Events at Asthall Manor this Autumn

Innovative Theatre in the Ballroom
Garden Workshops
Art Workshops
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Written by Atiha Sen Gupta and
directed by Yasmin Sidhwa
Castaways, a production by Oxford-based Mandala Theatre, explores the nature of friendship, trauma and tribal loyalties in a neighbourhood where the blue touch paper is waiting to be lit.
Three teenagers: born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds. Inseparable since they were knee-high, they're a close-knit trio, both at home and at school. Sam, Asha and Kieran watch out for each other, until one day a shocking event blows their teenage world apart - and their friendship with it.
The evening performance will be followed by a Mandala Debate with a panel of local community leaders, academics, young people and councillors. You'll also have the fantastic opportunity to wander the beautiful grounds for free for an hour before each performance. Friday 7th September 1.30pm (mainly for schools); and 7.30pm  
To book tickets £5-£10 click here

The Old House

Written and performed by Kate Maravan, directed by Kath Burlinson
Memory, loss, mother-daughter relationships and the hokey-cokey. Revisiting The Old House, Mother and Daughter hang on to fragments of what they know. Losses surface as seawater pushes and pulls over the shingle. Grief, laughter, liberation from the known, the wonder of the ordinary ebb and flow. here’s a slender chain that links a woman in her forties with her elderly mother and her dead, unborn, child. Sometimes, it’s as fragile as silk. Sometimes it’s an anchor chain. It’s the atomic bond of love and in the end, what families are all about.
Coming to Asthall Manor Ballroom on Saturday 19 January 2019 7.30pm. Tickets £15 includes a glass of wine or soft drink and donation to Alzheimer's Society. To book tickets please click here

Luke Brown Dance Theatre Performance

For You I Long the Longest investigates the relationship between four individuals and how they long for, linger with and let go of one another. An intimate and audacious autobiographical production that explores  the fine line between beauty and brutality. A retelling of love and abandonment orchestrated by the quick paced nature of a boxing match. Click here to watch a short trailer.
For further information and to book tickets for Monday 19 November Adults £12, under 16's £10 please contact

Calendar of the Rose Pruning Workshops

Head Gardener Jenny Barnes will take you on a tour of the
Asthall Manor Gardens
The workshop will include a tour of the garden in its Autumn/Winter state to view the roses, discussing variety selection, planting, feeding, general care, pests and disease, together with a pruning demonstration and a chance to practice and ask questions along the way. Saturday 27th October 2018 & Saturday 26th January 2019 10am to 2pm. £75.00 including a light lunch & refreshments. If you would like to book, please contact us or call 01993 824319

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

With Asthall Manor's Head Gardener Jenny Barnes
Asthall Manor’s head gardener, the multi-talented Jenny Barnes, will lead a forage around our extensive gardens and woodland, followed by a demonstration and guided workshop. All materials will be provided, however, please feel free to bring your own additions. Create your own beautiful wreath and finish with a light lunch. Tickets £75.00 refreshments included. 
If you would like to book, please contact us or call 01993 824319

Kieran Stiles Art Workshop

For further details and booking please contact Kieran Stiles here

Ruth White Yoga Classes

Weekly classes are held during the school terms, and taught by Ruth and John White. They run from 7.30-9.00pm on Monday evenings. There is no need to book, but please come a little early if it is your first time. 

The Autumn term runs from 3rd September to 26th November 2018.  No class on November 12th for half term or on November 19th (at Asthall).

For more information on term dates, prices and their practice, visit their website  or telephone 01993 831032.

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