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Glassblowing Experience
I am offering an advanced session to learn the process of creating a coloured borosilicate glass pendant art work. This is a workshop session for maximum 3 people and lasts around 3 hours with a few breaks. During the session each participant makes minimum two ornaments and often more.. I teach how to blow a glass bubble into a head shape and add a face and hair with coloured glass rod. Towards the end of the session I will create a several demo pieces to show tricks and techniques. The participant will get to keep the demo pieces as well. Please note the pieces made need to be annealed in the kiln for 6 hours after the session end so they will not be ready to take home. I will post them safely or they can be picked up. This can take up to three weeks. I also issue a little self made named certificate as a memory. Not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Under 18's need to be with an adult. Welcome and Health and Safety instruction Glass Basics and tools Learning to handle a glass rod/tube Learning to create a button (maria) out of glass rod Learning to add colour to clear glass Moulding the shape Shaping the final glass artwork Other things to note Please call me on 07870738399 if you cannot find my glass workshop on the industrial site.
Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic
We'll meet outside the entrance hall at Manchester Art Gallery for a short walking bee tour. The art gallery is the perfect place to spot a few bees. We will explore the significance of the Manchester bee, Industrial Revolution and Cottonoplois. We'll also look at the gorgeous William De Morgan Victorian tiles and Pre-Raphaelite Art. Then onto Manchester Town Hall to pay homage to architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830 ~1905) who designed the gothic style masterpiece. He created the incredible bee mosaic floor, the inspiration for our mosaic. Then over to Library Walk to see the flower mosaic floor and spot some more worker bees. As we make our way through the streets of Manchester we will see wonderful examples of architecture. Onto "Whitworth Locke Hotel” Co Working Space, Whitworth Street. Where we will settle in with a tea or coffee from Foundation Coffee and start to make our bee mosaics. You’ll leave with a unique mosaic to treasure forever, a wonderful memory of your trip to Manchester. All materials will be provided. I'll guide you through the mosaic process and technique, sharing my skills and tips on how to make the best bee mosaic. The experience is a wonderful welcome to Manchester, you're going to have the best time. It’s a unique experience, I know you'll love. This will be an excellent way of meeting new people if you are travelling alone.
Electric Mountain Biking Peak District
Using Electric Mountain bikes that make the uphills easy and the downhills fun. We will ride local trails from Buxton depending on the weather and conditions. We have routes for everyone, from beginner to those more experienced and include some lesser known trails off the beaten path. From the meeting point we will travel to our starting point, get you set up and comfortable on the bike. Then we will hit the hills, enjoy the views, fresh air and adventure. (Please enquire with me about taking a total of 3 people out. I do have enough bikes, it just depends on the size of bike available for each person's height.) Other things to note Be aware that cycling is a physical activity and we have some quite large hills. You need to be reasonably fit but the electric motors on the bikes really help . Bring appropriate clothing for the ride, no trailing fabric.
Pottery in the Peak District
Get your hands dirty in the pottery studio! You'll learn how to throw on a wheel and some simple creative techniques to make your pots special. Everyone will at the very least produce a cup and a dish, you'll be able to decorate your work and it'll be included in our next wood kiln firing. Other things to note This experience is tailored for people who are creative, you don't need any experience of pottery... but if you do, great, you can really push your creativity.
Watercolour Painting In Snowdonia
We will be painting with watercolours in some of the most dramatic and beautiful locations in the Snowdonia National Park. Many of the locations require a bit of walking but nothing too strenuous. I will demonstrate my approach to watercolour sketching and guide you through the whole process to produce your own watercolour masterpiece. Betws-y-Coed will be our central meeting place before setting out on our adventure. Other things to note We may be traveling to local areas once we have met up.

