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Conan Doyle Events

May 25 - 27th Celebration Weekend

This year we are taking the opportunity to celebrate in style the literary and architectural heritage of Conan Doyle and Undershaw.  Events can now be booked and we welcome guests from across the world to join us with hotel deals available in the local area.

We are supported by Haslemere Educational Museum, MX Publishing, Michael Gunton (Richard Llancelyn Green Collection), Craven Property, Haslmere Rotary Club, the DFN Foundation and the COINS Foundation.

Exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum

From the 5th - 26th May the school will put on an exhibition of the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  This is generously being hosted by the Haslemere Educational Museum and is open during normal museum hours to all.  It will be an opportunity to learn more about Conan Doyle's life, his works, his interests and achievements. Not only, it will be a unique opportunity to see original items from the Richard Lancelyn Green Collection from Portsmouth including letters written by the great man about his local area here in Hindhead/Haslemere.

Students from the school will be manning the exhibition through the month as part of their work experience programme.

Friday 25th May

  A unique opportunity to enjoy a round of Golf in the footsteps of Sir Arthur at Hindhead Golf Club

Conan Doyle Golf Afternoon at Hindhead Golf Club – Sir Arthur was the first President of the Club and this is a unique opportunity to play on what is one of the country’s best courses.  £95 Golf & Lunch, £29 Lunch & Talk for non-golfers as part of the club’s 2018 charity campaign for the school. 

Bookings to Anne at fundraising@steppingstones.org.uk

   Hound of the Baskervilles performed at Undershaw – 7.30pm

Hound of the Baskervilles – the book which brought Sherlock Holmes back to life after his fall at the Reichenbach Falls was written at Undershaw and will be performed by the award winning amateur theatre company Torchlight Mysteries who are based in Portsmouth. 

Bookings at Haslemere Hall Box Office at:  www.haslemerehall.co.uk or call on 01428 642161

Saturday 26th May

Open Day at Undershaw

  We will be welcoming The Sherlock Holmes Society of London as part of their annual events.

  The Cookie Bus, a restored London Routemaster bus and now social enterprise, will be on-site with refreshments including cookies, cake, soup & bread, coffee, teas and shakes.  Pescadora's catering will also be providing Paella, locally sourced burger and sausages with vegetarian options.

  Conan Doyle’s step great, great, granddaughter, Tania, will be with us as she launches the new Sherlock Holmes Tartan.

Entry to Undershaw and talks will be by discretionary donation – further details available by emailing  Anne at fundraising@steppingstones.org.uk

  Talks on the LIfe of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Early & Later Life of Conan Doyle – 11am  Undershaw

A talk by Ann Treherne of the Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh looks at his childhood and interest in spriritualism.

 

Life at Undershaw – 1pm Undershaw

A talk by Dr Marion Dell, local historian, exploring the domestic, social and sporting life of Conan Doyle at Undershaw.

 

Sherlock in Film & Print – 3pm Undershaw

A talk by Bonnie MacBird, Hollywood screenwriter and author of modern Sherlock Holmes novels.

 

  Hound of the Baskervilles performed at Undershaw   6.30pm

Hound of the Baskervilles – the book which brought Sherlock Holmes back to life after his fall at the Reichenbach Falls was written at Undershaw and will be performed by the award winning amateur theatre company Torchlight Mysteries who are based in Portsmouth. 

Bookings at Haslemere Hall Box Office at:  www.haslemerehall.co.uk or call on 01428 642161

Sunday 27th May

 

  Dramatic Walk of Grayshott - 10 am

Local historian John Owen Smith will lead a walk of Conan Doyle’s local area starting and finishing at the Fox & Pelican his local pub.  Coffee & Tea will be available at the pub from 9.30 and on arrival back at 11am in the Conan Doyle room.

  Vague Memories in Our Souls –Undershaw 12pm

Catherine Cooke, curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collection will explore the part played by music in Conan Doyle’s life and works. 

  Open House/Refreshments at Undershaw 12 – 3pm

The Cookie Bus, a restored London Routemaster bus and now social enterprise, will be on-site with refreshments including cookies, cake, soup & bread, coffee, teas and shakes.  Pescadora's catering will also be providing Paella, locally sourced burger and sausages with vegetarian options. 

Conan Doyle’s step great, great, granddaughter, Tania, will be with us as she launches the new Sherlock Holmes Tartan.

Entry to Undershaw and talks will be by discretionary donation – further details available by emailing Anne at fundraising@steppingstones.org.uk

Local Hotels with discount

 

Punchbowl Hotel - 2 minutes walk from Undershaw -                                               dates are already discounted on the website.

  Station House Hotel opposite Haslemere Station

                                        discount code STEP2018

For further details

We welcome contributions and the support of anyone who has an interest in Conan Doyle or would like to support the school in celebrating his heritage.  This initiative is being organised and run by volunteers - community, staff and students.  If you are interested in supporting or helping please contact Anne Edward on fundraising@steppingstones.org.uk or on 01428 609953.