Maiden Newton Village | RSS Feeds | Maiden Newton, Dorset: The Kingcombe Centre (c) 2017 | http://www.maidennewton.info http://www.maidennewton.info/rss.php?type=diary Recent Posts about Maiden Newton en alacrify simple cms (c) 2009 - 2010 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:43:30 1 Understanding the Map 23/03/2012 - 25/03/2012 There's more to a map than finding one's way home. Within its concertina folds lies a wealth of knowledge; the map, more than any volume of prose, will tell you not just where you are or how you got there but where you stand in the midst of your surroundings. Over the course of this weekend you'll learn how to read the map and transfer those skills in the field. More than an exercise in navigating the countryside this is a voyage of discovery, using the map to interpret the many layers of the landscape. Tutor: Sian Taylde Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/195/Understanding+the+Map Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT The History and Ecology of Woodlands 16/03/2012 - 18/03/2012 This will be a long weekend of detective work and you will spend as much of it as possible out of doors, examining the different kinds of evidence which provide clues to the history of our woodlands. You shall visit areas of ancient woodland in the Kingcombe valley and other sites within easy driving distance. Evening lectures and early documents and maps will add support to what you see during the day. Tutor: Prof. Oliver Rackham Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/194/The+History+and+Ecology+of+Woodlands Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Family Bushcraft 09/03/2012 - 09/03/2012 Lets get outside to learn some bushcraft skills and connect with nature by foraging and playing games. Buds, sap, sprouts and shoots - there is a lot to forage and be grateful for. Participants will go home having learnt how to light fires for cooking in all conditions, identified and consumed at least 10 spring edibles, whittled or woven something useful, listened to creation tales from around the world round the campfire, played sneaking and hiding games, seen animal tracks and listened to birdsong. Perfect for the whole family! Tutor: Chris Holland Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/193/Family+Bushcraft Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Animal Tracks and Signs 03/03/2012 - 03/03/2012 Come learn the skills of field craft including stalking and approaching species - even calling birds from the trees! Spend the day strolling along the hedgerows and through the fields surrounding the Kingcombe Centre to look for, and at, the signs different species have left behind. On finding them, through a process of elimination and experience, you will (attempt!) to identify what species left the fur, feathers, footprints and faeces behind. Bryan will also tutor this course on the 30 October - why not do both and find different sets of prints and poo?! Tutor: Bryan Pinchen Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/192/Animal+Tracks+and+Signs Sat, 3 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Where do Insects go in Winter? 02/03/2012 - 02/03/2012 Delve into the mysterious world of insects in winter to uncover their survival secrets during the coldest months. Look at the differences between hibernating and overwintering and explore the various stages of the insects' life cycles such as adult, larva, egg or pupa. You should be able to find up to 30 species of insects in the fields surrounding Kingcombe at a time of year when most people seldom see any. Tutor: Bryan Pinchen Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/191/Where+do+Insects+go+in+Winter%3F Fri, 2 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Where do Insects go in Winter? 03/02/2012 - 03/02/2012 Delve into the mysterious world of insects in winter to uncover their survival secrets during the coldest months. Look at the differences between hibernating and overwintering and explore the various stages of the insects' life cycles such as adult, larva, egg or pupa. You should be able to find up to 30 species of insects in the fields surrounding Kingcombe at a time of year when most people seldom see any. Tutor: Bryan Pinchen Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/190/Where+do+Insects+go+in+Winter%3F Fri, 3 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Winter Waders on Brownsea 27/01/2012 - 29/01/2012 A rare opportunity to stay on Brownsea Island to enjoy its wonderful wildlife at a time when the island is closed to the public. The lagoon is one of the finest locations on the south coast for studying some of the wide variety of waders that overwinter in the UK. Species include black-tailed godwit, grey plover, dunlin and huge numbers of avocets. Brownsea Island nature reserve manager Chris Thain will introduce you to the ecology of the lagoon and the lifestyles of its residents. Tutor: Chris Thain Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/189/Winter+Waders+on+Brownsea Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Singing in the Seasons - Winter 10/12/2011 - 10/12/2011 Singers of all abilities are welcome to join acclaimed singer/songwriter and vocal coach, Rosa Rebecka as she leads a full day of Christmas carols, wassails and winter songs from her native Sweden at Dorset Wildlife Trust's Kingcombe Centre. Set in idyllic west Dorset countryside, the Centre is the perfect place to get away from it all and celebrate the winter season in song, surrounded by the unsurpassed countryside of one of Dorset's finest nature reserves. Find your voice; learn to harness its power in a day that celebrates the beauty of winter and the joy of songs. Tutor: Rosa Rebecka Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/183/Singing+in+the+Seasons+-+Winter Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Kingcombe Christmas Fayre 04/12/2011 - 04/12/2011 Sunday December 4th 11am - 4pm FREE ENTRY! With a wide range of gifts including: WOODCRAFT, HOME BAKING, JAMS AND PICKLES, KINGCOMBE HONEY, CARDS, CALENDERS, JEWELLERY, ARTWORK,POTTERY, BOOKS, TRAIDCRAFT GOODS and other delights Refreshments available all day: coffee, soup, mince pies, mulled wine and teas with homemade cakes Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/182/Kingcombe+Christmas+Fayre Sun, 4 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Calligraphy: Characters & Colour 25/11/2011 - 27/11/2011 The course will include experimenting with one or more of the following scripts: italic, foundational hand, uncial, Roman and italic capitals, Carolingian. These scripts will be used in pieces of work with short texts, incorporating colour in the pen and background as appropriate. There will be plenty of tutor demonstration and individual help throughout the weekend. Beginners and improvers will be taught basic skills and the more experienced calligraphers can work on a new skill. Tutor: Gaynor