Traditional Skills Workshops with Boat Builder, Ben Neville
As part of the beach hut project we are delighted to offer 5 free, practical workshops led by local boat builder Ben Neville. In each workshop you will be taken through a traditional construction technique using timber and a range of tools and finishes.
During the workshop you will make part of a prototype hut and this piece will be used in an exhibition taking place on West Bay, July 2022. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the local heritage of beach huts, West Bay and the We are building a beach hut project.
You do not need any prior experience to take part in workshops, just a willingness to learn, ask questions and support this project. Places are free, but limited and are open to anyone over the age of 18. Workshops take place on Wednesdays in a variety of locations in Dunoon including: Dunoon Burgh Hall, The POP shop and West Bay.
Make a tool, use a tool
Dunoon Burgh Hall, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 9am - 12:45pm
Traditional Basic Joinery
Dunoon Burgh Hall, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 1.15pm - 5pm
Boat Builder's Hut roof
Grass in front of Argyll College, West Bay, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 10am - 6pm
Coppiced Hazel Woven Viewing panels
Morag's Pavillion, (near play park, West Bay) Victoria Parade, Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10am - 2pm
Frame the View
POP shop Wednesday, 6 July 2022 at 10am - 6pm
Additional workshops may become available, so please contact Claire Hallybone if you want to be involved, but can’t make any of the above times and dates. Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org
With support from the CHArts: Heritage Horizons, workshops are also taking place at Dunoon Grammar School to give young people an opportunity to take part in this project.
The project is delivered in partnership with the Dunoon Area Alliance and Dunoon CARS project, and aims to involve people living in the area with the regeneration of West Bay through exploring the heritage of beach huts and looking at how the natural and built environment will be impacted by climate change.