Make a willow cyclist for the Tour de France

Learn the ancient art of willow sculpture to fashion a cyclist for the Grand Depart

Le Tour de France

The Tour de France is inspiring all manner of artistic, musical and theatrical endeavours. Now creative crafty types are being offered the opportunity to fashion cyclists from willow to display in Huddersfield during the Grand Depart.

The Packhorse Gallery in the town centre is running two workshops, on Saturday, June 7, and Monday, June 9, for those who would like to learn the ancient art of willow sculpture.

Places on the workshops, which will be run by artist Carole Beavis, are free, suitable for anyone aged eight or over, but must be booked.

For details contact Elise Rohde at elise.rohde@kirklees.gov.uk or call 01484 414824 and ask for the creative economy team.

The gallery also runs monthly Sketching Sessions (second Saturday in the month), with a character model.

Starting at 1pm, the sessions cost £2 and are open to all skill levels and the use of any medium.

On the first Saturday of each month the gallery hosts a Viking Knitting group with a morning session for beginners and an afternoon session for all knitters.

These sessions cost £10 and must be booked in advance. Check out www.packhorsegallery.org for details

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