See Griffin Wood’s new sculptures take shape before your eyes!


Griffin Wood comes to town on Saturday 13th March 2010 with a free carnival of wild crafts in Four Acre.

Families attending the ‘Wood Works’ festival at the Leaf Centre (formerly Chester Lane Community Centre) on Four Acre Lane will see five of the region’s top chainsaw sculptors in action and be able to try a range of activities, from apple pressing to creating garden planters and bird boxes.

Helen Collins of organisers The Mersey Forest said: “This festival is all about bringing something a little different right to people’s doorsteps. The wood sculptures that are created will be installed at nearby Griffin Wood – so not only will it be a great day, it’ll also provide lasting art for the whole community to enjoy.”

The event kicks off at 10.30am outside the Centre with a speed chainsaw carving competition between the five sculptors. Over the course of the morning, members of the public can then suggest ideas for the main pieces to be made during the afternoon and see their suggestions brought to life.

Guests are encouraged to bring a pair of sunglasses if they are sensitive to sawdust.

Indoors there will also be a wide range of stalls and activities throughout the day until 4pm for children and adults, provided by organisations including Groundwork, Cycling Projects, Red Rose Forest, BTCV  and Forestry Commission.

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