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The Clearing Workshops

Sat 18 MarchSat 8 July, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Book Workshops

Learn the skills you’ll need to survive in a world afflicted by climate change. Led by a series of experts, and accompanied by artist Tom James, the workshops will cover everything from basic survival skills through to re-thinking some of the technologies of our current society.

Part of The Clearing project
Adult £10 Child/Concs £5
Price is per workshop and includes Park admission. Subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Workshop places limited, please pre-book. Suitable for ages 10+. Please bring lunch to share with fellow workshop attendees.

To pre-book Book Workshops Here or alternatively call 01926 645 500


Build a Toilet

Sat 15 April, 11am-4pm

How to deal with human waste? A must for any would-be survivor, learn how to build a compost toilet: a simple, easy and safe device that will help to avoid cholera outbreaks, and, as a bonus, create fertiliser for the fields.

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Food Part 1: Finding It

Sat 29 April, 11am-4pm

Discover easy-to-identify edibles in the grounds of Compton Verney with local forager John Noble as well as how to catch a rabbit (no rabbits will be harmed in the making of this workshop).

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Food Part 2: Growing It

Sat 6 May, 11am-4pm

What will we grow in the future? This workshop will introduce the principles of permaculture, and include a hands on planting session.

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Our Daily Bread Part 1

Sat 20 May 11am-4pm

Learn how to build a cob-oven with local bushcraft expert Matt Cox.



Our Daily Bread Part 2

Sun 21 May 11am-4pm

Learn how to make bread from scratch, and bake it in the cob-oven.

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Working with Wool

Sat 3 June, 11am-4pm

Learn how to turn wool from a sheep’s fleece into a finished rug under the expert guidance of the Coventry Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

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Keeping Chickens

Sat 17 June, 11am-4pm

Warwickshire Chicken Coop will teach you everything you need to know about keeping chickens: how to handle them, feed them, keep them healthy, and make sure they’re laying.

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Soap: Staying Clean in the Anthropocene

Sat 8 July, 11am-4pm

Catherine Clark from Honey Bee Beautiful will be teaching you one of the most important antibacterial technologies at The Clearing: how to make soap from beeswax.

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