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Lanchester Agricultural Show – Sunday 1st July 2018

Lanchester Agricultural Show 2018

Lanchester Agricultural Show

Sunday 1st July 2018. Times T.B.C.

Leather Stamping ActivityLeatherwork Demonstration & Activities

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be demonstrating traditional leatherwork at the Lanchester Agricultural Show this year. See how we hand stitch leather to make our unique handcrafted leather products and have a go at Leather Stamping. 

 

We will add more information as it becomes available.

 

Lanchester Agricultural Show Website

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Northumberland County Show – Monday 28th May 2018

Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show 

Monday 28th May 2018 – 9AM – 6PM

Leather Stamping ActivityLeatherwork Demonstration & Activities

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be demonstrating traditional leatherwork at the Northumberland County Show this year. See how we hand stitch leather to make our unique handcrafted leather products and have a go at Leather Stamping.  Just look out for us amongst the other traditional heritage crafts demonstrators.  

 

Other Attractions.

There are lots of other attractions to see as well, here are just a few:

Big Pete Monster Truck

Bit Pete and the Grim Reaper will thrill and excite you all as this 7 ½ tonnes awesome machine creates mass destruction!!

The Romans

The Roman Cavalry training would have been fast and furious, our local pony clubbers will have thrills and spills learning some of these skills.

Mini Tanks

The Mini-Tanks are ready to roll and the great thing is they are so simple and easy to use, it’s child’s play! In fact they are designed to be driven by children 8 years and up and by adults alike.

 

Ben Potter Birds of Prey

Ben Potter is returning with his exciting birds of prey team. Watch out for free flying Sea Eagles, Vultures and a dazzling display of magnificent raptors swooping around the Castle Arena.

The Sheep Show

The Sheep Show is a humorous educational live stage show about sheep and wool. Nobby the Norfolk Horn takes centre stage while his charming, and cheeky, sheep friends are introduced. The highlight is ‘The Sheep Show Hustle’ – dancing sheep!

Gun Dog Scurry

Bring your dog along and have a go. This year we’re hoping to have qualifiers for other events around the country.

Meet the Hounds

Come in the Main Arena to meet and greet the very friendly, and delightful Traditional Fox Hounds.

Tug of War

A fantastic selection of teams will compete for this years Tug of War title in the Castle Arena. The success of last years event will mean more entries with more teams needing you to cheer them on in their quest to be the best!

Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling

Bring your child along to have a go – or watch the experts fresh from the National European Championships.

Eat Around the World at the Show!

A range of unique vendors in the Street Food Market feature cuisine from all around the globe. From the exotic flavours of the far east, spicy Mexican feasts, delicate French crepes to classic Italian pizzas hand cooked in a wood fired oven or delicious curry rolls. Try something different and watch it cooked while you wait.

And much much more…

Fore more information visit the Northumberland County Show Website.

 

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Northstar Rising : Steampunk Festival – 13th, 14th & 15th July 2018

Northstar Rising Steampunk Festival

Northstar Rising

Evancliffe Leathercraft will have a stall at Northstar Rising, a Steampunk Festival being held near Durham over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018.

What is Northstar Rising?

Beyond a first class Steampunk event featuring music from Mr B, Victor and The Bully. Victor Sierra, Kiss Like Ether, feline and Strange, and more, Northstar Rising is a new concept: A build-your-own steampunk festival…want to chill out with great music? you can do that…want to shop at amazing steampunk markets? you can do that…want to BE the character you have created? you can do that too.

Based at the amazing Moor House Adventure Centre near the historic city of Durham, we not only have ample camping in a drained, managed, purpose built campsite, but also a tent village for those who want an easier weekend, and a variety of dorm rooms for those who’d prefer a roof over their head. 19 acres of mixed woodland and fields to play on, camping for up to 1000, and only 10 minutes from Durham city. Being based at the site gives Northstar Rising visitors access to a vast array of activities that you won’t commonly find at other events – the weekend will feature Pirate, Explorer, Post Apocalypse, and Gentlemanly/Ladylike combat themed activities supervised by professional instructors and will include rifle, pistol and crossbow shooting, archery, high ropes/rigging challenges, climbing, adventurer skills, Victorian martial arts, pirate combat and much more – and completion of the courses will earn you a medal to recognise your new skills!. We’ll also be offering trips off site – ghost walks, gin crawls, tours of historic sites, visits to Locomotion rail museum, and more!

What’s on Site at Northstar Rising?

On site, as well as accommodation and activities, there will be 2 stages (acoustic and electric), 2 market areas, a steampunk cafe, a camping supply shop, and a large bonfire area! You can do as much or as little as you like. Steampunk is all about building things – why not build your festival? The organisers will be announcing performers, detailing the available activities, looking for the best traders for the markets and taking feedback from potential visitors so that they can add the activities that YOU want – want to go caving or canoeing? They can probably sort that – this is going to be the event that you want it to be!

More information from Impossible Gears can be found on their website’s dedicated  Northstar Rising Page and on the event’s facebook page.

 

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Making a Musketeer’s Bandolier – 27th & 28th January 2018

A Winter Skirmish: The Battle of Yarm, 1643

Making a Musketeer’s Bandolier

Saturday 27th & Sunday 8th January 2018 – 10.00am – 4:00pm (Last admission 3:30pm.)

Preston Park Museum and Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS18 3RH

We are back at Preston Park Museum & Grounds, this time to demonstrate the making of a Civil War Musketeer Bandolier as part of the events celebrating the 375th Anniversary of the Battle of Yarm in 1643.

Musketeer Etching showing the Bandolier.
Musketeer Etching showing the Bandolier.

A Bandolier is a strap which goes over your shoulder and hangs diagonally across your body. The Musketeer’s Bandolier includes a shot bag and has the “Apostles” attached to it to hold gunpowder.

Through our popular hands-on Stitch-an-Inch activity visitors can also learn how we hand stitch leather to create handcrafted leather items such as the bandolier, belts, bags and much more.

A Winter Skirmish: The Battle of Yarm, 1643

An exhibition commemorating the 375th anniversary of an encounter between Royalists and Parliamentarians during the English Civil War of the 17th Century.

Fought on 1 February 1643, the Battle of Yarm saw a defending force of Parliamentarians defeated by the attacking Royalists, who captured the vitally-important Yarm Bridge. Then, as now, the bridge was one of the main crossings over the River Tees.

Discover the story of this battle and the wider histories of the English Civil War in this fascinating, Heritage Lottery Fund-supported exhibition.

Free entry with museum admission. Last admission 3.30pm.

Preston Hall Museum & Grounds Website Article about the event…