We thought you'd like to know about what's going on this winter in the Ballroom, including a Christmas pop-up, thought-provoking professional theatre, and garden workshops. Full details can be found on our website. See below for on form news.
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ISHKAR & LA EVA Christmas pop up

Saturday 8th December, 10.30 am - 6 pm
Asthall Manor Ballroom

Expect something special from these two extraordinary brands, combining ethical values with exquisite quality. Also on offer: mulled wine and an abundance of festive cheer!
( is a social enterprise which designs and sources craftmanship from countries at war. Products on sale will range from precious jewellery, handblown glass and ceramics from Afghanistan, through to soft handwoven throws, unique silk jackets and pietra dura marble centrepieces.
Based at a sawmill in West Oxfordshire LA-EVA ( is an ethical luxury beauty brand that creates skin and haircare products inspired by a holistic philosophy sensory pathways and a love of art. Their simple, carefully curated range encompasses multi-purpose, organic and vegan skincare and cruelty free hair care products.

The Old House

Written and performed by RADA-trained Kate Maravan, directed by Kath Burlinson

Coming to Asthall Manor Ballroom on Saturday 19 January 2019, 7.30 pm
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.

By writer-performer Kate Maravan (Improbable, The Bush, Hampstead) ‘Maravan is outstanding’ Lyn Gardner 

'Inspired by my mother, The Old House explores an alive connection to the present moment, and how distinctions between well/ill, sane/insane, young/old are less defined.’ 

Audience comments: ‘So much beauty and sadness and complexity and silliness and everything human’

‘Spectacular, detailed, alive, and compelling' 

Tickets £15. (Includes a glass of wine or soft drink and donation to Alzheimer's Society). To book tickets please click here
Pruning Workshop
The Calendar of the Rose

With Head Gardener Jennifer Barnes
Saturday 26th January 2019, 10 am - 2 pm
The workshop will include a tour of the garden in its 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.

Tickets are £75.00 including a light lunch & refreshments. If you would like to book, please contact us or call 01993 824319
Our Christmas-wreath making workshop on 15 December is fully-booked, but do let us know if you would like to join the waiting list by emailing us at:

Details on new workshops for 2019 coming soon.
We are delighted to announce that preparations have already started for on form 20.

If you are interested in applying, please go to our website, where you will find guidelines and an application form.
Wishing you a festive Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everyone at Asthall Manor and on form sculpture.
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