You can pick up your FREE trail at Navigation House or Cogglesford Watermill, open 7 days a week, 12 to 4pm. Alternatively you can contact the North Kesteven District Council Tourism Team on 01529 308207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craftspace present a wealth of talented makers from across the Midlands at The National Centre for Craft & Design
From 13 May – 9 Jul 2017, Craftspace’s contemporary craft exhibition Made in the Middle, will be on show at the The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford. Made in the Middle is a recurring touring exhibition of high quality contemporary craft and applied art from the Midlands. The eighth in the series, the exhibition provides a great opportunity to purchase and commission work from some of the best makers in the region.
Made in the Middle is part of Craftspace’s 30th anniversary programme and is a partnership between Craftspace and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in collaboration with The National Centre for Craft & Design.
Featuring both recent graduates and makers with established reputations, there is a wealth of creativity on display, including ceramics, jewellery, metalwork and textiles. Selected by an expert panel through open entry, it promotes the best of contemporary craft from makers living and working in the Midlands or with a strong recent regional connection.
28 makers have been selected by a panel of curators and craft sector specialists. The makers offer an insight into the skill, creativity and innovative practice within the region.
Selected exhibitors include jeweller Dauvit Alexander who creates striking jewellery for men combining found materials and precious gemstones, Aimee Bollu who also takes inspiration from found items which she combines with beautiful minimal ceramic vessels, John Grayson who uses traditional metal forming and enamel decorating processes to create whimsical, humorous and decorative metal objects and Karina Thompson who pushes the boundaries of digital embroidery.
The exhibition will continue its tour to major galleries across the Midlands into 2018 raising the profile of regional makers and giving them the opportunity to sell their work to regional and national collectors. Visitors are encouraged to consider commissioning new work from local makers and a range of more affordable work will be available to buy, whether your budget is a few pounds or a thousand pounds.
A new website celebrating 30 years of Made in the Middle has recently launched. The online exhibition features 30 makers from almost 250 who have exhibited during the 30 year history of the exhibition and draws on the wealth of resources created to tell the story of Made in the Middle from 1988 to the present. madeinthemiddle.org
Event organisers intend to have a station set up at each site; and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum is one of them! Open from 10am to 4.30pm, see the museum make contact with other museums from around the world!
Museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others.
For more information please contact the North Kesteven District Council Tourism Team on 01529 308102 or email email@example.com. For information about other places to visit in the Heart of Lincolnshire, visit www.heartoflincs.com.
Visitors to the event will also be able to find out about great events coming up in the area including North Kesteven Walking Festival, and The Spires and Steeples Challenge.
Discovery Days are FREE to attend, and there is no need to book. Enjoy a day out with the whole family! Please bring snacks or even a lunch, and stay all day. All aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult, all aged 9 or over can self-register for the activities. Consent forms will be available on the day.
Please note, if you want a go on the climbing wall, please ensure you are wearing shorts or trousers. This is for safeguarding reasons.
Further events will take place in Digby, Whisby Nature Park and Navenby.
Any community organisation wishing to get involved should contact Benjamin Rowe at Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01522 694353.
National Mills Weekend also marks the start of Real Bread Maker Week, run by the Real Bread Campaign, which encourages people to bake or buy traditionally made bread. Cogglesford Watermill will also be welcoming Sonya Hundal from Greenfield Bakers. Sonya will be selling a variety of artisan bread loaves, made from stoneground organic flour and baked in a French clay wood-fired oven and bringing lots of samples to try first.
If you’re inspired to make your own bread you can buy flour which has been ground at the mill, using certified organic wheat using a free recipe card.
You can also sample homemade preserves from H M Preserves which you can also buy in the shop – perfect to accompany your homemade bread!
Whilst you’re there you can learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try your hand at grinding grain and explore the mill. Why not take home a reminder of your day with a bag of Cogglesford Watermill’s very own flour, on sale in the shop. The milling will take place between 11am and 4pm.
For more information about the Milling Day or for other events taking place at Cogglesford Watermill please visit www.cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk or contact the North Kesteven District Council tourism team on 01529 308102.
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For more information about the Challenge or to see how you can get involved as a volunteer, please contact the events manager, Benjamin Rowe on 01522 694353 or email Benjamin.Rowe@1life.co.uk.
For regular updates you can find the Challenge on Facebook by searching for The Spires and Steeples Challenge or by following them on Twitter @Spires_Steeples
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