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Monday, 16 September 2013

European Woodworking Show 21st & 22nd September 2013

The 2013 European Woodworking Show
at Cressing Temple Barns, 
Essex CM77 8PD

Saturday 21st September 10am-5pm
Sunday 22nd September 10am-4pm

This will be the 5th running of The European Woodworking Show at the historic Cressing Temple Barns in Essex and this will be The Rocking Horse Shops 4th year of exhibiting.  

The European Woodworking Show has established itself as one of the most interesting woodworking weekend in the UK. With top class demonstrators from the UK & overseas across a breadth of woodworking disciplines and crafts.

Apart from the exciting news that Christopher Schwarz will be at the show (Saturday only) there are lots of new and familiar faces making the trek to Cressing Temple Barns this September. The line up includes Thomas Lie-Nielsen & Deneb Puchalski from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, David Barron, Phil Edwards, John Lloyd, David Charlesworth, Peter Tree, Michel Auriou, Jon Tiplady, Rachel Huggett, Peter Berry, Mog - Renegade Rhythms, Lenka Pavlickove, Paul Hayden, Bob Neill, Brian Walsh, Mark Hancock, Graeme Priddle, Nick Agar, Vic Tesolin from Veritas, Steve Woodley and many others all supported by excellent trade stands, the British Woodcarvers Association, the AWGB plus local woodturning clubs, timber and veneers for sale, books and so much more. We are still adding information to this site and ticket sales are booming so grab yourself a bargain and order your discounted tickets now.

Free entry to accompanied U16's - a family friendly show - storyteller for the young ones (and oldies) - great food stalls and St Peter's Brewery.

Discounted tickets on sale now.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

A Fantastic Weekend at Fangfest Festival 2013

Fangfest 2013

The Rocking Horse Yard was awash with visitors this weekend as we had a record number of visitors at our Fangfest Festival of Practical Arts.

We had a wonderful display of classic cars.

Karl Barker who works at The Rocking Horse Shop is also a fantastic chainsaw carver and demonstrated all weekend

A great opportunity for people to have a go at Archery

York School of Jewellery demonstrated silversmithing and let lots of visitors have a go.

The Rocking Horse Museum looked fantastic this year and also have some 
wonderful sculptures by Harold Gosney.

The kids had a great time on the funfair rides.

Simon Pocklington brought a selection of his classic tractors

The marquee was full of people selling all the wonderful items they had made.

The church flower display this year was 'book titles' and the ladies of the 
village and surrounding areas did an amazing job.

Michael Cooper demonstrated stone carving.

Peter Berry who runs one of our carving courses also demonstrated carving with an electric hand carver.

Sue Harker demonstrated wood turning and brought a selection of her work for sale.

The kids enjoyed riding the Rocking Horses in the yard.

Sam Glass demonstrated Rocking Horse Carving, gessoing and painting.

We all had a fantastic weekend, with lots to see and do, for more photos of the weekend please go to our Fangfest facebook page or our Rocking Horse Shop facebook page