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Talk – How to make a beast – Geoff Roberts (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 23 January 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Geoff Roberts with Giddy at Whitby

Talk – How to make a beast – Geoff Roberts

Geoff Roberts will talk about making a Morris beast – held up by a single pole with the carrier under a fabric body.  He has already made 3 beasts in his morris career, using just a workmate and some basic hand and power tools.


Talk approx. 30-40 mins, with the opportunity for Q&A afterwards.

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Geoff Roberts with Giddy at WhitbyGeoff Roberts has danced with Woodside Morris Men and Chiltern Hundreds and most recently with Hexham Morris Men, Black Gate Morris, Rockhopper Morris and Amble Sword.

Geoff says “If there is a qualification for making Morris beasts, I don’t have it, but I have made two dragons and a horse.  Originally I offered to make a more portable dragon for Woodside Morris Men to take on our visit to Bensheim in Germany as the existing one was a bit unwieldy and heavy for the flight.  Then I made another lightweight one to transport around.  And then I made a real life Giddy horse from the Giddy Up At Whitby book in order to produce a short film for Whitby@Home 2020.”

“I’m really just passing on advice about the things I’ve done that have worked and some that haven’t and can show some of the bits of Giddy in detail.  I have no workshop, just a workmate and some basic hand and power tools so you should be able to make one just as I have.  There isn’t a rule book, or only one way of building a beast that works, but this is one way that has.”

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – How to Make a Beast with Geoff Roberts; 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.

Optional Donations

Geoff Roberts with Giddy at WhitbyDonations tbc.


Saturday 23 January 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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