Gainsborough Heritage Skills Fair

Gainsborough Heritage Skills Fair

Come along to Gainsborough for this rare opportunity to meet so many crafts people, skilled in traditional trades and gathered together to share their know-how. There are chances to roll your sleeves up and try some skills yourself, plus special children’s crafts to keep your little ones busy. There will also be lots of hand-made traditionally crafted gifts to browse and buy.
Over 20 demonstrators will be sharing their skills including the use of lime mortar for pointing and plastering, traditional clay tile-making, sash window repair, pottery, sculpture, early textured wallpaper restoration, the ancient crafts of dying, spinning and weaving, willow weaving, wood carving, chair making, historic foods, felting, needle punched rugs, stained glass, traditional leather work and so much more! Many of the demonstrators are offering a chance to have a go yourselves.
In the children’s area there are FREE crafts to try .We have a covered area where younger visitors can have a go at traditional children’s crafts such as weaving and mosaic-making, assisted by our friendly staff. All free of charge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Lottery Players.
Entertainment will be provided in the form of medieval musicians and dancers de Mowbray’s Musicke, who will be demonstrating a range of historic instruments and dances throughout the day.
We will be joined by Gainsborough’s weekly outdoor antique fair, with many a treasure to be found, making this event a real highlight for your diary!

*there is a small fee for some have-a-go activities from the demonstrators.

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Start Date

July 13, 2024

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July 13, 2024

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Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BZ
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09:00 am
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03:00 pm

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