Tuppenny Barn Events and Workshops in September 2017

Friday 1 September | 11am / 2.5 hours

Create, Upcycle and Reuse

Take time to be creative and learn and share skills, whilst making new friends and being part of a sustainable sewing and art-textile community. Pop –up café selling drinks and homemade cakes. Suggested entry donation £5.



Saturday 9 September | 9.30am / 3 hours

A Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

Learn about the honeybee, its life-cycle and its skill as a pollinator for our fruit and vegetables. Be guided through the beehive, associated equipment and the beekeeper’s year. The couse will cover essential information you need to know if you’re considering taking up beekeeping.

Tickets: £30 pp, includes welcome refreshments and information sheets to take home.


Sunday 10 September | workshops run at 10am, or 1pm / both sessions last 2 hours 

An introduction to Fish Filleting; workshop with Chantelle, Fresh from the Boat

Fish filleting, once mastered, is a skill for life that enables you to create delicious fresh fish dishes at home. During this workshop you will be taught how to spot good quality fish; gut and descale a fish; fillet and pin bone a Mackerel and, finally, prepare a flat fish, such as a plaice. All fish and equipment will be provided; you will also get to take home the fish that you have prepared.

Cost: £39 per person, includes a welcome refreshment.



Monday 11 September | 3.45pm / 1 hour

Tuppenny Explorers Club: Stunning Swallows

A nature-themed after-school club for 4-11 year olds. With Summer ending we will learn about swallows returning to Africa. We will then go on a journey around Tuppenny Barn with our own handcrafted swallows. £5 per child.



Friday 15 September | 10am / 1.5 hours

Tuppenny Tots: Willow Craft

These sessions are especially for pre-school children and their parents, to have fun with nature-themed craft and play activities. £5 per child, includes a drink and a cake per child. Pop-up café selling homemade cake and refreshments. Please book online in advance so that we can cater for materials and refreshments, and bring wellies and coats.


Saturday 16 September | 7.30pm / 3.5 hours

Music@theBarn presents Baraka 

Baraka is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Trinidad, Dominica and Ireland. They play vibrant pan-African music with a Caribbean twist and the result is a unique combination of dance and party music including reggae, highlife, Calypso and soca.

With this line-up of talent expect a heady mix of global beats, intricate rhythms and soaring melodies.

Tickets £14.00. Book online here.  Doors Open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.00pm


Saturday 23 September | 10am / 2.5 hours

Curds and Preserves at Tuppenny Barn

Ever wanted to turn that amazing tasting English fruit into gifts or something for the store cupboard? Maggie and Christine from Tuppenny Barn Organics will show you how. In our Curds and Preserves demonstration we will cover all the basics of preserving fruit including sterilising, sourcing ingredients and jars, reaching ‘setting point’ and every stage of the relevant preserving process to give you the confidence to try at home. Maggie, who is the founder of Tuppenny Barn, is well known for her wonderful marmalades and jams that she makes for the Tuppenny Barn Shop.

Christine, aka The Hedgerow Apothecary, spends the Autumn foraging in the hedgerows seeking out wild berries and fruit to turn into jams, chutneys and vinegars.

Tickets £39 pp, includes refreshments, print outs and tasters to take home.




Monday 25 September | 10am /

Bread Making workshop with award winning chef Lawrence Murphy of Fat Olives

Develop your artisan culinary skills with award-winning chef Lawrence Murphy from Fat Olives, Emsworth, and learn how to bake an organic, brown free-form loaf and a white loaf, to take home.

Lawrence will prepare the brown bread dough in advance (so it will have already proved once). You will then knock this back and second prove the dough, so that it can later be shaped it into either bread or rolls. Whilst the loaf is second-proving you will all prepare a white focaccia loaf individually from scratch.

Take a stroll around our organic smallholding at Tuppenny Barn Organics between loaves, whilst the smell of baking bread fills the air!

Tickets: £39 pp, including welcome homemade refreshments and all ingredients. Equipment and aprons will be provided, as will a recipe card to take home. Please book in advance online.


Friday 29 September

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Macmillan Cancer Support

Pop-up café selling homemade cakes and refreshments