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What's on at The Fold in June

We have the pleasure of sharing with you the exciting events coming up at The Fold.
Discover all our events for June and beyond on our website or on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you here!

Upcoming events and courses

Summer Solstice Celebration

When: Wednesday 21st June
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Where: Tree Circle in the Holywell Care Farm Field
Cost: Bring food and drink to share

Midsummer is a time of abundance and energy. The crops are in full growth. They are reaching the pinnacles of maturity and coming closer to the harvest time.

Join us in a celebration of the fullness of life and of taking the time to raise our energy, regenerate and manifest our dreams.

We invite you to a bring and share feast, to music and dance and to the creation of a nature mandala. 

A fire will be light in our tree circle and you are welcome to stay in it's presence through the short night until early dawn.

Find out more...

Gandhi, Globalisation and Gratitude

Fri 9th 5pm to Sun 11th 3.30pm 
Cart House
Cost: £110 - £240 subject to income

Essential Wisdom in Change Making

A unique chance with Satish Kumar to understand Gandhi’s four brilliant pillars:

  1. Wellbeing & justice for all
  2. Self discipline, self rule & self organising
  3. The economy of place & the genius of local
  4. The power of truth & radical non-violence
  • Learn how you can put them into context and action in your own life in relations to today’s world issues.
  • Spend time in the tranquil Teme Valley to reflect upon the issues that face us as humans
  • Be inspired, empowered & motivated to reclaim your power, address issues and start to effect changes you want to see in the world.
  • Practical activities along with lectures and reflective time.

Satish Kumar, now 80, was a student of the activist, social reformer and spiritual teacher Vinoba Bhave who was an avid follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Satish brings a rare level of authenticity to this course.

Contact The Fold Office for questions and to book your place: reception@thefold.org.uk / 01886 833 633.

Please join and share the event on Facebook.
You can also watch a video from last year's course and read articles about Satish Kumar and Gandhi.

Folk at The Fold

Saturday 3rd June
Saturday 24th June
8pm
Cart House
Cost: £2

A friendly, welcoming folk club -which enjoys the considerable attendance of an enthusiastic crowd who bring their own individual magic to our inspirational evenings.

Find out more...

Body Control Pilates

Every Thursday
12.00 - 13.00
The Fold Cart House
Cost: £8 (1 hour group lesson)

Group class suitable for beginner and intermediate students. Focus on posture, alignment flexibility, strength and relaxation. All equipment provided.

To book please email info@janeprady.com 

Find out more...

Pukka Talk - 'Balancing Herbs'

Thursday 15th June
6pm - 9pm
The Fold Cart House
Cost: free

An evening of informative talks by Sarah Chandler and lots of sampling, centred around herbs and Pukka supplements that work to support our health and wellbeing.

FREE EVENT - however booking is essential.
Please email grania@thefold.org.uk or call 01886 833633.

Find out more...

Monthly Market

Sunday 25th June
11am - 3pm
Covered Market Barn
Cost: free

The Fold Markets offer local, ethical and sustainable produce including vegetables from our own Fold Farm, local meats, award winning fruit vinegars and preserves, beers, local honey, jams, local cheese, cakes and savoury tarts.

Additional to foods and drinks, you can browse along stalls selling original art work, crafts, woodwork, plants, woollen rugs and so much more.

Our markets are undercover in our large barn making them great whatever the weather and all this will be lifted by the sound of live music from some local talent.

Folding Pages - The NEW Fold Book Club

Tuesday 6th June - 1st Tuesday every month thereafter
6.30pm
The Fold Cart House
Cost: £2 admission - tea and baked goods included!

The Fold is delighted to announce a brand new monthly book club, Folding Pages, run by Malvern newcomer Louise Ross. We hope to see many Folders involved as it will be primarily driven by what you want to read. Biographies, fiction, non-fiction, local works, poetry, plays and short stories will all be considered.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 6th June in the Carthouse at 6:30pm. Discussion will revolve around excerpts from The Woodland Trust anthology Spring edited by Melissa Harrison. Scanned copies of the five excerpts will be emailed to participants once they register their interest.

The book can be found online and in all good bookstores. Louise also plans on hearing your views about what you would like to read and how you want the Book Club run, so even if you cannot attend please email with your thoughts and suggestions.

Please email thefoldbookclub@gmail.com to register your interest. or join and share the event on Facebook!

Arts and Crafts

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday 17th June
10am - 12.30pm
The Fold Natural Therapy Centre
Cost: £45.00

Learn the beautiful art of calligraphy in the peaceful rural setting of The Fold. The cost includes all of your materials, pen holder, ink, nib, calligraphy sheets (all yours to take home!) and light refreshments.

To book your place please contact Rachel Murgatroyd:
T: 01905 779422
E: rmurgatroyd49@icloud.com

Find out more...

Fabulous Fitting – Measuring Up

Saturday 24th June
9.30am – 1pm
The Cutting Shed
Cost:  £40.00

How to take measurements to ensure your perfect fit BEFORE you cut out your fabric.

Each student will be taught how to measure properly, taking over 20 personal body measurements which will be used to check against a commercial pattern.  Demonstrations and in-depth guidance on how to translate these to a pattern and then how to adapt the pattern pieces to ensure a better fit - before starting your garment.

Contact information:
Catherine@the-sewing-room-malvern.co.uk
07854486869
Find out more..

Silver Jewellery Taster Day

Saturday 24th June
10am - 4pm
Natural Therapy Centre
Cost: £70

Come and make a silver pendant or earrings, with experienced local tutor Gemma Farr. Numbers are kept to a small group, to ensure everyone gets lots of help from Gemma. Cost is £70 to include all materials, refreshments, lunch and cake!

For more information or to reserve a place, please email Claire at cdingbat@msn.com or pop into Silver Tree Studio in the Front Courtyard.

Find out more...

News from the Care Farm

Pullets looking for a new home

As you might gather from the photo above, we are some pullets (soon to be hens) looking for a new home, as there isn't enough space for us at The Fold. We are Lohmann Browns, 10 weeks old, ranging outside on growers pellets. We will happily supply you with eggs and good company in exchange for a one-off fee of £8 each and food and board from then onwards. Please contact Lucy on 07719 915653 if you'd like to meet us and potentially give us a new home. Thank you!
 

New Polytunnel and Vegetables 

The new polytunnel is being planted with lots of delicious, wholesome vegetables - please do walk by and have a look!

And as more vegetables are ready to be harvested, you can look forward to seeing them in the Cafe and the Farm Shop! Sugar snap peas are already available in the Farm Shop, soon to be followed by broad beans, baby beets, carrots, and kohlrabi! 

News from the Farm Shop

Loyalty Cards

This is our new way of thanking you for shopping with us in the farm shop.
Spend min. £5.00 to get a reward stamp. A full card of 6 stamps will get you a free tea or coffee in our Café!

Get yours starting from Thursday 1st June!

Scotch Eggs

The Farm Shop now stocks Farmers Finest Scotch Eggs & Sausage Rolls to take away, delivered fresh weekly and made using their own free-range eggs & home reared sausage meat. They're perfect for lunch-time, picnic, or served warm for a quick supper. We hope you'll give them a try!
And if you're still reading, we'll leave you with this quote:
 
"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." 


-Arundhati Roy 
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