Newsletter – November 2021

Craft Packs

Thank you to those who collected one of our pumpkin Halloween craft packs, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did! Our next craft pack will be Christmas themed, with three different festive decorations to try.

As always, our craft packs are free but we do welcome donations.

Things to do in November at Mrs Smith’s Cottage

We have some exciting workshops and events planned throughout November and December at the cottage:

On Sunday 7 November we’re being taken over by the Framework Knitters Museum, followed by a talk from Julian from the museum on Monday 8 November who will be talking about the history of Framework Knitting. 

Sunday 21 November is traditionally ‘Stir up Sunday’, the last Sunday before advent. Join our Learning Officer Sally on Facebook live at 1pm, who will be making a Christmas pudding with her mum!

On Friday 19 November we’re delighted to be hosting a new exhibition, ‘Life on the Land: Lincolnshire’s Farming Experience’. Created by Matthew Bayly and funded by the University of Lincoln, this is an interesting and honest look at the everyday life of farming communities, using the memories and experiences of those involved.

Entry to the exhibition is included with our standard admission charge.

And coming up in December…

On Friday 3 December we have a Lino Printing workshop led by Harriott Brand – create your own unique and beautiful card to send to a loved one! Harriott will be back again on Sunday 5 December for another workshop to create a wonderful Christmas card collage – all materials are provided and included in the standard admission price.

On Friday 10 December there will be a fantastic Christmas Customs talk by Tom Lane, exploring all things traditional about our favourite festive season!

As always, be sure to book your place through the Mrs Smith’s Cottage website to avoid disappointment.

Get excited about family learning!

We’ve had so much fun on our monthly NavenBEES preschool sessions! The dates and themes are listed below – spaces fill up fast, so don’t forget to book through our website.

How are we doing?

We love to hear your feedback and ideas for the Cottage – we’d be really grateful if you’d take the time to fill out our survey and leave us a review on Trip Advisor and Google.

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