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Northumbria Basketry group celebrates 10th anniversary!

27 September 2017
By David Suggett
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Happy birthday to our partner organisation in the development of the willow sculpture project!

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the formation of Northumbria Basketry Group and they are celebrating this milestone with a touring celebration and exhibition.
Last weekend around 2,000 people visited the exhibition at the Beamish Museum in County Durham. The next venue for the exhibition is the Watchtower in Berwick upon Tweed. The event will take place from 3rd to 5th November (12.00 to 4.00 pm) and will feature the following:
  • Exhibition
  • Workshops
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Information
  • Book launch
  • Sales
  • Traditional basket research
For further information download the event flyer below and visit their website at 
There are six local groups meeting regularly in the immediate area; Borders based at Bowden near St Boswells, Etal, Lucker, Hepple near Rothbury, Newton near Corbridge and Wolsingham in Weardale Co. Durham.
The group recently collaborated with us on our willow sculpture project. These sculptures were made by Peregrini volunteers under the guidance of basketry member Anna Turnbull as well as Alan Winow whose skills showed people how to weave baskets. Have a look at the images to see the amazing work.

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The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme is managed by a Partnership of professional and community representatives from Holy Island and surrounding shore side area. The lead organisation for the Scheme is the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership, hosted by Northumberland County Council.