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Studio Members’ Social

Thursday 22nd September
3.30pm – 5pm

Join us for a friendly social in the Club Room and courtyard. Come along to catch up with your fellow studio members and meet some new faces.

There’ll be drinks and cake on the house and plenty to discuss.

We’d love to see you there, but don’t worry if you can’t make it.

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at the same time. Just make sure it’s in your diary!

Fire & Feast Summer at Wild Herb

Fri 2nd September at 7pm

£42 per person incl. welcome drink
Book Tickets

Join us for Fire & Feast Summer and savour the very best seasonal hero ingredients in this 3-course feast cooked over the coals.

You’ll eat your fill of a selection of starters, mains and puddings freshly prepared with locally-sourced produce and the imagination of Wild Herb’s chefs!

Fire & Feast Summer begins at 7pm with a welcome drink while the firepits burn brightly. Then join fellow guests under the shelter at Wild Herb, overlooking the fields and lakes.

You can book up to 8 places. If you’d like to order separately, but be seated with friends or family, let us know the details when you book.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, we’ll rustle up something perfect for you – just let us know the details when you book.

Summer BBQ at Wild Herb

Mon 29th August
2 – 6pm

Join us for an August bank holiday BBQ, plus a pop-up champagne bar and tunes from the horsebox disco.

Come along to enjoy delicious food on a summer’s day and celebrate the 10th Holt Village Scarecrow Trail at the same time!

The trail is a hugely popular local family event which runs from Sat 27th to Weds 31st August. If you’re taking part, make sure you include a pitstop at the BBQ with fellow trailers to enjoy a few hours of great food and conversation by the lakes.

Free entry. Food and refreshments are available to purchase on the day.

Rooster Talks: How to be a green traveller with Richard Hammond

Thursday 14th July
6.30 – 7.30pm

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

The world has woken up to climate change yet we all still want to continue to go on holiday. This talk will look at how to do this in a way that’s kinder to the planet.

Richard is an author and videographer whose media company Green Traveller – based at the Glove Factory – specialises in shining a light on greener travel through words, photos, and film.

Richard will talk us through the carbon-conscious options, showing how being a green traveller is not just about camping or staying in luxury eco-hotels. New, faster and more comfortable rail and ferry services are making cross-continental travel easy and enjoyable, while many hotels and tour operators are improving their credentials and actively facilitating local conservation and community projects.

He’ll also show how it’s possible to make more sustainable choices at every stage of a holiday, from what to pack to how to travel out to the destination, and he’ll provide ideas for lots of fabulous green and gorgeous holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in writing and filming green travel all over the world. He is the former eco travel correspondent for the Guardian, author of Sawday’s Green Places to Stay, travel editor of National Geographic GREEN, and has produced over 100 videos for clients in both the public and private sector. His book, The Green Traveller, has just been published by Pavilion Books and Richard will be signing copies after the talk.

Join us for this special evening Rooster Talk. Wild Herb at the Field Kitchen will be open until 6.30 pm for drinks and a bite to eat.

Rooster Talks entry is free – book your place on Eventbrite.


We create beautiful, high quality and emotive gifts designed to help people reflect and feel closer to those who matter to them. These are gifts that feel good to give and even better to receive.

In this hectic world, our products make it easy for families and friends to capture and share precious stories and memories, as well as create special moments together, not leaving things unsaid or letting them go undiscovered.

Our gifts are for that special occasion and beyond, as they will be treasured for many years to come. Many can be personalised to create something unique and individual.



T: 01225 866226

Second Mountain Comms

Second Mountain is an award-winning independent communications consultancy, specialising in providing purpose-driven companies and charities with meaningful content, PR and marketing support.

The business was established in 2020 by seasoned comms professional Ben Veal Chart.PR MCIPR with one clear mission: to help good people do good, by sharing their stories with the audiences that matter most to them.

Since launching, Second Mountain has supported a growing number of local, national and international clients, has been a two-time finalist in the Bath Life and Creative Bath Awards, has received the ‘Mark of Excellence’ at the national 2022 CIPR Excellence Awards, won Gold at the 2021 South of England CIPR PRide Awards and was also a finalist in the 2022 Small Awards.

As a boutique comms consultancy driven by social purpose, Second Mountain’s business ethos revolves around reliability, honesty and transparency, and these principles drive all activity.

Working alongside trusted creative partners, clients receive access to a full, integrated service: everything from PR and creative copywriting through to media training, brand consultancy and videography.

Acting as trusted, professional and ethical storytellers and amplifiers, we’ll help you reach the right people in the right way at the right time.



Studio Members Social

Thursday 23rd June
3.30pm – 5pm

Join us for a relaxed social on Thursday 23rd June in the Club Room and courtyard. Come along to catch up with your fellow studio members and meet some new faces.

There’ll be drinks and cake on the house and plenty to discuss.

We’d love to see you there, but don’t worry if you can’t make it.

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at the same time. Just make sure it’s in your diary!

artisan market

Artisan Market

Sunday 12th June
10am to 3.30pm

Come along to a summer food and craft market at Glove Factory Studios where you’ll be able to browse, sample and buy fresh quality produce from farmers and food producers as well as contemporary craft, jewellery and one-off items from heritage makers.

Discover local foodie products from cheese and charcuterie to truffles and gin. Or find something absolutely unique for the house or garden from a designer-maker. All on offer from the many talented makers and producers in the South West.

Wild Herb will curate the market and, of course, they will be open all day tempt you with delicious street food to enjoy as you mooch your way around the stalls.

Free onsite parking, but please do walk or cycle if you’re local!

Entry is free!

Matt Inwood

Rooster Talks: A phone story – with Matt Inwood

Friday 10th June
9am to 10am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

For almost a decade, Matt Inwood has been taking pictures with his phone, mostly of food. For half of that time, he has been running phone photography workshops which essentially boil down to how we effectively tell and share our stories.

In June’s Rooster Talk, Matt will share the ways in which he creates a narrative around food and some of the other connected themes in his life. He’ll also show why a powerful photo continues to be more valuable than a thousand words.

As a photographer and designer with a passion for phone photography and Instagram, Matt believes in their power as creative tools that can help businesses and individuals share and enhance their storytelling and communication.

Matt has spent a career working in food and publishing collaborating with brands to create content for social, web and print; for digital media and beautiful books. He has also worked with chefs such as Tom Kerridge and many food businesses, from small artisan independents to global brands such as Unilever and MasterChef.

Join us in the Club Room at Glove Factory Studios. Free admission with coffee and pastries on the house from Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen.

Studio members social

Studio members social

Thursday 16th May
3.30pm – 5pm

Calling all studio members! Yes, it’s that time again. Turn off the mobile and step away from your screens to join a relaxed studio members’ social on Thursday, 16th May in the Club Room and courtyard.

This is the perfect opportunity to catch up with your fellow studio members, chew the healthy fat, get some inspiration and welcome the newbies.

Drinks and cake on us.

We’d love to see you there, but don’t worry if you can’t make it. Join us on the third Thursday of every month at the same time. Just make sure it’s in your diary!