Waters group are a family run business from Cornwall and will be selling a selection of their stone working equipment, tools and consumables, please visit their website for more details of their products
Severn Cider, This award winning local producer will be providing the bar, with real ales as well as their draught and bottled ciders, wine and soft drinks. Please visit their website for information.
Isabel’s Bakehouse will be providing tea, coffee and crepes from their lovely food pod, please visit their website to see the range of services that they can provide.
On Sunday 26th we will have live music, performed by the amazing 3 piece acoustic band Banshee. They play Ceilidh/barn dance music which is sure to make the day go with a swing. They were formed in 2002 and are based in the Forest of Dean.
On Monday 27th we will be entertained in the morning by the combined choir of the City of Gloucester choir, the vocality youth choir and the Ecclesiastical Insurance staff choir.
The Gloucester Geology Trust
Create Your Own Fossil! Make a fossil of your own, then take it home to paint.
Make Your Own Jurassic Landscape or Seascape! Find out about the environments and creatures that existed when the Jurassic limestones were formed that are being used by our stonemasons.
Try Fossil Rubbing! Create an unusual fossil rubbing – either in colour on white paper, or metallic on black!
Become Rock Detectives! Find out about the different types of rocks, the rock cycle, and how rocks were formed. Learn about the different properties rocks have. Which rocks are used by the stone carvers, and why?
Fossil Dig – Lucky Dip! See what you can dig up from our fossil pit! Take your find home to keep!
All activities are free but donations are gratefully received.
Local geology display.
Gloucestershire Uncovered – Geology Trail Guides on sale.
For more information on their important work please follow this link to their website; www.glosgeotrust.org.uk
Jewellery by Helen a stunning range of hand crafted sterling silver and costume jewellery. click here to have a look.
The Forgotten Skills group will have two of their members demonstrating felt and rope /knot work.
The Worshipful Company of Masons
This historic company have kindly sponsored my festival with a cash donation and are also providing a £250 voucher to spend with Gibson’s tool manufacturers and suppliers
The WCM were founded in the early medieval times to regulate the quality of stonemasonry. They are at the forefront of training and offer financial assistance to students and apprentices. Follow this link to learn more about this organistaion www.masonslivery.org
The Newport Ship Trust
Come and strike a replica of the French Petit Blanc coin in Pewter using replica dies, there is a £1.50 charge which includes an explanation card.
The coin is a replica of the one found under the Bow of the Newport Ship, placed there to bring the ship good luck by the shipwrights at the time of her construction. The coin dates to 1447.
Also on sale are replica sets of Pirate, Roman and Medieval coins along with guidebooks about the medieval ship, all of this is done in a beautiful medieval tent.
The proceeds go to The Friends of the Newport Ship who use these to finance elements of the ship’s conservation and research.
More information can be found by following this link to their website. www.newportship.org
The Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust will have displays and information about the ongoing work, their finds and the next phase of the restoration of the site. They will also be running tours of the newly restored buildings. www.llanthonysecundapriory.org.uk