Potfest in the Peaks (Bakewell)
Potfest organise some of the largest pottery events in the UK. Usually they're a huge distance away but this year they're putting one on in Bakewell, which is just about do-able.
There's a massive variety of styles and standards of potters and ceramicists, so lots to see. As it's open to anyone it's quite a different show to Earth & Fire at Rufford, if you've ever been to that. Next year I might even try to sell some pots there but this year I'm just doing a reccy and enjoying a good peruse.
Details are at: http://www.potfest.co.uk/potfestpeak.htm
I'm going to have a look on Sunday. I'll leave at 11am and can pick up folk as I pass through the city centre if you want a lift. Most likely returning to Nottingham around 4 or 5pm.
If you're making your own way there I'll send you my number so you can text me to meetup at a cafe or something once we've got our bearings.
Oh, and the stick idea was just a joke. Please don't wave a stick at the pots. And leave the bull at home :)