The New Georgian Opera singers, Meeta Raval and Oliver Gerrish in the garden grotto of Herbert Lodge, Bonsall. Photograph by Elisabeth Stoppard, 2014
as part of the Bonsall Open Gardens and Landscape Weekend
Saturday 28th June 2014, 7.00pm
St James' Church, Church Street, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire
Directions to Bonsall, Derbyshire
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Bonsall is on the A5012 "Via Gellia" Road. It is about 1 mile from Cromford and the A6.
For Sat Nav, the postcode for Bonsall is DE4 2AA.
There is a bus from Cromford or Matlock Mondays to Saturdays: every hour. No Busses run on Sunday.
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Barley Mow, Bonsall
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Bonsall Field Barn Project
Bonsall Open Garden & Landscape Weekend
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014
10.00am - 5.00pm
Temples, grottos and cascades, field barns, wildflowers and the historic moor. A celebration of magnificent gardens and a landscape bursting with wild flower meadows, historic field barns and magical pathways. Get spirited away in Bonsall. Vintage car rides, treasure hunt and antique stalls. Refresments and further entertainments at the new Fountain cafe, King's Head and the infamous Barley Mow. Proceeds go towards restoration of historic monuments in the village, the school and local groups.
Plant sales: At Hollies farm shop and Cascades Gardens.
Event Passport ticket: £4.00 for one day, £5.00 for both days, accompanied children free. This includes a map for walks.
How to get event passports: Buy tickets in advance from the Barley Mow Pub, Hollies Farm shop, Kings Head in Bonsall or The Fountain Café, and on the day at the Cascades and Herbert Lodge and pubs.
Further information, please visit
The Bonsall Field Barn Project
The Bonsall Field Barn Project is a voluntary group dedicated to saving and restoring the 115 little limestone field barns within the parish of Bonsall. Over the past few years there has been a steady decline in the number of field barns. Many are neglected, some are deteriorating ruins, and others are at the mercy of thieves who strip the roofs and steal stonemasonry to sell to the building industry. Times are changing however, and things are looking a little better for field barns. The barn project has so far restored 15 barns within the past two years, thanks to funding from Derbyshire County Council and DEFRA.( through the Aggregates Levy Scheme) We aim to restore the barns and bring them back into valued working agricultural buildings.
For more information, please visit their website:
Saturday 28th June 2014, 7.00pm
St James' Church, Bonsall, Derbyshire
New Georgian Opera presents Bonsall Opera with spinto soprano Meeta Raval and Bonsall's very own contertenor, Oliver Gerrish. They will be joined by pianist and organist, Neil Clarke. Situationed in Bonsall's Mediaeval Parish Church, Bonsall Opera promises to be an unforgettable evening of opera classics and other favourites. All for a great cause, this magical concert will be raising funds and awareness for The Bonsall Field Barn Project and will be one of the many events happening over the Bonsall Open Gardens & Landscape weekend.
Tickets are £15 and will be available to buy on door and soon from the Barley Mow, Bonsall and King's Head, Bonsall.
All profits will be going to the Bonsall Field Barn Project.