Toby Buckland’s Garden Festivals are now in their 5th year, and Hawksmoor is delighted to sponsor the “VIP Experience” for their 2018 events – at Powderham Castle in Devon, and at Forde Abbey in Somerset.
Toby is well-known to gardeners across the country as a presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World and as a regular on Gardeners’ Question Time. The Garden Festivals started in 2014 when Toby and his wife Lisa decided to create a gardening event which champions smaller, specialist nurseries, to give them a chance to reach a wider audience and allow gardeners to get the best advice. Their ethos is to “work with local nurseries, artisans and craftspeople, to promote local, quality and home-grown.”
Visitors to the Garden Festivals can see over 150 exhibitors, with quality plants from award-winning nurseries, West Country crafts, artisan food and drink along with live music and family entertainment.
For more information go to the Toby’s Garden Festivals website.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The conferences have been going for over 30 years, and invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Videos of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
TedxExeter is Exeter’s local ideas festival with global reach – now in its 7th year. It is an independently organized TED event and in 2018 it promises a “day of inspiring talks, connection and action.”
This year Hawksmoor is sponsoring the event because the emphasis that TedxExeter places on inspiring communities to help tackle difficult problems with innovation, enterprise and optimism aligns very closely with our own mindset. At Hawksmoor we feel strongly about making a difference in the communities in which we operate, and we offer innovative solutions for ethically-minded investors who wish to make changes to the world through their investment choices.
For more information about the 2018 TedXExeter and it’s theme: Connect, visit tedxexeter.com.
EAT Food and Drink Festivals are a series of one-day festivals that celebrate local producers and products from within a 25 mile radius of each town. The festivals are free to attend and are run as a social enterprise, where all profits are ploughed into other local food and drink projects.
Hawksmoor’s Taunton office is delighted to sponsor the cookery schools at the Weston super Mare, Taunton, Burnham-on-Sea and Wellington Festivals in 2018. The Hawksmoor Cookery School will provide a free hands on workshop for adults and families with children aged 8+. The sessions are led by vegetarian cook Chrissie Godfrey and this year she will be showing participants how to make vegetable sushi and ‘socca’ pancakes – a pizza-like flatbread made with chickpea flour.
For more information, visit the EAT Festivals website.
The Dartmoor Artisan Trail is an art, craft and food trail that gives visitors a glimpse behind the workshop walls of Dartmoor’s finest artists, makers and producers.
More than 20 artisans are featured on the trail, many of whom are still practising age-old Dartmoor trades. They include a blacksmith, wood-turner, shoe-maker, weaver, potter, cheese producer and whisky distiller. Visitors can watch the artisans at work, try out their skills for themselves and even try making their own products.
Trail founder, Suzy Bennett, said: “By backing this project, Hawksmoor is supporting Dartmoor’s unique artisan culture and helping to ensure that the moor’s traditional skills and trades survive.”
More information can be found on www.dartmoor-artisan-trail.co.uk
Hawksmoor is a major sponsor of the RAMM Development Trust. The Trust was set up in 1994 to advance the education of the public by the promotion, support and improvement of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. RAMM is one of Exeter City Council’s award-winning services. It subscribes to a range of nationally-recognised standards.
Awards and standards include Museum of the Year 2012, the national Designation Scheme, the Accreditation Scheme for Museums in the United Kingdom and Inspiring Learning for All.
More information can be found on the RAMM website.
Our Bury St Edmunds office have been sponsors of Bury st Edmunds rugby club for several years. The 2015/16 season will see the club playing in the National League 2 South.
Bury Rugby Club is one of the largest sports clubs in East Anglia with active mini, juniors and ladies sides playing every week.
More information can be found on the Bury Rugby Club website.
‘We are thrilled that, due to the kind support of Hawksmoor Investment, 200 young people from 10 schools in our city will now have a chance to visit our theatre. We try to find ways to make new exciting theatre accessible to as many people as possible and support from likeminded businesses such as Hawksmoor makes this possible.’
More information can be found on the Bike Shed Theatre website.