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Events and activities

To download our latest events and activities leaflet (May - November 2019) click on the image on the right:


Children's Art Club 6 September should read Saturday 14 September


Summer Holiday!

16 July – 5 October 2019
Enjoy some vintage vibes with our current exhibition!  Bold mid-century fashion and swimwear, picnic sets and postcards are on display as we celebrate the traditional British summer holiday.


Workshops and Events for Adults

Stitchers and Skivers Craft Club

10.00am – 1.00pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Our Stitchers and Skivers craft club has gone from strength to strength since we first began in 2016 – we’ve even had to add extra sessions.  It offers participants the opportunity to meet new people and experiment with a whole range of different crafts and techniques.  Starter ideas, materials and support are supplied plus plenty of tea and biscuits and chat.  Why not give it a go?


11 September – Card-making

9 October – Macrame

13 November - Marbling

£6.00 per session – booking and pre-payment essential.


Free Hand-Stitching Tutorial Session with Keith Parker

Saturday 7 September
1pm – 4pm
An excellent opportunity to learn how to double hand-stitch with our expert demonstrator, Keith Parker.  Participants will gain enough knowledge during these sessions to enable them to take part in our Leather Purse-Making Weekend in October.
FREE but places are strictly limited so booking is essential. 



Saturday 21 September
1.30pm – 4.30pm
Ever just want to take some time out to do something creative but feel like life just gets in the way? This session is the perfect excuse to just step off the hamster wheel of life and try out some new things.  There’ll be a number of different craft projects to try out, including silk painting and rag-rugging.  The afternoon will include tea and cake too!
£10 (includes materials and refreshments).  Booking and pre-payment essential.


Willow Bird Sculpture Workshop with Sue Kirk

Thursday 26 September
Weave a bird sculpture for your house or garden!  You can choose a pheasant, goose, chicken or duck, and will start by learning how to construct a framework, then how to weave around the frame using an interlace technique. You will be shown how to add character and personality to your bird and make it look animated. This workshop is suitable for beginners, a fun day for all.
£40 all materials included. Booking and pre-payment essential.


Leather Purse-Making Weekend Workshop with Keith Parker

Saturday 19 October 10am – 4.00pm and Sunday 20 October 10am – 4.00pm*
This event proved so popular when we ran it back in March that we thought it only fair to run it again. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make a quality leather purse from start to finish with craftsman, Keith Parker.  Participants will learn to cut, assemble and glue, handstitch and insert a zip and fasteners.  At the end of the weekend you will leave with a beautiful handcrafted purse.
This workshop is suitable for those with some experience of handstitching leather.  If you have no previous experience, please come along to one of the free hand-stitching sessions advertised in this leaflet.
£95 (all materials included).  Booking and pre-payment essential
*estimated finishing time.


Murder Mystery Evening

Friday 1 November


When a theatre company begin their rehearsals for their 25th Anniversary play, 'Fangs for the Memories' there's some bad feeling amongst the cast.  What could possibly go wrong...?  Join us for one of our fabulous fun evenings and play detective.  Can you work out whodunnit?  Guests are welcome to wear Hallowe'en fancy dress (but it's not compulsory!)

£12.50, includes refreshments and nibbles.  Booking and pre-payment essential.

Activities for Children

Children's Art Club

Saturdays, 1.30 - 3.30pm

14 September - Money boxes (*please note new date!*)

5 October - Lanterns

2 November - Day of the Dead crafts

£4.50 per session, booking and pre-payment essential.  Suitable for 6-12s.


Summer Holidays at the Leather Museum

There’s always something to see and do at the museum during the summer holidays and this year it’s packed full of fun! Pick up an activity tour pack which will lead you around the museum and will take in a variety of different activities – some will involve looking and listening but there’ll be plenty of hands-on things to keep you busy too! When you’ve completed your booklet – hand it in at the shop to claim your prize.