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August events and things to do at National Trust Nymans

PUBLISHED: 15:03 07 July 2014

A selection of summer events at National Trust Nymans

Sat 14 Jun – Sun 31 Aug - Exhibition – The Great War – Stories of a German family in England

Open daily 10am – 4:30pm (last admission 30 minutes before close)

This exhibition will tell the story of the people of Nymans and how the War affected them, from Ludwig Messel who was deeply saddened by the conflict between the two nations he loved to the soldiers in the Buffs, trained by Ludwig’s son Leonard. Leonard was unable to join the soldiers on the front line because of his German ancestry but received letters from those who saw combat, whilst his father Ludwig is said to have died broken hearted by the conflict.

FREE, Normal Garden Admission Applies

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Sat 26 July – Sun 31 August - The Great War explorers trail

10.30am – 3.30pm

Come to Nymans and solve the hidden WW1 secrets in the gardens.

£1 per child and Normal Garden Admission

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Sunday 27 July - Family Painting Workshops

Morning session 10.30am-1pm

Afternoon session 2pm-4.30pm

Learn how to paint with acrylics together through a morning or afternoon. Child and adult art workshops where each creates a flower border painting while leaning and having fun together.

Booking essential on 01444 405250, £60 per adult & child, includes all materials, refreshments and cake

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AUGUST

Sat 2 & Sun 3 August - ARTventures - WW1 balancing birds and butterflies

10:30am – 3:30pm

Our drop-in workshops have plenty of materials and ideas for fun things for families to make and do.

FREE, Normal garden admission applies

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Sun 3 August - Summer theatre: Alice through the Looking Glass

5pm (gates open at 4pm for picnics)

Quantum theatre Company

Box Office 0844 249 1895, Adult £12, Child £8, Family £37 (2 adults, 2 children) (child ticket is from 4-15yrs, under 3’s for free)

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Sat 16 & Sun 17 - Honey Weekend

10:30am – 3:30pm

Come and see the Central Sussex Bee keepers Association to discover the secrets of their bees.

FREE, Normal garden admission applies

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Sun 17 August - Summer Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

6:30 – 8:30pm (5:30 gates open for picnics)

The Lord Chamberlains Men

£15/£8 BOX office 0844 249 1895 (child ticket is from 4-15yrs, under 3’s for free)

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Mon 18 – Sun 31 August - Artist in Residence display

Potting Shed open daily 10am – 4:30pm (excluding 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 August)

Local artist John Thompson displays his vibrant paintings in the potting shed.

Free, Normal garden admission applies

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Thu 21 Aug - Introduction to Gardening Hydrangeas & Eucryphias

1 – 2pm

Free introductory series hosted by the garden rangers.

FREE, Normal garden admission applies

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Thu 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Thu 28, Fri 29 & Sat 30 August

Art Workshop with John Thompson: Summer Flower border

10am – 3pm

Booking essential on 01444 405250, £60, includes all materials and tea/coffee and cake

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Sunday 24 August - Family Painting Workshops

Morning session 10.30am-1pm

Afternoon session 2pm-4.30pm

Learn how to paint with acrylics together through a morning or afternoon. Child and adult art workshops where each creates a flower border painting while leaning and having fun together.

Booking essential on 01444 405250, £60 per adult & child, includes all materials, refreshments and cake

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Sun 24 August - Jazz in the Garden

6pm – 8pm (gates open 5pm for picnics)

Enjoy a relaxed evening of Jazz sounds set against the stunning backdrop of Nymans gardens. 50% of proceeds go to NGS charities.

Bookings essential through National Trust Box Office, 0844 249 1895

BOX, £12/£6 (child ticket is from 4-15yrs, under 3’s for free)

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Thur 28th Aug – Tues 11th Nov

‘there were our own / there were the others’

Alec Finlay’s WW1 remembrance art work. A thought provoking installation, marking a time in Nymans’ history.

Free Normal garden admission applies

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