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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2021

held by Dorset Arts & Crafts Association

from 6th – 10th August 2021 at Purbeck School in Wareham

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

11th & 12th September 2021

https://www.cheesefestival.co.uk/

The Oak Fair

at Stock Gaylard, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August 2021

https://www.stockgaylard.com/the-oak-fair.asp

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show 2021

18th & 19th August 2021

at The Turnpike Showground, between Gillingham & Shaftesbury

We will have a stand at the show with members demonstrating and selling their products made from locally sourced materials.

Dorset Arts Festival 2021

30th June – 4th July

A five-day festival showcasing the best artists and makers in Dorset. There will be over 60 artists, crafters and makers gathered together at Sculpture by the Lakes, Tincleton, near Dorchester to demonstrate their skills. You will be able to watch paintings being created, pots being thrown, jewellery being made and a whole range of other arts and crafts disciplines being demonstrated. The aim of the whole festival is about seeing artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and exhibit their work so you can see and understand the process. 

One our stand we will have members demonstrating and selling their products, including sculptures, paintings, hurdles, baskets, furniture, bowls and a whole host of other products made locally from locally sourced wood

https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/events

Dorset Art Weeks

22 May – 6 June 2021

Come to the Living Classroom building at Bonsley Wood where members of the group will be demonstrating rural skills and crafts and selling products made from or inspired by the woodland.

https://www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk/directory/list/541/dorset-coppice-group

Dorset Garden Festival 2021

12th – 16th May 2021

Dorset Coppice Group will be at this 5 day event celebrating everything to do with gardening. It is being held by Sculpture by the Lakes. There will be nurseries, garden sundries, garden furniture, talks, tours and more!

One our stand we will have members exhibiting, demonstrating making and selling their products. These will include; hurdles, plant supports & labels, bean poles & pea sticks, gates, baskets & trugs, bug hotels & hedgehog houses, sculptures, paintings & cards.

https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/events

Winter Events

We have two upcoming evening talks/events taking place during November and December – details below. If you’d like to attend, please email Helen on info@dorsetcoppicegroup.co.uk


Hand Tools with Bob Burgess

Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 18:00 to 21:30

An evening of making and filing handles for billhooks and other hand tools. DCG members: Free, Non members: £5 Bring and share supper.


‘Turn & Burn’

Saturday 14th December – 18:00 to 21:30

Wood turning and pyrography from Sandy and Belinda Matthews. Evening of woodturning and pyrography demonstration.

DCG members: Free, Non members £5.

Taster Day 2019

I think it’s fair to say that the Taster Day on Saturday was a roaring success, despite a few unforeseen challenges! The video below gives you a little ‘taster’ (!) of the day.

Our thanks as always to everyone who came along to take part or volunteered their time – we couldn’t do it without you.

Taster Day 2019

The Dorset Coppice Group ‘Taster Day’ 2019 will be held on Saturday 19th October at The Living Classroom. This is your opportunity to get hands on with a range of traditional coppice crafts.

For more information or to book a place, please download the Booking Form.