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Artwork by James McGairyArtwork by James McGairy

We have an exciting programme of talks, events and workshops in the gallery during 2017, including a fashion show and an eclectic musical programme. For more information and bookings, please call the Inspired by… gallery on 01439 772737 or go to our EventBrite page where online booking is available.

Get crafty for Christmas

Join us as we get ready for Christmas with a series of craft workshops and our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Learn a new skill, so you can make your own presents! Or come along to the Craft Fair to meet the makers and pick up a unique gift.

Christmas Willow Workshops with Willow Expert Anthea Firth

Willow expert, Anthea Firth, is leading a number of willow workshops this year at The Moors National Park Centre. The workshops are aimed at beginners as well as those with some experience of the craft. You'll learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create your willow creation. Please wear comfortable casual clothes. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make: 

  • Large garden deer (Saturday 28 October 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) FULLY BOOKED
  • Large Christmas angel (Sunday 5 November 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) Book Online
  • Wreaths and decorations (Saturday 2 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) Book Online

Advance booking essential for all workshops. Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Craft Fair (Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November 10.30am – 4pm)

Complementing Brigantia's artists and craftmakers, who will be exhibiting in the Inspired by... gallery (17 November until 21 January 2018), our popular annual Christmas Craft Fair returns. Celebrating the very best of local arts, craftmakers and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, ceramics and textiles, to natural skincare, artisan gin, traditional fudge and handmade chocolates, there'll be hundreds of gifts to suit every purse. As well as the wide-ranging goods on the stalls, seasonal gifts will be on sale in the Centre’s shop. Meet the makers and pick up a unique gift. 

There’s also a visit from Santa in his ‘winter woodland’ workshop, traditional music and children’s craft-making activities. When you need a rest from all the hustle and bustle, why not visit The Woolly Sheep café, and enjoy a mince pie or two to revive your spirits!

Cost: Free entry (drop in anytime)

Christmas Glorious Glass Workshop (3 December 10.30am – 4.30pm)

Judith Gill shows you how to create an inspiring glass window or wall hanging, and explores a range of exciting techniques used in fused glass design. No experience needed. Your work will be fired after the class and returned to the venue for you to collect.
Cost: £90 including all materials, firing and light refreshments. Advance booking essential.
Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult. Online booking available