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Below is a list of all events that IBTC Lowestoft is taking an active part in.
Sat20Jul2019Sun21Jul2019Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
The International Boatbuilding Training College will be hosting a trade stand at Norfolk’s hugely popular biennial weekend Country Fair at Holkham park. This year the fair is celebrating everything about the countryside - land, sea, and sky.
For more information see the event website www.holkhamcountryfair.co.uk
Sat27Jul201911am - 6pmHarwich Quay
The IBTC will be exhibiting at the much-loved Harwich Maritime festival on July 27th. This year the festival will reflect both the town’s rich maritime history and its vibrant creative community, with an exciting sea and land based programme intended to attract thousands of people from across Essex and Suffolk.
Organised by Harwich Haven Authority, there will be over 50 traders, live entertainment and must-see water based activities going on throughout the day.
For more information see hha.co.uk/maritime-festival-2019
Sun04Aug201910.30am - 3pmNicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad
Come along and see the IBTC at Oulton Broad Nicholas Everitt Park on August 4th between 10.30am - 3pm
Thu15Aug2019Sun18Aug2019Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA
The IBTC will be exhibiting at the Countryfile Live event at Castle Howard from 15 - 18th August 2019. This will be the first Countryfile Live event to be held in the North and will promote the best of the northern countryside and regional farming, capturing the essence of the Yorkshire countryside.
For more information see the event website www.countryfilelive.com/castle-howard
Fri16Aug2019Sun18Aug2019Glemham Hall, Suffolk
We will be exhibiting at the annual FolkEast festival which takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2019.
Situated in the 300 acres of parkland site at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk the festival offers 7 music stagesas well as ceilidhs, Morris teams, song, dance and instrument workshops, sessions, mardling marquees, local ales & fine food as well as a vintage tea tent, storytelling, traditional craft & art stalls and demonstrations.
For more information see the event website folkeast.co.uk
Sat14Sep2019Sun15Sep201910.00 - 16.00IBTC, 6 Sea Lake Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 3LQ
The IBTC will be throwing open its doors on the weekend of 14th - 15th September in conjunction with the 2019 Heritage Open Days event.
If you have ever wondered what is involved in building or repairing a boat then come and take a look at our joinery workshop and boat shed which has a wide range of wooden boats from 9 to 40 ft in various stages of build and repair.
The International Boatbuilding Training College sits on the northern shore of Lake Lothing, the tidal reach of the River Waveney, depicted in Ted Frost’s book “From Tree To Sea”, which chronicles the building of a wooden steam fishing boat.
Come and see first hand how wooden boats are built. Try your hand at a number of boat building activities such as roving, caulking and knot work. Watch demonstrations of steam bending, planking and the endangered skill of oar and spar making.
Talk to our instructors and students to find out more about our courses and what it is like to learn joinery and boat building at the IBTC.
Learn more about the projects we have been involved with this year for: The How Hill Trust; The Museum of the Broads; The Water, Mills and Marshes, The Excelsior Trust and Great Yarmouth Venetian Water Ways.
Saturday 14 September: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 15 September: 10:00 - 16:00
No booking required
For more information see www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Sat21Sep2019Sun22Sep2019Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP
The IBTC will be exhibiting at the Derberyshire Woodland Festival this September.
Now in its nineteenth year, the Derbyshire Woodland Festival is a really popular event, celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts - set within the historic grounds of Elvaston Castle. This is a wonderful day out for all the family with lots of activities for children, delicious food and beautiful arts, crafts and gifts. Watch experts at work and have a go yourself. Bushcraft, fire lighting, furniture makers, weaving, sculpture, wood carving, the Green Man and so much more.
More information can be found here>
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Sat26Oct2019Sun27Oct2019London Design & Engineering UTC Docklands Campus 15 University Way London E16 2RD
We will be exhibiting at the London International Woodworking Festival Held in a brand new purpose built technical college (London Design & Engineering UTC ), we are perfectly geared up to deliver a range of demonstrations and seminars from some of the worlds most influential craftspeople across a range disciplines. Over the weekend you’ll be able to mingle with the crowds and enjoy a drink and a bite with likeminded folk and take one of our drop in classes. For something a little more in depth and hands on you can enrol in one of our premium 3 and 5 day short classes in the weeks before and after.
Classic Hand Tools & friends will be supporting the event to include tools and demonstrations from Lie Nielsen Toolworks and others yet to be announced.
Axminster Tools are supporting the event with demonstrations from Tormek, Veritas and UJK
More information can be found on the event website londoniwf.co.uk
Fri15Nov2019Sun17Nov2019Hall 1, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
We will be exhibiting at the North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show which is the largest and longest established retail woodworking and power tool show in the Country.
For more information see the event website www.skpromotions.co.uk