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Workshop/Course, Mon 5 - Fri 9 Aug 2019, £240-£470

FSC Flatford Mill

FSC Flatford Mill

The centre of Constable Country

Address

East Bergholt,
Suffolk,
CO7 6UL

Details

Coracle: 'A boat of skin-covered wicker' (Pocket Oxford Dictionary). A coracle is one of the most ancient boat designs, only a few small technical steps more advanced than a raft. During this week-long course you will be able to construct your own coracle using willows for the framework and thin canvas for the skin, and hew your own paddle if time allows. The group will be small to allow for individual tuition in the weaving and binding of the hull and gunwale of your craft. A canvas and bitumen covering provides a waterproof skin where animal skin would have been used in prehistory. This technique also has a long history and is favoured by many coracle fishermen who continue the tradition, keeping these skills alive. If all goes well, on the last day we should be on the river, not in it! Needless to say coracles take a bit of getting used to so be prepared for a dunking just in case! Expect to reimburse the tutor for materials, approximately £35.

Richard King trained as a biologist specialising in environmental science and this led him to understand the importance of eco-sustainable industries. He has spent over 10 years as a professional green wood worker and furniture maker with his work being in high demand across East Anglia.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We have 78 beds over 25 bedrooms. Our dining room can cater for up to 60 people at a time. We have 5 classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. Guests can also use our library and recreation room. We also have extensive grounds including river frontage, our own island, woods, reedbeds, open fields and meadows.

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Dates Times
Mon 5 - Fri 9 Aug 2019

Prices

Resident (Sole Occupancy): £470
Resident (Shared Room): £370
Non-Resident: £240

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 10 - Fri 14 Dec Suffolk Christmas Tour
Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jan Art New Year Detox Week
Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jan Exploring and Painting Winter Gardens
Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jan Photography: Techniques and Technology
Fri 25 - Sun 27 Jan Weaving with Recycled Materials
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Feb Pet Portraits

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Map reference: TM 076332  Lat: 51.95878 Long: 1.02154

By car: From the A12 take the turning for East Bergholt / Flatford. Drive through East Bergholt, following the signs to Flatford. when on the one-way lane, follow signs to the Field Study Centre, driving past the National Trust Bridge Cottage, along the lane to the large brick building next to the river where our Reception is located. Parking is available for our customers in the car park at the end of the lane.

By public transport: Our nearest train station in Manningtree, about 60 minutes train ride from London Liverpool Street. Taxis are available at the station (about 10 minute taxi ride)

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We have 78 beds over 25 bedrooms. Our dining room can cater for up to 60 people at a time. We have 5 classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. Guests can also use our library and recreation room. We also have extensive grounds including river frontage, our own island, woods, reedbeds, open fields and meadows.