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Free Antiques Valuation Days with Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers

Free Antiques Valuation Days with Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers

Free Antiques Valuation Day with Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers

Ever wondered what that family heirloom is worth or whether you have any ‘cash in the attic’?

Here’s your chance to find out – on four dates, expert valuers from Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones will be in residence at the hall; offering free, no-obligation valuations on a host of antique and collectable items.

Everything from watches and jewellery to silver and paintings, medals and militaria, books, ceramics, sporting memorabilia, paintings, furniture – and pretty much anything in between - is welcome for assessment.

Should you wish, you will also be able to discuss the options for consigning your items to sale through one of Cuttlestones’ regular sales.

Please book your space for the day, no appointment time is required, on 3rd May, 12th July, 13th September and 8th November.

Cream Teas also available at £7.95pp (advance booking essential).

Thursday, 3rd May

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Thursday, 8th November

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tickets: £0.00

Sandon Halls Spring Fair

Sandon Halls Spring Fair

The Hall and Gardens are open for everyone to enjoy

Join us on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May 2018 for our annual celebration of the great British spring!

• Food & craft stalls

• Family fun area

• Live music and entertainment

• Licensed bar

• Street food vendors

• Afternoon teas

• Historic house and garden tours

• Beautiful grounds to explore

…and much more!

If you are interested in booking a stall please call the office on 01889 508 004 and speak to Cheryl or Laura.

Saturday, 5th May

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Sunday, 6th May

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets: £4

Spring into Summer Wine Tasting

Spring into Summer Wine Tasting

Wine tasting with The Wolseley Wine Loft

The team from The Wolseley Wine Loft is returning to Sandon Hall, following its hugely popular Winter Winter Festival , offering the chance to taste a delectable range of sparkling, white and red wines specially selected for the summer months ahead.

No wine snobbery here - just come along, relax and try this hand-picked range of wines.

Entry is strictly by advance ticket and over 25s only please.

Saturday, 19th May

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Saturday, 19th May

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets: £15

Summer House & Garden Tours

Summer House & Garden Tours

Experience Sandon Hall in summer…

What better way to spend a balmy summer Sunday than discovering the treasures of stately Sandon Hall? A gem in the Staffordshire landscape, this neo-Jacobean mansion remains the private home of the Earls of Harrowby, so the opportunity to see behind its grand doors are few and far between.

On Sunday, 15th July, however, the Harrowbys are opening their doors and inviting visitors to do just that – with tours of both the 1852 house and its 50 acre formal garden on offer. Visitors can choose to tour just the house, just the garden - or both - with the option to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea once they’ve worked up an appetite.

The house tour will offer a glimpse into elegant country house interiors and regale the history of the hall and the family that has called it home for over 200 years, with historical highlights to include the story of the stunning Chinese wallpaper in the Drawing Room, which pre-dates the current hall by around 100 years. It will also tell of dramatic events – such the disastrous Christmas dinner that led to the hall burning down in the 1840s; and the rather morbid tale behind the portrait of a Prime Minister that graces the Dining Room. Visitors will also be able to explore the family museum on the first floor, which includes treasures such as an original letter from Nelson written to the 1st Baron Harrowby whilst on board HMS Victory and letters to various members of the family from historical figures – including Charles Dickens and an interesting collection of WWI and II recruitment posters.

In the garden, Head Gardener Grant Donner will give a guided walk around the 50 acre grounds; explaining their history, what seasonal works were undertaken to transform the gardens into their full glory in time for the summer wedding season, and also tell of some exciting plans for the future. Wellies or good boots are advised for the garden tour and hopefully sunhats and suntan lotion.

Booking is essential and tickets are priced at £7 for the house tour and £2 for the garden tour – or you can buy a special combination ticket that will see you enjoy both tours and afternoon tea for just £25, with a glass of bubbly thrown in to make your day extra special.

Sunday, 15th Jul

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets: £7

An Evening with Faith Tucker and Allan Schiller

An Evening with Faith Tucker and Allan Schiller

Classical muscial sensations

Join us to enjoy an evening of divine music with young classical crossover artist, Faith Tucker, and acclaimed concert pianist Allan Schiller.

About Faith…

Faith Tucker is a junior student at the renowned Birmingham Conservatoire, Faith’s strong Soprano voice and natural stage presence belie her years; seeing her conquer major concert halls and venues throughout the UK, performing both classical arias in their original languages and musical theatre.

