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A butcher in Eye is making good use of his skills by turning his craft into showbiz

Graeme Shurey and his son George. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (5269427)
Graeme Shurey and his son George. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (5269427)

An Eye butcher is expanding his repertoire by turning his craft into showbiz.

Graeme Shurey, who runs G Shurey and Sons butchers in Castle Street, will be demonstrating his skills at The Bank arts centre on November 19.

The arts centre is next to his shop and Graeme came up with the idea of helping people to learn about butchery by hosting an evening called The Art of Lamb Butchery.

“I put on shows before at the last place I worked and they went down really well,” said Graeme, who has also appeared on TV in the past in shows such as The Flying Chef.

“I demonstrated with lamb, pork and beef and, at the Bank, it will be lamb.

“On the night, we will prepare different cuts such as shoulders, legs and loins, and explain what’s involved

“Along the way, we’ll also give recipe suggestions and suggest how the meat might best be cooked.”

Graeme took over the butchers’ shop, which was formerly Laurel Farm Butchers, in September 2017.

He runs the shop with his son George, who will also be appearing at the The Bank.

Tickets are £15 per person, which includes entry in a raffle, with two winners receiving half a lamb each, with other prizes on offer.

“There are not so many young people coming into the trade these days, so it’s also chance to demonstrate what’s involved,” added Graeme.

“People like to see where their meat comes from, and how it is prepared, so its educational all round.”

The show starts at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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