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.
Watch out Kent, the Northern Invasion is coming!
Because good things come to those who wait…
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).
We don’t give up easily, and despite the disappointment of having to postpone the Woodturning Weekender last year we’ve been planning and scheming in the background to return this year, so we’re pleased to announce new dates and a new venue for the Northern Invasion:
When: 4&5 September 2021
Where: The Spitfire Ground – the home of Kent County Cricket Club, St Lawrence, Canterbury CT1 3NZ
What to do now:
If you rolled your tickets over from last year, your place is guaranteed, just keep watching out for our bulletins.
As it’s just possible that we might have to postpone again, we’ve decided not to make tickets available yet. However, as space is limited, we invite you to register your interest by emailing us as email@example.com and let us know how many tickets you are interested in, which day(s) and whether you’d like to join us for our evening meal (see below). This DOES NOT commit you to anything. When we’re as sure as possible that the event will go ahead, we’ll email everyone in order of registration. You can then buy your tickets if you want, and if not, we’ll move on along the list. But please don’t register if you’re not interested, it just makes our life harder!
How much: Tickets are £40 for both days or £30 for one day. Tickets include all demos taking place on your chosen day.
WATCH OUT FOR THESE INVADERS!!
(Because you don’t want to miss them!)
Our headlining demonstrators for 2021 are:
- Emma Cook (the Tiny Turner)
- Rick Dobney
- David Lowe
- Andy Rounthwaite
Full details will be coming soon!
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.
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
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!!
Details will be released soon!
*We’re calling it a pub quiz but it isn’t really, it’s not even being held in a pub!
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.
FULL DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!
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