By day we’ll be transforming the farm with craft stalls and demonstrations, wild walks and children’s trails, street food from the courtyard kitchen, live music and lots more, so bring the family and spend a day on the farm! We’ve got a great line up for grown ups and children alike (click here for the children’s line up!)
Hannah Lamiroy has taken an idea developed at home to a world-famous gin which graces the shelves of the likes of Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, Soho House and The Pig. After hearing of Hannah’s plans over a few drinks at a feast in 2017, Hannah agreed to launch her Rose Gin at our 1000 Mouths event later that year. The rest, as they say, is history. We’re so excited to have Hannah and Sam back on the farm. Come and say hi, hear about their incredible journey, and sample their wonderful gin! (only for grown ups)
Based in Penryn, woodsman Tom Kemp manages woodland throughout Cornwall. Hugely knowledgeable and passionate about his craft, he also produces the most brilliant charcoal, which has kept our fires burning here on the farm many a time. Tom will be on the farm for our Spring Gathering, for tree themed conversation, charcoal-making demos and talks, and will he’ll also have a stall with a selection of handmade wooden gifts. He’s also available for commissions!
(Your chance to win an axe each day!)
The Forge is a collective of Cornish Blacksmiths and they were incredibly popular at last year’s event. Tristan, James and Sanny are back again, this time for 2 days of Axe Making! Each day the team will be crafting an Axe from scratch, to be taken home by one lucky guest! To enter – all you need to do is to take part in making it! Just head to their stall, put your name down and get stuck in for 15 minutes or more!
Steve came across Sophie’s pottery at a Christmas market and added several of her pieces to his personal collection! Sophie uses clay from St Agnes and other natural materials gathered locally to produce glazes with subtle and calm shades inspired by Cornwall’s landscape and coast. We are delighted to have Sophie joining us and she’ll be demonstrating hand-building from her stall where you’ll also be able to purchase some very beautiful items to take home.
The extremely talented and lovely Lou Tonkin is an artist and print-maker who creates homeware pieces inspired by birds and nature in her local environment. Lou also created our signature Spring Gathering lamb (see the banner at the top of this page!) which we adore, as well as another project in the pipeline… Lou will be joining us on Sunday where you will be able to see her demonstrate her incredible skill and buy something to take home.
Recently moved to their new brewery in Perranporth, Black Flag are the micro-brewery who make our brew ‘Barn Ale’ which is extremely popular on the farm with guests and the team! Nico and Ben will be on hand with tastings of their range of craft beers and of course, you’ll be able to enjoy a pint (or two) of Barn Ale from the bar.
Charlie Fanshawe produces beautiful handcrafted rugs and runs courses from his workshop on the edge of Dartmoor. Charlie’s spoon carving demos were a big hit at last year’s event and he returns in 2019 for another demonstration plus the chance to get hands-on with some basic leather making sessions – a taster of future workshops on the farm!
Charlie’s partner Laura will be on hand at their stall where they will have a selection of their incredible products for sale.
With gorgeous flowers grown just a few miles away from our farm, blooms from Hendra Farm Flowers are often featured on our Feast night tables some are delighted that Clare and Janet will be taking over our Potting Shed in the kitchen garden in this year’s Spring Gathering.
Small posies will be for sale and they will be on-hand to give tips and advice for any budding growers and enthusiasts.
Stuart Woodman created his microbrewery a few years ago and since then he’s won multiple awards and has been featured on Channel 4’s ‘Back to the land’. He creates modern, seasonal beer in the heart of Cornwall using wild, foraged and speciality ingredients.
He’s a familiar face on the farm and you’ll be able join him for a fascinating foraging walk through our fields or a wild cocktail demo which is bound to be very popular (just for grown-ups!)
(Steve’s Mum & Dad!)
Along with other members of the Cornwall Association of Woodturners, Dad/Dave will have a range of beautiful woodturned objects turned using wood from the farm and elsewhere. This year, the team will also be running 15 minute taster sessions. For your chance to have a go, just head to their stall and put your name down!
From shearing, washing, combing, carding spinning and weaving, learn all about wool spinning from Mum/Alison, and how a sheep’s fleece is turned into finished products.