Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Chorlton Arts Festival

The annual Chorlton Arts Festival is in full swing at the moment, and continues until the 24th May. It is one of those local events where you browse the programme and see all sorts of interesting goings-on ... but then never get around to going.
I was skyping with Monkey at the weekend and chatting while looking on the site for something fun to do during my leave this week, and I came across a book binding workshop.
It was organised by The Manchester Craft Mafia at The Beagle, where they apparently hold monthly crafty gatherings. So I decided to take the plunge and leave the house for a couple of hours.
Paper, thread, scissors and needles were all provided for a very modest fee, and armed with some basic instructions we were set loose.
And a good time was had by all. Including me. Many other events of all shapes and sizes happening this week, many for free. Check out the calendar on the website if you happen to be in the vicinity.

1 comment:

  1. Nostalgia fix! There was a whole neighbourhood in my hometown - the bookbinders' colony - but now they have been replaced by spiral spines and the like, this art is almost lost, nice to read your post and go down memory lane..


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