When: Saturday 9 March 2019, 10am registration to 4.45pm
Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
When the Health Secretary starts to recommend ‘prescriptions’ for art and craft sessions instead of pills, you realise that at last other people are waking up to the value of making. Those of us involved in making know how it can calm the mind, give a focus, and cut out the rest of the world if only for an hour or two.
If you haven’t had that experience then come to our conference to find out exactly how making is good for you. We have a great line-up of speakers, with craftspeople in the afternoon talking about their craft and how it keeps them well. As well as this we recognise and award excellence in the afternoon with the presentation of the Heritage Craft Awards.
- Jay Blades, BBC2 The Repair Shop – Good Making is Passed On
- Celia Pym, Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalist – Damage and Repair
- Mike Jenn, Men’s Sheds – Making Good and Good Making
- Daniel Carpenter, Research Manager – Red List of Endangered Crafts
- Mary Lewis, Endangered Crafts Officer – Supporting Endangered Crafts
- Celebration of Excellence – National Honours and Heritage Crafts Awards
- Katy Bevan, aka The Crafter
- Rachael Matthews, author of The Mindfulness in Knitting
- Will Beharrell, Turquoise Mountain
- EJ Osborne, Money for Nothing, Hatchet and Bear
- Gilding the Gingerbread, HCA-led project funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company, presented by Ellie Birkhead
- The Chair Maker, film about Lawrence Neal making rush-seated, ladder-backed chairs, followed by questions with Lawrence Neal with his apprentices Sam Cooper and Richard Platt
Tickets cost £25 for HCA members and £30 for non-members and include tea and coffee during registration (lunch is not included). A special discounted ‘bring a friend’ rate of £50 is also available to members.