Show Times

Monday 18, February

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 18, February

Tuesday 19, February

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

12A

Tuesday 19, February

Wednesday 20, February

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

12AInfrequent strong language

Wednesday 20, February

Thursday 21, February

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

PG

Thursday 21, February

Friday 22, February

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 22, February

Saturday 23, February

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 23, February

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 23, February

Talk: Game of Thrones designer Michele Clapton

Talk: Game of Thrones designer Michele Clapton

Saturday 23, February

Sunday 24, February

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 24, February

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 24, February

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

12A

Sunday 24, February

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

PG

Sunday 24, February

Monday 25, February

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 25, February

Tuesday 26, February

The Favourite

The Favourite

15Very strong language, strong sex.

Tuesday 26, February

Thursday 28, February

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

PG

Thursday 28, February

Friday 1, March

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 1, March

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Friday 1, March

Saturday 2, March

Box exercise

Box exercise

Saturday 2, March

Make scents:  Essential oils and blending workshop

Make scents: Essential oils and blending workshop

Saturday 2, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 2, March

Speakers' Event: On Memory and Scent

Speakers' Event: On Memory and Scent

Saturday 2, March

Sunday 3, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Sunday 3, March

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

PGModerate fantasy violence, mild threat, injury detail, innuendo

Sunday 3, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 3, March

The Front Runner

The Front Runner

15Strong language

Sunday 3, March

Monday 4, March

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 4, March

Tuesday 5, March

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

15Strong violence, sex, sexual violence

Tuesday 5, March

Thursday 7, March

Free Solo

Free Solo

12AInfrequent strong language

Thursday 7, March

Friday 8, March

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 8, March

Saturday 9, March

Box exercise

Box exercise

Saturday 9, March

Day event: Spoon-carving master class in the woods

Day event: Spoon-carving master class in the woods

Saturday 9, March

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Saturday 9, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 9, March

Sunday 10, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Sunday 10, March

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PG

Sunday 10, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 10, March

Colette

Colette

15Sexual scenes, nudity

Sunday 10, March

Monday 11, March

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 11, March

Tuesday 12, March

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

15Strong violence, sex, sexual violence

Tuesday 12, March

Thursday 14, March

Vice

Vice

15Strong language, disturbing scenes, infrequent bloody images

Thursday 14, March

Friday 15, March

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 15, March

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Friday 15, March

Saturday 16, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 16, March

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Saturday 16, March

Sunday 17, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 17, March

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

U

Sunday 17, March

The Front Runner

The Front Runner

15Strong language

Sunday 17, March

Monday 18, March

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 18, March

Tuesday 19, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Tuesday 19, March

The Favourite

The Favourite

15Very strong language, strong sex.

Tuesday 19, March

Thursday 21, March

Vice

Vice

15Strong language, disturbing scenes, infrequent bloody images

Thursday 21, March

Friday 22, March

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 22, March

Saturday 23, March

Box exercise

Box exercise

Saturday 23, March

Event: Mindfulness Walk

Event: Mindfulness Walk

Saturday 23, March

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 23, March

Journey into Space with Paul Hill

Journey into Space with Paul Hill

Saturday 23, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 23, March

Viv Groskop: Greatest speakers own the room...

Viv Groskop: Greatest speakers own the room...

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Sunday 24, March

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 24, March

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PG

Sunday 24, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 24, March

Green Book

Green Book

12AInfrequent strong language, moderate violence, discriminatory behaviour

Sunday 24, March

Monday 25, March

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Monday 25, March

Tuesday 26, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Tuesday 26, March

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

15Very strong language, drug misuse

Tuesday 26, March

Thursday 28, March

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

PG

Thursday 28, March

Friday 29, March

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Friday 29, March

Saturday 30, March

Box exercise

Box exercise

Saturday 30, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Saturday 30, March

Sunday 31, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

Sunday 31, March

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

U

Sunday 31, March

B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

Sunday 31, March

Green Book

Green Book

12AInfrequent strong language, moderate violence, discriminatory behaviour

Sunday 31, March

Thursday 4, April

Create Connect Craft: rush weaving & paper making

Create Connect Craft: rush weaving & paper making

Thursday 4, April

Friday 5, April

Create Connect Craft: bench making & cyanotype

Create Connect Craft: bench making & cyanotype

Friday 5, April

Saturday 6, April

Talk: How the World Thinks…

Talk: How the World Thinks…

Saturday 6, April

Saturday 13, April

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Saturday 13, April

Heckfield's tulip fever: Talk by Anna Pavord

Heckfield's tulip fever: Talk by Anna Pavord

Saturday 13, April

Sunday 14, April

Good morning! Allan Jenkins on making time...

Good morning! Allan Jenkins on making time...

Sunday 14, April

Saturday 27, April

Talk by Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of the Times

Talk by Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of the Times

Saturday 27, April

Tuesday 30, April

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

12A

Tuesday 30, April

Sunday 5, May

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

12A

Sunday 5, May

Thursday 16, May

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

12A

Thursday 16, May

Saturday 18, May

Talk: Wilding author Isabella Tree

Talk: Wilding author Isabella Tree

Saturday 18, May

Sunday 19, May

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

12A

Sunday 19, May

Saturday 1, June

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 1, June

Sunday 2, June

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 2, June

Saturday 8, June

Small Days and Nights author/dancer Tishani Doshi

Small Days and Nights author/dancer Tishani Doshi

Saturday 8, June

Tuesday 11, June

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Romeo and Juliet

12A

Tuesday 11, June

Saturday 22, June

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 22, June

Sunday 23, June

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 23, June

Saturday 14, September

Speaker's Event: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Speaker's Event: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Saturday 14, September

Saturday 21, September

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 21, September

Sunday 22, September

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 22, September

Saturday 21, December

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Saturday 21, December

Sunday 22, December

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Sunday 22, December

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally. As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jackson coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally's career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, express dinner before (three-course set menu for £25 from 5:30pm to 6:45pm) or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Friday 1, March

Friday 15, March

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B Free Yoga

B Free Yoga

The intention of B Free Yoga is to bring freedom of movement into the body and mind. This class stretches, spirals and frees your body so that you can release the structure of your habitual patterns and enjoy a fluid and liberated practice. Leave feeling refreshed, energized and truly alive

Meet in the Sitting Room.

£15 PER PERSON

Guests at Heckfield Place can experience rejuvenating spa treatments in our Little Bothy Spa, such a massage to achieve a stress free “rest and digest” state or indulge in one of our Wildsmith Skin facials to rejuvenate the skin. For any information please contact the spa at spa@heckfieldplace.com

Saturday 23, February

Sunday 24, February

Saturday 2, March

Sunday 3, March

Saturday 9, March

Sunday 10, March

Saturday 16, March

Sunday 17, March

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

Saturday 30, March

Sunday 31, March

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Box exercise

Box exercise

Pull on your boxing gloves and start punching with Bodyism-trained personal trainer Jordan Westbrook for an hour’s class.

Guests at Heckfield Place can experience rejuvenating spa treatments in our Little Bothy Spa, such a massage to achieve a stress free “rest and digest” state or indulge in one of our Wildsmith Skin facials to rejuvenate the skin. For any information please contact the spa at spa@heckfieldplace.com

Saturday 2, March

Saturday 9, March

Saturday 23, March

Saturday 30, March

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

15Very strong language, drug misuse

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, express dinner (three-course set menu for £25 at 5:30pm) before or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Tuesday 26, March

Circuit Class

Circuit Class

From kettle bells to Bosu and bands, join Bodyism-trained personal trainer Jordan Westbrook for an hour’s circuit class.

Circuit Class ( Blueprint). Limited to 10 guests

Guests at Heckfield Place can experience rejuvenating spa treatments in our Little Bothy Spa, such a massage to achieve a stress free “rest and digest” state or indulge in one of our Wildsmith Skin facials to rejuvenate the skin. For any information please contact the spa at spa@heckfieldplace.com

Sunday 3, March

Sunday 10, March

Tuesday 19, March

Sunday 24, March

Tuesday 26, March

Sunday 31, March

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Colette

Colette

15Sexual scenes, nudity

Unconventional country girl Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette has married a charismatic egomaniacal man of letters, 14 years her senior, known by the single name, Willy. Through his auspices, Colette is introduced into the fecund world of the artistic demimonde in Paris where her creative appetite is sparked. Ever quick to capitalise on talent, Willy permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her Claudine series makes Willy a famous writer and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although they are the toast of the town, lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette. Their marriage starts to internally combust - but emotionally and artistically, she cannot break free of him. On a downward slide, Willy resorts to increasingly desperate measures to pay his debts and sabotage his wife but Colette is developing resources of her own.

Set at the dawn of the modern age, COLETTE is the story of a woman who has been denied her voice by an overbearing man, and who goes to extraordinary lengths to find it; a battle of the sexes at the very beginning of the modern age, when seismic shifts were taking place in the roles of men and women. More than a century after the publication of her first novel, Colette is still one of the best-selling, and beloved, French authors.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, express dinner (three-course set menu for £25 at 5:30pm) before or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Sunday 10, March

Create Connect Craft: bench making & cyanotype

Create Connect Craft: bench making & cyanotype

Learn woodworking skills with Benchmark and the first photographic technique of cyanotype with Joanne Kernan.

We are delighted to announce the first in a series of experience partnerships between Hole & Corner and Heckfield Place. Our shared vision and focus on provenance, sustainability and craft unite to provide these unique events on our Hampshire Estate.

