Open Air Shakespeare & Shakespeare on a Bike – June 2 and June 28

Helen Light

You loved the Handlebards outdoor Shakespeare performance
of Twelfth Night last year, so this year we ve invited
them back twice! Their all-female troupe will be
performing The Tempest on Sunday 2nd June and their all-
male troupe will be performing Much Ado About Nothing on
Friday 28th June.

The Handlebards

Since 2013, the HandleBards have clocked-up over 7000
miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare.
Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as
uproariously funny , they set the world on wheels with
our unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly
chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre.

Join the all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered
production of Shakespeare s  The Tempest  like none
other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts
of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of
laughter.

The Tempest

A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a
mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites
and monsters, where nothing is as it seems

This show will be performed outdoors, so please bring
your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the
weather! There will be onsite catering to purchase drinks
and hot food.

Tickets
£12 Earlybird Adult (if purchased before 1st May 2019)
£16 prebooked adult tickets
£18 on the door adult tickets
£10 under 18 tickets
Under 10s free

Please note there is an additional 50p booking fee per
ticket.

date: 02.06.2019

time: 6:30

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 10 to 18

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/outdoor-shakespeare

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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National Creativity & Wellbeing – Mindfulness Events Mondays in June

Mindfulness Events

This year in conjunction with National Creativity and
Wellbeing Week we are launching a series of Mindfulness
events for adults.

Every Monday evening in June, we will be opening the
Museum for you to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and
escape those Monday blues. Our buildings will become host
to a range of mindful activities and forgotten skills for
you to discover. Activities will include Tai Chi, Forest
Bathing and a different forgotten skill such as rag rug
making, straw plaiting or spinning. You can also de-
stress with jigsaw puzzles, colouring and fire gazing.
Refreshments will be available all evening.

Full activity timetable to be confirmed.

The Museum will also be running a series of Friday
evening Lates in July called Fun Fridays.

date: 03.06./10.06./17.06./24.06.2019

time: 18:00-21:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 12,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/mindfulness-events/

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Living History Tudor Courtroom Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 10 – 17 August

Tudor Courtroom

A living history Tudor Courtroom event.

The year is 1585 and a Justice of the Peace commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I has arrived to hold court.  Come and learn about the intrigues of village life and join in to help decide the rights and wrongs of each case.

Has the landlord watered the beer?  Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce?  Who abducted Widow Besser s grandson?  Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool?

– Chat with the costumed re-enactors walking around the Museum to find out what was happening in the year 1585.
– Become the jury and participate in the court cases.  The fate of the accused is in your hands!
– Want to know more about the Tudors and Stuarts?  Talk to the red-shirted  interpreters  who will be happy to answer your questions!

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

date: 10th – 11th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Meet Napoleonic Soldiers & Find Out About Life in Wellington s Army – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 3/4 August

Wellington’s Army

Be transported back in time to the Napoleonic era.

Meet Napoleonic soldiers and find out about the life of a
Rifleman in Wellington s army during the Peninsular War.
Visit the living history encampment and learn how the
soldiers  families lived.
Watch a thrilling display of military skill as the
soldiers skirmish (please note that this will include
gunfire).

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

(Please note that all activities are subject to change
and weather)

date: 3rd – 4th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Wild About Wool Knitting Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 12/13 October 

Wild about Wool

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back
to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and
children knitted large volumes of clothing and
accessories to help with the war effort making socks,
scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops.

Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event
and discover different types of wool and help solve your
knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts.

This event is suitable for all ages and levels, from
beginners to experienced knitters.

All activities are weather dependent and subject to
change.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 12.10./13.10.2019

time: 11:00-4:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/wild-about-wool-kni

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Family Harvest Event -Chiltern open Air Museum – 28-29 Sept

Family Harvest Event

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming
history.  This popular annual harvest event provides a
unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and
smells of harvest past, with the Museum s restored 1947
threshing machine working hard to process the year s
wheat crop as long as the rain holds off!

Over the weekend the Museum s Henton chapel will be home
to a beautiful traditional harvest display.

Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in
action and learn more about our charcoal kiln. Watch
demonstrations of traditional skills and discover a range
of traditional crafts.

Our Harvest event was featured in the Telegraph s Best
Harvest Festivals 2018

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 28.09./29.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/harvest-event-bucki

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating Medieval Warbow – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 31 Aug to 1 Sept

Come and see the Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating the
art and skill of the medieval warbow. Watch
demonstrations of archery, see and learn about the arming
of the knight and talk to the blacksmith/armourer,
bowyer, spinster and surgeon about the medieval way of
life.

From the Welsh wars of Edward I to the Battle of
Agincourt, the longbow has been pivotal to the military
prowess of England s medieval armies, but how much do you
really know about the bow and the men who used it with
such deadly proficiency? Have you ever wondered at what
age they were given their first bow; how they trained,
how they fought or what they were paid? Perhaps you fancy
testing your strength at drawing the bowstring to your
ear, or wish to see how far they could shoot a bodkin-
tipped arrow? Well now you can and more, The Free Company
of Aquitaine are coming to Chiltern Open Air Museum on
Saturday 31st August   Sunday 1st September 2019!

Within their 14th century camp you can meet the members
of The Free Company as they go about their business as a
band of mercenaries, operating in the south of France
during the Hundred Year s War. You ll be able to chat to
the archers as they prepare for battle and watch their
Great Warbows in action as they shoot volleys of arrows
into maille and plate armour targets on Skippings Field.
Learn about the armour of the knight as his squire
dresses him for combat and discover the tools of the
barber surgeon as she readies her table for the injuries
that always follow battle. Behind the scenes there is
plenty of activity as the bowyer crafts bows out of
staves of yew, the smith forges arrowheads and the
womenfolk spin wool for their clothing while watching the
next meal bubble away on the open fire. It promises to be
a great day out in history!

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 31.08./01.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/august-event-bucks/

event tel nos: 01494 871117