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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
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.
His latest creation is a real life Giddy horse from the Giddy Up At Whitby book (available at Waterstones).
Geoff will show some of the bits of Giddy in detail and pass on advice about the things he’s done that have worked, and some that haven’t. He has no workshop, just a workmate and some basic hand and power tools so you should be able to make one just as Geoff has. There isn’t a rule book, or only one way of building a beast that works, but this is one way that has.
Talk approx. 30-40 mins, with the opportunity for Q&A.
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 (see picture) 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.”
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. Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.
If you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to the Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/make-donation