Take a look at the evolution of fashion; see what is considered vintage and why certain items of clothing remain timeless objects of desire. Learn more about vintage fashion trends from the turn of the 20th Century at this unique talk from costume curator Shelley Tobin.
Followed by a two-course lunch in the Killerton Kitchen Restaurant
It’s the time of year for poring over the seed catalogues and deciding what to grow this year. But the cost of seeds is going up fast and it can be quite daunting to realise how much it will cost to grow all the different crops we might like.
But there is an alternative! Very few people need to use a whole pack of carrot seeds, so how about swapping half your pack for half a pack of lettuce seeds?
A seed swap is an opportunity to get together with other gardeners and swap seeds that you don’t need, or that you have collected from last year’s crops. Even if you have no...
Where does our bread come from? What’s in it? How hard is it to make?
Humans have been making some kind of bread for more than five thousand years - it’s central to our culture.
Think of the importance of bread in religious stories, or in the many expressions we use – "best thing since sliced bread"; "putting bread on the table"; and so on.
Originally just ground grains and water, then later leavened (risen) with yeast, bread has been a simple staple food throughout human history. But the bread we see today in supermarkets is full of additives, enzymes and...
A few years ago, you would have been lucky to spot avocets anywhere, but today - a conservation success story.
The Exe Estuary in winter is one of the best places in the UK to get great views of avocets. With their black-and-white plumage, and slender, curved bills, you can’t miss them especially a flock of up to 500 when they’re sweeping the mud to search for tasty morsels. Every winter, over 40,000 birds, including hundreds of black-tailed godwits, Brent geese and red-breasted mergansers, flock to the Exe Estuary from as far a field as Siberia and Greenland.