We run amateur classes for all in flint-knapping, tool-making, wood-work, weaving and ancient cookery. Here you will find our calendar of events.
Latest Workshops 2022
Flint + Flax: 1st Saturday of each month, 10am – 3pm
3rd September, 1st October, 5th November at Stanford Hall CSA, LE17
These monthly drop-in sessions are a chance to develop your flint-knapping skills alongside knapper Neil, and others interested in lithic technologies.
The Flax group will continue with The Fibres that Bind Us as the flax nears the end of the retting phase. The group will use flint tools to make their own scutching and heckling tools, before scutching the fibres grown on the farm.
The Prehistoric Pizza Club: 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am – 3pm
17th September, 15th October, 19th November at Stanford Hall CSA, LE17
Have you ever wondered what prehistoric people ate? Are you interested in the history of agriculture and food? Do you want to experiment with ingredients and cooking techniques?
Join us each month as we explore the origins, flavours and uses of cultivated and wild foods. In this Autumn series we build ovens, make our own flint and wooden cooking utensils, and sow the seeds of the Heart Garden, soon to be home to 65 native wild herbs and flowers. The series will commence again in spring where our focus will be on the foods, ingredients and flavours we can harvest and forage as we develop a prehistoric cookbook.
We offer ongoing flint-knapping workshops to accommodate your schedule. We are in the process of building The Prehistoric Workshop which will be a permanent home for these activties. Please do get in touch to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
—- PAST EVENTS —-
Flint, Flax, Forage & Feast: Festival of Archaeology prehistoric taster day
We are delighted to participate in the annual Festival of Archaeology, holding a prehistoric taster day at Stanford Hall CSA field and the LAARC headquarters.
The Fibres that Bind Us – a exploration of plant-based textile making and dyeing
Join us over a long season series of activities exploring plant-based fibre-making, spinning, dyeing and weaving over the course of the summer and into autumn. We will meet twice a month, beginning with the sowing of flax, weld, dyer’s greenwood, yarrow, and other plant dyes. The flax will be harvested in July to August when we will then undertake the fibre processing, spinning, dyeing and weaving. Some of the activities are weather-dependent, later dates will be communicated closer to the time.
DATES: Sunday 10th April 2022, 9am
All are invited to attend, please RSVP by email.
Cob-wall making and Lime rendering
There is a beautiful, modern interpretation of a roundhouse along with an outdoor kitchen on the field at Stanford Hall requiring some additional cobbing for the walls. We are inviting members to participate in this community event to give us some experience in cob-making, and as a way for us to come together.
DATES: Monday 4th to Friday 8th April 2022, 10am
Please RSVP by email.