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You may now download Registration Forms for Crafty Capers 2016. You can also download a copy of Fireshow Workshops - Terms and Conditions for participation. Go to Downloads.


Crafty Capers is back! A fabulous week of art and craft workshops and the ever-popular grand show will be run by the Sticklepath Fireshow at South Zeal Victory Hall from Tuesday 9 August to Saturday 13 August.

Fireshow is running a week of creative craft workshops, for you and your children. We’ll be helping children (and grown-ups!) design, make, decorate and show off all manner of crafty things. We provide the materials and a team of volunteers to help young people realise their designs. We will be providing opportunities for withy and paper work, yarn crafts, collage, air drying clay work, dress making and other fabric crafts. For very young children there will be play-dough, cutting and sticking, painting and junk modelling.

Crafty Capers is a chance to let your imagination run wild and then to use the Fireshow skills and resources to make your dreams come true. Daily sessions run from 10am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 4pm, at a cost of £2.50 per person, per session. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult and those aged 10 and over must either have a parent or guardian present at their first session to fill out a registration form, or can get their parent or guardian to complete the form in advance. So whether you’re old or young, a family group or on your own, feel free to come along for one session, several, or indeed the whole week: we’d love to see you!

Experts and artists will be on hand to assist – but we always need more volunteers, so if any older children or parents can come and help the sessions run smoothly, please, please get in touch and come and join us.

The final Crafty Capers show, where the weird and wonderful creations will be on display, will take place at the Victory Hall on Saturday 13 August. Please come and support your children as they take part in this performance to model and exhibit their creations – whether beautiful or wacky, hilarious or outrageous. The show is loosely formatted as a fashion show, participants exhibit the items they have been working on and our panel of judges chose their favourites to award prizes to.

This year's classes include:

  • An alteration challenge, a garment made from waste materials
  • Depict a wild flower
  • Dress as a Roald Dahl character or book
  • Build a robot
  • Make a "no-sew" action figure or doll

Volunteers - if your children are older and don't want your help or you don't have a child to bring along as an excuse, would you consider joining our volunteer team for one or more sessions?  Sharing craft skills or helping to get a project going (or finished).  You don't have to be super crafty, but our keen and enthusiastic volunteers are a valuable part of the team.  We can offer you tea and biscuits and a role in the Finale Show if you would like one. And don’t forget that the brain-teasing fundraising Fireshow quiz sheets are now available from local outlets.


Be creative, be crafty: come to the Capers!

For more information on volunteering please contact Hilary on 01837 840334.

Click here to see more photographic evidence of previous Crafty Capers.