Get to know Cheshire's countryside

Forest Bathing among Wild Herbs in the Peak District
“Forage your 5-a-day for free & make your own bespoke herb tea!” Put on your walking shoes & come exploring the local wild plants of the Peak District. Chill out in the beautiful woods around Padley Gorge, finding a deep connection to the trees and local wild Herbs. We will learn medicinal, culinary & other uses for many of the plants we find, brought to life with history, Folk-lore & anecdotes. Be prepared for the world to look a little different when you return. You will probably be astonished just how interesting so many of our common wild plants are! These Herb Walks are great for couples & private groups. They are relaxed & gentle, lasting about 2 hours, with plenty of time to stop & get to know the plants, including tasting & making tea with them where appropriate! Our meeting point is next to the much loved Grindleford Station Cafe, with regular trains from Sheffield & Manchester. Grindleford is surrounded by amazing walks, with Padley Gorge woodland river, Padley Chapel, & Bolehill Quarry’s magical oak & birch woodlands. We will be spoiled for choice which way to go & can decide together! If you would like a time or date that isn’t shown, please contact me, it can often be arranged. Our meeting point may also be flexible for private bookings. Thank you! Guests are required to keep 2 meters apart from anyone who is not in their social bubble.
Pudding and Ale Vintage Bike Ride
After meeting at a local train station, easily accessible from the cities of Sheffield and Manchester, we’ll run through the gears etc. and ensure the bike is set up to suit you. We will ride at a leisurely pace and enjoy stops along the way to discover the hidden past of this beautiful area and take in the splendid scenery of the Park District National Park. If you like big views and want to enjoy the social as much as the ride then our Pudding and Ale vintage bike tour is for you. Starting and finishing at the ancient Peak District village of Bamford you’ll adventure north on the traffic-free Thornhill Trail, an easy going start. You’ll take in some gentle up and downs as you follow the quiet gravel road along the shores of Derwent Reservoir, where you’ll enjoy great views across the Dark Peak and Derwent Valley beyond. On your return we take in a pub stop at the welcoming Yorkshire Bridge Inn where you can enjoy either a traditional Yorkshire Pudding with gravy or a Bakewell Pudding, and a pint of the local ale. You’ll soon be refreshed for the short ride back to the station on country lanes. From here it is around a 20 minute train journey back to the bustling centre of Sheffield. Join our retro bike ride and be guided by local experts as you journey through the beautiful Peak District countryside. You'll explore new places and have a great time!
Naze View Farm Alpaca Experience
You will arrive at the farm - which has wonderful views We will give you a short talk on the Alpacas; * how to keep you and your Alpaca safe * how to put your Alpaca at ease and gain the most from your experience. * the care and husbandry tasks for alpacas We will match you to the Alpaca which would suit you best, collect "the boys" and go for a walk around our farm - this will be through wooded areas and fields and we will stop to allow you time to pet the Alpacas and get to know them. PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR SUITABLE FOOTWEAR. We will have cuddles and photo opportunities and hand feed them. You will be able to feel some of their fleece and if you wish you can collect some alpaca poop if you wish to make some "fertiliser tea" once you return home to help your garden grow! You may have the chance to meet our Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep. You will leave the experience with increased knowledge about these wonderful animals and benefit from some time in their company. There are 3 alpacas, each visitor will have 1 alpaca each, if you have a group of more than 3 people, please get in touch. Alpacas are friendly animals who have a natural curiosity. They are nervous and can be startled easily so we try and minimise loud noises and quick movement, please ensure long hair is tied back. The experience is WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Silver Jewellery Workshop
Silver Jewellery Making Come and learn how to use silver metal clay to make your own unique solid silver Jewellery - the process is pure Alchemy! You will learn how to design ,make, fire and polish your pieces which will be ready to wear home at the end of the workshop. We offer half day taster workshops as well as full day experiences The workshops are held in our studio overlooking fields in the picturesque town of Market Bosworth-perfect for a relaxing day of crafting
Forest Distillery Whisky Tour & Tasting
The Cat and Fiddle, Forest Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting. An informal tour of the UK's highest altitude whisky & gin distillery, with drinks, tastings, and a chance to hear about the history of this unique building.

