Historic Houses Tours
Sep
10
to Nov 12

Historic Houses Tours

Join us for a tour led by a historian of the interior of the house, including the great hall, drawing room and kitchen which all have vaulted ceilings, first floor bedrooms with impressive arched windows, and front exterior, which has the armorial frieze. Walks around the south garden, grounds and monks’ fish ponds followed by tea and biscuits by the fire.

Choose from the following dates - 

Tuesday 10th Sept - 2.30pm

Tuesday 8th Oct - 2.30pm

Tuesday 12th Nov - 2.30pm

Book your place here - https://www.historichouses.org/tours/all-invitation-to-view-properties.html

Private group tours may also be available, please email us for more information.

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Wedding Open Day
Oct
27
to Dec 1

Wedding Open Day

Dear friends and any newly engaged couples!

We are planning a lovely informal day on where you can come along and visit us, wander around the garden and grounds, explore the house, talk to our Events Team, have a glass of champagne and spend time dreaming about your perfect wedding.
Come and chat to us about your special day, everything is possible at Butley Priory, and we'd love to help you design something really wonderful.

Dates for open days:

Sunday 27th October

Sunday 10th November

Sunday 1st December

To register please email info@butleypriory.co.uk

Contact: info@butleypriory.co.uk

Find our more about Butley Priory: http://www.butleypriory.co.uk/

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An Evening with Ed Carlsen
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Ed Carlsen

We are very excited to be able to announce our November headliner for the Butley Priory Sessions. Ed Carlsen is a 30-year-old composer and producer from Italy. He blends elements from modern classical music, such as intimate piano and strings, with electronic beats and ambient soundscapes.

Professionally trained as a guitarist, it was not until 2015 that Ed began to translate these skills onto piano, using his own compositions as the foundation in which to discover the instrument. This gave him an unconventional approach to the piano, whilst retaining the musicality that he had developed through his studies of guitar.

Seeking to marry this musical knowledge with production techniques, Ed pursued a degree in Music Technology at the London College of Music, where he gained an interest in sound design and music composition for film and visual media. That became the vision for his debut album ‘The Journey Tapes’, released by Canadian label Moderna Records in 2016. This was followed by a second solo work on the same label, ‘Elusive Frames’, and a split vinyl release with Heather Woods Broderick, via Gregory Euclide’s ‘Thesis’ project.

In keeping with our sessions this will be an intimate candlelit affair with a welcoming atmosphere, roaring fire, a glass of complimentary wine per guest and vegan snacks.

As always, tickets are priced starting from £10 per head and are limited in number due to the size of our venue so please book as soon as you can to avoid any disappointment. For tickets please book here TICKETS

Frances Shelley, who will be merry in the throws of launching her very latest solo album (due for release in September 2019) will introduce the evening and treat guests to some brand new compositions.

We look forward to sharing with you a delightful evening of music hosted in an enchanting 12th century monastery in the Suffolk countryside, not to be missed.

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We're exhibiting at the NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW LONDON EXCEL
Oct
12
to Oct 13

We're exhibiting at the NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW LONDON EXCEL

The perfect destination for wedding inspiration 

ExCeL London is the place to be if you’re planning a wedding! With thousands of unique wedding ideas, over 150 different wedding suppliers and the chance to catch-up with your wedding party over a glass of champagne, you can’t afford to miss it.

Our stand number is G24 - opposite the champagne bar, please do pop and say hello.

Open Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm

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Root & Rise Late Summer Retreat with KIND Yoga
Sep
11
to Sep 15

Root & Rise Late Summer Retreat with KIND Yoga

My daughter Jayna is holding another one of her amazing yoga retreats here in Butley this September. She has a couple of spaces yet to fill and so I would like to invite you, to join her.
There is also the option of coming just for the weekend (for those unable to attend for the full five day retreat).

This end of summer retreat in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside will be your space to gather the fruits of your year so far.
Enter into a full 5-day immersion, which will leave you feeling blessed, nourished and blissful from the inside out.

"A new love for nature, new friendships and a new understanding of compassion for myself"
- KIND Yogi testimonial

Through movement, meditation and nature we will weave our way back into harmony with ourselves and the world around us by sending our energy down and up. This is a beautiful opportunity to gain new perspectives, be inspired and learn new ways to support your inner transformation. Whether you are seeking to reduce stress, take a break from city life, or simply be more kind to yourself, you are welcome to join this healing and nurturing experimental retreat.

See the KIND yoga event and workshop page for further information and prices https://www.kind-yoga.com/events-workshops-retreats/2019/09/11/kind-september-retreat

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CEEYS at Butley Priory
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

CEEYS at Butley Priory

Anyone who remembers Poppy Ackroyds amazing concert here last summer will remember that these two amazing brothers from Berlin did a spellbinding support performance. We are so thrilled to announce that they are returning for their own show here.With piano and cello, the music is heartfelt, immediately enthralling, and creates worlds in the imagination. Sit back and enjoy. ‘An extraordinary piece of work’ Maryanne Hobbs.

