Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide
Rural Crafts & Skills
Events in the Rural Crafts & Skills category
Green Man Workshop
Thursday 1st June
Start the month as you mean to go on with this Green Man outdoor workshop at Skylarks Nature Reserve. Learn about ‘green man’ imagery in history, archaeology and folklore. Have a go at carving your own using traditional techniques and local wood. Workshop is for adults aged 18+ and requires you to have a good degree of manual dexterity as you will be using sharp tools. 1 – 3 pm, free of charge.
Dyes & Textiles Workshop
Thursday 8th June
A day for adults investigating ancient textiles and dyes at Skylarks Nature Reserve. A mixture of teaching and practical sessions will give you a basic introduction to the history and archaeology of textiles, and you will create and dye your own skein of yarn using ancient techniques. 10 am – 2 pm. Free, but booking required.
Experimental Pottery Workshop
Thursday 15th June
Learn about Saxon pottery at Skylarks; how it was made, decorated and used. Try out different clay mixes and learn about the technology behind them. Have a go at crafting your own Saxon pot. 10 am – 2 pm. For adults aged 18+. Free, but booking required.