Aug 21

Treasure Island Story Walk Starts Today

The lead feature in today’s ’10 Things to Do in Bristol This Week’ from Bristol 24/7 … Click the link below.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/features/10-things-bristol-week-august-21-27-2017/
First shows at 2 and 4pm today, Monday 21st August … then daily 2pm and 4pm to Sunday 3rd September.

Starts by the barrel at the junction of King St. / Prince St, near Bristol Centre.

 

TREASURE ISLAND STORY WALK
Where the adventure began: in Bristol Docks

Back for the summer holidays

2pm & 4pm 21 August-3 September

TREASURE ISLAND in Bristol: the perfect holiday treat. Bristol is where Squire Trelawney found and fitted out the good ship Hispaniola, where Long John Silver ran a pub called The Spylass, and where young Jim Hawkins stepped off the coach from Devon to set sail on the biggest adventure of his life – the search for Captain Flint’s buried treasure.

Led by a professional actor in period costume and full of pirates and buccaneers; hidden spy holes; dark secrets, dirty deeds and lashings of doubloons.

Monday 21 August- Sunday 3 September, at 2pm and 4pm. Suitable for families with children aged 8+, you’ll hear the story where it all began 250 years ago: Bristol docks.

Here’s Squire Trelawney’s letter from Bristol’s Old Anchor Inn:

Dear Livesey

The ship is bought and fitted. She lies at anchor, ready for sea. You never imagined a sweeter schooner—a child might sail her—two hundred tons; name, Hispaniola.

…only the crew troubled me until the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required… an old sailor who keeps a public-house, knows all the seafaring men in Bristol, and had lost his health ashore. I engaged him on the spot to be ship’s cook. Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg…’

And what happens next? You’ll have to walk the walk if you want to find out.

Here’s what our audiences say:

  • The story walk is terrific”

  • Wonderful entertainment …thoroughly recommend”

  • Thrilling story-telling, enjoyed by all ages”

  • Perfect way to spend time with little pirates”

Adults £8, under 16 £5, family (2+2) £20. Cash only. Duration: 1 hour.

No booking required; meet at the start: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, junction King St/Prince St, BS1 4DT.

Photos credit Zuleika Henry.

Jan 23

Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare Unveiling Jan 19th 2017

St Wulfstan’s Day this year saw a very special event at Hawkesbury Primary School, the unveiling of ‘Wulfstan the Hawkesbury Hare’ – a 5’ tall fibreglass hare that is taking part in the forthcoming ‘Cotswold Hare Trail 2017’.

Sponsored by the Beaufort Arms @ Hawkesbury Upton, our Hare will be one of 80 spread throughout the Cotswolds from March to September.

The theme for the Beaufort’s Hare is the life of Wulfstan, Hawkesbury’s very own Patron Saint – of Vegetarians and Peasants. Jan 19th is his saints day.

Artist Linda Jane Smith has done a fantastic job bringing the hare to life; On his cloak, between his ears, Wulfstan’s mitre is resplendent, illustrating the fact that he was the last ever Anglo Saxon Bishop …

On one side of his foreleg is his Bishops crozier and on the other is the Domesday Book – he was responsible for the compilation of this in our area …

Around the hem of the cloak is a Bayeux type tapestry with episodes from his career – priest at Hawkesbury in the 1030’s (legend of the goose), with Edward the Confessor who appointed him Bishop of Worcester (legend of the crozier), a Bristol ship in trouble (miracle on the Irish Sea), banning the slave trade in Bristol in 1090, and finally church builder at Worcester and Westbury.

Tremendous work.

Huge thank to Hawkesbury Headmaster Ed and his staff at the school, Festival Director Florence, artist Linda, helper Leon and most of all, the pupils of Hawkesbury Primary who were brilliant. 

Look out for the hare this summer …

http://www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk

Many thanks to Andy Musty for the photos …

Click an image to enlarge …

Dec 09

New Range of Pictures just in Time for Christmas 2016

The Beaufort Art Gallery  has some really great new offerings from the following: –

Quentin Blake (Big Friendly Giant, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory etc)

Paul Apps, Debbie Boon, Malcolm Coward & John Tricket (Traditional Country Scenes)

Sam Toft (with her Humorous Studies) and the ever popular Beaufort favourites Linda Jane Smith & Leon Wilson.

 Come along quickly for that unique present.

Oct 28

Blue Notes @ the Beaufort

Blue Notes @ the Beaufort on Bonfire Night

Featuring unique jazz songbird

Hannah Wedlock

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 Fundraiser for the Long John Silver Trust

Heads & Tails Game, Raffle

Dinner bookings being taken for ‘Ronnie Scott’ style tables

In the Function Room or just come along for the Jazz

Free Entry, Start Time 8.30pm, 5th November 2016

Fiducia Jazz Books £10

Sep 30

Christmas Menu 2016

If you fancy a traditional Christmas dinner in a traditional English pub then please consider us.

Three great menu’s to choose from …

3 course Evening £19.50

2 course Luncheon £14.50

2 course Traditional (for the smaller appetite) £12.25

Up to 25 capacity in our Dining Room and 70 in our Function Room.

Please ring 01454 238217 to check available dates.

Kind regards,

Mark the Landlord

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Aug 29

Annual Harvest Home 2016 and PROPS Prize

Saturday 3rd September sees our annual Harvest Home Auction upon us once again, and, as last year, we’ve got tip-top auctioneer Terry Tripp to do the officiating. Lucky old us.

Starting at 8pm, all proceeds will be going to Hawkesbury’s Senior Citizens Fund. Any surplus horticultural items we can sell at the event will be gratefully received.

And talking of horticultural items, I’m delighted to announce that our PROPS Market Garden is now supplying prize winning produce!

At last Saturday’s 131st Hawkesbury Horticultural Show, PROPS came third with their potatoes, many thanks to Keith and Josie for preparing and entering them – roll on next year…

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