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Events

Welcome to our events listing. Please note that this list is updated constantly, but is not exhaustive. If you know of an event which you feel will be of interest to Countryside Alliance members and supporters, please email details to: news@countryside-alliance.org. Please note that priority will be given to events & fundraisers which benefit the Countryside Alliance or The Countryside Alliance Foundation.

Events:

Sunday 21st September - Somerset Summer Lunch

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Countryside Alliance is organising a Summer Lunch at Crowcombe near Taunton on Sunday 21st September by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Anthony Trollope-Bellew who have kindly offered us the use of a large marquee and caterers for the day. Tickets are just £35 or a table of 10 for £330 which includes canapés on arrival, a delicious lunch and ALL DRINKS are included in the price. The event is being run roughly at cost so there will be a small Auction on completion of lunch. Our Guest Speaker is the Countryside Alliance President Baroness Ann Mallalieu QC (pictured addressing the Hyde Park Rally in 1997). For further details and a booking form please contact Alison Hawes at alison-hawes@countryside-alliance.org or ring 01752 830430

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21st September - Hampshire Hunt open day at the Kennels, Ropley

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Hampshire Hunt will hold an open day and family dog show on Sunday 21st September at the Kennels, Petersfield, nr Ropley, SO24 0EG. Gates open at 11am• Mobile Farm• Pony Rides• Bouncy Castle• Kennels Tours• Air Rifle Shooting• Local Produce and Stalls• Terrier Racing• BBQ• And more….
A Great Family Day Out! £5 a car Tel: 01962 772306 for more information

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Country Life Fair - 27th & 28th September, Fulham Palace, London

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The inaugural Country Life Fair - 27th & 28th September at Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue. London SW6. The Country Life Fair will feature exhibitors from all over the United Kingdom giving you the chance to sample, taste, try and buy everything from the latest clothing, equipment, cars, gadgets, food and wine as well as investigate holidays, spas and property. All in the company of celebrity gardening experts, chefs and even Royalty. More info from www.countrylifefair.co.uk

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Sunday 28th September - SURREY COUNTY PLOUGHING MATCH & COUNTRY FAIR

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday 28th September - SURREY COUNTY PLOUGHING MATCH & COUNTRY FAIRThe 2014 County Ploughing Match and Country Fair takes place on Sunday 28th September 2014. The schedule and entry form will be available shortly. The Countryside Alliance will be at the show.This very special show takes place in a wonderful setting, just in front of the spectacular stately home of Loseley at Loseley Park, between Godalming and Guildford, at the end of Surrey Farm & Food Week. With a lovely relaxed atmosphere, it draws crowds of around 12,000 for a fantastic country day out for the whole Family (and the dog!). There are ploughing competitions which draw up to around 85 ploughmen, including heavy horse ploughing.

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"Wild Edge" exhibition in Fulham, including CA Christmas card artist!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Artists Annabel Pope, who painted "Frosty Morning", a CA Christmas Card (available at the exhibition) and Philip Lawson Johnson present an exhibition entitled  'Wild Edge' to be held at Patrick Mavros, 104-106 Fulham Road, SW3 6HS, from 30th September - 4th October, 2014. Read on for timings and ticketing details.

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Commonwealth Gold Medallist Charlotte Kerwood

4th & 5th October - Autumn Show & Game Fair, South of England Showground, Ardingly

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn Show and Game Fair - 4th & 5th October 2014 at the South of England Showground, Ardingly. The Countryside Alliance will be at the Autumn Show & Game Fair which is a great day out for fans of hunting, shooting and fishing, with lots of attractions. Last year 16,500 visitors were encouraged to come and ‘have a go’ at traditional country sports.
With the demand for country sports increasing each year in this region, we expect another fierce competition in the clay pigeon shooting, run by Dan Kerwood and his daughter Charlotte Kerwood who won the Ladies’ High Gun Trophy last year and recently took Commonwealth Gold in the Double Trap.
Clay pigeon shooting, gundog training, ferreting, terrier racing, dog agility, fly fishing and falconry all play an important role at this truly country life show and planning is already underway to ensure that this theme continues for 2014.The Lamb Grand National was a popular new addition to the Show last year and we are looking forward to confirming a wide range of exciting countryside and rural displays this year.We are also expecting some spectacular displays from the National Vegetable Society and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies this year to mark the grand finalé of our Year of Horticulture.

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5th October - Game On at Chepstow Racecourse

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Game-to-Eat will be staging a cooking demonstration at Chepstow Racecourse on Sunday the 5th of October in conjunction with the course during its new and exciting Game Fair. Head Chef at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel Stewart Williams will entertain visitors and tasters of his fine dishes will be offered. Stewart was our demonstration chef at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, cooking up delicious tikka pheasant, sweet and sour duck, along with pigeon, woodcock and venison. Details about the game fair can be found at www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/event/game-fair/ The demonstration will be held in the restaurant overlooking the course. Please contact me for demonstration timings - rachel-evans@countryside-alliance.org

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Boar's Head, Ripley, Harrogate - cookery demonstrations in 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Boar's Head famous Cookery Demonstrations programme, 2014 - join talented and creative Head Chef James Brown for a culinary exploration of the British Isles, and see what tricks of the trade you can pick up! Email reservations@boarsheadripley.co.uk for more information and to book.
Tuesday 7th October Fruits of the fields and forests. Fantastic forage food. Tuesday 4th November Guy "Forks" Autumn and winter ideas for finger and fork food.

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12th October - Ffos Las Race Day

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Doors are open for our annual race day – NEW ticket deal for Ffos Las. Ticket sales are going very well for our annual Countryside Race Day to be held at Ffos Las race course on Sunday the 12th of October 2014. We have an exceptional ticket offer this year, only £35 per person to include your entry to the course, countryside entertainment, a two course lunch and the use of the CA marquee for the duration of the day which is situated on the edge of the paddock. A must-do date for any Countryside Alliance supporter so why not make it a friends and family day out – individual tickets or tables of ten are available. rachel-evans@countryside-alliance.org or call 07825337978
Free trade stand space for Alliance members & supporters – rural businesses are invited to apply for trade stand space for the countryside race day. Own tentage will need to be provided but the pitch is free. Contact me in the first instance to apply.
Can you offer us an auction item? The fun filled silent auction takes place during our race day and I am in need of some items. Anything goes really – holiday stays, stud fee’s, meals, vouchers, days out – please e-mail me at the above address if you think you can help.
Race for Repeal – two places remain for the annual race for repeal during our countryside day. Riders must meet the requirements which again, are available by contacting me.

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19th October - Oakley hunt ride, Melchbourne, Beds

Sunday, 19 October 2014

19th October - The Masters of the Oakley Hunt extend an invite to those keen to come on  a ride with hounds from the Kennels at Melchbourne in Bedfordshire - read on for more information.

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