Goffe Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/176/Calligraphy%3A+Characters+%26+Colour Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Hark The Herald Angels Sing 20/11/2011 - 20/11/2011 It's always the season of good cheer when you're singing with Sammy, and this one may have an additional festive touch. Come together and sing your hearts out in the beautiful location of Kingcombe. Sammy's experience as a leader of singing workshops for many years and a background in soul, jazz and world music will lift your spirits and warm up your vocal cords ready for carolling time. The day will be full of joyful, hopeful songs, encouraging people to harmonise and take pleasure from making music. There is no need to be able to read music. Tutor: Sammy Hurden Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/175/Hark+The+Herald+Angels+Sing Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Land Management 18/11/2011 - 18/11/2011 These tutors will be offering advice on what land you require to realise your goals or how the land you already have can benefit you and the environment. The day will cover grassland and grazing management. The day will also touch on boundary management, soil types and conservation. Best practice management for wildlife will be discussed. This course is ideal for those who have land or are hoping to acquire some and wish to be informed in effective small holding management with wildlife in mind. Tutor: DWT Pastures New Team Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/179/Land+Management Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Living With Livestock 18/11/2011 - 20/11/2011 If you are thinking about taking on some livestock for the first time or have already taken the plunge and are in need of further guidance, then this is the ideal course for you. Take the next step from dreams and books and spend the weekend learning from Nick who has a lifetime's experience of handling all types of livestock; is master of his own smallholding and has worked on several conventional and organic farms. Tutor: Nick Cox Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/178/Living+With+Livestock Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Fossils of the Jurassic Coast 11/11/2011 - 13/11/2011 Fill your weekend with fossil collecting and study. Friday evening will set the scene covering the importance of the fossils that come from the coast and the significance of the Jurassic Coast. One day will be spent scouring the beaches with an opportunity to visit the famous Horn Park Quarry. Saturday evening will be a hands on session with fossils from the coast - identification, classification and their importance to geological study. The second day will take you further afield where younger Jurassic rocks have a tale or two to tell. Tutor: Richard Edmonds Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/177/Fossils+of+the+Jurassic+Coast Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Willow for Christmas 11/11/2011 - 11/11/2011 Get ready for Christmas by creating your own decorations out of willow. Tutor: Norah Kennedy Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/174/Willow+for+Christmas Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Yoga Retreat 11/11/2011 - 13/11/2011 Seize the chance to regroup and recharge in the nurturing and inspiring environment of Kingcombe. Yoga is an ancient practice originating in India and is about 5000 years old. The word yoga comes from the sanskrit word 'yuj' which means 'to unite or integrate', so in other words yoga is about integration of all the different aspects of being human; the physical, mental and the emotional. Yoga practice is for everybody, it can be tailored to the individual needs of a person or group. Part of the Yoga practice is to feel one's own limitations and work with that. Tutor: Corrie van Rijn Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/173/Yoga+Retreat Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Willow Weaving 08/11/2011 - 10/11/2011 Enjoy making traditional willow baskets while learning about the history and traditions of this five thousand year old craft. This ever popular course will introduce you to the different weaves, colours and varieties of willow. You will leave Kingcombe with a great sense of achievement and pride in your creations which will typically be two or three round baskets or, if more experienced, an oval or square basket for use in the house or garden. Tutor: Norah Kennedy Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/172/Willow+Weaving Tue, 8 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Fur, Feathers, Prints & Poo Fur, Feathers, Prints & Poo 05/11/2011 - 05/11/2011 Tracking can often lead to a more rewarding wildlife watching experience and proves invaluable to anyone who is keen to add that elusive species to their sightings list. Learn the skills of field craft including stalking and approaching species - even calling birds from the trees! Spend the day strolling along the hedgerows and through the fields surrounding the Kingcombe Centre to look for, and at, the signs different species have left behind. On finding them you will (attempt!) to identify what species left the fur, feathers, footprints and faeces behind. Tutor: Bryan Pinchen Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/169/Fur%2C+Feathers%2C+Prints+%26+Poo Sat, 5 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT The Great Trees of Dorset The Great Trees of Dorset 26/10/2011 - 26/10/2011 Dorset's ancient trees are amongst its most precious living treasures, as important a part of our heritage as any architectural monument. The day will help you to understand the historical importance of veteran trees in Dorset's landscape and how to identify them. It will further cover tree biology, species associated with veteran trees and the issues affecting them. You will visit the Kingcombe Nature Reserve to survey and discuss the body language of veteran trees. Tutors: Andrew Pollard & Emma Brawn Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/168/The+Great+Trees+of+Dorset Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Wessex Gardens in Autumn Wessex Gardens in Autumn 24/10/2011 - 28/10/2011 Indulge in a week full of visits, strolling through beautiful gardens in their full splendour. Explore a huge variety of trees, shrubs and late flowering plants as they show off the drama of autumn. Philip's knowledge and personal contacts create a deeper insight into these gardens as you discuss them with their owners and gardeners during private tours. The garden visits, with illustrated talks on the Monday and Wednesday evenings, will enable you to discover new plants and design combinations for better autumn and winter colour in your own garden. Tutor: Philip Gamble Contact The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ Tel: 01300 320684 Email: office@kingcombecentre.org.uk Website: www.kingcombe.org http://www.maidennewton.info/diary/167/Wessex+Gardens+in+Autumn Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT