Events

 

Please contact the Dickson Hall for ticket purchase: 01561 376896 / 01561 377501

 


Friday 22nd August

AUCHENBLAE HALL – HERITAGE EXHIBITION  – FRIDAY 22nd  AUGUST

15:00 - 17:00

Heritage Exhibition
By Auchenblae Heritage Society and the Howe O'Mearns Heritage Club

The exhibition features famous “Tea Scots” and tea :-
•    James Taylor – local hero  - “Father of Ceylon Tea”
•    Thomas Lipton – Glasgow born, grocer who with James Taylor, commercialised tea in Ceylon
•    Robert Fortune – Scottish botanist who was commissioned to take tea seeds and cuttings from China
•    Hercules Linton – from Inverbervie, designed the famous tea clipper, The Cutty Sark

Entrance to the Exhibition is free

 
15:00 - 17:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving  tea and delicious food 

James Taylor Bus Tour – Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd August

There are 4 Pick Up Points, starting 3pm, cost £10.00:

  • Mearns Court, Laurencekirk 
  • The Masonic Hall, Laurencekirk 
  • The Dickson Hall , Laurencekirk 
  • The Village Hall, Auchenblae

NOTE: Please enter where you would like picked up. This can be entered in the Comments Box when purchasing tickets.
Also if you use a wheelchair please contact us as there is only one wheelchair place on the bus.

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THE DICKSON HALL – OPENING TEA INSPIRED DINNER – FRIDAY 22nd  AUGUST

19:00 for 19:30 Master of Ceremonies – Jim Brown, MBE
Guest speakers:-

Professor Angela McCarthy, Otago University, New Zealand
Erica Moore – eteaket, Edinburgh

Delicious 'tea' inspired dinner – starting with “Tea” cocktails with the compliments of eteaket Tea  -  finishing on a sweeet note with Assam tea chocolates with the compliments of the Highland Chocolatier.

£30:00/person - Buy Tickets

Saturday 23rd August

AUCHENBLAE HALL – HERITAGE EXHIBITION  – SATURDAY 23rd  AUGUST

10:00 - 16:00 James Taylor Exhibition
By Auchenblae Heritage Society and Howe of the Mearns Heritage Club

The exhibition features famous “Tea Scots” and tea  :-
•    James Taylor – local hero  - “Father of Ceylon Tea”
•    Thomas Lipton – Glasgow born, grocer who with James Taylor, commercialised tea in Ceylon
•    Robert Fortune – Scottish botanist who was commissioned to take tea seeds and cuttings from China
•    Hercules Linton – from Inverbervie, designed the famous tea clipper, The Cutty Sark

Entrance to the Exhibition is free
 10:00 Talk on James Taylor -  By Professor Angela McCarthy, Otago University, New Zealand

10:00 - 16:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving  tea and delicious food

James Taylor Bus Tour – Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd August

There are 4 Pick Up Points, starting 2:30pm - £10.00 :

  • Mearns Court, Laurencekirk 
  • The Masonic Hall, Laurencekirk 
  • The Dickson Hall , Laurencekirk 
  • The Village Hall, Auchenblae

NOTE: Please enter where you would like picked up. This can be entered in the Comments Box when purchasing tickets.
Also if you use a wheelchair please contact us as there is only one wheelchair place on the bus.

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THE DICKSON HALL – THE TEA EXPERIENCE – SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST

10:00 - 16:00 Activities running throughout the day

Tea Tasting Talks
Erica from eteaket Tea will be holding tea tasting talks throughout the day on Saturday introducing you to different teas, how they are produced and brewed. It's your chance to taste the difference between a rare Silver Needle white tea and a Blooming Marvellous green tea!
Times: 10:30 – 11:00, 12:00 -12:30, 13:30 – 14:00, 15:00- 15:30

Tea Blending Demonstrations
Erica and Sarah from eteaket Tea will show you the art of tea blending and your own chance to create your own unique blend.
www.eteaket.co.uk

Tea Cocktail Making Demonstrations
Learn how to make refreshing tea cocktails , perfect for summer with eteaket Tea.
www.eteaket.co.uk

10:00 - 16:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving  tea and delicious food
18:30 High Tea & Film Documentary
End the day with a Scottish high tea …….. and relax watching "The Secrets of Tea Masters" - a brilliant documentary which follows some of Britain's top tea experts on their journey to China in search of rare and fine teas. An EBC Film.

http://www.ebccommunications1.co.uk/secrets-of-the-tea-masters/
£12:00 / Person - Buy Tickets

MEARNS COMMUNITY CENTRE – CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS – SATURDAY 23rd  AUGUST

10:00 - 16:00 Art Workshops for Children
There will be a variety of “tea inspired” workshops for children.
Watch this space for details ………
10:00 - 16:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving tea and delicious food

MEARNS COMMUNITY CENTRE – FARMERS' FOOD MARKET – SATURDAY 23rd  AUGUST

 10:00 - 15:00  Farmers' Food Market

 

ST LAURENCE HALL – TEA AND FOOD RETAIL HALL – SATURDAY 23rd  AUGUST

10:00 - 16:00 Food and Drink and Tea Related Merchandise
Featuring professional artisan tea and tea related businesses.
10:00 - 16:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving tea and delicious food and the opportunity to join the MAD HATTER!

THE LAURENCEKIRK CHURCH OF SCOTLAND – TERRIFIC TALKS – SATURDAY 23rd  AUGUST

11:00 - 11:30 Hercules Linton and the Cutty Sark
12:00 - 12.30

Why did the Scots do so well in the eastern empire

by Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE - Scotlands most eminent historian

13:00 - 13:30

The A to Z of Tea

by The Wee Tea Company, Dunfermline

14:00 - 14:30 What’s Happening In The World of Tea At The Moment?
By Jane Pettigrew,  Tea Specialist, Historian and Writer
  ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving tea and delicious food
 11.45 - 12.45 Tea Tasting with Tea Master Lalith Lenadora of the East India Company. - £5
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 14:00 - 16:00 Learn to Read Tea Leaves Workshop - Lauren Robertson - £10
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 14:00 - 16:00 Fun and Games for Everyone!
Saturday 23rd August - Laurencekirk Primary School Garden 2-4pm
Bring your own Teddy Bear, Picnic Rug and Sunhat

Tickets £2.50 Per Adult / £1.00 per Child / Children under 1 FREE

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Sunday 24th August

AUCHENBLAE HALL – HERITAGE EXHIBITION  – SUNDAY 24th AUGUST

11:00 - 16:00 James Taylor Exhibition
By Auchenblae Heritage Society and the Howe O'Mearns Heritage Club

The exhibition features famous “Tea Scots” and tea :-
•    James Taylor – local hero  - “Father of Ceylon Tea”
•    Thomas Lipton – Glasgow born, grocer who with James Taylor, commercialised tea in Ceylon
•    Robert Fortune – Scottish botanist who was commissioned to take tea seeds and cuttings from China
•    Hercules Linton – from Inverbervie, designed the famous tea clipper, The Cutty Sark Entrance to the Exhibition is free

11:00 - 16:00 ‘Tealicious Tearoom”
TEAROOM serving  tea and delicious food

THE DICKSON HALL – AFTERNOON CREAM TEA– SUNDAY 24th AUGUST

14:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Cream Tea
Delicious Cream Tea, part of the “Afternoon Tea Extravaganza” of cream tea events being held in tea rooms, cafes and village halls all over Scotland. 

£5:00/Person - Buy Tickets
16:00 - 16:30 Grand Raffle Draw
Closing of the Festival

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