Sep 23, 2017 Saturday
(Full)

Introduction to Cold Smoking Food

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA GB

You will be introduced to the successful methods I employ to effectively, efficient and economically cold smoke foodstuffs such as Meats, Fish, cheeses, fresh and dried vegetables, and snack items such as seed mixes and nuts. You will be shown the equipment I use and some of the tips and tricks I learnt along the way. We will discuss the merits and flavours of different woods used in cold smoking and we will prepare some foodstuffs for cold smoking. If you like you may bring some dried sweet peppers or sun dried tomatoes or 50g whole Black Pepper grinders and exchange them with me for the same but previously cold smoked (there is nothing better tasting than cold smoked freshly ground pepper on your dinner!). Please do not bring meats fish or cheeses. This class is happening outside so please dress appropriately.

Bring one of the following:
2 different boxes of single or mixed flavour fruit teas
Dog treats: Bonos, Markies or Shapes only please
Freshly picked vegetables from your garden or allotment
Large bag of peanuts or mixed nuts: Dry roasted, ready salted, honey roast, etc.
Mixed dried fruit

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

Basic Knot Tying

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA GB

This is a basic knot tying course for individuals who struggle tying and using basic knots in strings, cords twines and ropes. You will be taught five basic knots and 1 basic whipping (rope end finish) when and how to use them. When learnt these 5 knots and 1 whipping will hold you in good stead around the house, garden and even some craft work. There will be a practice rope available for each attendee to use during this course, so please do not bring one of your own.

Bring one of the following:
1 packet 8 hour burn tea lights
12” Wooden Embroidery Rings
2 X 6” Wooden Embroidery Rings
3 X 40mm Beechwood balls (without holes)
500g-1000g Fresh Ginger Root
A3 Artist’s Pad
Packet Large Muslin Cloth Squares
Reels of Black Waxed Cotton

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Sep 30, 2017 Saturday
(Full)
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

In this class you can learn how to crochet in circles, giving you the ability to create doilies, bases for soft toys, bags and hats.

Bring one of the following:
Balls of yarn
Dark chocolate 70% cocoa
Good brushes for painting
Nice book
Tea leaves

About the teacher, Rosaria Campilongo

Hello, I am Rosaria, I am from Italy and I moved in Norwich for work. I have passion for painting, drawing and crochet. I have already given crochet classes for beginners at Trade School Norwich. I really like to teach people how to create things by themselves.

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Beginner's Rag Rugging

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
00 PIzza/Pasta Flour (can be bought from the Deli opposite St. Andrews Hall)
Empty jam jars with lids
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Mixed Nuts
Produce from your Garden/Allotment
Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbook

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Creative Writing: Verse and Worse

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

A two-hour workshop that rhymes, scans, alliterates or does none of the above. Come and play with words and sounds.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish breakfast tea LEAVES (not teabags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Oct 21, 2017 Saturday

Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Come and learn to play what is perhaps the finest two player card game in the world (4 player game also covered). This is the game that coined the phrases "level pegging", "streets ahead", "left in the lurch" and "one for his nob"! Cribbage, or "Crib", is around 400 years old and can trace part its roots to our fine city as the grandfather of the supposed inventor of the game was Mayor here in the 1500s. Indeed, Suckling House (which now houses Cinema City) was inhabited by, and named after, Sir John Suckling's grandfather. This session should appeal more to those who enjoy games in general and card games specifically. Maths skills help, but as long as you can add up to 31 you'll be fine :) Come and learn a skill for life, in an hour!

Bring one of the following:
A Backgammon Set
A Board Game
A Cribbage Board
A USB stick full of reggae/dub/funk
Interesting Playing Cards

About the teacher, Siv Sears

I'm a teacher who recently returned to the UK after many years abroad. I have a passion for cribbage and received a gold medal in the cribbage pairs event at the 2016 Mind Sports Olympiad in London. I've taught many people to play, including most recently a cohort of 11 and 12 year-olds at the school I currently work at.

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Nov 25, 2017 Saturday

The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

A two-hour workshop to get you started, to try something new, to work on your writing project or just to refresh your skills.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish Breakfast tea leaves (not tea bags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Felting a Festive Decoration

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

This session is a great way to introduce yourself to the art of wet felt-making whilst creating something festive. You'll work with natural woollen fibres such as Merino and Corriedale wool, plus creative man-made fibres such as sparkly Angelina. Choose your own design - perhaps a robin, Christmas tree or snowflake - which captures the festive spirit. The session is suitable for all levels of experience, including total beginners.

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to teach your own Trade School class
Herbal tea (not green tea)
Natural fabric remnants (wool, linen, silk etc)
Organic chocolate
Potted herbs
Sewing threads, needles, pins, textile bits & bobs

About the teacher, Genevieve Rudd

I'm an artist living by the coast. I lead community participatory arts groups and I love to support people to be creative.

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