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Throw a mug on the pottery wheel with a master potter
Fancy having a throw with a master potter? This is a pottery class where you will learn how to handle clay, from preparing to manipulating it by hand on the pottery wheel. Guided by David (of Partington's Pots), you will produce your very own hand-thrown mug. After the session, the pot will be fired and available to collect (or be posted to you) the following week. This activity will take place inside a vibrant artist studio, buzzing with Salford-based creatives. This is your opportunity to unleash your inner artist!
Liverpool guided ebike tour
The Liverpool Ebike is a fantastic immersive experience. The tour takes in famous cultural landmarks such as the Lover Birds, iconic Mersey waterfront, the sites related to the Beatles including strawberry fields, Elanor Rigby grave and statue, the home of John Lennon and Paul McCartney and much more. Our bikes are 2022 Cube Kathmandu bikes using the latest Bosch motors and batteries. Along the way out fully qualified British Cycle tour leader will provide interesting information and facts about the sights you be visiting.
Glassblowing Experience
I am offering an advanced session to learn the process of creating a coloured borosilicate glass pendant art work. This is a workshop session for maximum 3 people and lasts around 3 hours with a few breaks. During the session each participant makes minimum two ornaments and often more.. I teach how to blow a glass bubble into a head shape and add a face and hair with coloured glass rod. Towards the end of the session I will create a several demo pieces to show tricks and techniques. The participant will get to keep the demo pieces as well. Please note the pieces made need to be annealed in the kiln for 6 hours after the session end so they will not be ready to take home. I will post them safely or they can be picked up. This can take up to three weeks. I also issue a little self made named certificate as a memory. Not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Under 18's need to be with an adult. Welcome and Health and Safety instruction Glass Basics and tools Learning to handle a glass rod/tube Learning to create a button (maria) out of glass rod Learning to add colour to clear glass Moulding the shape Shaping the final glass artwork Other things to note Please call me on 07870738399 if you cannot find my glass workshop on the industrial site.
Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic
We'll meet outside the entrance hall at Manchester Art Gallery for a short walking bee tour. The art gallery is the perfect place to spot a few bees. We will explore the significance of the Manchester bee, Industrial Revolution and Cottonoplois. We'll also look at the gorgeous William De Morgan Victorian tiles and Pre-Raphaelite Art. Then onto Manchester Town Hall to pay homage to architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830 ~1905) who designed the gothic style masterpiece. He created the incredible bee mosaic floor, the inspiration for our mosaic. Then over to Library Walk to see the flower mosaic floor and spot some more worker bees. As we make our way through the streets of Manchester we will see wonderful examples of architecture. Onto "Whitworth Locke Hotel” Co Working Space, Whitworth Street. Where we will settle in with a tea or coffee from Foundation Coffee and start to make our bee mosaics. You’ll leave with a unique mosaic to treasure forever, a wonderful memory of your trip to Manchester. All materials will be provided. I'll guide you through the mosaic process and technique, sharing my skills and tips on how to make the best bee mosaic. The experience is a wonderful welcome to Manchester, you're going to have the best time. It’s a unique experience, I know you'll love. This will be an excellent way of meeting new people if you are travelling alone.
Electric Mountain Biking Peak District
Using Electric Mountain bikes that make the uphills easy and the downhills fun. We will ride local trails from Buxton depending on the weather and conditions. We have routes for everyone, from beginner to those more experienced and include some lesser known trails off the beaten path. From the meeting point we will travel to our starting point, get you set up and comfortable on the bike. Then we will hit the hills, enjoy the views, fresh air and adventure. (Please enquire with me about taking a total of 3 people out. I do have enough bikes, it just depends on the size of bike available for each person's height.) Other things to note Be aware that cycling is a physical activity and we have some quite large hills. You need to be reasonably fit but the electric motors on the bikes really help . Bring appropriate clothing for the ride, no trailing fabric.
