See Blakesley Hall dressed for a Tudor Christmas and meet Tudor characters preparing for the Yuletide festivities.

Part of the lively traditional dance and song scene in Birmingham and the Midlands, Tudor Entertainers – commonly known as Gryphon Tailes, play on keyboard, recorders, lute, etc. Their instrumental performance is in costume with some humorous themes. They have performed at

  • Anne Hathaway’s cottage
  • Blakesley Manor

Jessie Brinklow (events organiser) writes: ”A new Renaissance entertainment group has been set up. The costumed group aims to delight the audience by creating the spirit of the bygone age – to awake the ghosts of yesteryear- with live music and dance both stately and comic. As a completely voluntary organisation Gryphon Tailes is available free of charge for public events and also for private parties for a contribution to charity. Come and see us when we appear at Blakesley Hall on 10th December this year to recreate a Tudor Christ Tide”.


Professional historical reenactors, the 1635 household, will be at Blakesley Hall recreating a traditional Tudor Christmas. See what domestic life would have been like for a well-to-do family, their friends, servants and visiting tradesmen at Christmas time. Festive sounds with the St Barnabas Handbell ringers, Choir Divertimento and costumed Tudor musicians.

Home made mulled wine and festive food available. Pre booking is essential as places are limited. To book tickets call 0121 348 8120 or book online.