Open Craft Day

Open Craft Day

Saturday 4th August

11am – 4pm

I bet you had no idea what a wealth of creative talent exists on your doorstep?

Come to John Clare Cottage, Helpston on Saturday 4 August where you will find potters, spinners, weavers, jewellery makers, embroidery and textile workers, second hand books and many more, looking forward to showing and selling their work. .

Refreshments available in the Cottage Café.

Alcoholic Ink Art Workshop

Introduction to Alcoholic Ink Art 

Wednesday 22nd August

10am – 4pm

Alcohol Inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colours can create a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities can only be limited by what you are willing to try.

This workshop will introduce you to Alcohol Ink Art, you will not need any materials as all will be provided. There will be two sessions in the day. The first will introduce you to the art and enable you to create a card design. The second will enable you to paint and produce a decorated tile.

The day will include tea and coffee on arrival, light lunch and tea and cake in the afternoon. Tickets are £45 and places are limited to 10 so that you get maximum time with the artist.

Please contact the Cottage to reserve a place.


Acoustic Cafe

Thursday 23rd August

6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Open Mic Session

“A chance to perform”

You are invited to come along to the Café at the John Clare Cottage to play your instruments, sing or listen to other performers.

The evening will be led by the Reverend Dave Maylor (Blues Guitar).

There will be refreshments, including a licensed bar.

Entry is free; there will be an opportunity to give a donation, the monies being divided between the John Clare Trust and  St Botolph’s Church.

If you require any further details please contact

Clare Cottage – 01733 253330