Christmas Fair 2014

It’ll soon be that festive time of year, which means that Frogmore Mill is having its annual Christmas Fair! Join us on the 30th of November from 11am to 4pm for a fantastic family day out at only £1 for adults and 50p for children. We’ll have a variety of craft stalls, including: jewellery, hand printed items, textile gifts, Christmas cards, candles and more. As well as operating our usual guided tours and café, we’ll also be hosting a barbecue and running boat trips in our canal boat, the Bryan Donkin. (subject to weather)

Adult Learning

We offer a wide range of adult courses throughout the year – both tutored and untutored. There are regular groups who meet to pursue drawing, painting, letter-press and bookbinding. We have new additions in life painting and drawing with a brand new exciting tutor. We can deliver papermaking weekends in the warmer months for creatives. In addition we offer IT courses for the complete beginner as well as those who want to expand their IT expertise.

School Trips

Our education team offer a range of exciting workshops for schools covering Key Stages 1. 2. 3 and 4, outreach activities and school assemblies. A standard 2 and a half hour visit includes a mill tour, papermaking and a third activity selected from a list: weaving, braille, history, science, recycling, letterpress and art. An upstream task suits KS2/3. Specialist art, bookbinding and enterprise activities are offered to KS3/4. Students enjoy the opportunity to a visit a working industrial setting.

Papermaking Courses

When: Contact for details

Time: 10.00 to 3.00pm
Fee: £110 the weekend, £60 Saturday only
We offer intensive weekend paper-making courses, delivered by Two Rivers Paper. Participants will learn about the craft of fine art paper-making; the theory and the practise, making your own sheets to take away. All materials provided. The first day will provide you with all you need to know, the second will enable additional hands on experience and opportunity to experiment.
Booking is essential.

"Rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make beggars, beggars make rags. - Anon. English 19th C. "