There’s always something going off down at the Boat Building Academy, and this time it’s a raffle to raise money for a permanent workshop for Gail McGarva. You could win an 8-week BBA boatbuilding course…
The Academy folks are very keen to keep Gail in Lyme – as well as having superb woodworking and teaching skills Gail also manages to involve a wide selection of the local community. For example, when she was building a lerret recently she organising a ‘knees-up’ in which a widely disparate group of people came together to help make knees; the group ranged from royal warrant holders to socially excluded young adults. See the photo above.
It’s a mark of the BBA’s enthusiasm that it is prepared to raffle its courses which – a £1 ticket could win you any of the following:
- First prize: an 8-week woodworking course and £100 towards materials for a personal project piece
- Second prize: a 5-day traditional wooden boat building or wooden boat restoration short course
- Third prize: work for a day with Gail in her workshop
For more information see the BBA’s raffle page. Tickets can be bought on line or by ringing the Academy’s office.