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Event: E(ART)H - Green Workshops - Paper Weaving

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Event: E(ART)H - Green Workshops - Paper Weaving

The Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 6th June

In celebration of World Environment Day we will be running a range of free workshops to promote recycling including Rag Rugs, Paper weave baskets and more! Simply bring along your own textiles or paper and join in!

This exciting event is the perfect oppurtunity to see how you can make use of everyday textiles and fabric waste, such as old magazines, newspaper and clothing. 

Thorughout the day we will be running a number of workshops. We will be running short rag rug demonstrations in the courtroom, as well as starting you off on your own rag rug to be completed at home. We will also be showing you how to weave paper in two different ways to create pots and baskets which you can use to store things such as tealights, pencils or even art supplies.

Workshops will be running throughout the day.

Suitable For: All abilities

Materials: As the workshops are free we ask that you provide your own materials, however basic equipment needed in the making process will be provided, such as rag rug needles, scissors and glue. For paper weaving please bring newspapers and old magazines.

Extra Info: 

  • Tickets are free but booking is necessary
  • Please register at the reception as you arrive, in order to collect your wristbands.
  • We do not use paper tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase


Free workshop (Small Reservation Fee) at Rural Arts, Thirsk, Sat 6th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Tickets Available: 0
Adult Ticket 1.50
Child Ticket 1.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheelchair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and a disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Event: E(ART)H - Green Workshops - Paper Weaving

Event: E(ART)H - Green Workshops - Paper Weaving
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