If you love everything about the country including the crafts and traditional skills that have helped characterise the beautiful landscape of the Brecon Beacons, then you need to be at The Big Skill 2011.
Set up in 2010, this young festival aims to be a relaxing escape from the chores of day to day life, by getting you involved, teaching you new skills, making you feel fresh and ready to take this experience back home. Throughout the weekend there will be lots of workshops and demonstrations for you to choose, everything from basic blacksmithing, basket weaving, stained glass, wood turning and fly fishing to knitting clinics, wire sculptures, working horses and Fairtrade.
The festival will be divided into different areas for you to go and explore. Each area is related to a particular group of skills or crafts, so become the next Ray Mears with Bushcraft & Survival Skills in the Land Skills area, let your creativity flow in the Craft Workshops on the main lawn, and learn about Healthy & Sustainable Living with talks, cooking demonstrations and an electric car, take part in 3D mask making and printmaking with the kids, or get up close and personal with the animals.
The festival would be good anywhere, but it’s not held just anywhere. It’s held in the magnificent grounds of Penpont Country House, with buildings dating back to the Sixteenth Century and the Greenman Maze to explore. So come along, soak up the last of the summer sun, in a beautiful setting with a group of like-minded people on the 3rd & 4th of September.
£7.00 – Day Ticket, £10.00 – Weekend Ticket & Children under 12 go FREE!
For more information please visit www.thebigskill.com or your local ticket office (details online).