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Heritage Talk – George Cadbury

PLEASE NOTE: This talk is now fully booked.

Bournville Village Trust Chairman Duncan Cadbury will be giving a talk on businessman and philanthropist George Cadbury, focussing on his contributions in creating a flourishing community in Bournville.

Booking essential – £5 per person.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book.
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National Garden Scheme

Selly Manor, along with 6 very different gardens across the Bournville Estate is taking part in the National Garden Scheme. Come along and see our traditional Tudor garden then collect your map to discover hidden gems such as a Mediterranean inspired garden, an overgrown and now restored urban cottage garden, a wildlife friendly garden and a garden inspired by George Cadbury.

£6 per person – includes entry to all gardens.
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Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility – The Crescent Theatre Summer Tour

PLEASE NOTE: This event is now SOLD OUT

Set in the early 1800s, in an era when women were totally dependent on the benevolence and generosity of men, sensible Elinor pines for the quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars; the impulsive Marianne dreams of her romantic hero on horseback, John Willoughby.

Jessica Swale’s cleverly-written, fast-paced and delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes of the Dashwood sisters as, cheated of their inheritance by their selfish brother, they pursue their dreams.

This production is running on the 12th and 13th July, and begins at 7pm
Booking essential – Adults £12.50, Concessions £10.50.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
or visit the Crescent Theatre’s website

This is an outdoor performance – please bring your own chair as we only have a limited supply – and you are welcome to picnic before and during the performance – gates open at 6pm

A sneak preview is available here:

Sense & Sensibility: Inside The Rehearsal Room (Video 1

 
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A Journey Through War

On The Floor Theatre Company presents…
a production that will take the audience on a journey from 1914 to 1918 through World War One; capturing life in the trenches, the roles of women & many more aspects of how the war affected families. Love, joy, sorrow and heartache combined through famous world war literature and new original writing.

This production is running on the 20th and 21st July, at 7pm.
Booking essential – Adults £10, Concessions £8.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book

This is an outdoor performance – please bring your own chair as we have only limited chairs that will be available on a first come first served basis.
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Silk Painting Course – Clive Garner

Join expert Clive Garner for this workshop which will explore how unusual and often startling effects can be achieved when painting and dyeing silk. The day will be of interest to complete beginners as well as more experienced silk painters.  Our focus will be to experiment with a range of techniques to create vibrant, abstract designs.  Towards the end of the day we will consider how our designs could be incorporated into other projects.  All equipment and materials will be provided and by the end of the day each participant should have several pieces to take home.

Booking essential – £45 per person.
Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk
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Shiver me Timbers! Children's art and craft workshop

Join us me hearties for pirate fun and make a cutthroat cutlass, eye patch and brilliant buccaneering hat! (ages 6-10)

The workshop runs twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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Jester Skills! Children's art and craft workshop

Learn juggling and diabolo skills and play traditional Tudor games. Plus make your own juggling balls and jester hat! (ages 6-10)

The workshop runs twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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Awesome Animal Messy Painting – Children's art and craft workshop

Especially for little ones, get super messy making amazing animal pictures and prints using all sorts of weird and wonderful methods. (ages 2-5)

The workshop twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Call us on 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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To Infinity and Beyond! Children's art and craft workshop

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Zoom along to create your very own crazily cool superhero jet pack using recycled materials. (ages 6-10)

The workshop runs twice, once at 10am and then at 1pm, and lasts for approximately an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – £4.50 per child.

Please call 0121 472 0199 or email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk to book
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The Castle Arts Society Exhibition

A mixed media exhibition by talented local artists.

Free entry. Weekdays, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, 2pm – 5pm.
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