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Romily Swann “Colourful Skeins”

20 October

Romily Swann “Colourful Skeins”

Romilly has many years of experience developing skills and teaching ancient technologies and crafts to a wide audience. She is a trained botanist with a Botany degree and botanical illustrator with an expansive knowledge of herb lore and crafts through history. Through her work with children from foundation years to university students, delivering cross curricular activities, she has developed her flare for inspirational and entertaining education. Known by many as ‘the lady with the flute’, she is a quirky pied piper and story teller, able to transport imagination to any place and time. She is currently the Education Manager at the Earth Trust in Oxfordshire.

Over the years Romilly has acquired and practised a great many ancient rural skills, sharing these and the context from which they came is an absolute passion. From grinding ochres, to grinding wheat, it can all help humans understand their journey. Romilly helped to build and helps run a Tudor dye house for a living history project in Wales, demonstrating natural dyeing to hundreds of schoolchildren each year.


TIME/FORMAT:     11.00am – 4.00pm

11.00am  Socialising and crafts – bring your crafts and chat
1.00pm    Informal lunch – bring your own
1.45pm    Announcements
2.00pm   Speaker
4.00pm   Close

If attending the afternoon session (which starts from 2.00pm, we would be grateful if you could arrive from 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start

FACILITIES:    Free Parking.  The new one way entrance to the parking is from Banks Road (for those of you with satnav, check as it could send you down Crossways!).   WiFi. Disabled access. Teas, Coffees, Cakes and Biscuits available for a small charge.

GUILD MEMBERS :    Free – meetings attendance is included in annual membership fee.

VISITOR COST:       £5.00 per visitor, per meeting


20 October
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Haddenham Village Hall
Banks Park
Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE
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