Faith’s repertoire covers a broad range of musical styles, and during the evening you can expect to enjoy a diverse programme - including arias such as Pavarotti’s ‘Nessun Dorma’, George Bizet’s ‘Habanera’ from the opera Carmen, la donna e mobile from Rigoletto, Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Arms of an Angel’ and Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ - to name but a few.

To catch a rising star at the beginning of what is set to be a stellar career is a rare opportunity, and we are delighted to host this talented young lady at Sandon Hall for an evening of wonderful music.

About Allan…

Allan is one of the most accomplished concert performers in the United Kingdom and has played with many of the finest orchestras playing sonatas to concertos.

From child prodigy making his debut in Leeds Town Hall at the tender age of ten, Allan performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and gave concerts throughout his teens before, in In 1961, becoming the first British pianist to win a scholarship to study at the Moscow Conservatoire.

On his return to England in 1965, Allan’s career flourished and was in demand for many concerts including many regional recital tours and concerto engagements with leading British orchestras and famous conductors including Solti, Haitink and Fruhbeck de Burgos, together with playing for numerous BBC broadcasts.

Allan has the rare quality of playing the piano in the vocal way once treasured by all great composers and until recent years, by the vast major of pianists. Instead of hitting the keyboard, he coaxes sounds from it in such a way as to make one forget that the piano is a percussive instrument; one whose sound is forever dying. Such skills are to be highly treasured.

Now, with a lifetime of international tours including Canada and the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Columbia and then regularly returning to the Soviet Union to perform in cities as far apart as Archangelsk and Tbilisi, Allan’s reputation as a world class performer continues; with two further wonderful accolades when he was invited to play for the commemorations of the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death in Salzburg and Capetown and then to play for HM the Queen and HRH Price Phillip, at Balmoral Castle.

You can see this world-class musician perform at Sandon Hall alongside one of the UK’s brightest young talents, for one night only…

Strictly ticket only. A licenced bar will operate throughout the evening.

Friday, 20th Jul

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets: £20

Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

Music Under the Stars at Sandon Hall

Join us for a summertime celebration of music in Sandon Hall’s stunning 50 acre gardens.

Returning to the Hall by popular demand, the UK’s favourite musical theatre concert tour will recreate original West End and Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity. With a cast made up of past principal performers from Les Miserables, this two-hour show is a must-see for fans of musical theatre.

This year, before the West End stars take centre stage, we invite you to enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the hall’s garden in all its summertime glory, take a look around the house (3pm – 5pm) and enjoy live music from special guest acts. Picnics are welcome - there will also be a hog roast, VIP bar service and a bouncy castle for the kids. Why not book a Gazebo pitch and celebrate in style with friends and family?

We’re proud to support our friends at Oak Tree Farm Rural Project – this year, £2.50 from every ticket sold will go directly to the charity to support its work – for more details on the project and how it provides training and supported occupation for adults with learning disabilities, head to http://www.oaktreefarm.uk.net/

Buy tickets online via the link below or from the Oak Tree Farm shop or tearoom, open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

Tickets: £28pp

Saturday, 4th Aug

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Saturday, 4th August

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets: £28

Sandon Hall 1940's Weekend

Sandon Hall 1940's Weekend

We are very happy to announce a brand new event for your 2018 calendar

On the 11th & 12th August, Sandon Hall will be taken back to the 1940's, commemorating its role in the war effort.

We will recreate snapshots of life during the 1940's, across the gardens. In the Hall itself we will recreate the hospital wing and a operations room.

All aspects of the "Homefront Life" and Allied forces will be represented, there will also be trading spaces and entertainment spots throughout the weekend.

Saturday, 11th Aug

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Sunday, 12th August

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets: £6

Sandon Christmas Fair

Sandon Christmas Fair

Treats & Stalls for all

Join us at Sandon Hall for the annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December. Enjoy your Christmas shopping in our numerous stalls from jewellery to festive food and drinks.

Adult tickets are £4 and children under the age of 16 can attend free of charge.

If you would like to attend as an exhibitor then please contact Laura on 01889 508004 or, alternatively, email [email protected]

Saturday, 1st Dec

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Sunday, 2nd December

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets: £4.00

Any questions?

Tel. 01889 508 004 | Email. [email protected]

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