Programme of Events for 2008

All Demonstrations take place in the Grain Loft, from 7pm until around 10pm, doors open from 6pm.

Write-ups of the demo evenings can be found in Club Night Reports.

All Hands-on sessions take place in the Grain Loft, from 6pm until 9’ish.

Date Event Presenter Comments
10 January Demonstration Clive Brooks of
Robert Sorby
Clive will be demonstrating off centre turning
24 January Hands on    
14 February Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
Gerry Marlow A valentine's day special - no introduction needed - this will be a very entertaining evening.
28 February Hands on    
13 March Club AGM Annual General Meeting - 7:00 pm start - no turning tonight, but we are having a "Bring and Buy" sale, so bring your unwanted tools, books, etc. to sell or swap.
27 March Hands on
10 April Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
Bob Chapman Bob Chapman - he blew us away last year with his turned spiky ball and is back again with another challenge.
19 April All Day Demonstration Stuart King " An audience with STUART KING" - in memory of Les Trotter, raising funds for Diabetes UK. This is a unique opportunity to see Stuart King in the north - please support the club. £13 or £12 if you book early - partners same price!
24 April Hands on    
8 May Demonstration Ken Allen &
Mark Raby
Some of you may have seen Ken demonstrating at Turners Retreat or Craft Supplies. He has been recommended by club members.
22 May Hands on    
12 June Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
Andrew Hall Andrew is coming down from the North East and will show us how to turn a hat. In order to complete it in the time available tonight the hat will be half size.
26 June Hands on    
10 July Demonstration Robin Wood Robin Wood - late substitute as Mark Raby was unavailable at the last minute.
24 July Hands on
14 August Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
Albert Harrison Albert is also a magician and comes highly recommended by members who have seen him at Turners Retreat.
28 August Hands on    
11 September Demonstration Ambrose O'Halloran &
Mark Raby
Ambrose is a rising star all the way from Eire who impressed everyone at the AWGB Seminar in 2007.
25 September Hands on    
9 October Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
John Berkeley Unfortunately Bill is unable to join us and John Berkeley had kindly stepped in at short notice. John is well known for his thread chasing and devilishly difficult to open little puzzle boxes - should be a good night.  Bill Jones - the doyen of woodturning in the UK. Well into his 80s now Bill is third generation craftsman and trade-turner - you may have seen his articles in Woodturning Magazine. He is fantastic and it is a real coup for us to get him to come up from Essex.
23 October Hands on
13 November Demonstration Tony Wilson Tony is well known to club members. Tony is paraplegic and turns from his wheelchair. Disabled? Not Tony!
27 November Hands on    
11 December Demonstration
Elston Sawmill
Walt Claxton Walt Claxton, our club chairman will turn one of his heirloom Christmas decorations - come and see how it's done.
18 December Xmas Party Time   Please bring some food and drink!