This is me and Dan conducting a carrot recorder-making workshop in a giant domed tent at the Green Man festival in Wales. Almost no children were harmed.
We will be doing more of the same at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford tomorrow (Saturday, September 2) as part of the Pitt Fest Need/Make/Use Day. I have already been to purchase the carrots, raking through the crates in my local supermarket to find 60 of the fattest. The woman on the checkout must have wondered what on earth I was up to when she scanned them all in plus some Peppa Pig plasters (just in case). Here they all are in my wheeled shopping bag.
Dan says he has another 50 at home so we should be okay. We’re doing 10 workshops in all and, as always, our goal is for every single child to leave with a working carrot recorder and with all their fingers intact. We’ll be doing even MORE carrot recorders at the Royal Horticultural Society London Harvest Festival Late on October 7 plus all our greatest hits from the show.