Tickets will be £20 or £10 sitting on a cushion on the floor. Wine and light vegan refreshments, log fires, candles and atmosphere guaranteed. .

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Wedding Open Day
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Wedding Open Day

 Dear friends and any newly engaged couples!

We are planning a lovely informal day on June 9th where you can come along and visit us, wander around the garden and grounds, explore the house, talk to our Events Team, have a glass of champagne and spend time dreaming about your perfect wedding.
 Come and chat to us about your special day, everything is possible at Butley Priory, and we'd love to help you design something really wonderful.

To register please emailevents@butleypriory.co.uk

Sunday 9th July 2018 1pm - 6pm

Contact: events@butleypriory.co.uk

Find our more about Butley Priory: http://www.butleypriory.co.uk/

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Be KIND Spring Retreat 2019
May
5
to May 10

Be KIND Spring Retreat 2019

Join Jayna at Butley Priory for this year’s KIND Spring Awakening.  Enter into a full 5 day immersion of deep soul and spirit connection.

Prices from £495 for a shared Glamping, private rooms from £809

Spring is a time of clearing, rising and stepping into the light. The 5th of May is the start of a new moon, honouring the moon and the seasons brings a simple purity to life, a clarity of mind and an invitation for internal growth on our personal journeys.

This is the ultimate Spring clean. Use your May Bank holiday wisely in a retreat that serves new beginnings, restoration, clarity and fresh perspective.

During this 5 days immersion we will create ways to come into deeper contact with ourselves. Allow the layers of illusion to dissolve, our truth to be felt and hearts to be heard. We will work to open and strengthen our bodies.  Coming closer to our spiritual essence in a declaration of self care. Essentially, we create space to come back to the home of who we are.

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PIANO DAY
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

PIANO DAY

I’m delighted to announce that the Butley Priory Sessions will resume on SUNDAY 07 April for the last of our Spring concerts. Suitably we finish by celebrating what is probably the central instrument in modern classical music, the piano, for the wonderful celebration that is Pianoday. This year, I shall be playing with Matthew Bickerton as the piano and soundscape ensemble Pianofield and we shall also have the great pleasure of two incredible guest artists, Talvin Singh and composer Alexandra Hamilton Ayers

World renowned Mercury Prize winning Talvin Singh will doubtless need no introduction, we are so honoured to have him with us, and excited to hear him on the piano; Alexandra is a very talented young composer recently signed to Manners McDade, who is shortly be bringing out her absolutely beautiful first EP. 

This will be a free concert, we would encourage donations of £10 or more on the door in support of Compassion in World Farming, who do such wonderful work all over the world to improve conditions for animals in factory farms.

In case you dont know . . . 
Piano Day is annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people quite simply to celebrate the piano!

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!

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Peter Gregson at Butley Priory
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Peter Gregson at Butley Priory

Peter Gregson is an extraordinarily gifted cellist and composer "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker. Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Steve Reich. He has composed and collaborated on a number of film scores and is in huge demand internationally both as a performer and a composer. On top of which is his humour, modesty and charm! I know that he will captivate us here at Butley Priory.

Tickets will be £20 or £10 sitting on a cushion on the floor. Wine and light vegan refreshments, log fires, candles and atmosphere guaranteed. .

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Masayoshi Fujita at Butley Priory with Kay Elizabeth of Black Orchids
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Masayoshi Fujita at Butley Priory with Kay Elizabeth of Black Orchids

Masayoshi Fujita, the Berlin-based Japanese vibraphone player, came to the attention of Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths in 2012. Not only because the vibraphone is an intriguing instrument, but also the way Masayoshi treats his instrument and draws ethereal and layered sounds, is what truly attracted him to Fujita’s work. Masa first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions.

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Lubomyr Melnyk at Butley Priory
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Lubomyr Melnyk at Butley Priory

'Continuous music' pioneer and literal force of nature Lubomyr Melnyk releases his new album Fallen Trees on December 7, 2018. Known as ‘the prophet of the piano’ due to his lifelong devotion to his instrument, the release coincides with Melnyk's 70th birthday.

Melnyk composes, as he plays, at the piano, feeling out lines and individual rhythmic cells that bubble, undulate and gradually expand into vast, interlinked frameworks. Asked to describe what it’s like to live inside his music, he says “my whole body is transformed as I play, it honestly feels like that. My fingers feel like the winds of the world; it feels like you’re physically transcending dimensions.”

