1000yrs of Traditional Crafts
Starts: Saturday, 29th September 2012 - 10.00am
Ends: Sunday, 30th September 2012 - 4.00pm
Location: Lincoln Castle
A unique heritage crafts festival is to be staged in Lincoln againt his year after the spectacular launch event in 2011 proved a smash-hit – and for 2012 it will be even bigger.
Staged over the weekend of 29/30 September 2012, the event should herald the completion of the city’s brand new Heritage Skills Centre, to be built over the next year in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. The £2.1m innovative centre – which will be the first new building inside the Norman castle for 150 years – will provide training workshops for new recruits to learn bygone trades. But it will also offer a chance for the public to view craftsmen at work, creating a new visitor attraction for Lincoln.
Mary Powell said: “The key inspiration behind the ‘1000 Years of Traditional Crafts’ event was a desire to give visitors a chance to learn more about heritage skills that could be lost to the nation if we do not safeguard them. And the new Heritage Skills Centre will be a major part of that initiative to keep traditional skills alive. It will have a striking architectural design and be built to the highest quality to fit within this atmospheric medieval setting"
“Providing a halfway house between building site and classroom, the centre will not only showcase skills that help maintain the city’s historic buildings, but will also be an investment in our future by helping those vital skills survive and thrive.”
For 2012, the event will be extended to an extra day and as well as displays and hands-on activities in stained glass, stonemasonry, thatching, blacksmithing and other craft skills, there will also be Tastes of Lincolnshire food stalls and food demonstrations around the medieval cobbled streets of the city’s Castle Square.
For more details, see visitlincolnshire
For more information on the event and Lincolnshire, please contact;
Mary Powell, Mary.Powell@lincolnshire.gov.uk Tel: 01522 550 612
Mark Hibbert, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07595 349 400
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