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Type End Quantity
Friday 4th August 2017 1 hour before event starts Free  
Saturday 5th August 2017 1 hour before event starts Free  
Sunday 6th August 2017 1 hour before event starts Free  

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Boathouse 4 Summer Festival

Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017

1000 to 1730 daily

Free Family Event – booking required for each day

Celebrating traditional and heritage crafts. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter social media where details of each attraction will be published in the period up to the start of the Summer Festival.

All three days
Meehalska – healing steel tongue drum
Mike Gordon – pole-lathe turner and Green Woodwork practitioner, tutor and demonstrator
Weald and Downland Living Museum - Corn Dolly Making, demonstration of Victorian Textile Crafts, ‘Mary Rose’ wooden spoon carving
Chris Wood – Artist: fine art, graphic design, illustration, sculpture and printmaking
Axminister Tools – demonstration
Oarsome Chance Foundation – Youth Coastal Rowing Programme
Craig Bridgewater – Blacksmith/Farrier/Metalworker
Edward Askham-Spencer and Svenja Schmeckthal – canoe building
BaxterStorey – Catering
Chris Judd – Skiffs: Little Warrior and Little Victory
Bob Ellis – revenue cutter and a brig sloop display
Get close to historic craft in the Forgotten Craft exhibition and Boats Afloat
Mary Rose – Tudor Shipwrights
Steam Pinnace 199 – learn the history and details of the restoration
Groundlings Theatre
LouLou Morris – signal flag making, book making workshop and speed sketching workshop
International Boatbuilding Training College Students – traditional woodworking skills, workshop tours
Boathouse 4 Volunteers – traditional ropemaking
Boathouse 4 exhibition of ‘Forgotten Craft’, test your strength on a ‘block and tackle’, row in the activity boat, dress up, discover the heroic exploits of the Coastal Forces and daring missions of the Second World War motor boats

Extra for Friday

Katrin Eagle – wool artist and designer
The Hampshire Woodcarvers
Kittie Gilsenan – local artist
Song Boat – sea shanties, 1130 and 1330 

Extra for Saturday
Jon Lewington – leatherworker
Surface Warship Association - model boat display
Fort Cumberland Guard – re-enactment group dedicated to The Royal Marines of the 19th century
Maritime Archaeology Trust – Archaeology Bus, interactive archaeology, science and nature
The Powder Monkeys – sea shanties singing group, 1100 and 1300
The Stokes Bay Strummers – ukulele group, 1430 to 1530 

Extra for Sunday
Fort Cumberland Guard – re-enactment group dedicated to The Royal Marines of the 19th century
The Powder Monkeys – sea shanties singing group, 1100 and 1300
The Stokes Bay Strummers – ukulele group, 1430 to 1530

Demonstrations and exhibitors subject to change. All have-a-go activities suitable for all ages subject to safety considerations and parental approval if required. The event will be photographed and filmed, attendance and participation authorises acceptance of any images being used wherever the organisers see fit. Please make any objections known.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate
PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
United Kingdom

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