Calling All Crafters

The Education Department at Southwell Minster would like a collection of knitted/sewn/felted/crocheted Green Men or Women (inspired by the Chapter House carvings) for use in education and outreach as part of the National Lottery Heritage funded ‘Leaves of Southwell’ conservation project. We will be awarding two top prizes, judged by local children, of £35 gift vouchers to be used at The Cathedral Shop – criteria to be decided by the children.

A ‘green man’ is a face surrounded by leaves and / or flowers, sometimes with leaves growing out from the mouth. Entries don’t need to be exact copies of our carvings, but use them for inspiration. We can send images on request or google ‘Southwell green men’.

The new closing date is 21st September 2020. Entries can be delivered to the Minster Welcome Desk and left safely in the clearly marked box from 1st September. Please attach some form of contact details so we can get in touch if you are a winner or would like your creation back.

A selection of competition entries will be on display in the Minster during the closure of the Chapter House for conservation work during 2020/2021.