News and Events - BDWCA - Annual Show

Thursday 10 September 2015

Yet again I find myself writing, "as this issue falls through your letterbox BDWCA members will be in the last throes of preparing for the BDWCA Annual Show, which is held in Bakewell, Derbyshire." The show is always held on the second weekend in September, which this year falls on the 12 and 13. Carvers compete at Youth, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and there are four Open classes: 'Working', 'Decoys', 'Fish', 'Carved Bird's Head' and 'Carved Bird's Head on a Stick'. The 'Stick' class is open to non-members.

While the spotlight naturally falls on the winner of the British Championship, and the winners of the Advanced level trophies, and to wonder who will walk away with the top awards this year, it is important to also look at the other levels because that is where the future winners of the top awards are to be found. If you are - or if you can be - in Bakewell during the Show weekend do please drop in and see all the different birds that will be on display, but remember to bring some money with you as there will be a lot of other delights on offer to tempt carvers to part with their cash! More information, and photos of previous winners, can be found on our website,

Diary Items

The National Bird Carving Championships, The Festival of Bird Art, in Bakewell, Derbyshire, featuring the BDWCA Annual Competitions for Members and the British Championship 2015. A wide variety of bird and wildfowl carvings at Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Demonstrations of wildfowl carving, painting, stick making and decorative techniques will take place during the weekend. Stockists of carving supplies, books, equipment, paints and wood for carving will also be present.

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Contact the BDWCA

For further information on the BDWCA, as well as membership details, visit Membership includes three issues of our 28 page full-colour magazine, Wingspan.


Cotact: Mrs Janet Nash

Tel: 01442 247 610