To coincide with the 10th Larkhall Festival – Larkhall’s very own forge, Iron Art, is hosting a ‘Forge In’ on the Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of the Larkhall Festival weekend. Blacksmiths will be gathering from around the country to collaborate in creating the first parts of an exciting piece of public art, which is being designed and created as a gift for the city of Bath and which will be finally completed in June at BathIRON, Bath’s first ever unique festival of ironwork.
This ‘forge in’ is a unique opportunity to see blacksmiths live forging steel in the heart of your local community. Come and watch alchemy at work! See something spectacular grow from the fire and steel, worked and forged by an incredible team of skilled hands!*
Forge In @ Iron Art
Upper Lambridge Street
Bath BA1 6RY
Opening hours Sat 5 & Sun 6 10am – 4pm
Ultimately these first pieces of hand forged steel from the Larkhall ‘forge in’, will come together in a spectacular final piece created at Bath IRON – a unique festival of ironwork in Parade Gardens, 14-17 June. At the Bath IRON festival, eight master blacksmiths and their teams will collaboratively complete the new balustrade for the bandstand in Parade Gardens. This beautiful and unique piece of public art will be left as a lasting legacy of the festival.
Get involved, sponsor a note: www.localgiving.org/appeal/bathiron/
You can get involved in this exciting project by sponsoring a part of the balustrade and be part of making it a reality. Our crowd funding appeal means that people from the city and all over the world who support heritage skills will come together in funding this beautiful legacy.
On Sunday 6th 2pm – 5pm there will be a mobile pop up forge in the Oriel Hall car park Simon Bushell, travelling blacksmith and his team will bring their Nowhere Forge to the Larkhall Festival bringing skills, ancient and new and demonstrations for all ages.*
*Unsuitable for children under 12 years, dogs and wheelchair users as this is a working forge.