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Club Update: Following a committee meeting we are able to provide you with an update of what is happening at the club and how we are dealing with the pandemic.

Our Wednesday sessions are continuing in accordance with Government guidelines.   As the area is currently subject to Trier 3 restrictions the sessions are currently suspended but will resume as soon as possible.  Malcolm is doing an excellent job in creating a schedule that while subject to the Rule of Six will allow participants as much lathe time as possible. If you are a Wednesday participant then Malcolm will keep you fully informed about the sessions. In return it would be appreciated if you could keep Malcolm fully informed when you can’t attend an allocated session so that we can keep all the available places filled.

If you are a paid up member we are pleased to inform you that your membership will be extended by six months.

The club’s monthly meetings will continue to be suspended until the end of the year. It is anticipated that our next meeting at Square Meadow will be the AGM on the 13th January 2021. However, this will be subject to any restrictions in force at the time.

The clubs next demonstration at the Square Meadows will take place on the 10th February 2021. If pandemic restrictions are still in place then this demonstration will be carried out as an interactive online demonstration using Zoom. In this eventuality members will be emailed access details. Members with no access to Zoom will be invited to take part in the demonstration at the Square Meadows, although numbers would be strictly limited.

Please check the website which will be updated with any news regarding the club as it becomes available.

The Blackburn with Darwen Woodturning Club meets at the Square Meadow, 38 Holden Fold, Darwen BB3 3AU on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm. For details of how to find us please click HERE.

Aims Of The Club

The main purpose of the club is to foster interest in woodturning and to help members improve their skill in a friendly and sociable atmosphere.

So what does the club do?

Future Events in 2021

13th January 2021

Club AGM

10th February 2021

Demonstration by

Emma Cook (aka The Tiny Turner) 

All evening meetings start at 7 pm.  

Saturday Demonstrations start at 10am.

For full details of the clubs program please click HERE.

Demonstration Evenings

The usual format of the evening is that the Chairman starts the meeting at 7.00pm with a few announcements and then introduces the demonstrator who describes the particular topic he will be covering.

During the demonstration a description of methods used is given, often responding to questions from the audience. About 8pm we have a break for a cup of coffee at which time the demonstrator is usually surrounded by members wanting to ask questions or have a closer look at his tools etc.

After a 15 minute break, the demonstration continues and normally finishes at about 9.30pm.

Members Evenings

At least three meetings per year are dedicated to helping beginners. These evenings are run by the more experienced club members, offering advice and hands on tuition on most aspects of woodturning. The club has six lathes so that there are adequate facilities.  Novices are encouraged to bring their own tools but some can be provided by the club.

Club Competitions

To encourage development the club holds a monthly competition. The monthly competitions are divided into Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels and all members are encouraged to enter.  The competition theme is set by the Competition Secretary.

What Does All this Cost?

The annual membership fee is £50 payable in two installments in January and May.  

Members attending our morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays pay approximately £4.50 for half day, £8.50 for full day.

Thinking of Joining Us?

Why not come along and see what we do? You are most welcome to just turn up on an evening, or for more information please click HERE.

Visitors and non-members are charged £5 which is deducted from their annual fee if you decide to join.

Come out of the shed, join in and share your interest with others!



The club holds a monthly themed competition. Here are some of the entries for a “mug tree”.


The club organises regular demonstrations by well known wood turners. Here Pete Osborn presents “Rough around the Edges”