Dessie Havlin

I am 17 and going into my last year of school. I am studying Maths, Religious Studies, Music, and Moving Image Arts. I have always had a passion for film and music and love to create my own songs and movies. As part of the Media Team I am aiming to showcase some of the amazing Mount Stewart stories through the use of visual arts and get people my age more involved with the culture of the National Trust.

Dessie Havlin
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How does the garden grow?

Wallington, Northumberland

This year, the Wallington gardening team are opening the doors to the garden in a new and different way by sharing the everyday goings on through diary entries.

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Summer at Souter

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Tyne & Wear

Beat the boredom with summer holiday fun at Souter.

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Adventure activities from the Lake District campsites

Have an unforgettable experience during your stay in the Lake District with our adventure activities.

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Food and drink at Ilam Park

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Derbyshire

After exploring the beautiful surroundings of Ilam Park, there is nothing better than a refreshing beverage and a moment to catch up with friends or family.

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Summer at Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

From outdoor theatre and films to indoor tours of the hall, there are plenty of reasons to visit Kedleston this summer.

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First Foot Fairhaven tour

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

Discover more about the man behind the collection on our early bird tour of the house. Whilst the house wakes up for the day ahead, discover Lord Fairhaven's country home through a guided tour at this special time of day.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 157 other dates

10:15-11:00

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Fox Talbot's Photographic favourites

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

Take a summer stroll around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, searching for the locations of Fox Talbot's photographic compositions from the 1830's.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 42 other dates

10:30-17:30

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Mindful moments family trail

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

Pause, breathe and take a mindful moment with us this summer. A fun family trail with activities to make you aware of your thoughts and feelings in nature’s surroundings.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 44 other dates

10:30-17:30

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'Art and Identity' exhibition in the Little Gallery

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

An exhibition of photographs created by residents from three Southern Housing Group Schemes based on the Isle of Wight in autumn 2018, now on display in the Little Gallery of the Fox Talbot Museum.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 23 other dates

10:30-17:30

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1920's at The Weir Garden

The Weir Garden, Herefordshire

It's time to dig out the bucket and spades - come along to our 1920's beach.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 40 other dates

10:30-16:00

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Explorer tracker packs

Plas Newydd House and Gardens, Anglesey

Head off on your own little adventure at Plas Newydd this summer.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 43 other dates

10:30-15:30

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Woolbeding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex

A masterpiece of colour, design and planting, this carefully cultivated garden awaits your discovery.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 23 other dates

10:30-17:00

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Forest School in Comer Woods with Take a Leaf

Dudmaston, Shropshire

Bring your little ones for a morning of Forest School outdoor fun with Susie Pitt from Take a Leaf Forest School. Join us at Heath Barn in Comer Woods, on the Dudmaston Estate.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

10:30-12:00

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Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Try your hand at this Japanese Wellbeing practice in the magnificent surroundings of the woodland areas of the garden.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

10:30-12:00

+ other times

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Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria

Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 91 other dates

10:30-16:00

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Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

The Botanic Garden in Lacock's grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 32 other dates

10:30-17:30

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Improvers' modern calligraphy with Judy Broad

Knole, Kent

Would you like to take your modern calligraphy skills one step further?

Fri 19 Jul 2019

10:30-13:00

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Music Makers

The Firs, Worcestershire

Explore The Firs to help us put our musical instruments back together to fill the air with music.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

+ 44 other dates

10:30-16:30