Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor

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About The Event

The five day festival of crafts by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen took place within the historic Arts & Crafts Manor House and gardens at Rodmarton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The theme of the Festival was ‘The Lie of the Land’. There was a rare opportunity to visit the attic bedrooms and two of the open-air bedrooms.

Crafts Alive celebrated our deep-rooted connection with the countryside and heritage craft with a selling exhibition displayed throughout the house and garden. Throughout the grounds there were daily craft demonstrations, Craft Skills Workshops, children workshops and entertainment, talks, films, theatre performances, “Village Produce Show” with drop in vegetable making, a local Artisan Café, Gourmet Street Food & more

Visitors could stay all day, enjoying the gardens, outdoor sculpture and all outdoor events.

Day tickets to Crafts Alive were purchased in advance with timed admission slots to the house & exhibition or people could buy a ticket  when they arrived.

See below the range of events and activities that were on offer.

Some photos of Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor 2021 are below....more on the way

Timetable

Daily 10am – 5pm

Crafts Alive Exhibition in Manor House and Gardens

Guest Exhibition in Chapel

Craft Demonstrations

Arts & Crafts ‘Village Produce Show’

Daily 10.30am – 12.30pm

Crafts and Heritage Craft Films

Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm

Food and drinks available from Baker's Bites, The Stable Takeaway and Artisan Cafe

Week Days

Wednesday 8th

10.30am-12.30pm Adult Taster Workshop with Susan Early

2pm-4pm Adult Taster Workshop with Susan Early

2.15pm Talk with Matthew Harris ‘Field Notes’

 

Thursday 9th

10.30 am– 4.30pm Heritage Crafts Association demonstrations

10.30am-12.30pm Adult Taster Workshop with Ursula Jeakins

2pm-4pm Adult Taster Workshop with Sarah Tradgett

2.15pm Talk with Mary Greensted

 

Friday 10th

10am-5pm Julie Dolphin Arts & Crafts Plant Display and sale

10.30am-12.30pm Adult Taster Workshop with Sally Davis

11.15am,1.15pm & 3.15pm Julie Dolphin container planting demonstrations

2pm-4pm Adult Taster Workshop with Harriet St Leger

2.15pm Talk with Martin Greabe

Weekend

Saturday 11th

10am-5pm Arts & Crafts Plant Display and sale

10.30am-12.30pm Children’s Puppet Workshops

12noon & 2.30pm Punch and Judy Shows

1.15pm and 3.15pm ‘Bind us to the Earth’ performances

2pm-4pm Children’s Natural Dye Workshop

2.15pm Talk with Alex Langlands

 

Sunday 12th

11.15am  Children’s Bread Making with Bens’ Kitchen

1.15pm and 3.15pm ‘Bind us to the Earth’ performances

2pm-4pm Children’s Puppet Workshops

Purchase your day tickets below

Exhibitors

A major selling exhibition of contemporary craft featuring 50 respected makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen within Rodmarton Manor and the gardens. It will also include work by internationally acclaimed guest exhibitors.

 

Please note. Timed admissions on the hour help us to manage numbers within the house and exhibition but this does not limit your visit inside the house to one hour.

 

Talks

The talks program will engage with heritage and endangered crafts. Places are limited so advance booking is essential. Speakers include:  Matthew Harris, Martin Graebe, Mary Greensted and Alexander Langlands.

Please note. If you wish to attend a talk you will need a timed day ticket to the Manor and exhibition

Demonstrations

Fionna Hesketh - photo John Ingledew

Professional craftsmen and women, members of the Gloucestershire Guild, will be demonstrating each day, promoting an understanding and appreciation of traditional and contemporary skills and craftsmanship.

Also rush seating demonstrations and puppet making.

Village Produce Show

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Leading into Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has developed the unique ‘Village Produce Show’ as a major educational project.

Taster Workshops

Two hour taster workshops for adults run by makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen

Please note. If you wish to attend a workshop you will need a timed day ticket to the Manor and exhibition

Physical Theatre

Song, poetry and puppetry inspired by the ‘Lie of the Land’.

Plantsmanship

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Plants and planting demonstrations with Julie Dolphin from Miserden Nursery.

Food and Drink

Including local Artisan Cafe and Gourmet Street Food

For Children

Children's craft workshops, bread making, puppet making and Punch and Judy shows !

Please note: Entrance to Crafts Alive is free to children 16 years and under but you need to book free day tickets  then book and pay for workshop tickets.

Address

Rodmarton Manor
Oathill Lane
Rodmarton
Cirencester
GL7 6PF

Dates & Times

Date: 8 - 12 September 2021
Time: 10am - 5pm daily

Location