The International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds.
We have over a thousand members world-wide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, magicians, farmers, miners and accountants. Membership is open to anyone interested in knotting (whether expert or simply hoping to learn from others).
2019 Spring Symposium and AGM will be over four days
(May 9th-12th) at the Nothe Fort, Weymouth, UK
Full details available soon and they will be circulated with the December Knotting Matters and can be found in the News section.
Join us for one day or all four.
IGKT meeting in Australia in 2019
Date: Sat 06 and Sun 07 July 2019
City: Tamworth NSW
2019 Autumn Symposium will be in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
We will be guests of the Vegesacker Geschichtenhaus in this historic waterside city.
The city's oldest port warehouse is a place of history theater, cabaret and photo gallery, all under one roof.
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2019 IGKT Spring Symposium and AGM - 'Jurassic 19'
The IGKT Dorset Branch invite you to ‘Jurassic 19’ Weymouth, Dorset UK 9-12th May 2019
Weymouth is a Georgian town in the centre of the Jurassic Coast region of Dorset and East Devon, famous for fossils and dinosaur remains.
The venue will be the Nothe Fort, a defensive structure built in the 19th century to protect the strategic port of Weymouth. The fort is located on a hill at the entrance to Weymouth harbour. It contains many displays of coastal defences, massive gun emplacements and weaponry, and has stunning views of the coast. The fort is constructed on three levels with full stairs and lift access, and is designed to entertain all age groups.
The Nothe Fort is located at the end of Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UF. Car parking is immediately adjacent to the site (all day charge £6). There is additional parking in adjacent Weymouth centre (10min walk). Evening parking in Weymouth is free. Entry to the Fort is free to IGKT attendees throughout the event.
Rail: Weymouth Station (2 hrs from London Waterloo) is a 20min walk from the fort.
Air: Regional airports - Southampton, Exeter, Bristol and Bournemouth, all linked to Weymouth by rail.
Accommodation – As a premier British holiday resort, Weymouth can provide accommodation to suit all needs.
Brownsea Island (for costs see Programme for Thursday 9th May)
An island in Poole Harbour with stunning views, peacocks, red squirrels, activity centre, ‘Mecca of Scouting’ – site of Baden Powell experimental camp 1907 & shop-mini museum, cafe-restaurant (Operated by National Trust/Scout-Guiding). Buggy tours for less able visitors. Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey House and Park (National Trust), Kimmeridge Bay and Etches Museum (new museum of fossil artefacts), RSPB Arne and many Weymouth local activities
Contact Peter Goldstone for more info on attractions and related advance bookings and discounts (contact details on programme page below).
Thursday 9th May
Excursion available to Brownsea Island (details under Local Attractions)
Costs: Train Weymouth-Poole £14.60 (if required - cars will be going)
Brownsea Ferry £11.50 – (group booking £10 each if 15 or more)
National Trust landing fee £7 (FREE to NT members)
Trip includes the ferry from Poole–Brownsea and a return ferry cruise around Poole Harbour (the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney)
Friday 10th May
Registration desk open at the fort entrance 10:30-17:00.
Talks and Demos at the Ship Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BE Talks include: Bushcraft, Roped Access to Non-Scaffolded Structures
Setting up displays in Nothe Fort during the day
Light refreshments available in the Nothe Fort café all day
Saturday 11th May
Registration desk open from 10:30 onwards.
10:30–16:30 Display in Nothe Fort open to the public
Light Refreshments in the Nothe Fort café throughout the day
18:30 for 19:00 Knot Tyers Dinner with musical entertainment by the
‘Skint Imperials’ in the Ship Inn. Menu will be advised later.
Dress: smart casual
Drinks available from the adjacent bar.
Sunday 12th May
10:30 Entry 11:00 IGKT AGM 13:30 end of AGM
13:00 Lunchtime and closure of event
We hope to include the regular noon gun firing from the fort parade ground.
Tel +44(0)7702 733005 or +44(0)1725 516258
The meeting will be held under the banner of IGKT
underwritten financially and organised by Andromeda Industries Pty Ltd.
Australian and International members invited to come and display their work over two days. Dinner on Saturday night
Demonstrations of work will be highly desirable.
Cost recovery contribution from members about A$100 each
Date: Sat 06 and Sun 07 July 2019
City: Tamworth NSW
Venue: West Tamworth League Club
58 Philip Street, Tamworth NSW 2340 Austalia
Raymond McLaren. IGKT member 96080Read more