The combination of modern luxury with long-term integrity, and the mindset that ‘it all begins with the soil’, is an ethos and approach that naturally connects Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner.

These two days of workshops (held separately on April 4 and 5) will provide the opportunity to create, connect and learn craft from some of the most talented creatives working in their respective fields.

Each day provides the opportunity to experience two entirely different practices, working within the estate, and with materials foraged from the landscape. Benchmark will help you to create your own bench seat, while Joanne will work with you to make a cyanotype – both of which you will be able to take home.

We will start each day with a light breakfast and introduction from the team, breaking for lunch between each workshop to enjoy Skye Gyngell’s specially prepared menu for the day. Walk and talk in the woodland and the estate. From King Boris Fir to Monterey Pine, explore our extensive woodland and learn about the beautiful range of trees.

Heckfield Place is also offering Hole & Corner readers the opportunity to extend their day and enjoy the comfort of the House with a special upgraded room (subject to availability and terms, please see below).

Come and reconnect to nature during a day with several activities:

Woodworking with Benchmark, which has created a plethora of oak furniture artfully dotted around Heckfield Place:

One of the UK’s leading furniture makers with a deep-rooted belief in the value of craft and craftsmanship, Benchmark works with many of the world’s foremost architects and designers on bespoke projects, as well as producing its own furniture collection.

After graduating from Parnham College for furniture makers, Sean Sutcliffe had a dream of launching his own furniture workshop, and was inspired by his travels around Denmark to bring industry and employment to a rural community. It was at this time that he met Terence Conran and a firm friendship was formed over a shared interest in making, wood, design and sustainability. Together they founded Benchmark, and the workshop and showroom are situated in the grounds of Terence’s country home.

‘When someone buys a piece of furniture from us, they’re not just buying a chair or a table,’ Sean says. ‘They’re buying a story. They’re buying into the lives of all those apprentices who’ve grown up in the studio; they’re buying a sustainable employment practice; a workshop that employs a lot of people in a rural area… it’s a whole story that they fall in love with.’

Cyanotype with Joanne Kernan:

Joanne is the founder of London-based luxury stationery studio Pompadour Press. Inspired by the works of Victorian botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, Joanne creates artworks using the cyanotype photographic process, originally discovered by the scientist Sir John Herschel in 1842 as a means to reproduce diagrams. It creates a cyan blue silhouette when an object is placed on a reactive surface and develops in UV light – a blueprint. Herschel inspired his friend, Anna Atkins, who made cyanotype images of the flora she collected, earning her place as a founding mother of photography.

Full day event from 8.00am to 7.00pm

Breakfast roll, lunch, tea and coffee and a specially prepared house drink at the bar are included.

To celebrate Hole & Corner X Heckfield, Heckfield Place is offering a confirmed upgrade at time of booking for stays that fall over April 3, 4 and 5. Excludes Signature Rooms, must include a Hole & Corner ticket and must be confirmed by March 4. From March 5 onwards the upgrade is subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. To confirm your stay at Heckfield, please call 0118 932 6868 or email Reservations on reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Friday 5, April

Create Connect Craft: rush weaving & paper making

Create Connect Craft: rush weaving & paper making

Learn the art of rush weaving with Felicity Irons and paper making with Jane Ponsford.

We are delighted to announce the first in a series of experience partnerships between Hole & Corner and Heckfield Place. Our shared vision and focus on provenance, sustainability and craft unite to provide these unique events on the Hampshire Estate.

The combination of modern luxury with long-term integrity, and the mindset that ‘it all begins with the soil’, is an ethos and approach that naturally connects Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner.

These two days of workshops (April 4 and 5) will provide the opportunity to create, connect and learn craft from some of the most talented creatives working in their respective fields.

Each day provides the opportunity to experience two entirely different practices, working within the estate, and with materials foraged from the landscape. Felicity Irons will help you to create a table mat or small bowl/vessel, while Jane will work with you to make a selection of handmade paper artworks - all of which you will be able to take home.

We will start each day with a light breakfast and introduction from the team, breaking for lunch between each workshop to enjoy Skye Gyngell’s specially prepared menu for the day.

Heckfield Place is also offering Hole & Corner readers the opportunity to extend their day and enjoy the comfort of the house with a special upgraded room (subject to availability and terms, please see below).

Come and reconnect to nature during a day with several activities:

Rush weaving with Felicity Irons, who created much inside Heckfield such as the greatly-admired mats, the headboards and baskets inside Heckfield:

Felicity is a self-taught rush weaver (‘I taught myself from a book,’ she says) and in 1992 founded her own practice, Rushmatters, one of the last remaining rush weaving companies in Britain. Working from Grange Farm, Felicity grows and harvests her own bulrushes from the Great Ouse river. The rush is gathered and cut by hand in the summer months, and left to dry naturally before being plaited by Felicity and her team into bags, baskets and homewares. Felicity was featured in Hole & Corner in issue 10, ‘Form’.

