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Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

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Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

23rd to 26th August |

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing
10am to 5pm Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2019 FREE Entry

Established in 1951, the aims of our Guild are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.??In addition; to foster a sense of beauty of material, texture, colour and design.   

To this end our exhibition at Buckfast Abbey will hope to showcase all our core skills and more, encourage people to have a go at spinning on the Guild wheel, or weaving on a small loom.  Stewards will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance.  We have beginners through to experts in our members who are happy to share their knowledge.  Items crafted by members will be on show and for sale.

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St Mary's Catholic School new 'Well-being' Garden, blessed by Fr Francis

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Oaks and Acorns

Please note that the session on the 18th June has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child (for children aged 2-5) - Grandparents FREE! (only pay for childrens tickets during booking) Book is essential
Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Summer Food & Craft Fair 2019

Summer Food & Craft Fair at the Grange Restaurant

10am - 4pm Free Entry and parking, assistance dogs only. Public parking for this event is located off the old A38, Buckfastleigh to Ashburton Road. A shuttle bus operates to and from the Fair site. (The main Abbey car park is reserved for coaches and Blue Badge holders only). We are well underway in the planning of our forthcoming Summer Food & Craft Fair on 6th July 2019, 10am - 4pm. We have a fabulous mix of local producers, skilled craftsmen and entertainment for all the family. Live Demo Stage We are pleased that Peter Gorton, Michelin Star Chef, will be compèring live demos on the day. 10.30-11.00 – John Hughes – Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre 11.15-11.45 – Jim Fisher – Exeter Cookery School 12.00-12.30 – The Chefs of ColJan - Ashburton 12.30-1.30 (lunch break) 1.30-2.00 – Ethan MacDonald – The Salutation 2.15-2.45 – The Chefs of Gather - Totnes 3.00 – 3.30 – David Beazley – Foraging Expert

Choral Vespers sung by RSCM Voices West

RSCM Voices West sing a service of Choral Vespers, including music by Richard Lloyd, Palestrina and Rachmaninoff.