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Events Programme


All meetings start at 19:30 and run until approximately 22:00 with a break of about 15 minutes at some convenient point between 20:30 and 20:45.  The hall opens from approx 19:00 to allow members to gather and chat to each other.


November 8th – Keith Fenton

Our own member Keith, who is a prolific turner (just look at the What’s App group!), will be demonstrating one of his many subjects this evening

December 13th – Christmas Social


January 10th – Member’s evening

February 14th – Kate Kitchen

A new demonstrator for a new year, Kate is a crafter and woodworker from Wakefield who has showcased her skills on TV alongside The Repair Shop host Jay Blades.

March 13th – Robert Till

Last seen at GAW in May 2019, Robert will be joining us from Staffordshire where he works full time as a turner producing a mixture of both artistic and production work.

After the AGM we will have a talk on clock case repair by Will Cook. In his own words :

I have worked on clock cases on and off for nearly fifty years. I also used to teach furniture restoration at Stroud Collage for a number of years and have given talks before- it is something I enjoy doing. I have done a lot of wood turning in the past involving my clocks so there should be some cross over.

May 8th – Peter Dixon

Another new demonstrator for GAW, Peter comes to us from Herefordshire where he was the Membership and Programme secretary of the Herefordshire woodturners. He has recently been approved by the AWGB as a Tutor.

Peter started turning wood as a creative pastime in the mid-90s whilst living and working in the field of International Development in East Africa and South Asia. His motivation at the time .. he has always loved working with wood, and woodturning provided an ideal way to de-stress after an intense day of meetings and travel. Directing a razor sharp tool into a chunk of irregular wood rotating at speed requires ALL of your attention !!

June 12th – Chris Parker RPT

Chris will be making his first trip down from Lancashire to show us his skill and tell us about his passion for woodturning. He enjoys texturing his turned pieces with various techniques from a simple wire brush to more advanced techniques and likes his pieces to be organic & individual. 

July 10th – Martin Saben-Smith RPT

Martin of both Hampshire Sheen and the Woodturning School will be joining us for an evening which is likely to involve both the application of colour and world-class finishing in addition to thoughtful and attractive turning.

August 14th – Member’s Evening

September 11th & 12th – Mick Hanbury RPT

Mick is a skilful and artistic woodturner who has been turning for over 20 years. He is listed on the Register of Professional Turners as well as being a member of Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.

September 15th – Frampton Country Fare

Please contribute turned items and raffle prizes so we can raise money for our charity of the year.

October 9th – Wolfgang Schultz-Zachau RPT

Wolfgang returns to the GAW after his successful visit in June 2023. Wood turning is his hobby, passion, and his wife would probably say, obsession. Since his last visit he has become a TV star so will be able to tell us about his adventures on Channel 4’s show ‘Britain’s Best Woodworker 2023’.

November 13th – Anna-Marie Bennet

Anna-Marie Bennett from Axminster Tools will be showcasing her woodturning skills

December 11th – Christmas Social

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