Paper making with Jane Ponsford:

Jane is an artist and papermaker based in London and South East England. She works using repetitive processes, constructing sculptural forms made up of hundreds of near identical fragments to make bookworks, sculpture and installations.

‘I enjoy using this material because it brings together surface and form. It is evocative, reminiscent of documentation and archives. Staining and tearing easily, it can be seen as the receptive surface for forensic investigation or a blank form to catch light or shadow. Much of my work outside involves papermaking. I love the contradictory nature of working with a fragile, ephemeral material in difficult, dirty surroundings at the mercy of the weather.'

Full day event from 8.00am to 7.00pm

Breakfast roll, lunch, tea and coffee and a specially prepared house drink at the bar are included.

To celebrate Hole & Corner X Heckfield, we are offering a confirmed upgrade at time of booking for stays that fall over April 3, 4 and 5. (Excludes Signature Rooms, must include a Hole & Corner ticket and must be confirmed by March 4.) From March 5, the upgrade is subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. To confirm your stay at Heckfield, please call 0118 932 6868 or email Reservations on reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Thursday 4, April

Day event: Spoon-carving master class in the woods

Day event: Spoon-carving master class in the woods

To mark Heckfield Value of the Mind month, we are hosting our first one-day axe-carving master class taught by David Pledger, a highly experienced woodcarver, military survival specialist and a graduate of Ray Mears axe carving.

Carving with an axe is an immersive activity: step back in time to a time when skill and knowledge, aided by a few simple tools, were all that was required to live in the wildwood. No power, no noise, no stress; working quietly within the forest using the materials at hand to craft beautiful objects, blending form and function in perfect harmony.

De-clutch from the hubbub of a modern lifestyle and reconnect with nature while learning to use tools that would be instantly recognisable to a medieval woodsman or woman.

This day will combine a unique introduction to the evolution of spoon making, from elementary survivalist to a specialist bush craft along with a chance to learn elements of David’s deep survival wisdom. Sit around the fire in our camp in the beautiful Heckfield wood and learn how to carve in wood, while reconnecting with the trees around you, and yourself, for a day.  

Learn the fundamentals of axe and carving techniques, working with hard wood felled on the Heckfield estate including Norway Maple, Silver Birch, Hawthorn, Silver Maple and Sweet chestnut. Learn how to carve the leaf of the wood you are carving in into your spoon, and the wonder of the wood you are working in.

Senior Arborist Sam Crosse will be on hand to guide you through the wood he and his team have felled and the lives of the trees he cares for. He will give a talk about some of the ancient and special trees we have on the estate and the way trees communicate and look after each other throughout their lives as a woodland family network.  

David Pledger is an internationally renowned military survival and personal recovery specialist with over 35 years experience in the armed forces. He carved his first survival spoon 30 years ago and has added extensively to his collection ever since. He has significantly refined his spoon carving to include more collectible pieces, but retains a passion for the fundamental style of survival and bush craft.

Previously the senior instructor for both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force survival schools, he has delivered training across the globe in all environments including jungle, desert and the arctic, to UK and foreign military forces. Responsible for the creation of the UK Joint Service military survival organisation in 2008, he has commanded the school twice and has written extensively on all aspects of military survival and Personal Recovery.

For adults and children over 18. The day includes a snack lunch.

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes (no open shoes). (Please don't wear shorts.)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Saturday 9, March

Event: Mindfulness Walk

Event: Mindfulness Walk

Join mindfulness expert Anna Lindon for a spot of mindful walking, movement and meditation on a stroll around the Heckfield estate.

A member of the Clifton Practice of Hypnotherapy Training, Anna is a registered counsellor who spent more than 30 years in South Africa lecturing in nutrition, as part of the Sport Academy of South Africa, among the townships.

Meet in the Sitting Room.

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes.

Saturday 23, March

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Event: Mud and Guts Kids' Adventures

Move away from that screen: Fun outdoor adventures for children - reconnect with the natural world, through games and quizzes. Explore Heckfield's giant woodland and build an Eeyore house!

For children aged 6-8 and 9-14.

www.mudandguts.co.uk

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes.

Saturday 23, February

Sunday 24, February

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

Saturday 1, June

Sunday 2, June

Saturday 22, June

Sunday 23, June

Saturday 21, September

Sunday 22, September

Saturday 21, December

Sunday 22, December

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Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Event: Sommelier wine-tasting afternoon

Calling all oenophiles... A tutored tasting with our Senior Sommelier or our Head of Wine & Bars.

