Calendar of Events

This page gives details of the events that Ancient Wessex Members are planning for 2019.
Set out at the bottom are the events that were attended in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Right at the bottom of this page is a link to a downloadable PDF of the 2019 listing.

Members don't all turn up to every event, but there will be a variety of demonstrations and displays. Some of the events are workshops that must be booked, usually through the main organisers.
Please follow the links to find out more about the events at their websites.
If you want to check or clarify please contact the network at info@ancientwessex.net

The Ancient Wessex Facebook Page also lists events and gives some more details and feedback, often with images, we encourage our fans and followers to look at that and post their comments. But you don't have to have a Facebook account to just look at this page.


Ancient Wessex Diary -  2019 Events

The list is still being compiled as the events are confirmed (or negotiations break down!).
It was correct at "going to press" but may be subject to change, so check before going.

23th/24th March – Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Prehistory Weekend – Demos & Sales
https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/ancient-weekends

6th April – Saturday – Bill's Woden Wood Kiln Firing - How Bill's functional pots are fired
https://www.facebook.com/events/377653653050394/

4th May – Saturday - Butser Farm, Hampshire - Beltane Festival, Wicker Man Burning – Demos & Sales
www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/event-list/

11th May – Saturday - Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington – Launch of Open For Art - Bill Demos & Sales
https://www.openforart.co.uk/2018/11/open-for-art-2019-launch-event/

18th/19th May - Burton Bradstock, National Trust Spring Tide Festival - Demos & Sales AWN Appearance TBC
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/burton-bradstock/features/spring-tide-food-festival-at-hive-beach

18th May- 2nd June – Open For Art – Open Studios – Bill Crumbleholme display of work with the Upwey Potters
https://sites.google.com/site/upweypotters/events/annual-exhibition

25th May - DorsetCentre for the Creative Arts - Bronze Casting Masterclass with Mark Vyvyan Penney
https://www.facebook.com/events/1218340241676550/

8th June – Saturday – Salisbury Museum – Mark tin casting workshop with young curators.

9th June – Sunday - Green Scythe Fair www.greenfair.org.uk  TBC

22nd/23rd June – Valence House Museum Prehistory Festival, Dagenham http://valencehousecollections.co.uk/

6th/7th July - Corfe Castle – Demos and sales
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/b7ac28d5-b652-49f6-824a-ba39a99f4b10/pages/details

13th-28th July Festival of Archaeology www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

13th/14th July - Salisbury Museum - Archaeology Festival
https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-archaeology-2019

27th/28th July - Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Dark Ages Weekend https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/public-events

2nd -6th August – Friday-Tuesday - Dorset Arts & Crafts Association, Wareham – Mark Demos & Sales
https://www.dorsetartsandcrafts.org/

24th/25th August - Stock Gaylard, Dorset - Oak Fair - Demos & Sales
http://stockgaylard.com/the-oak-fair.asp

7th September - Test Valley, Hampshire, Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair - Demos & Sales

14th/15th September - Oxford – Detectival - Metal Detecting Event - Demos & Sales
https://www.facebook.com/events/near-burford-oxfordshire-cotswolds/detectival-2019/520792095052563/

29th September Sunday - Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Apple Day - Demos & Sales
https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/public-events

?? St Catherine's Hill – Christchurch - Demos & Sales – Date & AWN Appearance TBC
https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/countryside-sites-and-nature-reserves/christchurch/st-catherines-hill.aspx


Ancient Wessex Diary -  2018 Events

24th/25th March – Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Prehistory Weekend https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/public-events

5th May - Butser Farm, Hampshire - Beltane Festival, Wicker Man Burning

19th/20th May - Burton Bradstock, National Trust - Spring Tide Festival TBC

15th July - Thomas Hardy Festival - Kingston Maurward College

21st/22nd July - Salisbury Museum - PLEASE NOTE We are not attending this event as demonstrators, the focus is mainly on WW1, so we are too old!  Archaeology Festival

28th/29th July - Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Dark Ages Weekend https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/public-events

25th/26th August - Stock Gaylard, Dorset - Oak Fair

1st September - Test Valley, Hampshire, Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair

8th September – Avebury, Wiltshire - Avebury Day

15th/16th September - Oxford - Detectival

23rd September Sunday - Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne - Apple Day  https://ancienttechnologycentre.com/public-events


To be negotiated :-
Brownsea Island, the National Trust have enquired about AWN doing their thing on the island in Poole Harbour. Maybe a project about Iron Age/Roman Black Burnished Ware pottery production methods ? This is being mooted for a further date!

Ancient Wessex Diary -  2017 Events

24th February - Bronze Casting Workshop at Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Poundbury

3rd March - Dorset County Museum 7.00pm for 7.30pm - Presentation by Dr. Kate Verkooijen (one of AWN's founders) - Tears of the Sun: Bronze Age Amber Spacer Beads - Tracking the connections between Wessex, Mycenae and Central Europe.   http://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/events?item=742 

1st & 2nd April Ancient Technology Centre "Prehistory Weekend" -  http://www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk/public-events.html

8th April - Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne  - Raku pottery workshops 10am-4pm Bill and Jennie.  link.

29th April Butser Farm (Saturday) Beltane Festival [demos and sales] (opens to public 4:30pm includes Wicker Man burning!)

22nd – 28th May, Bronzezeithof Uelsen, Germany .Mark and Will attended.  "A new historical bronze casting event, to be held yearly. A festival for bronze casters to meet, exchange knowledge, work together on castings and experiments, discuss methods and also just have a good time together. The festival is organized by the Bronzezeithof"

22nd & 23rd July - Salisbury Museum festival of Archaeology

26th & 27th August Oak Fair Stock Gaylard

2nd September Test Valley Woodfair

16th - 17th September Oxford  Metal Detecting event

24th September St Catherines Hill, Christchurch History Day

Ancient Wessex Diary -  2016 Events
19th -20th March Ancient Technology Centre Prehistoric Weekend
20th March Walford Mill -Taster day.Beaker Pottery (Bill), Metal casting (Mark), Viking Jewellery (Will) 10am-4pm
9th April – Salisbury Museum – Bill Potting with youthful archaeologists.
23rd April Walford Mill - Metalcasting Day 10am to 4pm (Mark and helper)
25th to 29th April - Salisbury Museum - Mark & Bill Living History workshops for schools
30th April Butser Farm (Saturday) Beltane Festival (opens to public 4:30pm includes Wicker Man burning!) (Bank Holiday weekend)
21st -22nd May, Burton Bradstock, Spring Tide Hive Beach
19th June Evershot Fair
25th & 26th June - Walford Mill Craft Centre - Artsreach workshops
9th and Sun 10th July - Martinstown Artsreach - History Village
16th -17th July 2016 – Wimborne History Festival
23th & 24th July - Salisbury Museum festival. http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1674
30th July - Avalon Marshes
13th - 21th August – Bronze Forum, Oerlinghausen, Germany
27th & 28th August Oak Fair Stock Gaylard
3rd September Test Valley Woodfair
10th September - Avebury Festival
16th - 18th September Oxford Metal Detecting event in the Heart of the Cotswolds
9th October Walford Mill - Raku pottery day 10am-4pm Bill
5th November Walford Mill - Woodcarving day 10am-4pm (Mark)


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Bill Crumbleholme,
11 Mar 2019, 07:21
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