Brickfield

Brickfield 2020 Activities

We are now very pleased to be able to offer some socially distanced Brickfield activities over the summer including field trips, brickmaking and a special brick making challenge – the Brickfield Brickathon – make as many bricks as you can!

All activities are free and open to most age groups and abilities. Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will accommodate you if we can. Please email any enquiries to brickfield@whitegold.org.uk.

Booking is required via Eventbrite links on our what’s on pages.

FIELDTRIPS

These are gentle walks out into clay country with a break for lunch – please bring your own picnic – suitable for most ages and abilities. Please inquire if you have special requirements.

Saturday 25 July – 11.00 – 3.00pm approx
Saturday 15 August – 11.00 – 3.00pm approx
Saturday 12 September – 11.00 – 3.00pm approx

AUGUST BRICK MAKING WORKSHOPS
Wednesday 19 August – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Thursday 20 August – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm Friday 21 August – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

BRICKATHON!
Saturday 22 August – Make as many bricks in a day as you can in a day. Skilled brick makers, like our local legend, John Osborne could make up to 900 bricks in a day by hand and working in pairs. Join us from 10.00 – 16.00 to take on this brick making challenge!

Thursday 27 August – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Friday 28 August – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

SEPTEMBER BRICKMAKING WORKSHOPS AND KILN FIRING Come and make some bricks while we are firing the kiln that the Brickfield team will be building using bricks recycled from the old clay country brickworks at Wheal Remfry. We’ll be aiming for flames out the chimney on Saturday night and some kiln-side story telling.

Friday 18 September – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Saturday 19 September – 3 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm, 5.00pm – 7.30pm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

If you are part of a local community group who you think would be interested in coming on site to make bricks together, please get in touch – we may be able to offer you specific workshops for group of 6 in the week beginning 7th Sept. Contact brickfield@whitegold.org.uk

KILN BUILDING AND FIRING
At the end of August/beginning of September, the Brickfield team will be building a kiln using bricks reclaimed from the old brickworks at Wheal Remfry near Fraddon where local brick maker John Osborne used to work. From around the 7th September they will start steaming the bricks everyone has made over the summer to dry them out over a few days in preparation for firing the kiln to co-incide with the Whitegold Festival on 19th September. The firing will take around 72hrs.

Check out our What’s On page for more details on participatory events and to book your place.

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