We show a diverse and unusual selection of wines that can all fall into the ‘twists on the classics’ category. You will be taken through this by our Senior Sommelier or our Head of Wine & Bars who will tutor you in how to taste wine, explain production techniques and provide you with a whole host of fun and fascinating fact about the world of wine.

For those aged 18 and over only.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, lunch before or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Saturday 9, March

Saturday 16, March

Saturday 13, April

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Event: Walk in the Gardens

Event: Walk in the Gardens

Explore and learn about the storied history of our ornamental gardens and pleasure grounds - and learn a few top tips from our gardening team.

Meet in the Sitting Room.

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes.

If the weather is misbehaving, please note these tours may be cancelled at short notice.

If you would like to join us for lunch after the event, please email Charles.Francis@heckfieldplace.com

Friday 22, February

Friday 1, March

Friday 8, March

Friday 15, March

Friday 22, March

Friday 29, March

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Event: Woodland Walk Tour

Event: Woodland Walk Tour

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY... From King Boris Fir to Monterey Pine, explore our extensive woodland and learn about the beautiful range of trees with our gardening team.

Meet in the Sitting Room

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes.

If the weather is misbehaving, please note these tours may be cancelled at short notice.

If you would like to join us for lunch after the event, please email Charles.Francis@heckfieldplace.com

Monday 18, February

Monday 25, February

Monday 4, March

Monday 11, March

Monday 18, March

Monday 25, March

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Free Solo

Free Solo

12AInfrequent strong language

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, express dinner (three-course set menu for £25 at 5:30pm) before or dinner after the event usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com

Thursday 7, March

Good morning! Allan Jenkins on making time...

Good morning! Allan Jenkins on making time...

6am: Discover the joy of early risers with a chat and tour of the grounds with Morning: How to Make Time: A Manifesto author Allan Jenkins. The award-winning editor of Observer Food Monthly, Jenkins was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea. His 2017 memoir Plot 29 was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford and Wellcome Prizes.

Ticket includes a signed copy of his book.

FITNESS LEVEL: MODERATE FIT.

Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes.

Sunday 14, April

Green Book

Green Book

12AInfrequent strong language, moderate violence, discriminatory behaviour

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.

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Sunday 24, March

Sunday 31, March

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Heckfield's tulip fever: Talk by Anna Pavord

Heckfield's tulip fever: Talk by Anna Pavord

To celebrate Heckfield's thousands of tulips springing up this April - from Belle Epoque, Apricot Delight, Queen of the night and Exotic Emperor to Raspberry Ripple, Green River, Sweet Impression, Brownie, Sweetheart, Poco Loco and Rococo varieties - renowned The Tulip author Anna Pavord will be speaking.

Author also of The Naming of Names and Landskipping, her column in the Independent newspaper ran from the paper’s launch in 1986 until the paper’s last print edition. She now contributes to the Sunday Times and is an Associate Editor of the magazine Gardens Illustrated.

She served for ten years on the Gardens Panel of the National Trust, the last five as chairman. She also served three 3-year terms on English Heritage's Parks and Gardens Panel. In 2001 she was awarded the Gold Veitch medal from the Royal Horticultural Society.

For more than 40 years she has lived in Dorset where she gardens on a steep sunny slope among arisaemas and magnolias.

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Saturday 13, April

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PG

From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

Sunday 10, March

Sunday 24, March

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Journey into Space with Paul Hill

Journey into Space with Paul Hill

In space no one can hear you scream, especially if your aren't wearing a

spacesuit and your capsule springs a leak, or is hit by a meteor, or burns

up on re-entry, or any of the other terrible mishaps that could really put

a dent in your plans for a weekend away on the moon. Join Paul to explore

how rockets get you into space, how spacesuits keep you alive, how you can

survive re-entry and along the way avoid some of the other traps and

disasters that the cosmos has waiting for you.

Saturday 23, March

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

PG

One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence's triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers.

With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre's famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence's own writings, David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean's Director's Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. The film will also be screened in its original roadshow format, with an overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music.

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Sunday 24, February

Make scents:  Essential oils and blending workshop

Make scents: Essential oils and blending workshop

As part of this month's Value of the Mind series, join essential oils and hands-on blending workshop with leading scent creators Megumi Fukatsu, Aroma Space Designer/Director and Maurice Joosten, Aroma Space Designer/Artist

Enjoy an introduction on a small range of essential oils and the basics of blending, followed by a practical hands-on course on blending essential oils to discover and directly experience the power of scents.

Scent is everything to Heckfield. As Maurice explains on our Instagram (heckfield_place): “We created a scent identity for Heckfield Place. The inspiration for it was to bring the outside inside the house. It’s a scent that was inspired by high summer and the flowers that grow in the walled gardens — roses, English lavender, camomile, and some herbal notes. It is a fresh scent with hints of lime and florals. The second scent is an Autumn, Winter scent inspired by the smoke of the open fireplace — it’s spicy with hints of single malt whiskey, leather and wood.

