Our company continues this fine tradition of education by taking our craft and demonstrating its processes at shows around Britain and mainland Europe. The shows we will be attending this year are set out below and new ones will be added when they are agreed with organisers.
Our demonstration is unique. We show either the making of the Royal Sussex Traditional Trug or the South Down Contemporary Trug, or, sometimes, both! Each of our two types of Trug are hand made and the way you see us demonstrating is very much the way in which all of our Trugs are produced in our workshops in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Please Note: We do not pay to attend shows as we are a small company working hard to keep Trug Making alive in our modern World
If you are organising a show then you can book our demonstration for your event. We make a charge for attendance to cover our costs and the actual amount will vary depending on the distance we have to travel from Herstmonceux to the event and whether we have to use a ferry and/or make overnight accommodation arrangements. Please ask for a quotation. Booking form. We have to make this charge as the brutal fact is that we have to operate our small company on a commercial basis in order to keep alive the traditional art of Trug Making for future generations. When you enquire we will send you full details and costs before asking you for your confirmation.
We also arrange talks about our craft and are available to attend groups’ meetings, providing that our travel and accommodation costs are covered by the organisation requesting the talk. The talk lasts about one hour and is illustrated with slides, equipment and Trugs! We will also offer our Trugs for sale at discounted prices after the talk because this is all about keeping Trug Making alive. We may also provide discount vouchers for mail order sales subsequent to the talk. Please contact us for details.
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ Basketry Showcase
Dutch Church London, England.
7th – 10th May 2020
RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire CANCELLED
21st – 24th May 2020
Schloss Fasanerie, Eichenzell, Fulda, Germany
23rd May 2020
Herathfield Agricultural Show CANCELLED
Heathfield, East Sussex
11th – 13th June 2020
South of England Show – CANCELLED
Ardingly, West Sussex
27th – 28th June 2020
Woburn Abbey Garden Show
Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire
29th – 31st August 2020
Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
18th – 20th September 2020
Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen, Hesse, Germany
26th – 27th September 2020
Malvern Autumn Show
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
Updated 16th January 2020
Please Note: As we carry out a demonstration of Trug Making for the entertainment of your visitors we do not pay to attend shows. We are a small company so we request show organisers to contribute towards our travel and accommodation costs and provide a free pitch/stand. We reserve the right to sell our products at all shows.