We have a wide range of experiences and workshops taking place at the festival . . .

Blacksmith Workshop

Looking to have a banging time this summer? You’re in luck, as this year we welcome Brighton-based Odyssey Blacksmiths to the Loxwood Joust. Founder James Nye will offer one-hour workshops giving you the chance to design, shape and forge your own mediaeval (or modern) creation in shiny steel or copper. Or if you prefer watching metal to hitting it, James will hold a number of shows throughout the weekend demonstrating the most impressive and beautiful techniques that developed in metalwork throughout history. Over 16’s only.

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Chainmail Workshops

Craft yourself some new bling on a metalworking workshop this year with historical Truro-based metalsmith Anna Rennie.

Anna is inspired by the beauty of the rugged Cornish landscape and coastline. Being passionate about her craft, she is also inspired by Viking culture, mediaeval and Tudor periods as well as the Arts and Crafts movement. You can see her work at steelmaiden.co.uk

Learn how to create the classic 4-in-1 steel chainmail worn by the knights of the realm, and make your own chainmail bracelet using traditional methods.

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Copper Bowl Making

Learn how to make your own functional bowl in copper using traditional techniques by hand. Personalise your creation with your name using letter punches. Some hand strength required for hammering!

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Pewter Badge Making in the Children’s Kingdom

You will make your own design in a cuttlefish bone to make a mould and then watch as molten pewter is poured into it. After a few minutes, when it has cooled the mould will be opened up and there will be the finished object, which will be yours to take away with the cuttlefish bone to show all your friends!