'praktis 2018 Exhibition

Mind and matter: the making of craft

11th to 14th October 2018, 10am to 5pm

Sixteen craftsmen from around Britain are exhibiting their work together in the beautiful setting of Bury Court Barn in October.

The exhibitors are experienced, renowned craftsmen in the fields of ceramics, glass, wood, willow, jewellery and textiles who exhibit nationwide, and have come together to show pieces for sale or commission, but also to reveal their thinking, their inspiration and working methods in practical demonstrations and illustrated talks during the exhibition.

The importance of the making process – the consideration, the preparation and the sheer repetition of creating something by hand, all play an equal part in the finished object. Some crafts require physical strength, some minute concentration and others a fluidity of action, and in all cases it is the process of making items over and over again that encourages the maker to strive towards perfection and do better each time.


Saturday 13th October
10.30 Alison Ellen, textiles/knitting
11.30 Sarah Walton, ceramics
12.30 Julie Ayton, ceramics

Sunday 14th October
10.30 Rich Miller, ceramics
11.30 Deirdre Wood, textiles/weaving
12.30 Ann Richards, textiles/weaving

There will also be demonstrations of working methods each day

Free admission. Refreshments available.

For more information please visit the 'praktis 2018 website.

Kirker Holidays Autumn Concert: The Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Kirker Holidays Autumn Concert In partnership with Bury Court Opera

an evening with The Ferio Saxophone Quartet

As one of the leading British saxophone quartets, the Ferio has received enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics alike. In 2015 Ferio made their debut at the Purcell Room, and won the Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition. In 2016/17 they became St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists, signed with Chandos Records and released their debut commercial CD. In early 2018 they made their next recording for Chandos and gave two concerts at Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.


ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 2 pieces from Histoire du Tango

JEAN FRANÇAIX Petit Quatuor Pour Saxophones




TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (selection)

GEORGE GERSHWIN An American in Paris

GLENN MILLER Moonlight Serenade

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Handel Sarabande from Harpsichord Suite in D Minor Vol.2 No.4 HWV 437

GEORGE BIZET Suite from Carmen

Drinks and a light tapas-style supper will be served during the interval.

Tickets: £55

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Places are limited so please RSVP by email to rsvp@kirkerholidays.com or telephone 020 7593 2281

An Evening With Stringfever

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Join us for an evening with the electric string quartet Stringfever, performing a small selection of their repertoire including classical music, rock 'n' roll and film theme tunes. With outstanding musicianship, comedy timing and a contemporary sound, this highly entertaining show is definitely not to be missed.

Seating is cabaret style at shared tables. The ticket price includes a welcome drink and a sharing platter supper will be served during the interval.

Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm performance

Cash bar

Tickets: £45.00. To book please click here or email burycourtoffice@gmail.com.

2019 Plantsman's Days

11.00am-3.30pm - Last Wednesday of every month from April - September

Admission: £8.50

Talks & Demonstrations with Marina Christopher

11.30am -12.00noon

24th April 2019

29th May 2019

26th June 2019

31st July 2019

28th August 2019

25th September 2019

Guided Gardens Tours with Marina Christopher

2.00pm - 2.30pm

Walled garden designed by Piet Oudolf (April, June and August)

The dynamic inner walled garden is constantly changing. When planted in 1997, this was the first naturalistic garden designed by Piet Oudolf in Britain.

Front garden designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole (May, July and September)

Designed with a formal grid pattern of square flowerbeds with a central seating area and pool. Predominantly grasses interspersed with small bursts of colour in the red and yellow spectrum.

Lunch 12.30pm - 2.00pm

Delicious fare available at £16/head to include morning coffee plus a two-course lunch.

Groups welcome.

Lunches must be pre-booked a week in advance by telephoning Marina on 01420 560695 or email marina@phoenixperennialplants.co.uk to ensure a place.