Scything!

Scything in Cumbria

Watch your knees!

Our buddies at the Littoral Arts Trust are running a Scything workshop this weekend.

Yes, Scything. Interested? Keep reading… (NB This is not run by MadLab, but it’s a nice place to get away from the technology for a day…)

Punk Scything in Cumbria

Scything Workshop

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th July, 2010

Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, South Lakeland

Scythe Workshops* Sat. 17 July (10am – 4.00pm)

Scything workshops for beginners and skilled; use and care of a scythe, peening, sharpening, etc., and scything difficult upland meadows and orchards.

Tutors: Christiane Lechner, Paul Kingsnorth and Steve Tomlin.

*(Saturday Workshop registration fee: £15)

Scything Festival – Anyone can do it! Sun. 18 July (2pm – 5pm)

Family open day and displays; learn basic scything skills; scythe clinic - bring along your old scythes for sharpening; hay rope making, etc.

Children’s eco-art workshops, refreshments, country crafts displays.

Free entry

ACCESS & PARKING NB Entrance to the Festival fields is via the Elterwater - Chapelstile top road. Parking only at the Elterwater Common public car park.