Rock n' Goal Manchester Walking Tour
Join Joe on the #1 Google walking tour of Manchester. Wander through the streets and learn some of the hidden gems and secrets of Manchester! On your tour you will see some sets of BBC and Netflix series. You will also see where Hollywood movies were filmed and see that the architecture, staircases and pavements of the streets look like New York. You’ll also experience the incredible street art of the Northern Quarter and find plenty of Instagram photo opportunities! You’ll learn how one Manchester resident was instrumental in ending the 2nd world war. You’ll also see how Manchester had a huge role in leading the way to ending slavery. You’ll see how Manchester gave the world many firsts including the handheld ice cream, women voting rights, vegetarianism and policemen! You will also see the meeting place which gave the world the Premier League! Learn what famous singers did before they made it! And see how and why Manchester has more music than any other city in Britain! You can find out more by visiting my website: www.rockandgoalmanchester.com
Pottery in the Peak District
Get your hands dirty in the pottery studio! You'll learn how to throw on a wheel and some simple creative techniques to make your pots special. Everyone will at the very least produce a cup and a dish, you'll be able to decorate your work and it'll be included in our next wood kiln firing. Other things to note This experience is tailored for people who are creative, you don't need any experience of pottery... but if you do, great, you can really push your creativity.
Naze View Farm Alpaca Experience
You will arrive at the farm - which has wonderful views We will give you a short talk on the Alpacas; * how to keep you and your Alpaca safe * how to put your Alpaca at ease and gain the most from your experience. * the care and husbandry tasks for alpacas We will match you to the Alpaca which would suit you best, collect "the boys" and go for a walk around our farm - this will be through wooded areas and fields and we will stop to allow you time to pet the Alpacas and get to know them. PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR SUITABLE FOOTWEAR. We will have cuddles and photo opportunities and hand feed them. You will be able to feel some of their fleece and if you wish you can collect some alpaca poop if you wish to make some "fertiliser tea" once you return home to help your garden grow! You may have the chance to meet our Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep. You will leave the experience with increased knowledge about these wonderful animals and benefit from some time in their company. There are 3 alpacas, each visitor will have 1 alpaca each, if you have a group of more than 3 people, please get in touch. Alpacas are friendly animals who have a natural curiosity. They are nervous and can be startled easily so we try and minimise loud noises and quick movement, please ensure long hair is tied back. The experience is WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Afternoon tea with cheeky sheep
Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden with stunning meadowland views. Our friendly sheep can't wait to eat snacks and have cuddles. We now have baby lambs on the bottle from April to June who are extremely cute! We cannot wait to see ewe!!! Instagra m- @teawithsheep We can also change times to accommodate visitors and do request decoration for special events. Also this activity is not advised for anyone pregnant. Also please wear comfortable shoes you don’t mind potentially getting dirty.
Watercolour Painting In Snowdonia
We will be painting with watercolours in some of the most dramatic and beautiful locations in the Snowdonia National Park. Many of the locations require a bit of walking but nothing too strenuous. I will demonstrate my approach to watercolour sketching and guide you through the whole process to produce your own watercolour masterpiece. Betws-y-Coed will be our central meeting place before setting out on our adventure. Other things to note We may be traveling to local areas once we have met up.
Full History of Liverpool Walking Tour
A Walk Through Time: History of Liverpool Walking Tour Global City Experience is a Professional Tour Operators in Liverpool, UK. I provide In-Depth History, Culture and Music Tours of Liverpool for up to 30 Guests per Tour. This Tour is a Full In-Depth History and Cultural Walking-Tour of Liverpool. The Experience is unique, providing Guests a Chronological History of Liverpool, covering over 800 years from Ancient History - 1207-Present. Guests will be taken around the City Centre visiting all of Liverpool’s most Popular Historical, Cultural and Music Sites. A Unique, Entertaining In-Depth and Academic Experience that is Inclusive, Engaging and Fun for Individuals, Groups and Families. This Tour is unique as it is Academic, Inclusive, and Educational. Guests will be asked questions, have the opportunity to engage and make friends. I am a Post-Graduate Historian and Fully-Qualified History Teacher. I have a Masters Degree in Liverpool History and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. Guests will leave the Tour Fascinated, Entertained, and with full knowledge of Liverpool’s History and Culture. Guests can also receive Merchandise of Liverpool, including scarfs, prints, candles and more. If Guests want an Academic, Educational and Entertaining Tour of Liverpool, and are interested in the Fascinating History and Culture of Liverpool, these Tours are Perfect.
