Courses & Talks 2017


The Terracotta Army

Illustrated talk by John Connah

The Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 at Xian, in China, when local farmers digging a well broke into a pit containing 6000 life-size terracotta figures.  There has been worldwide fascination in the discovery of the Terracotta Army, guarding the tomb of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang di, who lived over 2200 years ago, famous for unifying the warring states into what is now China, and for becoming the country’s first emperor.

Tuesday 4th April 2017 7.15pm

£8, (£6.50 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens) includes tea, coffee, soft drink  & biscuits.

RSPB Burton Mere Wetland – Home for Birds and Wildlife

Illustrated talk by Dan Trotman

Tuesday 13 June 2017 

The early years… Development during the first 5 years of the wetlands, giving nature a home, the plans for the future and a general overview of the rich wildlife and birds which have made it their home.

£8, (£6.50 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens) includes tea, coffee, soft drink  & biscuits.

Discover Line and Wash

Tutor: Jane Beech

Saturday 8 July 2017 10am – 3pm 

Combine basic pen and ink techniques with watercolours to create line and wash artwork. Textures, tones and decorative patterns with ink will be used with various painted washes to produce line and wash effects.

Materials & equipment: Blockingford ‘Not’ surface watercolour paper 140LB in weight

Watercolour paints; Deep welled palette; Two water pots; Selection of watercolour brushes;

Selection of waterproof ink pens; B and 6B pencil; Putty rubber; Board to lean on

Fee: £30, (£25 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens.)  Tea, coffee and soft drinks provided. Please bring a packed lunch.