Summer may have gone and Autumn begun with stormy weather but there is still lots coming up at Lightwoods!

Thursday 3 October – National Poetry Day: a free event where you can come along, be inspired by local poet Brendan Hawthorne in the beautiful surroundings at Lightwoods and write your own poetry! Sessions are free and run 10-12.30 and 1.30-4 – you are welcome to come to both!

Saturday/Sunday 12/13 October – Vintage Fair: our popular fair returns 11-3 each day, with stalls selling a wide range of vintage and retro goods, plus live entertainment. £1 entry.

Sunday 13 October – Earth Market: the monthly market will be in our marquee 12-4, showcasing a tasty selection of vegan foods plus other products. Free entry.

The Earth Market will be in the House on November 10 and December 8.

Friday 1 November – The Exorcist: come along to Lightwoods House for a terrifying evening! Long considered one of the all-time great horror movies, The Exorcist will be shown in our heated marquee – are you brave enough to watch it in the dark?? Tickets are £15 including a delicious pizza to watch with the film. The bar will also be open, selling mulled cider, boozy hot chocolate and more! Gates open 6.30pm, film starts at 8pm. Tickets:

Sunday 3 November – Remembrance Jazz, 3-5pm: join Veronica Walker and The Chase Jazz Men for an afternoon of entertainment in the Long Room. Dig out your 40s frocks and feather boas and have a dance! Refreshments available. Doors open 2.30pm. Tickets £5:

Saturday/Sunday 30 November/1 December – Christmas Fair: our popular fair will be returning, with all sorts of gifts available, as well as delicious food on sale. Also, there will be a special visitor here  – details to follow!

Saturday 21 December – A Wreath of Festive Frights: join resting actor Alfred St John Merrimoon as he regales his audience with unsettling tales of seasonal spooks, winter wraiths and Christmastime horrors. Huddle closer to the fireplace and keep away from the shadows, for who knows what might be lurking just out of sight? An amusingly chilling way to see in this special time of year!

Mince pies and mulled wine also available. Doors open 6.15pm, performance starts at 7pm. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £7: