Courses & Events

These Courses run alongside but are separate from any Open Day on the same date.

 

Please check the timings for the Course, and then if you would like to attend the Open Day afterwards you will need to book for that separately.

These Courses run alongside but are separate from any Open Day on the same date.

 

Please check the timings for the Course, and then if you would like to attend the Open Day afterwards you will need to book for that separately.

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Building with cob & lime rendering - July 13


Join us and learn how to build using this versatile, durable, natural material.
 
 
A natural building material that has been used in the UK and around the world for hundreds of years, cob can be sculpted to create beautiful, unique structures. Get to grips with the theory and practice of building with cob on this highly practical one-day course.
 
Key information
Date: Saturday 22nd June
Start and finish times: 10am and until 4pm 
Fees: £55
Includes: Tuition and all materials
What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, boots are required and waterproof clothing is advised
 
What you will learn:
Get your hands dirty as you discover the joy of building with cob.
 
This hands-on practical course will give you experience working with cob and putting a finished lime coat for weathering and protection. 
 
You’ll learn how to choose the right soil and carry out simple soil testing, and you’ll explore mixing methods for large and small scale building, including mixing with machine and by hand/foot.
 
Start from the ground up as you look at the different types of foundation used and then get stick into mixing, laying and compacting the cob.
 
We’ll also look at designing in openings such as windows and doors, and we’ll look at finishings for the tops and sides of walls and openings.
 
£55.00

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Willowbrook Festival 2019


Click here for the 2019 Festival Schedule - stay tuned for updates and additional activities.

 

Please watch and share this promo video and spread the word amongst family and friends. 

 

Willowbrook Festival is back for its fifth year. Join us this August for inspiring arts, world music and foot-tapping dance. Your summer won’t be complete without an escape to Willowbrook! 

 

At Willowbrook Festival you have the chance to camp under the stars, be entertained by music from around the world, learn new skills, get your hands dirty and eat great food… yes, our delicious Willowbrook Burgers will be sizzling on the grill!

 

Here’s a taste of our line up: Fantastic music from Rafiki Jazz, Aindama and Balfolk, African drumming, Stop motion animation, Family drama workshops, Jazz dancing, Bushcraft, Storytelling, Capoeira and much, much more... 

 

Brave the British weather, rain or shine you’ll have a great time at Willowbrook Festival!

 

Adult (16+)/Child (5-15) tickets available for Saturday, Sunday or the Full Weekend! Under 5s are free.

 

 

 

£45.00