Join us on Sunday 6th October for a day in celebration of Colour at The Farmhouse at Redcoats. We will be joined by expert speakers and creatives, each offering their unique take on colour. The ambition of the day is to revive creativity, inspire people to be bolder in their colour schemes, think a little deeper about how colour can influence psychology and ultimately come together in the meeting of the interesting and the interested. Everything we do is to act as a hive for curious minds, so let your curiosity loose in celebration of colour.

A run down of the day will be as follows:

Welcome, Papers & Drinks    Ruth Nye    11:00 - 11:30   Grab a tea, coffee or Bloody Mary in The Cow Shed Bar and make yourself cosy in the barns at The Farmhouse which will be adorned with all the Sunday papers to tuck into.  Bumblebee Collective founder Ruth Nye will welcome you all and introduce the contributors of the day.

Welcome, Papers & Drinks

Ruth Nye

11:00 - 11:30

Grab a tea, coffee or Bloody Mary in The Cow Shed Bar and make yourself cosy in the barns at The Farmhouse which will be adorned with all the Sunday papers to tuck into.

Bumblebee Collective founder Ruth Nye will welcome you all and introduce the contributors of the day.

History of Colour    Amanda Ransom    11:30 - 12:00   Explore the use of colour in buildings throughout the ages with interior designer Amanda Ransom, whose practice specialises in historic properties. She will shine a light on why certain colours were used in different periods and how this knowledge can be used when renovating homes to the best effect.

History of Colour

Amanda Ransom

11:30 - 12:00

Explore the use of colour in buildings throughout the ages with interior designer Amanda Ransom, whose practice specialises in historic properties. She will shine a light on why certain colours were used in different periods and how this knowledge can be used when renovating homes to the best effect.

Artist in Residence    Sticks & Ink    12:00 - 12:30   Kia Cannons is a talented artist, podcaster, and dream chaser who works under the pseudonym Sticks & Ink. She explores creativity and mental wellbeing in her popular podcast Happy Hacks. Her work is contemporary, abstract and a riot of colour. Kia will create a live piece of work on the day and will explain how she uses colour and texture.

Artist in Residence

Sticks & Ink

12:00 - 12:30

Kia Cannons is a talented artist, podcaster, and dream chaser who works under the pseudonym Sticks & Ink. She explores creativity and mental wellbeing in her popular podcast Happy Hacks. Her work is contemporary, abstract and a riot of colour. Kia will create a live piece of work on the day and will explain how she uses colour and texture.

Colour Feast    Farmhouse Chef Team    12:30 - 2:00pm   The virtues of eating all the colours of the rainbow are well documented. A colourful plate is indicative of a nutritiously diverse and balanced meal…plus it looks beautiful. The award winning Farmhouse Chef Team will prepare a feast for the eyes and the tummy.  Lunch is included in ticket, so enjoy a delicious lunch and colourful conversation with us.

Colour Feast

Farmhouse Chef Team

12:30 - 2:00pm

The virtues of eating all the colours of the rainbow are well documented. A colourful plate is indicative of a nutritiously diverse and balanced meal…plus it looks beautiful. The award winning Farmhouse Chef Team will prepare a feast for the eyes and the tummy.

Lunch is included in ticket, so enjoy a delicious lunch and colourful conversation with us.

Farrow & Ball Colour    Patrick O’Donnell    2:00 - 2:45pm   If you are anything like us at Bumblebee Collective, then you will use Farrow & Ball’s iconic colours as code for how you describe colour and just holding their colour pallets fills you with a sense of potential. Farrow & Ball International Brand Ambassador Patrick certainly knows his Stiffkey from his Lulworth.  He will share with us how he builds stunning colour schemes and introduce us to a brand new range of colours ‘Inspired by Nature’. He will be available for a Q&A after his talk so come armed with colour conundrums from your own home.

Farrow & Ball Colour

Patrick O’Donnell

2:00 - 2:45pm

If you are anything like us at Bumblebee Collective, then you will use Farrow & Ball’s iconic colours as code for how you describe colour and just holding their colour pallets fills you with a sense of potential. Farrow & Ball International Brand Ambassador Patrick certainly knows his Stiffkey from his Lulworth.

He will share with us how he builds stunning colour schemes and introduce us to a brand new range of colours ‘Inspired by Nature’. He will be available for a Q&A after his talk so come armed with colour conundrums from your own home.

Style me Colourful    Karen Peters Amphlett    2:50 - 3:15pm   Finding your true colours, those that flatter you the most, is transformational in terms of how it can make you look and feel and also how others perceive you. Style by KPA specialises in helping people introduce more colour into their wardrobes, she will take us through her colour consultation approach sharing ways to be bolder and brighter.  She will be available for a Q&A afterwards so if you want to ask how to introduce your favourite colour in a way that is most flattering to you or which colour to wear for a certain occasion.

Style me Colourful

Karen Peters Amphlett

2:50 - 3:15pm

Finding your true colours, those that flatter you the most, is transformational in terms of how it can make you look and feel and also how others perceive you. Style by KPA specialises in helping people introduce more colour into their wardrobes, she will take us through her colour consultation approach sharing ways to be bolder and brighter.

She will be available for a Q&A afterwards so if you want to ask how to introduce your favourite colour in a way that is most flattering to you or which colour to wear for a certain occasion.

Garden Colour Theory (& how to break it)    Beth Atkinson    3:20 - 3:40pm   Garden creator at The Farmhouse will talk you through her experiments with colour. As we come into bulb planting season it is a great time to think about how you plant up for colour in all seasons. Ex-Saatchi, she swapped her PowerPoint for a pointed garden fork and founded Pots in Bloom along the way. She does enjoy the odd bit of showing off with her Latin names, which sounds brilliant with her Welsh lilt.

Garden Colour Theory (& how to break it)

Beth Atkinson

3:20 - 3:40pm

Garden creator at The Farmhouse will talk you through her experiments with colour. As we come into bulb planting season it is a great time to think about how you plant up for colour in all seasons. Ex-Saatchi, she swapped her PowerPoint for a pointed garden fork and founded Pots in Bloom along the way. She does enjoy the odd bit of showing off with her Latin names, which sounds brilliant with her Welsh lilt.

Exploration Time    Get creative & follow up with speakers    3:40 - 4:30pm   Get hands on with Sticks & Ink in her live painting of the day, have a chat with our speakers in break out sessions with time to ask plenty of questions and explore colour in your home, self, life…  You can also take the opportunity to have some drinks in The Cow Shed Bar with colourful cocktails aplenty.

Exploration Time

Get creative & follow up with speakers

3:40 - 4:30pm

Get hands on with Sticks & Ink in her live painting of the day, have a chat with our speakers in break out sessions with time to ask plenty of questions and explore colour in your home, self, life…

You can also take the opportunity to have some drinks in The Cow Shed Bar with colourful cocktails aplenty.

Drinks    The Cow Shed Bar    4:30pm onwards   Stay and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks in The Cow Shed Bar, take a walk around the grounds at The Farmhouse or explore the use of colour in the beautiful 600 year old farmhouse.    With special thanks to the colourful and brilliant Binky Nixon for the lovely images of The Farmhouse.

Drinks

The Cow Shed Bar

4:30pm onwards

Stay and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks in The Cow Shed Bar, take a walk around the grounds at The Farmhouse or explore the use of colour in the beautiful 600 year old farmhouse.

With special thanks to the colourful and brilliant Binky Nixon for the lovely images of The Farmhouse.