Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Traditional skills a plenty at Parkmade Live

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Preston Park Museum and Grounds is hosting its annual celebration of traditional crafts on Sunday 6 July – ParkMade Live.

Traditional skills and forgotten activities will be brought back to life in front of visitors’ eyes thanks to skilled crafters who will create leather work, weave baskets and make stained glass.

Those inspired by what they see on the day can sign up to one of Preston Park’s regular ParkMade traditional taster days. These offer budding craftspeople the chance to try blacksmithing, quilting, wood carving, stained glass or proggy rag rug making. This September the Museum is also running a mosaic making course for the first time.

ParkMade Live is a free event with normal museum admission which takes place from 10am until 4pm.

Traditional craftspeople make wooden items at ParkMade Live Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "Join us for our fourth annual celebration of traditional crafts and the skilful people that keep them alive. Visit the bustling Victorian Street full of tradespeople showcasing their skills. The products made through the day will also be available to pick up from the museum’s gift shop.”

For more details about ParkMade Live or to book a place on one of the courses visit or telephone (01642) 527375. 

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