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A unique one day 'pop-up' exhibition of contemporary woodturning will be held by the Turners' Company on Wednesday 29th October in the historic Apothecaries' Hall in the City of London.  Click here for further information.

You can register for your free ticket here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2014-woodturning-competitions-exhibitions-day-view-love-buy-tickets-3041225387?aff=eorg

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Collaborations Revolving and Evolving - Latest News from Cockpit Arts

Photograph - Eleanor Lakelin, Chestnut Burr Bowl

The Worshipful Company of Turners run a charitable trust to promote the art of turning on a lathe.  In 2011 we joined forces with Cockpit Arts to create the first Cockpit Arts Turners Award.  The award aims to help creative individuals with drive, an entrepreneurial spirit and the necessary craft skills to build a viable business from turning.  Click here to read more.

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Past Master Colin Field DL and Major Charlie Field mark the signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant

On Saturday 13th September, Past Master and recently appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Sussex, Colin Field and his son and fellow turner, Major Charlie Field, Officer Commanding C Squadron Royal Yeomanry, took part in a colourful Military Parade through Haywards Heath, marking the signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant between Mid Sussex District Council and the Armed Forces.

The covenant is a statement of mutual support between local civilian and Armed Forces communities. Colin Field, represented the town in a salute, whilst Major Charlie Field, commanded a guard of honour from The Royal Yeomanry in the parade and signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of HM Armed Forces.  

It was a wonderfully proud family occasion with 3 generations of Fields out in support, including Charlie's 9 month old son Arthur, pictured with the two in uniform.  There are not many fathers and son's who can say they have shared a salute!

Liveryman Emily Hendin

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The Turning Competition is nearly upon us!

Turning Competition, Apothecaries' Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London, EC4V 6EJ

28th and 29th October 2014

There is still time to enter the Turners prestigious Turning Competition.  If you would like to enter the competition, but are unable to attend, we have arranged a series of collection points.  Or if you would prefer to use the post, we have prepared some guidelines. Please click here for these details.

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Mary Rose Trust - Shortlisted for Award

On behalf of the Master, we are asking all Turners to support the Mary Rose Trust by voting for them through the suggested link.  The Mary Rose Trust made a wonderful contribution to Wizardry in Wood 2012, and to the incredible insight we now have of 15th Century Turning.  Click the title above to read more and to register your support.

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