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 2021!
Watch out Kent, the Northern Invasion is coming!
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 Woodturning Weekender will be held on 4 & 5 September 2021 in it’s new home for 2021:
Canterbury Rugby Football Ground
The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North
Canterbury CT4 7DZ
The fun starts at 9.00 on both days when the doors open, although teas, coffees and breakfasts will be available on site earlier.
ENTRANCE STRICTLY BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY
WATCH OUT FOR THESE INVADERS!!
(Because you don’t want to miss them!)
To find out more about our headlining demonstrators at the 2021 Woodturning Weekender click on the picture!
We’re taking as many precautions as we can to make sure that the Woodturning Weekender is as safe as possible for all visitors.
We’ll be encouraging everyone to wear a face-covering when it is not possible to socially distance.
Hand sanitation stations will be available around the site, and visitors will be encouraged to use these during the day.
We will ask visitors to use the same seat for the whole day, and all chairs will be sanitised overnight.
All visitors should conduct a lateral flow test for Covid before attending the show.
We’ll be making sure there is as much ventilation as possible/practicable
By acting responsibly and working together, we can keep this virus under control.
Ticket-holders who rolled over their tickets from 2020 should have received their replacement tickets by now.
Please contact us if you have not had yours.
Due to space limitations and the popularity of this event, admission is strictly by ADVANCE TICKET ONLY. We regret we will be unable to have walk-ins on the day. Tickets can be booked up until the night before if still available.
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 2021 we’re planning a fun ‘Pub Quiz’* which will include a three-course meal.
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.
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 available now!
*We’re calling it a pub quiz but it isn’t really, it’s not even being held in a pub!
WANT TO MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT?
(we’re not saying what sort of statement…)
When we couldn’t hold the Weekender ‘for real’ in 2020 we took it online instead, creating the Virtual Weekender. Just for fun we created some t-shirts to celebrate this, stocks are limited but we still have a few left. If you were there (or is that weren’t there??) you can get yours by clicking on the links below.
These are top quality Kelly Green t-shirts with the Weekender logo screen-printed on them.
Currently available in Medium, Large, and Extra Large and priced at £10 each with free delivery. (UK only. Please contact us for overseas shipping rates).
They are NOT available in our on-line shop.
To get yours just click on the link below to be taken to a PayPal link – you can check out with a card if you wish and do not need a PayPal account.
Just click on the size you want – sizes will need to be purchased and paid individually.
Approx Chest Sizes: M – 41 inch L – 43 inch XL – 47 inch
What are the Woodturning Weekender Clinics?
You won’t be able to get your flu jab or even any legal advice, but if you’re looking for help, advice and inspiration for your turning, plus the chance to get up close to fantastic demos, you’ll be in the right place!
There will be several different Clinics available, each dealing with different aspects of woodturning, with experienced staff on hand to offer advice and remedies for whatever ails your woodturning. Expect lots of help, information and demonstrations.