Courses and Events

We're 40 years old!

2016 marked the 40th year of the Commonwork Trust which was founded by Neil and Jenifer Wates after moving to Bore Place in 1976. We're celebrating 2016/17 with a year full of events for all ages. Come and join us - we'd love to see you! Book and pay online below.

Willow husbandry - a morning course at the Green Wood Workshop

March 2017

Saturday 4th

9:30am - 12:30pm

Find out how to propagate, grow, harvest, sort and dry willow for living structures and...

Adult's events, Gardening, Green Wood Workshop

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A day of revitalising yoga in the Large Barn

March 2017

Sunday 5th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Shake off winter and embrace spring Join Charlotte Huggins and Gail Davies, both British Wheel of...

Adult's events, Yoga

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Training for secondary teachers: promoting resilience in young people

March 2017

Friday 10th

10:00am - 2:00pm

A course on techniques to help children and others cope with challenges and conflicts in their...

Adult's events, Education, Teachers

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Saturday club for 8 - 17 year olds with additional needs (5)

March 2017

Saturday 11th

10:00am - 2:30pm

Bore Place holiday and Saturday club for young people with additional needs Supported by Kent...

Additional needs, Children's events

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Street food from around the world

March 2017

Thursday 16th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a day making some of the tastiest street foods from around the globe Includes pav baji from...

Adult's events, Cooking

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A day of revitalising yoga in the Large Barn (2)

March 2017

Sunday 19th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Shake off winter and embrace spring If you can't make the first yoga day on March 5th, here's a...

Adult's events, Yoga

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Patchwork for beginners

March 2017

Thursday 30th

9:30am - 4:00pm

No sewing machine? No problem! Learn two fascinating and creative patchwork techniques in one...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts

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Willow garden structures at the Green Wood Workshop (1)

April 2017

Wednesday 12th

9:30am - 4:30pm

Enjoy a day making functional, beautiful willow garden structures. Join tutor John Waller and learn...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Green Wood Workshop

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Introductory green wood day at the Green Wood Workshop

April 2017

Saturday 22nd

9:30am - 4:30pm

A great introduction to Green Woodwork Complete your first project on a pole lathe and/or shaving...

Adult's events, Green Wood Workshop, Woodwork

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Organic hogget butchery - a one day introductory course

April 2017

Saturday 22nd

9:30am - 4:00pm

An introductory one day course on how to butcher, process and cook a hogget carcass A lamb becomes...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Organic pork butchery - 1 day introductory course

April 2017

Sunday 23rd

9:30am - 4:00pm

An introductory 1 day course on how to butcher, process and cook a pig carcass For this course, we...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Dawn chorus and moth breakfast

April 2017

Saturday 29th

5:15am - 8:00am

Get up with the lark and join us for a wander through our beautiful woods to experience spring song...

Adult's events, Children's events, Nature

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How to find us

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. 

Download directions by rail and road here (pdf)

By train: National Rail Enquiries

The nearest mainline stations are Sevenoaks or Tonbridge, both about 6 miles away. Edenbridge and Penshurst are also nearby.

By air: London Gatwick is the nearest airport (approx. 22 miles, c. 45 minutes by car)

Ample car parking on site.

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