Autumn woodworking shows


Mark Baker

Friday, September 3, 2010

The first of the autumn run of woodworking shows is upon - the Yandles show in Martock which is next Friday and Saturday (10-11 September). I shall be there so do come and say hello.

Some may say that the Westonbirt show kicked off the autumn events last week - although that was still summer in my book. I have received many reports on that event and people have said that is was a great day out with lots to see.

I have often written about what makes shows work and what people want when they attend them. There is no conclusive answer as to what people want other than they want lots to see. I think they make great viewing places, chances to see new places and products and meet up with people. There are lots of events to attend these coming weeks. If you fancy a trip to Belgium, then Willy Van Houtte"s show is on 17-18 September. The location is about 20 minutes or so drive from Bruges. Bruges is a wonderful place to stay after a good day at the show. The Architecture and waterways are delightful and the chocolate - well, I think it is some of the best in the world.

The following weekend (24-26 September) is the Irish Woodturning Seminar. If you haven"t been before I would urge you to consider it. It is a real gem where the fun is as important as the teaching. I have always had fun when I have been there.

If that has whetted your appetite then do go and have a lot of fun. Now I must be off to write another article.

Have a great weekend.


Here are some other events that are happening this month:

Weald of Kent Craft Show (10-12 September) Website

Scottish Woodcraft Show (24-25 September)


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