interactive remote club 

 demonstrations (IRDs) 


Here is how it's going to work:

  • The cost is £200 for an evening demonstration for ONE CLUB. If you wish to have a second club join for the evening, there is an additional cost of £100 PER ADDITIONAL CLUB - it is up to yourselves as the main booking club as to how the costs are distributed

  • All members who attend will be given a one-time use discount code to use in my online shop, on any and all items available on there


I will now attempt clarify a few things:


"Why £200 when your evening fee for an actual live demo is less?"


  • It has cost myself and all other demonstrators who are now offering IRDs thousands of pounds to set ourselves up and make this service possible, and have recurring monthly fees to keep up with as well

  • We are also unable to subsidise the fee by selling items we take with us to demonstrations to sell during the course of the evening

Why do additional clubs have to pay additional fees if joining in the same demo?


  • The reasoning behind this is simple. As turners who make their living by providing demonstrations, we are essentially losing the possibility of booking separately for the additional club. This may sound like greed, but it is actually about fairness. If we were to provide a demonstration for 3 clubs in 1, we are demonstrating for less than £67 per club, which is almost a tenth of what could have been earned if booked individually

  • Most clubs are already making a large saving on travel costs and accommodation, therefore we are just trying to remain fair about the whole situation, which is why, for now, the majority of remote demonstrators are taking this route. It is a compromise which is fair each way

  • This way, the clubs are still making a saving, and we are still able to earn a living


Does the demo have to be veiwed at the club venue?


  • Not at all! The demo can be viewed absolutely anywhere. All that is required is an internet connection and the Zoom app*. The club will be provided with a link to my demo, which can then be emailed out to qualifying members (this is up to clubs whether or not they charge members for the demo), and a password to join

  • All we ask is that clubs ask members to be honest and keep the link and password to themselves and not share it about to friends etc so they can watch for 'free'. This is unfair on other members, and unfair on the demonstrator


*The club DOES NOT need to pay ANY FEES to Zoom - all demonstrators cover this cost and will act as meeting host with one or two nominated club members acting as co-hosts in order to help manage the meeting and act as moderators

What technology is required?

  • As long as the club, or individuals (if viewing from home) have an internet connection, you will be able to view the demonstration - providing you have been given the link and password to join

  • If the club or individual wishes to take part fully in the interactive element of the demonstrations, you will require a webcam (or built-in camera such as those on a phone or tablet, and most laptops) and a microphone (again often built-in on many devices) in order to be seen and heard

  • However, even without a camera or microphone, you will still be able to watch the demo, and interact through the chat area in Zoom


PLEASE NOTE this additional fee for additional clubs is subject to change - the view is to help clubs out during the Covid-19 lockdown period and aftermath, as we know clubs' funds have been reduced somewhat, so myself and the other remote demonstrators will keep reviewing this as appropriate, so we are all more or less on the same level. 

Any questions, please get in touch! 


I'm happy extremely happy to officially announce I'm taking booking for Interactive Remote Demonstrations (IRDs) from July 2020 onwards!

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