Basketry Festival

Londonderry/Derry, 08 May 2020 - 10 May 2020

Contact Details

St Columb's Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Derry-Londonderry, BT47 6JY

The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House on May 8th/9th/10th 2020 and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.

The schedule for the festival will be as follows:

Friday 8th May 2020
St Columb’s House Main Hall
17:00 – 20:00 Contemporary Exhibition of the work of Irish Basket Makers
19:00 – 20:00 Exhibition Opening with formal welcome by Chairperson and guest speaker.
St Columb’s House Foyer
17:00 – 20:00 Exhibition of Heritage Collection of baskets.


Saturday 9th May 2020
St Columb’s House Main Hall
10:00 – 18:00 Contemporary Exhibition of the work of Irish Basket Makers.
St Columb’s House Foyer
10:00 – 18:00 Exhibition of Heritage Collection of baskets.
St Columb’s House Small Conference Room
10:00 – 18:00 Guest Spearkers / Short Demonstrations / talks about willow and weaving.
Large Conference Room 10:00 – 18:00 Shop selling members produce.

St Columb’s Park 10:00 – 18:00 Sculpture in the Park with open invitation to the public to participate.


Sunday 10th May 2020
St Columb’s House Main Hall
10:00 – 18:00 Contemporary Exhibition of the work of Irish Basket Makers.
St Columb’s House Foyer
10:00 – 18:00 Exhibition of Heritage Collection of baskets.
St Columb’s House Small Conference Room
10:00 – 13:00 Guest Speakers / Short Demonstrations / talks about willow and weaving.
Large Conference Room
10:00 – 13:00 Shop selling members produce.
St Columb’s Park 10:00 – 13:00 Sculpture in the Park with open invitation to the public to participate.
Large Conference Room 14:00 – 16:00 IBA AGM

Monday 11th May 2020
St Columb’s House large Conference Room
10:00 – 17:00 Bee Skep making with Louise McLean
Note: This workshop is only available to paid up members. To book your place please email info@irishbasketmakers.com

Opening times

Various

Prices

Accomodation is available at the house from Thursday evening for £17.50 pppn with full board available for £35.45 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Please email info@irishbasketmakers.com (priority will be given to organisers, exhibitors and members)