The Invaders have, for the time being, been repelled. Not by the people of Kent or any of the other visitors, but by an unseen menace and the requirements in place to try and prevent its spread.
The Northern Invasion is being re-scheduled for 2021
In the meantime, join us online for the Virtual Weekender.
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This delay has meant we may have to change our plans for next year- different dates and a different venue.
Watch this space for future developments and details of the online Weekender coming soon!
All ticket holders should have been contacted by now – please let us know if we’ve missed you!
Note to non-UK residents:
We already have several visitors travelling from outside the UK for the Weekender, everyone is welcome!
BUT – it is not possible to order tickets online without a UK post code. So just drop us an email with your requirements and we’ll get this sorted out for you quickly and easily! Thanks.
Woodturning Weekender returns in 2020!
Watch out Kent, the Northern Invasion is coming to West Malling!
We had such a great time at our Birthday Party Weekender – and so did everyone else. So by popular demand we’re going to do it again. For 2020 we’re moving the whole thing down to Kent like a huge travelling circus – only without the tent, ringmaster and the funny trains with the giraffe heads sticking out.
Four turners from the North of England will be invading the area armed with their turning skills and techniques and an array of charm and wit to conquer the area and maybe convert the audience to some different ideas. Hopefully without any blood being shed (because good turning practice and safety rules will be observed).
The dates to put aside are 1 -2 August 2020 – with the weekend starting unofficially early on the Friday evening before with the Looong Weekender. That’s our informal ice-breaker get together before the Weekender starts for real on the Saturday!
SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY!
At the first Weekender we belatedly celebrated our 25th birthday with a barbecue party. This was hugely popular so we’re arranging something again!
For 2020 we’re having a fun ‘Pub Quiz’* at The Spitfire Lounge in Maidstone Football Club, just a short walk from the Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels in Maidstone. We’re going to try and arrange transport from the hotels too if needed.
There’s also plenty of free parking there if you’re travelling from further afield.
We can guarantee there won’t be any difficult questions, this is strictly for fun and a chance to come together. There will be plenty of time to chat about the day’s events and anything else you want to. We will need some quiet while the quiz is taking place though!
The evening will include a simple, pub-style three course meal as well and there’s a reasonably-priced bar available for drinks. You can even bring your own drinks if you want (£5 corkage fee).
And as you might expect, there could also be a few surprises during the evening.
You don’t need to worry about organising teams or swatting up on anything, the emphasis here is on having a fun evening and spending time with friends old and new.
We really don’t do intellectual on a Saturday night!!
Tickets are on sale now @ £18.50 which includes the meal – and spaces are limited!
*We’re calling it a pub quiz but it isn’t really, it’s not even being held in a pub!