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Tales from the Scriptorium

Join Hazelsong Theatre and Ripon Theatre Festival in this interactive workshop.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Brother Aidan returns to the Ripon Theatre Festival, bringing heritage crafts, history and storytelling to his new home at Fountains Abbey. Witness the process of creating an Anglo Saxon book whilst he weaves talks of his life as a monk. See a huge range of replica artefacts. Watch demonstrations of parchment and ink making, leatherwork, bookbinding and calligraphy. An interactive event for adults. Presented by Andrew Bates from Hazelsong Theatre.

Join Andrew Bates from Hazelsong Theatre for this 90 minute show.

This event is ticketed. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked through the Ripon Theatre Festival website. Please note that standard admission to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal still applies.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

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All £15.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 07799 528937 or visit https://www.ripontheatrefestival.org/event/tales-from-the-scriptorium-2/

Meeting point

Swanley Grange Workshop is a 5-10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.

What to bring and wear

We are an outdoor site so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the ground is uneven in places.

Accessibility

Swanley Grange workshop is accessed on level ground from the Visitor Centre. There is a steep hill (15-20% gradient) from West Gate (15 minutes) and Studley (30 minutes) to access Swanley.

Other

This event is ticketed. Tickets cost £15 per person and can be booked via the Ripon Theatre Festival website.

Upcoming events

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Traditional Crafts: Live wool spinning 

Come along for an introduction and demonstration of the traditional craft of wool spinning.

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on
21 May to 23 May 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Garden and abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to see the abbey as the Georgians once did; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape.

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on
21 May to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 245 other dates or times
Event

Abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the largest monastic ruins in the country.

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on
21 May to 20 Sep 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 245 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Industry: bread, beer and wool tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the people who lived and worked on the abbey estate.

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on
21 May to 28 May 2024
at
14:30 to 15:30
+ 1 other date or time