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Be a Mid Summer Drummer at Minstead Study Centre

June 17, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
BOOK NOWJoin us for an evenings introduction to drumming lead by the vibrant Ghanaian Kwame Bakoji-Hume. The workshop will be held outside in the grounds of the study centre and is suitable for all levels of ability/experience (open to anyone 10+). Drums will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!Drumming is a unifying force, connecting people through rhythm and putting us in touch with ourselves. In…See More
Oct 21
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Willow Garden Obelisk Workshop at Minstead Study Centre

January 28, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
BOOK NOWLouise Arthur from ‘Rough Around the Hedges’  will be delivering this workshop, you will learn a simple weave using long willow withies to create your own unique willow planter to take home with you. This is a fun workshop suitable for all abilities.  You will be working from the ground upwards so there will be some kneeling involved and you may wish to bring a kneeler and wear work clothes.A pair of…See More
Oct 21

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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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