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Events at the Dean Heritage Centre

May 2016

 

SATURDAY 28TH - MONDAY 30TH MAY

FIRE AND WOOD FESTIVAL

Our annual Fire and Wood Festival returns for 2016. This three day festival is a fantastic celebration of local artisans and heritage crafts; with an array of activities, demonstrations, displays and of course our traditional charcoal burn.

This ancient charcoal burn tradition will be available for visitors to watch across the three days, with experts on hand to explain the process which transforms locally sourced wood into charcoal.

Alongside this, enjoy a wide range of activities, from chainsaw carving and fire shows to wood turning and rustic furniture. Local groups including Dean Archaeology Group, Forest Blood and Forest Crafts will also be here across the weekend as well as charcoal sketching workshops, facepainting and craft activities. Plus sample local ales and ciders from our beer tent whilst admiring our stallholders items and wares that will be available to purchase, from photography to pyrography.

We also have a great special offer exclusively for our festival: purchase a ticket for the Fire and Wood festival and receive 50% OFF YOUR ADMISSION TICKET when returning to the event on a different day. Simply bring along your Fire and Wood receipt from either Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th May to qualify for this deal.

Dean Heritage Centre Fire and Wood Schedule

Please note, we reserve the right to make changes to any aspect of the programme without prior notice.