Scalesceugh Hall is opening for a series of Christmas concerts and workshops after restoration work on the stunning Edwardian mansion was completed. The hall, a few miles south of Carlisle, is now central to a luxury development of age-exclusive homes, but anyone is welcome to attend the festive events. Craft workshops begin with Wreath Making by Jennifer Musgrave, a local professional florist from The Flower House. On November 25 and December 9, the workshops will run from 2pm-5pm with afternoon tea included. All materials will be provided and the cost is £25. On November 30, you can make hand-decorated pots at Scalesceugh Hall, perhaps as unique Christmas presents. Again there will be tea and light refreshments included. The workshop runs from 2pm-4pm and costs just £10. The first Christmas concert will be on November 24, featuring Mere Harps, a quartet playing classical music. They will be led by Susan Lambert, a renowned professional Celtic harpist who has played everywhere from weddings to castles to on top of Hadrian’s Wall for the BBC. There will be two 45 minute pieces, separated by an interval when mulled wine and warm mince pies will be served. The event runs from 2.30pm-5pm and tickets cost £12. On December 15 and 16, Eden Baroque will return to perform ‘Sir Christèmas! A feast of festive music from times past.’ Eden Baroque are Michael Sanderson (baritone and baroque violin) and Katharine May (harpsichord) from Eden Valley Music, who specialise for these performances in 17th and 18th century music. Again, mulled wine and warm mince pies will be served, the concert runs on both days from 2.30pm-5pm and tickets cost £12. To book your place at any of these events, go here. Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. All money raised will go to Eden Valley Hospice. More events will be staged soon at Scalesceugh Hall, including choirs, jazz and drama.