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Blacksmithing for Beginners Evening

.. learn a new skill with friends

Mon 22 Jan 2018
Eastern Avenue, Lichfield WS13 7SG
Slots: 6.30pm or 8.30pm
£2 Member 6.30pm Slot, £4 Guest 6.30pm Slot, £2 Member 8.30pm Slot, £4 Guest 8.30pm Slot
All equipment and materials. A souvenir to take home (that you've made).
Note event cost is £12 (£14 guests) PAID AS £2 (£4) deposit to Spice to book PLUS balance of £10 to supplier on the day
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This is a simple, fun evening with a Blacksmith around his country forge where he manufactures a range of beautiful objects such as iron gates, decorative ironwork and even the candlesticks for Lichfield Cathedral!

A small group of Spice members will be issued with safety equipment including leather aprons before a full safety briefing. We will then be taught how to work hot metal with hammer and tongues on the anvil. There will be demonstrations before we get to make an item ourselves. The event should last a couple of hours.


Time Slots: We can only take 6 around the forge at a time (you canít have too many irons in the fire as they say!), so have planned 2 groups of 6 people. Please choose 6.30pm or 8.30pm when you book.


Directions (note change for 2017): Due to demand for these popular evenings, Mark will be hosting the 2017 workshops at his commercial forge rather than his home setup. This is at Atlas Clinical, Northside, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield WS13 7SG. Coming from the A38, take the A5127 at Streethay and then turn right by Lichfield Trent Valley Station onto the A5192 (Eastern Avenue). Atlas Medical is then on your right hand side after approx Ĺ mile (where the road bends).




● Blacksmithing was just great! Mark showed us what to do and all 5 of us got stuck in to something none of us would ever have had the chance to do without Spice. This is what I enjoyed so much about this group.  A really different evening, real good fun, we learnt good stuff and came away with what we made, even though my first attempt simply melted my carefully crafted, happily hammered steel bar away to nearly nothing!

Thanks to you folks for organising all these goodies for us to enjoy


Definitely an opportunity to try something different, a really enjoyable evening.

This was an unusual and fun evening, attempting to recreate a skill I had thought had died out, and which isn't as easy as the blacksmith made it look! There's something very satisfying about heating metal till it's white hot and then hammering it into a shape - although not always the shape you intended! Great fun, I would recommend this evening as something very different, and therapeutic!

We need to do next step event - a half day somewhere between the Blacksmith Evening and the full day run by the Black Country Museum

Enjoyable fun way to spend an evening learning about a new and seldom seen skill.

Great fun, good value and excellent hosts.


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