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Upcoming Events

Sunday 1 July 2018 - Monday 30 July 2018

cRoger-Dell-Seddon-300x300As part of our Art in the Barn regular exhibitions, The Kingcombe Centre is proud to host ‘A Natural Celebration’, a rich and varied exhibition exploring two and three-dimensional art forms from Southern Contemporaries, the exhibiting name for Bournemouth Arts Club. 

From Sun 1 – Mon 30 July their work will be on display and for sale at the Centre. Admission is between 10am and 4pm.

Free entry and parking. This venue is wheelchair friendly.

Refreshments available from the Kingcombe Tearoom.



Monday 16 July 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018

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Wildlife survey, practical conservation, fine food and great company on this five-day holiday, with partners Wild Days Conservation. 



Friday 20 July 2018


Find out how to create a wildflower meadow or restore your species-rich grassland using local seed and low-impact techniques. Led by DWT's Nick Grey.


Saturday 21 July 2018


Learn the traditional and wonderful skill of using a scythe on this practical course. Led by Chris Riley.




Why not book a B&B and stay for our Hog Roast and Barn Dance in the evening?


Join us for the popular Barn Dance event at beautiful Kingcombe.  




Why not make a weekend of it and add a B&B?

Tuesday 24 July 2018

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Would you like to learn all about bats? Aimed at beginners, this workshop will introduce you to the basics of bat biology and ecology. Led by DWT's Steve Masters. 


Friday 27 July 2018 - Sunday 29 July 2018


Develop your macro and close up photography of plants and invertebrates, improve your field craft and overcome the challenges. Led by John Bebbington, FRPS. 


Wednesday 1 August 2018 - Friday 3 August 2018


Explore drawing techniques of natural history illustration in the studio and out in the field. Led by Sarah Morrish.



Why not combine this with Illustrating Butterflies and Moths (Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug) for a crafty break!

Saturday 4 August 2018 - Sunday 5 August 2018


Learn how to draw beautiful butterflies and moths before illustrating them in detail using watercolours and gouache. Led by Sarah Morrish.



Why not combine this with Nature Drawing and Illustration (Wed 1 - Fri 3 Aug) for a crafty break!

Friday 10 August 2018 - Sunday 12 August 2018


Learn the traditional Japanese art of stitch resist dyeing to create your own unique textile designs. Led by Annabel Wilson.