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Luminate 2017 Workshops

Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival

Luminate Festival 2017

HMS Unicorn is very excited to once again be part of the Luminate Festival – a series of events across Scotland during the month of October that brings together people from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age and explore what growing older means to all of us.

As part of the festival, Unicorn will be hosting three workshops on board: one woodworking session led by the brilliant Chas Heath and two tapestry sessions led by the incredibly talented Louise Martin.


Traditional  Woodworking with Chas Heath

Sunday 1st October: 12pm to 4pm

Celebrate National Grandparents Day by taking part with your grandkids in a fantastic woodworking workshop held by experienced traditional carpenter Chas Heath.

A chance to use axes, shaving horses, draw knives and chisels in an appropriate and safe manner, this Luminate Festival event will be free to over 60s and there is no need to pre-book: just drop in anytime in the afternoon.


Mixing Colour Tapestry Workshop with Louise Martin

Friday 13th October: 2pm to 4pm

This workshop will give practical tips to help successfully blend from one colour to another. Looms will be warped ready for you to begin weaving.


Textual Techniques Tapestry Workshop with Louise Martin

Friday 20th October: 2pm to 4pm

This unique tapestry workshop will be dealing with textual techniques. It will be a perfect session for learning a variety of techniques to add texture and interest to your weaving.


The tapestry workshops are free for over 60s, unwaged and students. £20 per person otherwise. Places for the tapestry workshops must be booked in advance.

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For more information about Luminate and a full programme of their events please visit their website or head to their Facebook Page