"We collected materials from the trees — the oak moss on the bark of the tree. It is a perfume ingredient — a delicious scent that smells like pine needles and tree bark.”

Megumi Fukatsu was born in Oita, Japan, an area well known for forestry. In her early career she acquired an international license for aromatherapy. Her approach is rooted in the centuries old Japanese tradition of space scenting. She uses her abundant 20 years of experience in Aroma Space Design at @aroma Co.,Ltd. to share the power of essential oils by incorporating natural scents into our daily lives. As a director of @aroma she has developed unique bespoke scents for renowned global clients.

Maurice Joosten was born in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1962. He studied in Amsterdam at the Academy of Fine Arts and completed a research-fellowship/artist in residency at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam. In 1997 he moved to Torino, Italy, where he worked as a visual artist.

After completing a public art project for Panasonic in Tokyo in 2003, he moved to Japan. From 2006 he started to work for @aroma Co.,Ltd in Tokyo as Aroma Space Designer, developing natural fragrances for use in public spaces for various exclusive brands. From 2013 he works for @aroma Europe in Berlin.

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Saturday 2, March

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

15Strong violence, sex, sexual violence

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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Tuesday 5, March

Tuesday 12, March

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On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

12AInfrequent strong language

ON THE BASIS OF SEX is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career.

When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.

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Wednesday 20, February

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Don Quixote

12A

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters

of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant

villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny,

charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Tuesday 19, February

Sunday 24, February

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Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Flight Pattern Triple

12A

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with richmcolours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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Thursday 16, May

Sunday 19, May

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Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Ballet 2018/19 Season: Romeo and Juliet

12A

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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Tuesday 11, June

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

Royal Opera 2018/19 Season: Faust

12A

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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Tuesday 30, April

Sunday 5, May

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Small Days and Nights author/dancer Tishani Doshi

Small Days and Nights author/dancer Tishani Doshi

Author, poet and dancer Tishani Doshi presents a performance of SMALL DAYS AND NIGHTS during Heckfield's month celebrating the Value of Silence.

Tishani Doshi is the author of five books of fiction and poetry. At the age of twenty-six, an encounter with the choreographer Chandralekha led her to an unexpected career in dance.

In 2006, her first book of poems, Countries of the Body, won the Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection in the UK. She is also the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award for poetry and winner of the All-India Poetry Competition. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published to critical acclaim in 2010 and has been translated into several languages.

Her most recent book is a collection of poems, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods — which deal with coastal living, gender violence, memory, happiness and ageing.

She has interviewed more than a hundred writers about the craft of writing and has published essays in The Hindu, Granta, The National, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Corriere della Sera. Her second novel, Small Days and Nights, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury and Norton. She lives in Tamil Nadu, India. www.tishanidoshi.com

Ticket includes a copy of Tishani Doshi's new book, Small Days and Nights.

Set against the vivid and evocative backdrop of modern India, Small Days and Nights is a story of family, of the ties that bind and the secrets we bury.

Escaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Pondicherry to cremate her mother. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, blue-shuttered, out on a spit of the wild beach, haunted by the rattle of fishermen in their catamarans. And then there is the sister she never knew she had: Lucia, who has spent her life in a residential facility.

Soon Grace sets up a new and precarious life in this lush, melancholy wilderness, with Lucia, the village housekeeper Mallika, the drily witty Auntie Kavitha and an ever-multiplying litter of puppies. Here in Paramankeni, with its vacant bus stops colonised by flying foxes, its solitary temples and step-wells shielded by canopies of teak and tamarind, where every dusk the fishermen line the beach smoking and mending their nets, Grace feels that she has come to the very end of the world. But Grace’s attempts to play house prove first a struggle, then a strain, as she discovers the chaos, tenderness, fury and bewilderment of life with Lucia.

Luminous, funny, surprising and heart-breaking, Small Days and Nights is the story of a woman caught in a moment of transformation, and the sacrifices we make to forge lives that have meaning.

Acclaim for Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

‘Tishani Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breath-taking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary’

John Burnside

‘Intelligent, elegant, unflinching’

Kamila Shamsie, Guardian, Best Summer Books, 2018

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Saturday 8, June

Speakers' Event: On Memory and Scent

Speakers' Event: On Memory and Scent

As part of this month's Value of the Mind series, we explore harnessing our olfactory power and its connection to the brain. Does it lower stress levels? Can it help with memory? What are the secrets of scent?

