The European Woodworking Show

This weekend saw the European Woodworking show take place at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. The Essex Shed Network hosted a stall and display at the entrance to talk to show goers about Men in Sheds.

Over the weekend Shedders from five Essex Sheds took turns in manning the stall. There was an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the differences between their sheds but also to talk to hundreds of people about Sheds.

Visitors to the stall included people from Sheds in other parts of the UK and wider keen to know what is happening here in Essex, local people interested in getting involved and tradesmen/skilled craftsman finding out more.

Over the weekend we spoke to hundreds of people with some key contacts being made. Some quotes from the day:

“Pleased I came, I learnt lots about Sheds” 
“Really impressed with the infrastructure for Sheds in Essex”
“I’m looking for somewhere I can keep my hands busy”
“We saw you here last time, great to see the project is doing so well”

Volunteers needed for European Woodworking show

The Essex Shed Network is looking forward to attending the European Woodworking Event at Cressing Temple Barns in September.

This is a great opportunity for us to talk to potential Shedders from across the County and wider. We will have a stand promoting the network and the individual Essex sheds both established and in development.

The European show is a leading woodworking show in the world with display and demonstrations from a range of craftsman including wood turners, carvers, pryrographers and toy makers.

We are looking for volunteers from Essex Shedders to help man the stand and talk to the public about Men in Shed projects and help promote. Cover is needed across the 2 days of the show but volunteers can choose to cover for a few hours, entry into the show by way of wristband will be provided and will be valid for the full weekend.

If you are able to support the Essex Shed Network at this event please get in touch.

Read more about the show here