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Demo – Clogmaking with Simon Brock (LIVE on Zoom)
Saturday 21 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Demo – Clogmaking with Simon Brock
For anyone curious about how dancing clogs are made, Simon Brock reveals all from his workshop in Sheffield. This is a live demo, showcasing some of the tools unique to this endangered craft. He will discuss the main stages in creating soles and uppers, and how they’re put together to make something you can dance in.
Demo approx. 30-40 mins, with the opportunity for Q&A afterwards.
A woodworker since leaving school, Simon Brock has been making clogs full time for nearly 3 years, mainly supplying step dancers and morris dancers. He is one of only a handful of people left making traditional, British-style clogs commercially in the UK; and can [normally] be found selling clogs at step dancing events and festivals throughout the year.
See his web site: http://simonbrock.co.uk/
Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – Clogmaking with Simon Brock; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!). We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event. Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.
Donations to Medecins Sans Frontieres: https://www.msf.org/donate. Simon normally runs a Sheffield Village Carols event in December at a pub near Penistone, during which a collection typically raises around £300 for this excellent organisation. The collection will not be taking place this year for obvious reasons.
And/or you could buy Simon a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/simonbrockclogs