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Boston Unfurled Workshops

Boston Guildhall

Friday 9th February - 27 April 2018

All workshops are FREE and at Boston Guildhall on Fridays from 11- 3pm. Open to participants aged 16+

Contact: for further information or to reserve your place.

Workshop information

Banner Workshops - With Ruth Pigott
You will design and sew your fabric banner using machine stitching, using a reverse applique technique.

We will only be using straight stitch, so there is no need to be highly experienced with a sewing machine. Sewing machines will be provided.
You will need to attend a set of 3 workshops to complete your banner.
Session 1 - Design you banner
Session 2 & 3 - Make your fabric banner using the sewing machine.

The banner workshops are repeated over the course of the next few months, you will be allocated one of the groups. Each group will have 5 participants. This will ensure your group has as much support from Ruth as needed.

Please specify if the dates of a particular group suits you best.

Finial Workshops - 3D Printing - With Kathleen Smith
The finial workshops will be an introduction to 3D printing and thinking of ideas for creating the final finials.

We will discuss what 3D printing is, how it works, the materials that can be used and how you would do 3D printing. There will be a 3D printer at the workshops that will produce small items so you can see how it works.

In the workshop you will produce a 3D sculpture from foam using carving techniques, the finished object will be scanned and converted into a file which will be used as inspiration for the final finials.

This workshop is open to 8 participants. You can attend one of the two dates.
Papercutting workshops to create designs for laser cutting - Kathleen Smith
We will look at the test panel that has been laser cut for the flagpole and also look at examples of laser cut designs. We will look at how you would create and prepare a file for laser cutting.

In the workshop you will learn how to paper cut. You will create a design that can then be used as inspiration towards the side panels on the flagpoles.

This workshop is open to 12 participants

Dates Available - Please be aware all of the Fabric Banner workshops are now fully booked. 

Places now only available on the 23rd February - 3D Printing and 6th April - Paper Cutting Designs.

9 February - Kathleen - Finials 3D Printing - Fully booked
16 February - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 1 - Fully booked
23 February - Kathleen - Finials 3D Printing
2 March - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 1 - Fully booked
9 March - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 1 - Fully booked
16 March - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 2 - Fully booked
23 March - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 2 - Fully booked
30 March - Ruth - Fabric Banner Group 2 - Fully booked
6 April - Kathleen - Paper Cut Designs
13 April - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 3 - Fully booked
20 April - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 3 - Fully booked
27 April - Ruth - Fabric Banner - Group 3 - Fully booked

All the banners and finials made in this project will be used by the Boston Hanse group in local and international events and festivals.


This project is funded by the Arts Council and is organized by Boston Hanse Group, Transported and supported by Boston Guildhall, Boston Borough Council.

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Boston Model Fairground Show 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

Boston Guildhall

10:30am - 3:30pm

Free event, donations welcome

Come and join us for one day only when the Boston Model Fairground Show comes to Boston Guildhall.  With models from 20 different exhibitors, showing different working rides and transport, these miniature models are fascinating.  Traders will have photographs and DVD's available to purchase and modelling supplies. 

We hope you can make it for this one day event! 

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Simon Goodfellow - Spiritual Medium and Clairvoyant

Thursday 24th May 2018

Boston Guildhall

7pm door open, evening begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets £10 per person.

Simon Goodfellow will be joining us for an evening of Mediumship here at Boston Guildhall on Thursday 24th May 2018. If you would like to join us please contact us at Boston Guildhall 01205 365954 or for more information or to purchase your tickets - £10 per person.

Doors open at 7pm, and seats are to be taken for 7:30pm. We expect the evening to conclude around 9pm and there will be tea and coffee available to purchase on arrival.

This is a closed door ticketed event and tickets are available to purchase prior to the evening either from the Guildhall during our normal opening hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm if paying by cash or cheque or by card over the telephone by calling the main council offices on 01205 314200 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.