Events Calendar

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Spoon Carving – One Day Introduction

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 ... Read More

£80

Wood Craving – 2 Day Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This 2 day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners you will start with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will ... Read More

£140

Foundational calligraphy workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Discover a new skill this spring. Using tutor demonstrations and individual practice, you’ll learn to construct the letters of the foundational script using a dip pen and ink. Our experienced calligraphy tutor will offer individual support by ensuring that you can work at your own pace.  By the end of the day you will be able to create a bookmark, ... Read More

£55

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Wood Carving Course

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed ... Read More

£75
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Wood Carving Course

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed ... Read More

£75

Spoon Craving – 1 Day Introduction

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 ... Read More

£80

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work this may include a dragonfly, butterfly, fish or snail.

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Bushcraft Sessions

Nene Park Trust

Learn essential survival skills this summer at our Bushcraft Sessions, aimed at children age 7 and over. It’s £5.50 per child, attend one session or book all three! Tool Use - 3rd August: Learn how to use a selection of tools including loppers and gimlets to turn elder sticks into crafts such as beads, jewellery and more! Click here to book your place ... Read More

£5.50
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Bushcraft Sessions

Nene Park Trust

Learn essential survival skills this summer at our Bushcraft Sessions, aimed at children age 7 and over. It’s £5.50 per child, attend one session or book all three! Tool Use - 3rd August: Learn how to use a selection of tools including loppers and gimlets to turn elder sticks into crafts such as beads, jewellery and more! Click here to book your place ... Read More

£5.50
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Bushcraft Sessions

Nene Park Trust

Learn essential survival skills this summer at our Bushcraft Sessions, aimed at children age 7 and over. It’s £5.50 per child, attend one session or book all three! Tool Use - 3rd August: Learn how to use a selection of tools including loppers and gimlets to turn elder sticks into crafts such as beads, jewellery and more! Click here to book your place ... Read More

£5.50

Settlers of the Nene Valley Celebrated!

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Over the past three years, our Project has been celebrating the lives of the people who have settled here over the past 5,000 years. Our finale event for the project this year will be during the Nene Valley Festival, and will feature many of our popular hands-on activities. In addition, we shall be welcoming back The Bifrost Guard, an early ... Read More

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Wreath Making Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Get into the Christmas spirit by making an 8-inch Christmas wreath. Perfect for your door, as a table placement, or as a decoration for your home. Everything you need will be provided for you, from the base to the foliage and decorations. You will need to bring a pair of secateurs. Over 16s only

£26
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Wreath Making Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Get into the Christmas spirit by making an 8-inch Christmas wreath. Perfect for your door, as a table placement, or as a decoration for your home. Everything you need will be provided for you, from the base to the foliage and decorations. You will need to bring a pair of secateurs. Over 16s only

£26

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work with an Easter theme. There are two sessions starting at 10:00 and 13:00. Minimum Age: 16yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den

£20

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Beginners Stained Glass

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This two day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction will give you an insight into this ancient craft that dates back hundreds of years. There will be plenty of hands-on experience and you will be able to make either a traditional panel or put your own contemporary twist on this ancient craft. You will be fully guided ... Read More

£195
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110