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Christmas Card Printing Workshop at Minstead Study Centre

November 12, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm
TO BOOKYou can make very beautiful Christmas and birthday cards using a few simple techniques, building up effects in layers until you have achieved something interesting and exotic. We provide everyone with the materials to produce 10 finished cards, complete with envelopes, and trial prints and experiments can be used as gift tags and even Christmas decorations.The good thing about all this is that these…See More
Sep 12
Susan butlerx is now a member of Minstead Study Centre
Sep 8
Zebe Harris posted an event

Fruit Pruning Workshop with Chris Bird at Minstead Study Centre

February 13, 2016 from 10am to 3:30pm
Hands on practical day with Chris Bird.  A lecturer at Sparsholt College, Chris coordinates the Colleges RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, winning seven gold medals.  He has also recently published The Fundamentals of Horticulture for the RHS. Fruit trees that are not pruned become congested and unproductive.  During the day you will learn how to improve the health and productivity of trees by appropriate pruning.  The course will provide participants with practical skills through hands on…See More
Sep 8
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Sep 5

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Welcome to the Minstead Study Centre's Community Web Site

This web site is designed to bring you information about the Study Centre's programme of Community Events. We are very grateful to the Barker-Mill Estate for assisting us with some vital funding to enable the programme to develop. The information on the site will grow as the project develops and you can join in by signing up and give us ideas, feedback as well as posting photos and videos.



If you need help getting started have a look at the 'Help' page

The Friends of Minstead Study Centre are a registered charity status number 151909.


Giving a bit . . . for free!


You can support the Minstead Study Centre every time you shop online.  All you have to do is go to, create an account and join the Friends of Minstead Study Centre community.


When you want to make an online purchase, all you have to do is log into your givingabit account and access the store for your purchases through this site.  There are lots of well-known stores e.g. Amazon. John Lewis, Argos etc.  Each time you make a purchase, gvingabit receives a donation from the store, up to 3% of the value of your purchases, which is passed straight on to our charity, Friends of Minstead Study Centre.  This gives us a valuable stream of donations at no additional cost to you.

We have just opened our Facebook page for our community events. Please find us and 'Like us'


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Felt Making - Saturday 9 November 2013

What  fabulous day I had, thank you Minstead.  I never expected to actually make anything I would be proud to show-off, but I did and I have. 

Posted by Caroline Gregg on November 12, 2013 at 15:39

Open Day Raffle

If you have WON a prize and not yet collected it, please arrange to collect before 31 July 2012.

Thank you

Posted by Bill Pitman on July 23, 2012 at 15:33

Willow Working for the Garden

On a crisp, clear February afternoon 10 hardy souls gathered in the top field at the Study Centre to learn the skill of willow weaving.  Under Olivia Keith's expert tutelage we all set about our projects...

Working with a beautiful array of, amongst other woods, willow, buckthorn, maple and ash we constructed a marvellous collection of structures that will now grace various gardens across Hampshire and Wiltshire.

It was a great experience and after some careful manoeuvring most…


Posted by Richard Barnett on February 12, 2012 at 18:00

Continental Breads were Baked!

Flour flew, gluten grew and pittas puffed over the weekend of 3/4 December 2011 as two, one day, courses took place at the Study Centre under expert guidance and tuition of Paul Merry from 'Panary' in Dorset.

Altogether 20 apprentice master bakers…


Posted by Richard Barnett on December 6, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Wild Cooking in the November Sunshine

At the time of planning it I imagined the 'Wild Cooking' course taking place inside the Round House around a roaring wood fire.  But in the event it was sunny and quite warm so we 'had lessons outside'!


Using two Rocket Stoves, a Kelly…


Posted by Richard Barnett on November 13, 2011 at 9:00

African Drumbeats

On a beautiful summer's evening under the Great North Oak around 20 people enjoyed the inspiring rhythms and expert tutelage of Noah Messomo as he demonstrated the arts of playing Djembes, a Balafon and assorted other traditional African instruments.

Just as everyone's fingers were getting a little sore the…


Posted by Richard Barnett on July 2, 2011 at 11:28 — 1 Comment

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