Crafts in Action at
Dan recently appeared on the BBC2 programme B&B The Best
as a local tourist attraction to be visited in North Nottinghamshire.
Billed as a family day, there will be loads for children to
do with craft workshops including claywork, ‘sheep making’
and craftwork using recycled materials. There will also be
two storytellers - local author Shirley Webster will read
her own stories and poems on Thursday and Friday. While Dave
Arthur, Storyteller in Residence at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge
Wells, will read three times per day (12-1pm, 2-3pm and 4-5pm).
There will also be a free Punch & Judy show on Saturday
and Sunday (12-12.25pm, 1-1.25pm and 2.20-2.45pm).
Live music will be performed throughout the four days of the
craft fair. On Thursday and Friday the Old Faded Glory String
Band will play traditional American old-time music with banjo,
guitar, fiddle and bass - they will be accompanied by a ‘limberjack’
a little wooden dancing man of medieval origin, dancing on
a board. Jazz trio Moodswing will play on Saturday, while
guitarist Richard Hearn and the superbly named Prints of Whales
(bluegrass and western swing) both feature on Sunday. Visitors
will also be able to see the archaeological (and reputedly
haunted) ruins of the Priory, and visit the historic house,
working windmill and seven acres of beautiful gardens - all
surrounded by a moat. KA