Making & Mending Weekend

18 Aug 2017 – 19 Aug 2017

Event times

Fri 18th: 6pm for the foraged meal, 7:30pm for the talk with Celia Pym
Sat 18th: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Cost of entry

£5 for the foraged meal on Friday, please call the Craftschool number to book: 07732 024472
£5 for the day, including lunch, on Saturday- Please book through eventbrite

Newlyn Art Gallery

Cornwall, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses run from the Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn every 20 minutes (no 1 & 6)

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Please join us to celebrate all things Craftschool


Celebrating our exhibition Craftschool with activities taking place on Friday & Saturday.


18.00 Foraged Meal
Join us for a simple meal using local ingredients, including some foraged by a team of our volunteers with Rachel Lambert from Wildwalks.
£5 per person (text 07732 024472 to book, and let us know of any dietary requirements – menu to be announced soon), plus pay bar.

19.30 Artist Talk
Exhibiting artist Celia Pym will give a talk about her practice of mending and darning. Pym is one of the shortlisted makers for the BC Radio Four Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017. Free, all welcome


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
A chance to buy a coffee before the discussion begins.

11.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion
Join us for an informal discussion on the themes of Making & Mending in the exhibition, with Lenka Clayton from Two Itinerant Quilters, exhibiting artist Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens, designer and maker Sarah Johnson who dyes with natural indigo, Michael Johnson, lead craftsman at The Copper Works Newlyn, and Celia Pym whose practice is centred on the art of mending and darning.

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
Continue the conversations over a lunch box in the gallery café.

14.00 – 15.30 Skip/Fete/Skip
Everyone is invited to create teams to make stalls for a village fete using scrap materials in 1 ½ hours, led by exhibiting artist James Hankey. No experience or skills are required, just an enthusiasm to create a coconut shy, skittles, other traditional village green stalls and, of course, bunting! Scrap materials and tools are provided.

15.30 – 16.30 Fete
We set up our fete outside the gallery and relive those village green days, inviting the public to have a go too. Lemonade and beer available, plus Egg and Carved Spoon Race.

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