chance, stalls, crafts, events arena, beer tent and tea tent – an afternoon of fun for all the family, raising money for the village and other local charities.

Come and see us on the Axminster Heritage stand. Talk to our volunteers about joining them and maybe buy a souvenir of your visit.


SEPTEMBER

Friday 8 September ‘

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10 .30 am – 3.00 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Pavillion, Dalwood

More info: 01404 831207


Saturday 9 September

A Dog in a Day Needle Felting Workshop

With Kate Toms

Today you can learn to make a Sitting Dog using felt and a needle

9.45 am – 4.30 pm

Cost £ 35.00

Venue: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Limited places on this course

To book: 01404 31207


Saturday 9 September

Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is one of the flagship event of Devon Artist Network Ltd (DAN) which promotes, celebrates and champions the arts in Devon. This year you can see the work of our Artist/ Makers in residence, Emma Malone and Anna Aroussi. They will be working with volunteers, local schools & visitors between July and September as part of the MUSE project. Their work will be inspired by the legacy of Axminster carpets. Their completed art work will be on display as part of Devon Open Studios from 9 -23 September.

Where: The Gallery 10. 00 am – 4.00 pm


Sunday 10 September

Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is one of the flagship event of Devon Artist Network Ltd (DAN) which promotes, celebrates and champions the arts in Devon. This year you can see the work of our Artist/ Makers in residence, Emma Malone and Anna Aroussi. They will be working with volunteers, local schools & visitors between July and September as part of the MUSE project. Their work will be inspired by the legacy of Axminster carpets. Their completed art work will be on display as part of Devon Open Studios from 9 -23 September.

Where: The Gallery 11. 00 am – 3.00 pm


Tuesday 12 September

Time for Tea – Regular event

2.00 – 3.30 pm

Enjoy tea and cakes while you listen to Lord of the Manor, Jim Rowe, talk about Axminster’s past

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Cost: £3


Saturday 16 September

Drop-in workshop with Artist in residence Emma Malone

Devon Open Studios is one of the flagship event of Devon Artist Network Ltd (DAN) which promotes, celebrates and champions the arts in Devon. This year you can see the work of our Artist/ Makers in residence, Emma Malone and Anna Aroussi. They will be working with volunteers, local schools & visitors between July and September as part of the MUSE project. Their work will be inspired by the legacy of Axminster carpets. Their completed art work will be on display as part of Devon Open Studios from 9 -23 September.

You can drop in to see Emma at work 10.30 am – 1.00 pm

Where: The Gallery


Saturday 23 September

Fundraising Quiz Night

Get your brain into gear for a light-hearted evening with friends, family and neighbours to mark the start of the Autumn!

Where: Kilmington Village Hall  –  £7.50 per person

Entry to include a Ploughman’s supper.

Teams of 6 people maximum. Cash bar, raffle and prizes for the smartest team.

To reserve your table/ purchase tickets please contact 01297 552681


Saturday 23 September

Last day of opening at Axminster Heritage as part of the Devon Open Studios

Where: The Gallery 10. 00 am – 4.00 pm


Monday 25 September

Movies on Mondays – Regular event

Take in a recent popular film in comfort

When: 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Venue: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


Friday 29 September

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Gallery

More info: 01404 831207


Saturday 30 September

A Dog in a Day Needle Felting Workshop

With Kate Toms

Today you can learn to make a Standing Dog using felt and a needle

9.45 am – 4.30 pm

Cost £ 35.00

Venue: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Limited places on this course. To book: 01404 31207


OCTOBER

Tuesday 10 October

Time for Tea and Talk Regular event

Enjoy tea and cakes while you listen to former Axminster GP, Dr John Church, talk about medical past times.

When: 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Cost: £3

More info: 01404 831207


Friday 13 October

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10.30 am – 3.00 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Pavillion Dalwood

More info: 01404 831207


Monday 20 October

Charity Christmas Cards Sale

There will be a range of cards on sale so you can send our Christmas greetings and help the charity of your choice

Where: The Gallery

10.00 am – 4.00 pm


Friday 27 October

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207


Saturday 28 October NB date tbc

Half-term animation workshop for children

Where: The Gallery

10.30 – 11.30am


Monday 30 October

Movies on Monday Regular event

Take in a recent popular film in comfort

When: 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss the film? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


DECEMBER

Thursday 14th December

Coffee Morning

Out in Axminster for the weekly market and fancy a break? Bring your friends to enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea) with some home-made cake.  You’ll be making a vital donation to Axminster Heritage funds.

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room    From: 8.30am to noon


Open April 3rd until end of October

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Closed on Sundays.

Contact

Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

info@axminsterheritage.org

Bradshaw Room

Bookings

07958 544694

info@axminsterheritage.org


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