Meet and Feed Lambs in the Peak District
Enjoy a lamb feeding experience here in the Peak District. With the lambing season well underway, we’ll have lots of lovely Cade (orphan) lambs who need bottle feeding to help them thrive and the chance to feed them will make memories to last a lifetime. On the grass see them skip and jump. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and take plenty of photos. As well as getting up close to our lovely lambs, we’ll wander through the fields and see the main sheep flock. We’ll meet and feed the chickens and peacocks and collect any eggs. You can stay with us longer in our luxury retreat with panoramic views at airbnb.com/h/the-garden-nook-derbyshire
The Manchester Food Tour
We'll be exploring the cobbled streets of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter on this "Canals to Canapes food tour." The aim is to show you a different side of Manchester and to showcase some of the food heroes that live and work here. We'll start off in an area commonly described as one of the UK's coolest places to live. Canal side mills and factories are now apartments, bars and restaurants. Where cotton used to be unloaded and factories were teeming with workers is now an area known for food, drink and culture. Strolling around the area we'll talk about the Industrial Revolution and how this area was the beating heart of it all. We'll tell stories about the gangs that owned these streets, what life was like for the workers and how the area has changed over time. Food is never far away on this tour. We'll visit one of the city's best bakeries and meet the bakers behind the bread. One of Manchester's most famous restaurants is just around the corner. We have a special dish waiting for you with a remarkable Manchester story that has to be heard to be believed. Moving on to the Northern Quarter we'll pass by hipster record stores, some of the best coffee shops and even get a sneak look into a hidden art centre. We'll savour the best Indian flavours, delicious Italian gelato and a unique Manchester dessert. Please come hungry and ready for fun.
My Great Big Smallholding Tour
Do you want to live in a greener, more sustainable way? Are you worried about climate change? Do you want to eat more fruit and vegetables? Do you want to start growing things? Are you interested in learning more about keeping chickens, and beekeeping? This tour will inspire you to get started . . . You will: • Tour the vegetable garden. Discuss permaculture, inter-cropping, perennials, no-dig, pests. Enter the greenhouse and see the hotbox and its crops: early salad, melons, tomatoes and grapes. See and discuss composting and (leaf) mulching. • Tour the fruit and nut trees. Discuss growing , grafting and crossing apples and other fruit. See cordons, step-overs, espalier, standards. See sweet chestnut, cobs and walnuts. See a family tree with three apple varieties. • See the 10+ varieties of soft fruit in the fruit cage. • Feed the chickens and check for eggs. Discuss chicks, dual-purpose birds and general care. • Watch the bees, and learn more about beekeeping. Try on a bee suit. Taste the honey. • Walk along the (planted) foraging hedge with many different types of pollen and fruit for humans / bees. See the pears grafted to hawthorn. • See the turkeys and discuss (Sep to Dec!). • See the solar panels, wood pellet boiler, smart meter. Discuss all the energy systems. • Hear a little history of 1870 Farlands House, and Hayfield village inc the dam and the Kinder Trespass. Other things to note Can't find a suitable date? Please get in touch. We will be walking/standing for 90 mins. Great walking from the door in the Peak District National Park. You are welcome to leave a car before/after.
Craft Beer Brewery Tour Manchester
Taste some of top beer in the UK and get to know Manchester in the best possible way with a unforgettable tour around the cities Breweries and Brewery taps. Along the way you'll visit the most famous area's for Manchester nightlife, meet new people and maybe even find a new favourite drink. You'll get recommendations, history, banter and the flexibility to try as many "samples" required to fully appreciate this exquisite nectar.
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