Drop in workshop sessions - woodworking at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

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Do you have a woodwork project in mind but need more space, tools, machinery or guidance? Come along to our regular drop-in woodwork sessions every Tuesday from 9am -3pm to work on your project.

Past projects include furniture, doors, shelving and much more. Please see our website or contact us for more information and to book a place.

The Dukeries Community Centre is a charitable organisation run by volunteers, established in 1988, offering the following regular weekly tutored sessions:

Monday 9 am - 2 pm Wood Carving
Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm General woodwork and own projects
Tuesday EVENING 6 pm - 8 pm Wood Carving & Pyrography
Wednesday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Reserved MIND session
Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm Art Glass session – traditional stained glass, Tiffany style work & glass mosaics
Thursday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Kiln glass work
Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm Woodwork projects
Friday 9 am -12.30 pm Walking stick making & carving
Friday 1pm - 3 pm Kiln glass work

Close to Mansfield, Retford, Worksop and Newark, we also welcome students from Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield.

The workshops (and toilets) are fully accessible for people with disabilities.

If you have any queries in advance of booking your place please select the 'message the tutor' button.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

We charge a daily attendance fee of £5. We provide an experienced tutor and all tools & equipment, although feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Materials can be supplied at cost or you can supply your own.

Tea and coffee are provided. Please bring your own lunch or, alternatively, there are cafés and shops in the village.


Alan Perry at Dukeries Community Workshop

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Dukeries Community Workshop
Whinney Lane
New Ollerton, Newark
NG22 9TD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Alan Daly - - #37847

Welcoming bunch of people on the course, knowledgable go to experts watching ,assisting,supporting. Great atmosphere. Access to some great machinery. Amazing value for money.

Response from Dukeries Community Workshop:

Thank you Alan, its really good that you are enjoying the workshop. Rewards Alan

Trevor Jackson - - #29583

Fabulous set of people to help and work alongside.
Amazing range of equipment and guidance .

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