Festival talks by Alex Langlands

27. THE ONCE AND FUTURE FARM: THE LONG VIEW

Generously sponsored by

British farming faces new challenges with Britain’s exit from Europe. In this important event for all of us, our experts will discuss the challenges that have faced our landscape from the decline at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, to the second Agricultural Revolution in World War II and beyond to the present day and future.

Chair: James Holland

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THE GREEN WOOD

This event will be looking at the process of timber production from the Victorian period to the mid-20th century. We will be taking whole trees and looking at a range of uses: charcoal burning, hurdle making, spars, structural timber and pole lathing. With public interaction on a number of traditional skills.

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THE GREEN WOOD

This event will be looking at the process of timber production from the Victorian period to the mid-20th century. We will be taking whole trees and looking at a range of uses: charcoal burning, hurdle making, spars, structural timber and pole lathing. With public interaction on a number of traditional skills.

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THE GREEN WOOD

This event will be looking at the process of timber production from the Victorian period to the mid-20th century. We will be taking whole trees and looking at a range of uses: charcoal burning, hurdle making, spars, structural timber and pole lathing. With public interaction on a number of traditional skills.

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THE GREEN WOOD

This event will be looking at the process of timber production from the Victorian period to the mid-20th century. We will be taking whole trees and looking at a range of uses: charcoal burning, hurdle making, spars, structural timber and pole lathing. With public interaction on a number of traditional skills.

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41. CRAEFT: HOW TRADITIONAL CRAFTS ARE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST MAKING

Generously supported by
THE HILLARY CHARITABLE TRUST

In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, handcrafted products command a premium. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. Historian and broadcaster Alex Langlands will investigate the mysterious lost meaning, resurrecting the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour, and passionately defending the renewed importance of cræft today.

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