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Learn a new skill for free at Willow Weaving Sessions
Families in and around Tamworth are being invited to get creative by signing up to try the ancient art of willow weaving. Dosthill Park in Tamworth is looking to welcome visitors to learn new skills and join a Willow Weaving Workshop on Saturday 18 May. The workshop, which will take place between 11am and 2pm, will coincide with the launch of the new and creative 'Wind in the Willows' sculpture trail in Dosthill Park The willow weaving also forms part of a series of events to celebrate this year's Tamworth in Bloom campaign. Visitors of all ages are invited to go along to the park and make either a willow fish or star and see the Wind in the Willows characters brought to life. Designed by sculptor and artist Luke Perry, who created the impressive Tamworth statue of Anglo-Saxon warrior Aethelflaed, the four sculptures have been given new homes throughout the park.
Make a fish sculpture in willow weaving workshop
During the Willow Weaving Workshop, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will be on hand to share information about the park and how people can get involved with the nature group and Wild about Tamworth. The event also takes place alongside Dosthill Open Gardens Weekend on Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May, organised by Dosthill Women's Institute as part of their 75th-anniversary celebrations. Programmes are available from Dosthill Boys' Club and St Paul's Church, priced at £4. There will be opportunities to visit open gardens, flowers and memorabilia in St Paul's Church, Dosthill Quarry's historical centre, The Broom, and see the ongoing enhancement work carried out by the local community; plus there will be refreshments and activities at Dosthill Boys' Club.
Tamworth Borough Council is celebrating this year's Tamworth in Bloom campaign with the theme of 'Blooming Tamworth' – More than just flowers; with the focus on celebrating everything that is great about Tamworth including its community, events and history. Blooming Tamworth is about the events and activities that make the town a great place to live, including live performances in local parks and open spaces. Characters from the classic story 'Wind in the Willows,' will be brought to life in time for the outdoor theatre performance of this heart-warming tale, on June 16. Tickets on now on sale via the booking line: 01827 709618 or visit the website: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/whats-on