Along with smorgasbord of scents for us all to test out and bell jars with natural materials from Heckfield's estate, join our panel of experts. This includes Megumi Fukatsu, Aroma Space Designer/Director, Maurice Joosten, Aroma Space Designer/Artist, Flo Glendenning, AVP at The Nue Co, and Nicola Moulton, the award-winning beauty journalist and the Creative Director of SEEN studio, who has written for some of the world’s top publications and spent nine years as Beauty Director at British VOGUE.

Particularly passionate about perfume, Nicola has interviewed every major perfumer and written many pieces looking at the creative process of perfumery, and considering perfumery’s position as a cultural barometer of our times. She is now Creative Director at Beauty SEEN, a communications agency.

Scent is everything to Heckfield. As Maurice explains on our Instagram (heckfield_place): “We created a scent identity for Heckfield Place. The inspiration for it was to bring the outside inside the house. It’s a scent that was inspired by high summer and the flowers that grow in the walled gardens — roses, English lavender, camomile, and some herbal notes. It is a fresh scent with hints of lime and florals. The second scent is an Autumn, Winter scent inspired by the smoke of the open fireplace — it’s spicy with hints of single malt whiskey, leather and wood.

"We collected materials from the trees — the oak moss on the bark of the tree. It is a perfume ingredient — a delicious scent that smells like pine needles and tree bark.”

Maurice was born in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1962. He studied in Amsterdam at the Academy of Fine Arts and completed a research-fellowship/artist in residency at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam. In 1997 he moved to Torino, Italy, where he worked as a visual artist.

After completing a public art project for Panasonic in Tokyo in 2003, he moved to Japan. From 2006 he started to work for @aroma Co.,Ltd in Tokyo as Aroma Space Designer, developing natural fragrances for use in public spaces for various exclusive brands. Since 2013 he's worked for @aroma Europe in Berlin.

Megumi was born in Oita, Japan, an area well known for forestry. In her early career she acquired an international license for aromatherapy. Her approach is rooted in the centuries old Japanese tradition of space scenting. She uses her abundant 20 years of experience in Aroma Space Design at @aroma Co.,Ltd. to share the power of essential oils by incorporating natural scents into our daily lives. As a director of @aroma she has developed unique bespoke scents for renowned global clients.

Overseeing all research + development at The Nue Co., Flo is responsible for taking a product from an idea to an actuality. The Nue Co. are seen as true innovators in the industry. Their most recent launch, Functional Fragrance, is an olfactory supplement designed to lower stress levels - the launch of which marks a shift in market, as we begin to see the worlds of fragrance + wellness merge.

With a background in business development, marketing and sales, Flo has spearheaded brand growth across Europe and the USA since launch in 2017. She currently lives in New York with her husband.

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Saturday 2, March

Speaker's Event: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Speaker's Event: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Welcome to our Value of Adventure month. Join us for a talk with Robin Hanbury-Tenison, an explorer with a conscience. He has spent much of his life travelling in the world's rainforests and deserts and campaigning to protect both them and their people. One of the few remaining explorers who merits the name, he was recently named by the Spectator as the doyen of British explorers and, in 1982, by The Sunday Times as 'the greatest explorer in the last 20 years' and as ‘one of the '1000 makers of the 20th century'. He believes that the spirit of exploration is alive and well and never more needed than now, as we begin to realise how little we really understand our world and how rapidly we are destroying it. In 1969 he co-founded Survival International, of which he is now President.

He has been on over 30 expeditions including Survival's first ever field expedition visiting dozens of Indian tribes in 1971 at the invitation of the Brazilian government. His conclusions laid the groundwork for the international campaign for Brazilian Indians. He is a Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society, for whom he led their largest scientific expedition to date in 1977/78, spending fifteen months in the heart of Borneo. This expedition helped to trigger the global movement to protect tropical rainforests. 

The author of twenty-five books, he also became celebrated as a photographer via the critically acclaimed exhibition at the National Theatre, Echoes of a Vanished World, that detailed his first encounters with pristine peoples and places. Robin's engaging presentation style ensures audiences leave feeling enchanted by his experiences yet educated about his life's work and how we can all do our bit. His presentations are delivered with warmth, panache and wit and by the end you'll feel like you have known him forever. 

Part of the profits of this event will be donated to Survival International (survivalinternational.org), the global movement for tribal peoples' rights.

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Saturday 14, September

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

PGModerate fantasy violence, mild threat, injury detail, innuendo

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Sunday 3, March

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

PG

Laurel & Hardy, the world's favourite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they've always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.

The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can't quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollies past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

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Thursday 21, February

Thursday 28, February

Thursday 28, March

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Talk by Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of the Times

Talk by Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of the Times

Speaker's Event to mark Heckfield's celebration of the Value of the Long View...

What was Marks & Spencer's bestselling item of clothing in the 1920s? The apron. Times have changed. Fashion may often be dismissed as frippery, but it also anthropology. In an era when women have moved into the workplace and the world like never before, our clothes tell our story.

