Big Skill Weekend – Penpont House, Brecon 17-19 September
Try a rural skill in the Green Man Maze, join a craft workshop in the newly converted stables,cast a fly in the River Usk, learn a woodland craft in the Forest Garden, have a go at cider making in the Walled Garden, get on board the recycling drive, picnic on the lawns, whilst basking in the autumn sun, laugh at the comedy on Friday night & enjoy the Saturday night music.
A day’s ticket for this new annual event is just £12 which includes trying one craft, or a two day ticket for £20 includes the opportunity to try three crafts. Weekend camping costs just £30 (including entry to the show and evening entertainment). A family camping and show ticket costs just £60.
Crafts on offer include Dry Stone Walling, Fencing, Shire Horse Ploughing, Animal Husbandry & Tracking, Bee Keeping, Hurdle Making, Bodging, Horn Carving, Walking Sticks, Wild Foods, Thatching, Fly Fishing, Duck Decoys, Wheelwrighting, Blacksmithing, Whittling, Willow Work, Basketry, Clay Ovens, Glass Workshops, Felt Making, Spinning & Dyeing, Weaving, Cooking, Cider Making, Art, Photography, Sheep Care , Divining, Coracle Making. Plus-Recycling in Action. Rural Comedy Club–Friday evening, Music-Saturday evening
(Try mixing all those skills up and what do you get….. a hurdle maker, eating wild food with a horn spoon, while watching a fly fisherman bodging his cast as he ducks as the decoy drops from the thatch from wheelwrights’ cottage as the blacksmith passes …… and on and on and on….