AWGB International Seminar 2018

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We are delighted to be able to announce this fabulous demonstrator line-up for the AWGB Seminar, 5th to 7th October 2018.


From Canada:

Mike Hosaluk

From France:

Benoit Averly

Jean-Francois Escoulen

From Ireland:

Glenn Lucas

Max Brosi

From North America:

Harvey Meyer

From Norway:

Asmund Vignes

And from the UK:

Rod Page

Gary Rance

Les Thorne

We’ll be releasing more details about the programme, demonstration content and booking details over the next few months.  The cost of the full weekend including access to all demonstrations, excellent accommodation and all meals and refreshments during the day will be less than £400 per person.

This Seminar will be held at a new venue, the exemplary, refurbished, Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone in Staffordshire, where you will never have to walk more than 75 metres – always under cover – for anything.  It is near Stone in Staffordshire   Do take a look.

We look forward to welcoming you to the best Seminar ever – Remember it’s “Your Turn to be Inspired


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Since the last International Woodturning Seminar at Loughborough last year the Trustees have been considering how to improve the seminar and provide a more exciting and different option for the attendees.

We have found a brand new venue – Yarnfield Park, just outside Stone in Staffordshire. Close to the M6, Yarnfield is an ideal location.  The main building which contains the restaurant, bar and meetings rooms for the presentations is around 100 yards from a very large car park and 100 yards in the other direction to the accommodation which is at a very high standard.  You can take a virtual tour by looking at their website

We surveyed the membership and taking on board their feedback we have moved the event from its usual August weekend to October.

The next Seminar will be held on Friday 5 – Sunday 7 October 2018.  We will start with lunch on the 5th and finish with lunch on the 7th.

We are still planning the demonstrator line up but we are hoping to have two from the USA, three from Ireland, three from mainland Europe and two from Britain.  In addition to the presentations we will be holding a number of masterclasses running alongside the presentations where attendees can learn specific techniques.  The masterclasses will be booked on a first come first served basis but will be free of charge.

Friday night will be a free evening for attendees to chat in the comfortable bar area.  On Saturday evening we will have an informal dinner followed by presentations and the auction which raises funds for our development fund.

There will be a great selection of traders, some new faces and of course, the ever popular Instant Gallery from which we’ll be choosing 50 or 60 pieces for our travelling exhibition.

Costs have yet to be finalised but we are expecting the full weekend, including accommodation and meals to cost around £425 inclusive of VAT.

Make this a date on your diary and start saving now – you won’t regret it! The seminar is open to members and non-members.