Free July Saturday’s woodcarving workshops in Sutton Bridge

Transported have organised a series of free open woodcarving workshops over four Saturdays in July in the Sutton Bridge area as part of a new art project.

The Perch Here project is a programme of place-shaping projects in Sutton Bridge and Wingland, to celebrate the area’s unique characteristics.

The first phase of the project will be centred around free carving workshops in the Sutton Bridge area with carver Peter Tree.

The sessions will take in the Transported Gazebo on Bridge Road Green, opposite Baxter’s Fish and Chip Shop on Saturdays 2, 9, 16, and 23rd July from 10.30am until 2.30pm.
Participants will help to carve six way-markers that will also have small seats for people to “perch on” as a nod to Peter Scott and his lighthouse just over the river.

Peter Tree delivering workshops with Transported on a previous project

These first phase of session will allow for consultation, and research, getting ideas for what the second phase will be (additional seating, signage, and artworks) from the community themselves.

The new artwork and activities are aimed to have been completed and installed by Spring 2023, with a look to culminating the programme with a festival-type celebration event centred around a theme unique to the area to draw in visitors and engage local residents.

Keep up to date on the events section of our website and the Perch Here project page.