Out of Nature, the stunning sculpture exhibition held every two years at Newport House in Almeley, opens for a third time on September 30, running again for three weeks.

This year, half of those exhibiting are new to the exhibition and, for the first time, include students from Hereford College of Arts, four of whom are artist blacksmithing students.

Complementing the exhibition and offering an insight into what makes it the perfect backdrop for Out of Nature author and garden historian Kate Felu? will give an illustrated talk (on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 at 2pm) to coincide with the publication of her book on Newport House and its garden, on how the place has developed and changed over the centuries, as well as the people who have lived there and shaped it.

Throughout the three weeks of the show, a number of artists will be creating pieces and talking to visitors about their work. Among them is Jon Edgar, who will be making a piece inspired by The Cart Shed and how its activities and its mode of healing inspire him.

Kate Raggett will be back at Newport House to create a land art drawing on the opening weekend using apples in the orchard, and Julia Hilton will be artist in residence for most of the show, working with clay and imprints of plants collected at Newport House. She will also be running several short workshops in which members of the public can make their own clay butter dishes and bowls using plant imprints.

Rolf Hook will also be on site carving in wood for most of the show's duration and green wood makers Mike Abbott and Gudrun Leitz will be demonstrating on Saturday 14 and Sunday, October 15 as part of a weekend celebration of green wood.

Out of Nature also offers the opportunity to take part in a six-day Bronze Workshop in sculpting with Tim Rawlins, who will guide participants through playing with materials, creative ideas, sculpting, casting and finishing, ending with a beautiful finished bronze to take home.

This course takes place from 10am–4pm on each of the six days, spread over three consecutive weekends. It costs £495, which includes all materials and your finished bronze piece. For more information and to book please email tim@tim-rawlins.co.uk.

Performance will also be part of the experience with an immersive, site-responsive theatre experience, Alarch, by Clare Parry-Jones, exploring stories of the land and of the heart and taking place around the Newport House lake.

The Cartshed, the charity supporting adults with mental health issues, to which all the profits from Out of Nature are donated, will be a lot more present this year, says Jenny Watt, with real people doing real things - making baskets, whittling, etc and people can take part.The charity will be receiving its Queens Award for Volunteers on October 6. "We're very proud of all the volunteers, maybe 30, who get a lot from coming to The Cart Shed. There's a real feeling of community and an awareness that it serves a purpose."