Our venue, Uffculme Centre, has beautiful grounds where for the weekend of Yarningham we pitch a marquee. The marquee is home to demonstrations from the local WSD Guild, workshops, a winding station & most importantly our delicious cake stand.
The marquee also houses the social area, a place with tables and seating for meeting friends, planning shopping & eating cake.
Our current marquee measures 9 x 9m and costs £700 to hire. The next biggest marquee is 9 x 12m and costs £900 to hire. We would love to increase the size of the marquee to allow for more space for everything. However our budget doesn’t allow for this extra cost.
A simple way to cover this extra cost would be to increase the price of our marketplace tickets. Marketplace tickets have remained the same since the start of the festival in 2016. We have already had to increase marketplace tickets by £1 for the next festival to help cover other rising costs.
So we are asking you, our audience to buy us a Ko-fi (that is to make a small donation that roughly equals the price of a coffee) and help raise the extra £200 needed for a bigger marquee.
We are very pleased to announce the third edition of our fibre festival Yarningham.
Yarningham 2018 will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. It will feature an expanded marketplace, extended workshop programme and lots more that we can’t tell you about just yet.
What we can tell you is that we have a new venue. Yarningham 2018 will be held at Uffculme Centre, Birmingham. It was built in 1891 for Richard Cadbury and his family. Gifted to the city in 1916, it has now been converted into a training and conference centre.
Applications for marketplace exhibitors will open on Monday 18 September. Application forms will be available to download from our website from midday.
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