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Don't Frack the Commonweal Free

Friday 1811.00amAugust


The Garlic Farm

Mersley Lane

(01983) 865 378

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Don't Frack the Commonweal Free

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'Don't Frack the Commonweal' (a nationwide community artwork project in progress) is coming to the Isle of Wight on Friday 18th August 11-3 at The Garlic Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0NR

Forest of Dean artist Tom Cousins is touring England's community and water protection groups making spokes for an eight spoke wheel to present to anti fracking supporting MPs and Lords and Ladies at Westminster.

He'll be demonstrating some basic green woodwork techniques at the event and then helping people work on the Isle of Wight spoke.

The idea is to use a forgotten craft (bodging), to make an iconic symbol of an archaic concept (the commonweal) and then present it to the ancient institution that it forged but has mostly forgotten (Westminster).

This is a free, family-friendly outdoor event and will go ahead whatever the weather.

Just bring a brolly! There is free parking, toilets & cafeteria on site.

Come and take part in making a wooden 'commonweal' spoke to represent your community.

Everyone is welcome.

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