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Hatis Noit in concert at Butley Priory
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Hatis Noit in concert at Butley Priory

I can’t tell you how excited we are to have the incredible artist HATIS NOIT coming down to play for us! Spellbinding . . breathtaking are words you will be using. Book soon as tickets are limited. Candlelight, firelight, magic and mystery, guaranteed. Wine, and delicious home made vegan canapes will be served from the Kitchen. Looking forward to seeing you.

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An Evening with Poppy Ackroyd
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Poppy Ackroyd

Poppy is currently touring her amazingly beautiful new album RESOLVE. Classically trained on violin and piano, she makes music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from just these two instruments, and I assure you it will sound extra wonderful in the Great Hall here at Butley!  Find out more here http://poppyackroyd.com 
Sebastian and Daniel Selke from Germany will play a short set beforehand. They are known as cello-piano duo CEEYS https://neue-meister-music.com/en/artists/ceeys-2/
Tickets £20 Please email info@butleypriory.co.uk to book. All profits will go as usual to Compassion in World Farming https://www.ciwf.org.uk
With love, and hoping you can come!

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Be KIND Summer Retreat 2018
Jun
28
to Jul 1

Be KIND Summer Retreat 2018

 

Join Jayna on the 3rd  year of her Be KIND Summer Retreat.  Enter into a long weekend of deep soul, body and spirit connection.  This year we will focus on awakening the fire within and embracing our true potential, to ignite the spark of life and reorient towards our joy, flow, power and purpose.

Places start at £325 for shared rooms, private and ensuite rooms also available

Email: info@kind-yoga.com

More info:

https://www.kind-yoga.com/events-workshops-retreats/2017/6/9/be-kind-summer-retreat-lkxf3

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An evening with Lubomyr Melnyk
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

An evening with Lubomyr Melnyk

The fabulous Ukrainian pianist and composer Lubomyr Melnyk will be coming to Butley to play for us on THURSDAY JANUARY 18TH 2018, following his show at the Jazz Cafe in London. As many know, Lubomyr is the pioneer of Continuous Piano Music. Classically trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, he has developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound. He is also, it can safely be said, a true eccentric and great performer!

We saw him play at Latitude in the Summer, and again in September at the Barbican as part of the Erased Tapes Label's 10th anniversary. Both times we were mesmerised and enraptured! I'm sure you will be too. For us, the experience was akin to standing under a waterfall of beautiful sound.

Find out more here www.erasedtapes.com/artist/lubomyr-melnyk
https://youtu.be/HoGDBRohAWk

Tickets £20 .  
Please email info@butleypriory.co.uk to book
(concessions available please ask).
Please let us know as soon as possible if you can come - as spaces are limited.

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Winter Warmer Retreat With KIND & SYC
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Winter Warmer Retreat With KIND & SYC

Jayna (KIND Yoga) and Gabrielle (Secret Yoga Club) invite you to a winter warmer retreat in 12th century Butley Priory of Suffolk.

Just before you dive into a sea of mulled wine, mince pies and tinsel, we welcome you to a weekend designed to cover you in love, reawaken your body, fill your soul with magic and within these sacred grounds return you to a place of integration and expansion.

Using the Chakra system as a framework for the retreat, we’ll scan the body to identify physical and energetic blockages, and explore how this ancient philosophy can guide you through a practical journey of self enquiry.  From our little toes to our heads, we’ll explore our inner poetry, re-orientating us out of the thinking mind, and dropping down into our own physicality, rooting deeply into our flesh and bones.

We believe, like life, our practise is multidimensional, both we and yoga are limitless. As well as Vinyasa and restorative yoga, we’ll be taking  the practise off the mat to work with all of our senses. Expect some winter woodland walks and explorations of the suffolk countryside. Nature will be there to guide us through our journey, as we nestle around log fires, drinking hot coco and roasting chestnuts.

Moving from the physical realm to the more subtle, we’ll explore the oceanic vastness of the breath, through a number of different breathing exercises.  We will observe how it can be manipulated to create different effects within the body-mind. The voice is also a potent tool for empowerment. Ever wondered why it feels so good to sing in the shower?  We’ll work with our voices, in a non-intimidating, releasing and tuning, so that we recharge and shine with our own sound.

This leads us to meditation as the final piece.  Allowing space to be quiet and dwell in stillness. This will help us reorientate back in our hearts and make decisions from a place of intuition.

With all the external information we take in from our busy lives, it’s tricky sometimes to know what we truly want. Now we can allow ourselves that crucial time and space to listen within.

If this all sounds a little bit far out for you, don’t worry. The retreat will be very real with lots of space for resting, reading and doing your thing. What’s most important to us is that we nurture and indulge you in loveliness so you leave feeling juicy, refreshed and inspired.  

Our super power is packaging the magic up in a way that appeals to everyone, yogis and newbies alike.

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