News Archive - (2012)

This page contains the complete news and events archive for 2012.

If you wish to contact us please use the link at the foot of the page.

AGM

This was held on May 19 & 20 at Coniscliffe Village School, Near Darlington, Co Durrham. The competition was "Lovespoons".

For a report on the AGM by David Howard, from Kent, Click here

January

20-21st  South Wales Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Botanic Garden

February

11th - 16th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Oakwell Hall Art Exhibition

March

Essex and Herts Regions: Exhibition and demonstrations at the International Woodworking Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 2 days.

15th on  Ox and Bucks Region:  Exhibition and demonstrations at Abingdon Arts Week.
April

5th  Hampshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Bursledon Brickworks.

26 -29th  Yorkshire Region: Harrogate Flower show

Durham Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Darlington Green Fair. 1 day.

May

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Essex Young Farmers Show, Roxwell. 1 day.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the International Woodworking Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 2 days.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Runwell Craft Fair. 1 day.

Herts and Essex Regions: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Living Crafts Show, Hatfield House, Herts. 2/3 days.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the South Woodham Ferrers Craft Day. 1 day.

7th – 28th  Hampshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at King John House, Romsey.

26th – 28th  South Wales Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Botanic Garden
June

2nd - 4th  North Wales Region: Woodfest, St Asaph

Hampshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Emsworth.

9th  Ox and Bucks Region:  Exhibition and demonstrations at Cotswold Heritage Day, Burford.

11th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Honley Agricultural Show

16 - 17th  Yorkshire Region: Wistow Scarecrow Festival

18th - 1st July  North Wales: Chirk Castle Exhibition

Gloucestershire Region:  Cotswold Country Show, Cirencester. 2 days

Warwick Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Kennilworth Show. 1 day.

Durham Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Gisborough Forest Festival. 1 day.
July

North Wales and Borders Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Woodfest Show for 3 days.

8th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the York Dragon Boat Race

10th -12th Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Great Yorkshire Show

15th – 21st  South Wales Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Botanic Garden

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Bradwell Pilgrimage Show. 1 day.

Kent Region:  Exhibition and demonstrations at the Kent County Show, Detling. 3 days.

Kent Region:  Exhibition and demonstrations at the Fun Day, Wormshill, Maidstone. 1 day

15th - 16th Herts Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Chiltern Show, Great Missenden
August

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Havering Show, Hornchurch. 2 days.

4th-5th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Leeds Flower Show

18th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Shadwell Flower Show

25th - 27th (Bank Holiday) Regional Get Together:  Exhibition and demonstrations at the The Festival of the Tree, Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos.  Competition for The Westonbirt Trophy. 4 days.

26th - 7th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Cawood Craft Fair

26th  Notts and Derby Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Revolution House, Old Whittington, nr Chesterfield

27th  Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Bovinger Village Fair. 1 day.

September

1st   Hampshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations, soap carving for kids, at the Zion Hill Woodfair.

Gloucestershire Region:  Frampton Country Fair, Frampton on Severn. 1 day.

8th - 9th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Wildwood, Castle Howard

14th - 16th  Yorkshire Region: Harrogate Flower Show

15th – 16th  Ox and Bucks Region:  Exhibition and demonstrations at the Royal Berkshire Show.

15th - 16th Rydale Region: There will be an exhibition of the group's work at Castle Howard's arboretum. A few of the members will be demonstrating wood-carving

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Forest Festival, London. 2 days.

Warwick Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Claverden Gardening Group. 1 day.

22nd - 23rd Herts and Essex Regions: Exhibition and demonstrations at the European Woodworking Show, Cressing Temple Barns. 2 days.


October

9th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Countryside Careers Exhibition

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Essex Country Show, Barleylands. 2 days

Rockingham Forest (East Midlands) Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Elton Village Annual Show.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Hyde Hall Show. 1 day.

Warwick Region: :Exhibition and demonstrations at Apple Weekend, Hill Close Gardens. 1 day.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Bridgewater Church, Southend. 1 day.

Essex Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Hullbridge Craft Fair. 1 day.

20th -21st  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Countryside Live.Harrogate

22nd - 28th   Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Autumn Glory, Harewood House

November

8th - 11th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Crafts for Cristmas, Harrogate

Durham Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at Harrogate Festival of Wood. 4 days.

16th - 18th  Yorkshire Region: Exhibition and demonstrations at the Northern Woodworking Show

Alan Titchmarsh show

On Wednesday, October 24, Brian Eastoe displayed a number of carvings on the Alan Titchmarsh show. The BWA's name was widely shown and we received wide aclaim. Thanks to Brian for stepping in at short notice to attend and show a range of carvings by his region. We have already received 3 enquiries directly mensioning the show.

Kew Gardens: Wood inside and out

Dr Peter Gasson from the wood anatomy department will explore the wonderful world of wood both in the hand and under various kinds of microscope. Thursday 22 November 2012, 7pm.

http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/wood-inside-and-out-22nov2012.htm

For various events at Kew Gardens, see:

www.kew.org/learn   where you can download their brochure and a booking form.

Silver Jubilee Carving Competition

All photos of carvings for the Christmas Card competition should be submitted by 31st October to your Regional Leader. The region members will then vote for your favourite.

The Regional Leader will then send your winning entry by email to Paula Noble. (Please do not send your individual entries as Paula will be inundated!)

The BWA Council will then decide on on overall winner to be printed on a Silver Jubilee Christmas Card, a copy of which will be sent to every BWA member.

Click here to see the entries.


Good luck everyone!

European Woodworking Show

22nd - 23rd Herts and Essex Regions: Exhibition and demonstrations at the European Woodworking Show, Cressing Temple Barns. For full details http://www.europeanwoodworkingshow.eu Also, see the competition, with a great prize, linked from the above web page. To see an extensive gallery of work from the show click here.
Bowl Carving with Jeremy Turner- -Milton Keynes - November 10 10am-4pm (£45)

Join Buckinghamshire based woodcarver Jeremy Turner for a productive day in the Artworks MK woodwork studio. Working with a selection of locally sourced woods, this workshop will be an opportunity to carve your own spoon or bowl using traditional tools and techniques.

Jeremy Turner graduated as a sculptor from Bristol Polytechnic in 1970. After working on a smallholding in Wales from 1971 to 1976 he trained in London as an art teacher and taught woodwork in a school in Hackney. In 1985 he moved to Gawcott and set up a woodcarving business, he has carved ever since. www.artworks-mk.co.uk/heritagecraft/