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The Derwent Woodturning club programme for 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »
The Derwent Woodturning club meets on the 1st. and 3rd. Wed every month, at Sharpes Pottery museum, 23 West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG. It is open to new and old woodturners alike, and to those who may be just considering taking up this craft.

The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users but please get in touch for details of the 'Disabled parking'.

We have various types of meetings -
"Hands on" evenings make use of the club's lathes for members to try out tools and techniques. They are also a good social event as you don't HAVE to do any woodturning, you can just chat with fellow turners if you want to! We also have a DVD player to allow members to watch DVDs.
"Club demonstrations" are done by one of the members of the club, to demonstrate a specific project or technique.
"Guest demonstrations" are done by visiting demonstrators, to show one of their own projects.

The club uses twin cameras and projector to ensure the audience has a good view of all the demonstrations.

The schedule for 2019 is as follows:-
16th. Jan.       Hands on evening
6th. Feb.        Club demonstration
20th. Feb       Hands on evening
6th. March      Guest demonstration – Steve Heeley
20th. March    Club demonstration
3rd. April        Hands on evening
17th. April      Guest demonstration – Robin Barlow
1st. May         Hands on evening
15th. May       Guest demonstration – Richard Findley
5th. June        Hands on evening
19th. June      Guest demonstration – Mick Hanbury
3rd. July         Guest demonstration - Bob Neill (Pyrography)
17th. July       Guest demonstration - Rob Till
7th. August    Hands on evening
21st. August  Club demonstration
4th. Sept.       Hands on evening
18th. Sept.     A.G.M. – members only
2nd. Oct.        Club demonstration
16th. Oct.       Hands on evening
6th. Nov.         Guest demonstration – Mike Taylor
20th. Nov.       Hands on evening
4th. Dec.         Club demonstration
18th. Dec.       Xmas social

Please note some of these meetings may be updated during the year. Check the individual meeting postings for latest information.

Meetings start at 18:30, but the venue is open from 18:00 to deal with registration etc. They finish around 21:00. There is a meeting charge of £5 (£4 for members) but the first visit to the club is free, unless it is for a guest demonstrator event, so you can get to know us before joining the club. And there's free tea & coffee during the evening.

The following link shows a map of the location -

If you approach Sharpes from West Street, you will see the kiln hovel in front of you. Follow the road to the right, up the hill, onto Alexandra road. After approximately 100m, take the 1st entrance on the left into the industrial estate. Follow the road, behind Cains timber merchants, heading back towards the museum. This will bring you to the museum entrance. There is ample parking in the areas around the museum but it is shared with another group, so please ask the club members which spaces are available.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact me
Derwent Woodturning Club