Drawing on fashion history and contemporary insight, Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of The Times, and author of How Not To Wear Black (Dorling Kindersley), sheds fascinating new light on why, as Mark Twain once wrote, 'There is no power without clothes.'

This event celebrates Heckfield's Value of the Long View month. Ticket includes a copy of Anna's book, How Not To Wear Black.

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Saturday 27, April

Talk: Game of Thrones designer Michele Clapton

Talk: Game of Thrones designer Michele Clapton

In Heckfield's Value of Film month, explore the art of celluloid storytelling and the awards season with Michele Clapton, designer of the Game of Thrones and The Crown interviewed by Cathy St Germans, journalist and co-founder of Port Eliot Festival.

Working as a Costume Designer in film and television for 20 years, Michele has designed 7 seasons of the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones and for this she has been nominated for three and has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costumes for a Series for this show. (The final season is released in April this year.) Michele also won a further Emmy in 2017 for her costume design for The Crown.

Michele has worked on projects such as Sense and Sensibility, for which she was nominated for Best Costume Design for a Television Mini Series at the Costume Designers Guild Awards 2009 and The Devil’s Whore with director Marc Munden, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design, also 2009. Michele also won an RTS Award for her work on Casanova in 2005.

She has also been nominated for the Costume Designers Guild Award for Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series in 2012, 2013, 2014, and won the award in 2015, 2016, all for Game of Thrones. In 2017 she won two more costume Guilds in both the period and fantasy Categories for Game of Thrones and The Crown and in 2018 collected another Costume Guild for The Game Of Thrones. This year she has just received a nomination for Mamma Mia.

Her film work includes Before I go to Sleep with Director Rowan Joffe, Queen of the Desert with Director Werner Herzog, Ali and Nino with director Asif Kapadia. More recently Michele has completed Mamma Mia Here We Go Again directed by Ol Parker and The Secret Garden directed by Marc Munden, which will release later this year.

Michele has a passion for dance and regularly designs for the dance company Ballet Lorent and has just finished Rumplestiltskin which is currently on tour.

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Saturday 23, February

Talk: How the World Thinks…

Talk: How the World Thinks…

During our Value of the Long View month, Dr Julian Baggini will be talking about how the world thinks.

The author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books including How The World Thinks (which is included in the price of the ticket), The Virtues of the Table, The Ego Trick, Freedom Regained (all Granta) and The Edge of Reason (Yale University Press). He was the founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine and has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as for the think tanks The Institute of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent. His website is www.microphilosophy.net.

Ticket includes a copy of Julian's new book, How The World Thinks.

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Saturday 6, April

Talk: Wilding author Isabella Tree

Talk: Wilding author Isabella Tree

Isabella Tree is an award-winning travel writer and author and married to the conservationist Sir Charles Burrell. She will be in conversation with Cathy St Germans, journalist and co-founder of Port Eliot Festival, about her latest book ‘Wilding’, which tells the amazing story of the couple's daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp Estate in West Sussex.

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy Sussex clay was economically ruinous, they decided to step back and let nature take over. By introducing free-roaming herbivores —proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain— the Burrells’ degraded agricultural land has become a functioning ecosystem again.

In less than 20 years wildlife has rocketed and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home. The Knepp experience challenges conventional ideas about our past and present landscape, and points the way to a wilder, richer future—a countryside that benefits farming, nature and us.

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Saturday 18, May

The Favourite

The Favourite

15Very strong language, strong sex.

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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Tuesday 26, February

Tuesday 19, March

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The Front Runner

The Front Runner

15Strong language

Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman in the new thrilling drama The Front Runner. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

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Sunday 3, March

Sunday 17, March

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

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The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Sunday 17, March

Sunday 31, March

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Vice

Vice

15Strong language, disturbing scenes, infrequent bloody images

The epic story of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

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Thursday 14, March

Thursday 21, March

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Viv Groskop: Greatest speakers own the room...

Viv Groskop: Greatest speakers own the room...

Celebrating International Women's Day and Heckfield's Value of the Mind month, journalist and comedian Viv Groskop returns to set her sights on the greatest women speakers.

From Michelle Obama to Virginia Woolf, what exactly do women speakers do when they capture our imagination? And how can we all get a piece of that sparkle? With examples from women such as JK Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and Angela Merkel, this is a wildly inspiring and practical talk from BBC Radio 4 presenter and stand-up comedian Viv Groskop.

Viv is a regular on BBC1’s This Week with Andrew Neil and has just completed her fourth sold-out five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe. She works with groups and individuals as an executive performance coach, helping women to find their voice and command the spotlight.

Ticket includes copy of her new book, How to Own the Room - Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking. ('Inspirational.' Mary Portas; 'Indispensable ... written with style and wit.' Mishal Husain.)

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Saturday 23, March