Events for adults and young people

Origins of Place Names 

County Record Office, Thursday 17 September from 6pm to 7pm.

Join Anthony Poulton Smith for a talk exploring the origins of place names. Discover what it takes to research the topic and how a book of local place names was produced. Bring along your place names questions and intrigues for a lively and humorous discussion.  

Cost is £7.50. 

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Fabric Sculpture Workshop 

St John’s House, Saturday 26 September from 1pm to 4pm.

Are you ready for a creative adventure? Spend a relaxing afternoon learning about fabric sculpting in this fun workshop led by Annette Smyth. We will be using Powertex Universal Medium, a MDF template (various ones to choose from) fabric and other ‘findings’ to create a piece unique to you, which will be completed in time for you to take home. All materials, along with gloves and aprons will be provided however this is a fabric hardener so please wear old clothes. 

Cost is £35.

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TOFT Crochet Workshop

Market Hall, Monday 2 November from 7pm to 9.15pm.

Join this exclusive workshop with the TOFT team and crochet your own ammonite.  

Curator of Natural History Jon Radley will give a brief talk about the fossils in the museum collection. This workshop includes everything you need to crochet your ammonite, as well as demonstrations of the skills and techniques used. The TOFT team will be on-hand to help you learn how to read a crochet pattern, how to start and finish each body part and how to sew them all together along with any special stitches or techniques to complete the design. 

Cost is £35 including all materials.

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