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Artwork by James McGairyArtwork by James McGairy

We have an exciting programme of arts and craft courses and workshops in the gallery during 2018. 

We also hold talks, and other events at various times of the year, including 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 and bring a packed lunch. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make: 

  • Goose (Saturday 20 October 10am – 3pm; £50 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
  • Alternative 'Christmas tree' (Saturday 27 October 10am – 3pm; £50 including materials). Book online
  • Large garden deer (Saturday 11 November 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
  • Stag's head (Saturday 1 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
  • Spheres, stars and rings (Sunday 9 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). FULLY BOOKED

Minimum age 18. Advance booking essential for all workshops.

Christmas Craft Fair (Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 10.30am – 4pm)

Complementing Brigantia's artists and craftmakers, who will be exhibiting in the Inspired by... gallery (16 November until 20 January 2019), our popular annual Christmas Craft Fair returns to The Moors National Park Centre. Celebrating the very best of contemporary and traditional local arts, craftmakers and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, ceramics and textiles, to natural skincare, artisan gin, 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, children’s craft-making activities and storytelling. 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)