25-27 August 2018
Llanthony Secunda Priory
Carrie Horwood of Cat’s Eye Carving is once again organising this years stone carving festival in Gloucester.
With work progressing well at Llanthony Secunda Priory, where the festival will be held, there will be plenty to celebrate during the August bank holiday as the site becomes ready to welcome visitors as an historic attraction.
Carrie hopes to attract more than 20 stonemasons and carvers to take part in the contest. They will have the opportunity to carve some of the original stone taken from the old stable block of the Priory during the recent renovation work (carried out with the help of £3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund) as well as newly quarried Cotswold stone.
The theme this year is mythical creatures. Carrie herself plans to carve a beastie as a raffle prize.
The carvers will have Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning to complete their creations before offering them up for the grand live auction on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
If you are an accomplished mason or carver wanting to take part, or a trader who would like to have a stall at the event, email Carrie on firstname.lastname@example.org