Your article: Get your teeth into Fangfest

Amelia tries her hand at pottery throwing.
Amelia tries her hand at pottery throwing.

“The best line up of artists and demonstrators yet!”.

That’s the message from the organisers of the 17 th annual Fangfest, which will be held at Fangfoss this coming weekend (5-6 September).

Lyn Grant from Fangfoss Pottery said: “We have got over 20 craftspeople demonstrating and selling their work in different venues throughout the village.

“At the pottery there will be demonstrations and talks about wheel thrown pottery, raku firing demonstrations and a sculptor from Northumberland making her iconic ‘faceless people’ and animals.”

Down at the Rocking Horse shop, visitors will be able to see all aspects of Rocking Horses being made, from the initial carving to the final stippling effects. The new revised rocking horse plan will be launched during the weekend.

At the craftmarket, demonstrations will take place by pole lathe turners, a shoemaker, spinners and weavers, corn dolly makers, lacemakers, and walking stick makers and lots more. In Rocking House, there will be an art exhibition by local painters Shirley Davis-Dew and Hilda Anderson.

At the furniture makers, there will be woodworkers available to talk about and show their exclusive range of furniture – from beds to kitchens. Around the village, a host of activities will also take place to keep the whole family entertained. Some of them are geared to encourage visitors to “have a go” themselves.

There will be a flower festival at the church. The theme this year is The Best of Yorkshire and a classic vehicle rally down past the Rocking Horse shop. Appealing to the children will be a magician, children’s entertainer and a bouncy castle. Live music is promised at the pub.

A group of Vikings from The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society will be explaining their research and investigation work regarding the iconic battle in their village. They will be bringing their new tapestry which promises to bridge the gap between The Battle of Fulford and the Bayeaux tapestry.

A programme showing all the venues and details of talks and demonstrations will be available at the event.

Entry is free.