Calendar of Events
Saturday 22nd July, picnicking from 5.30pm, performance at 7.30pm
Ugbrooke House and Devon Opera have enjoyed a long association, and this year the company returns to St Cyprian’s Chapel to enthral audiences with a story of love, passion and jealousy entwined in operatic gems performed by a stunning cast of young, professional sing and accompanist.
The company’s supremely talented soprano Natasha Day returns, accompanied by newcomers to Ugbrooke Vivien Conacher (mezzo-soprano), Aidan Coburn (tenor), Samuel Oram (baritone) and accompanied by Jonathan Swinard on piano.
Gates open at 5.30pm for guests to enjoy a picnic in the Capability Brown gardens before the show, so don’t forget to bring your basket, tables and chairs. Wine will be available for purchase on the evening.
RNLI Charity Day
Sunday 13th August, 10am – 4.30pm
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives on the UK coastland and relies on public donations. In support of their efforts, a charity day featuring various stalls selling jewellery, collectables, books DVDs and bric-a-brac will be held, included performances by the Newton Bushell Morris Dancers, Heather and Gorse Clog Morris Dancers and Black Bess Border Morris Dancers.
The house will also be open for guided mini-tours for those keen to learn more about the stately home as well as refreshments available for purchase on the day. Adults, children and well-behaved dogs welcome.
Classic Car & Motorshow
Sunday 27th August, 10am – 4.30pm
On the Sunday of August Bank Holiday, Ugbrooke House will host the Classic Car & Motorshow in support of Help the Heroes. Stunning examples of classic cars, unique vintage cars painstakingly restored and much loved modern cars will be on show, together with Bikes, Small Vans and American categories. Many of the owners will available on the day, and will be only to happy to chat about their pride and joy.
Children’s entertainment, helicopter rides, mini-tours of the house, real ales and a hog roast will also be available on the day to keep everyone entertained.
Let us keep in touch with occasional news about forthcoming events at Ugbrooke House and Gardens.