News Archive - (2016)

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27th-28th, Hertfordshire Region: Stockwood Park Discovery Centre, Luton - Country Fair.


10th Hampshire Region: Bursledon Brickworks. Carving Display. SO31 7GW

29th – 2nd May (Fri – Mon), Essex Region: Essex Craft & Design, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, for more information about the show, how to find it and what is on will be posted on the website


2nd, Gloucestershire Region: Bredon School Country Fair, Bushley, Tewkesbury

5th-8th, (N.E.London and W. Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent Wormshill, Essex) Regions: Living Crafts Show - Hatfield House. More information about the show, how to find it and what is on will be posted to the website

7th, Hertfordshire Region: AGM at Hatfield House

7th, Essex Region: AGM at Hatfield House

7th, National: AGM at Hatfield House

“Middle of May” (Norfolk & Suffolk, Essex) Regions: Weird and Wonderful Wood at Haughley Park, will be either 14th and 15th or 21st and 22nd May. More information about the show, how to find it and what is on, will be posted to the website

22nd, Essex Region: Essex Young Farmers, Boyton Hall, Boyton Cross, Roxwell, more information about the show, how to find it and what is on will be posted to the website


12th, Hertfordshire Region: Oaklands College, St Albans - Summer Fair.

Date TBC (Usually Sat), Essex Region: Great Burstead Church Show

19th, Essex Region: Blackwater Country Show, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, more information about the show, how to find it and what is on will be posted to the website


Date TBC (Sat), Essex Region: Bradwell Pilgrimage, Bradwell-on-Sea

2nd, Essex Region: Tolleshunt D’Arcy Horticultural Show, 25 Tollesbury Road – open to the public at 2pm

2nd-3rd, Gloucestershire Region: Cotswold Show, Cirencester

2nd-3rd, Norfolk & Suffolk region: Heveningham Wings and Wheels

8th-10th, (Hamlet Wood, Wormshill) Regions: Kent County Show

16th-19th: Art in Action, Waterperry Hs, Nr Oxford – Although the BWA are not exhibiting or demonstrating at this event, this is well worth a visit. More information is available on the website

16th, North Wales & Borders Region: Blacon Village, Chester

17th, (Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire) Regions: Cowper and Newton Museum - Olney

July - August

30th July to 14th August, North Wales & Borders Region: Chirk Castle, Chirk, Denbighshire. Based in the Squash Court in the Castle Grounds. Chirk is a National Trust Property. Full details on National Trust Website. For people not wishing to view the Castle, there is free access from the Castle Grounds.


Date TBC, Essex Region: Greenacres Woodland Burials, Epping Forest –  More information will be posted when available to the

4th-7th National: The BWA will have a presence at the BBC Countryfile Live show at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP. The BWA tent/marquee will be exclusive to individual members or regions who would like to display and demonstrate the craft of carving. This is the first year of what is to become a regular event. The show is open to the public from 09:30 until 18:00 on Thursday the 4th August and the same times on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th. On Sunday the 7th the times are 09:30 until 17:00. Setting up day is Wednesday the 3rd. Entry for exhibitors is free and Car Park passes will be available. This is a marvellous opportunity to promote the BWA and the Regions as the show is expected  to have 80 thousand visitors and between 6 to 8 million viewers on TV. The show also enjoys the services of a dedicated  marketing  team. If you would like to be involved please contact Dave Shires (BWA publicity officer). For further information see

27th-29th, (Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Essex) Regions: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire - TreeFest. For more information about the show, how to find it and what is on please see

28th-29th, (N.E.London and W. Essex, Kent Wormshill, Essex) Regions: Havering Show, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch. More information will be posted when available to the website

28th-29th, Essex Region: The Guild of Essex Craftsmen, Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, More information will be posted when available


Date TBC, Essex Region: Mardyke Woods, Stifford Road, South Ockenden. Small local family fun event expected to be early September.

4th, (N.E.London and W. Essex, Kent Wormshill) Regions: Goodmayes Allotments.

11th, Gloucestershire Region: Frampton Country Fair, Frampton-on-Seven

17th-18th, Norfolk & Suffolk region: Henham Steam Rally - location to be confirmed


11th, (N.E.London and W. Essex, Kent Wormshill) Regions: Copped Hall Apple day

29th-30th, Gloucestershire Region: Woodworking West, Devon


5th- 6th, Essex Region: Woodfest, RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford. Further information will be posted in due course