Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Let nature inspire you to create some beautiful jewellery at Queenswood Country Park

Come to Herefordshire Council’s Queenswood Country Park and join a creative workshop making ‘Jewellery Inspired by Nature’.

Join local textile artist Lisa Pendlebury at Queenswood on Saturday July 16, 2011, from 10am to 12.30pm to design and create your very own jewellery using natural fabrics, thread and beads, inspired by the natural setting of the woodlands.

The workshop costs £15 and booking by July 9 is essential to help us manage numbers – contact Herefordshire Council’s countryside ranger Jim Key, telephone 01432 260346 or email: jkey@herefordshire.gov.uk

This is just one of the new creative workshops, aimed at adults, that have been introduced to this year’s Queenswood events programme.

Other workshops taking place later this year include photography walks with local travel photographer Nick Meers who can give advice and guidance on how to take better pictures.

Children’s activities are provided this year by the RSPB who have made Queenswood ‘A date with nature’. RSPB staff and volunteers will be on site Thursdays to Sundays 10.30am – 4.30pm throughout the summer organising family activities to join in with, including arts and crafts, self guided trails and making bird feeders. For more information on Date with Nature please contact the RSPB, telephone 0121 6166850.

Other family events planned for this year include ‘Bertie Buzzard’ fun trails during the school holidays, and Lisa Pendlebury will be back in October half term to create ‘Art with Autumn colour’. Also look out for local chainsaw sculptor Steve Elsby who will be on site carving creatures for our new sculpture trail during the coming weeks.

The current events leaflet is available from the Queenswood, Libraries and other Council Info Centres. Alternatively visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/queenswood  for full details.

Queenswood, managed by Herefordshire Council, is Herefordshire’s only country park and has free car parking, toilets and the Queenswood Café. There are three way-marked trails and easy access paths so that everyone can enjoy the park as well as a picnic and barbecue area, a popular adventure play area and a free ‘seaside style’ telescope at the viewpoint.

Queenswood Country Park is on the A49 between Hereford and Leominster – follow the brown signs at the top of Dinmore Hill. Alternatively the 492 bus service departs Hereford and Leominster at regular intervals throughout the day.

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