I will be demonstrating some live forging at the following shows this year, and will be joined for some of the shows by fellow members of the Cornish Blacksmiths' Collective.
The Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show 2019. Steve Wilson and myself will be doing live demonstrations during the weekend and showing a range of products manufactured at the forge in Longdowns. 4th & 5th May 2019 Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge, Sat 10 – 4.30 & Sun 10 – 4
The Royal Cornwall Show 2019, Wadebridge 6th, 7th, & 8th June 2019. The stand will be run by the Cornish Blacksmiths' Collective. The blacksmiths' stand will be located in the Countryside area at the very top of the showground between the YFC marquee and the lake .
This consists of a live comunity forging demonstration, forging competitions and static displays by blacksmiths in Cornwall and across the South West. There will be a sales and enquiries area for you to speak with the blacksmiths to discuss your commissions. It is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and by S J Andrew & Sons, steel stock holders. See some amazing examples of the blacksmiths' craft in the tent.
The West Cornwall Motor Show 30th June 2019. 10:00 to 4:00.
Note CBC members this event includes a beer festival from Friday evening :)
Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019.
Stithians Show 2019, Stithians Show Ground Monday July 15th, in the Countryside area. I will be joined by local blacksmiths Richard Hingley and Dan Harding Senior and Steve Wilson. The Countryside area is now located near the pay gate.
The 2019 Cornish Steam & Country Fair, this is one of the longest established steam rallies in the country being formed in 1955. It is organised by the West of England Steam Engine Society Ltd, will be held at Stithians Showground on the 17th,18th, & 19th August 2019. (For many years it was known as the "St. Agnes Rally") Book in advance for 20% off your admission tickets and camping.
I will be appearing in the Countryside area with some other local smiths and we will be doing some live demonstrations of forgework. The farriers will also be demonstrating making and fitting horse shoes in another part of the showground.
If you are a visitor to Cornwall, when you return home you can find your local blacksmith by clicking on the link.