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September 2017

Pigeon Basket Course

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory Somerset TA3 6HY + Google Map
£160

A two-day course to make a small double-tiered pigeon basket, a replica of one held by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Baskets of this type were used in World War One. The course is suitable for those with some basketry experience. The course will be accompanied by a pop-up exhibition, talk and film screenings about the work of the Basketry Then and Now project on Saturday 23rd September. Date:  Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am–5pm Venue:…

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Basketmaking and Willow Growing in the First World War

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory Somerset TA3 6HY + Google Map

A pop-up exhibition about Basketry Then and Now - a project exploring the history and legacy of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War. A talk about the work of the project will be repeated at regular intervals throughout the day, and there will be screenings of the films produced by the project. There will also be opportunities to look around the Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Basket Museum and Shop. The event is held in conjunction with…

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November 2017

Basketmaking in Castle Donington and the East Midlands

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Orchard Community Primary School, Grange Drive
Castle Donington, DE74 2QU

A weekend celebration of the willow growing and basketmaking history of Castle Donington and the East Midlands, including displays, talks, demonstrations, a drop-in workshop, film screenings and a guided willow walk around the village. The event is part of the Basketry Then and Now project. Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.30am-15.30pm Venue: Orchard Community Primary School, Grange Drive, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2QU.

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