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Savour spring blues and traditional rural craft near Stafford

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

  • Willow weaving

  • Bluebells

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CHANCES to learn a traditional rural craft and enjoy a spectacular spring show are on offer at a beauty spot near Stafford next month.

Cannock Chase AONB, the group which manages the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is hosting a willow weaving workshop on April 11. It will include lunch provided by a local farmer.

The session runs from 9am to 3pm and tickets cost £20 or £15 for AONB members.

Emma Beaman, assistant AONB officer, said: “This day is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and to take your three creations home with you. This will be a fun and informative day, and willow objects make lovely garden ornaments and presents, so it should be a worthwhile day.”

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On April 28 there will be an opportunity to view one of spring’s most colourful visitors. A free bluebell walk will set off from Shugborough Hall at 11am.

To book willow weaving tickets or free places on the bluebell walk call 01785 619186 or email emma.beaman@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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