What’s on at [email protected] 2023?
Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire
Here's the show and how it goes on.
2023 is bringing another stimulating programme of workshops for all our visitors. You’ll be able to learn how to make all manner of creations, needle felt a garden or landscape, get the hang of crochet colourwork and, if you belong to the younger age group, there are fab workshops too. Click on the link below to see the full programme which will be available from early in the New Year.
Just Another Brick in the Wall
Stitch a Brick began as part of [email protected]’s aim to promote mental health awareness and is the brainchild of Ingrid Wagner, co-organiser of the show and two of the show’s volunteer team and keen crafters, Fiona Beech and Gill Slater, all three of whom have travelled their own journeys of mental health awareness in recent years. We will be continuing Stitch a Brick into 2023.
Stitch A Brick is calling for anyone and everyone to stitch their own brick in knit, crochet, felt or weave (see the links below for the patterns) and then embroider/sew onto one side the name of the difficulty they may have faced/be facing and on the other, the positives which may have helped/be helping them through that difficulty. The bricks can be sent in to the address given below and the team at [email protected] will use them to build a wall with negatives on the one side and positives on the other. The wall will be displayed at the show itself.
Anyone can join in. All ages & abilities are welcome to create their own personal bricks in whatever way you choose to make them. By sharing & learning from each other, your brick may help someone else to bring down their wall.
The address to where you can send your stitched brick is shown on the patterns – see links below. With a big thankyou to Fiona Beech, Anita Greulich, Ruth Sprague, Ingrid Wagner and Elaine Hayes for helping to develop the patterns.
Thankyou also to Let’s Knit & Inside Crochet magazines for getting behind this initiative.
The Knitted Tearoom
Presented by Stoke on Trent based WI group, The Ceramic Sisters, whose cakes, bakes, teas and coffees have to be tasted to be believed. In 2022, they fundraised for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes with a right old riot of flowers crafted in every conceivable way for your delight and delectation. As soon as we have confirmation of the charity they will be supporting in 2023, we will let you know. All work will be for sale, for a world which needs more than one colour to express our emotions. Oh, and a good cuppa.
Returning once more in 2023. Where do you keep your guilty pleasure? In the garage, under the sofa, behind the bed, boxed up in the shed? Wherever your wool stash is, you may want to renew it and we are giving you the chance to do just that. The Stash Swop will run all weekend and you are invited to bring yours along and trade it in for fresh stock. We weigh it, you rummage and take away the equivalent in weight. Or not, if you can bear it.
Music & Camping
I Got Rhythm details to follow
A well equipped camping & caravanning site complete with hot & cold showers and a site shop for essentials can be found near to Bishton Hall at Carney Pools Camping and Caravanning, Bishton Lane, Wolseley Bridge ST18 OZX. Call 07530270284 to book or go to https://www.pitchup.com 10 mins in your car to the show site at Bishton Hall
The Peckish Pony Street Food An inspired cuisine awaits you at The Peckish Pony with our Street Food from around the world. Bored with sandwiches? You bet! You might be in the Georgian splendour of the grounds at Bishton Hall, but we’re going to transport you to a torrid and tastier experience than you may ever have had before. We have oodles of noodles for you, a smile of spices, battered bhajis (in a good way) and wood fired pizzas to savour. Oh, your taste buds will love you. Especially if you’re vegan, cos we’ve taken care of you, too. The extraordinary nosh ‘n’ natter from these extraordinary street food vendors is all sourced as locally as possible and, eco aware, their packaging is made from, among other sustainable gubbins, plant based materials; portion pots & glasses are also very likely to be compostable. Don’t miss what is going to be a show with a kick and one to savour in your memory. For our complete list of Food Traders for 2023, visit What’s On