Sep
1
to Sep 2

Dorset Artisan Craft Marquee, Dorset County Show

I'll be selling within the Dorset Artisan Craft Marquee but see below for some more info about the show:

Let’s start with a bit of History - The Show formed in 1840, the year that Thomas Hardy was born, Cunard Ships launched a transatlantic Shipping Line, the Penny Black Stamp was issued and a group of local farmers advertised the 1st Annual Exhibition on 6th August 1840; forming The Dorchester Agricultural Society.

So little has changed and yet everything has changed – it is still mainly run by farming families and those with an interest in farming, horticulture, food and the countryside. Competitions bring out the best from the area to challenge for the cups, trophies and awards. Food and Drink are abundant in all corners of the showground, entertainment is laid on and best of all it becomes one big social event for Dorchester and Dorset; nothing really has changed!

Food and Drink can be purchased all over the showground, but nobody minds if you bringing a picnic either.

Farm animals: be careful around the farm animals, some might bite but all are beautiful and each animal that is shown is pampered by the farmer owner; farmers and stock people love animals, sometimes more than humans! From huge bulls to small rare breed sheep – chickens, pigs and goats too. The best farm animals are here to compete and be displayed. Please wash your hands after visiting any animals, it is best practice and after all you will want clean hands for that ice-cream or tasty snack.

Tractors Galore, red, red and black, green, light green, green and yellow, orange, blue,  black and some that can be any colour you order – they are all here in various sizes and prices. Farming still remains central to the show, the county and without farmers there would be no food!

Homecraft and Horticulture tents are a rarity outside of Dorset and the West Country – but here at the Dorset County Show they thrive and every year grow just a bit more – don’t miss out, anyone can compete, honestly it is not complicated, fill in your name for a schedule and we send you one! Children in particular get such fun from entering competitions and the seeing if they have won!

Horses & Ponies are a major part of any show – Here at Dorset County are several Dorset Finals plus qualifiers for Horse of the Year Show, so you just might be looking at a National Winner in the making. Carriage Driving is a hugely expensive hobby – but to see a coach and four with everyone in their finest outfits is a spectacle to behold; scurry racing on the other hand is mad, mad and more mad – but has to be watched. Show Jumping is still a graceful sport over jumps that you think are impossible, this takes place in the horse area and the main ring, don’t miss watching these great animals jump the impossible.

What’s left – well … vintage cars, funfair, food halls, cookery demonstrations, shoppinging, beer tents, craft stands, the latest cars, rabbits, bees, cavies, country sports such as ferret and terrier racing Visit the peaceful lake side area and all the countryside activities.  

Have a happy and fun filled Show, meet up with friends and we hope you enjoy it!

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The Frome Independent - October 2018
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - October 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - November 2018
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - November 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - August 2018 - Frome On Sea
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - August 2018 - Frome On Sea

"All that’s missing is the sea…"

Join us on Sunday 5th August at Frome-On-Sea - Somerset's smallest, briefest urban beach... We'll have real sand, seagulls, deckchairs and donkey rides, plus a whole load of summer good-times from our lovely traders.

Frome-On-Sea has been a TFI institution since it’s inception in the summer of 2014. As many of you decamp to warmer climes during the summer holidays, we thought we would bring a little bit of the Great British seaside to Frome for the day, and install our very own pop-up beach for one market only in August each year.

Come and relax in a deckchair, build a sandcastle, or take a ride on one of our lovely therapy donkeys. The Vintage Mobile Disco will be in Club Tropicana mode, with a whole lineup of retro summertime sounds, and we may even have a visit from some very special friends of Rare Species who will help you get beach-body ready…

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - June 2018
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - June 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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Dorset Art Weeks 2018 : The Cottage In The Woods
May
26
to Jun 10

Dorset Art Weeks 2018 : The Cottage In The Woods

  • The Cottage in The Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE 44. The Cottage in the Woods

Nestled deep in the woods in a rambling old gamekeepers cottage in the Winterborne Valley, Michelle Clement-Davies of Harbourwood Design and Jenny Sibthorp are collaborating for the first time this year. Michelle is renowned for her whimsical harbours and seascapes created from locally sourced driftwood and reclaimed materials. Alongside her sculptures, Michelle follows her passion for art with her Pollock-esque paintings with a twist. Jenny Sibthorp is a printmaker and textile designer working with leather, linen and limited edition prints, alongside upholstery utilising her contemporary fabric designs. Jenny has seen success in selling at the Royal Academy of Arts, Ashmolean Museum and the William Morris Gallery. 

Find us during Dorset Art Weeks, 26th May until 10th June at:

The Cottage In The Woods

Winterborne Clenston

Blandford Forum

Dorset DT11 0NX

Directions: Opposite Clenston Manor and Barn you will find a track up to the Cottage in the Woods with plenty of parking. Follow the DAW signage. Access: Limited wheelchair access.

Open every day: 11am - 4pm

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The Frome Independent - May 2018
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - May 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - April 2018
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - April 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - March 2018
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - March 2018

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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Native Makers Winter Market 2017
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Native Makers Winter Market 2017

We're back for NM6 with our two-day festive makers market at Ocean Studios, Plymouth. 

With live music from Knee-Deep Festival, Native Cubs Kids Craft from Plymouth College of Art, Delicious snacks from Column Bakehouse, over 60 local, emerging makers, plus plenty of Christmas sparkle, there's no reason not to pop by! 

16th & 17th December / 10am-4pm / FREE ENTRY

Native Makers is a platform for creative people in Devon. We curate quality makers markets to support artisan craft in the South West.

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The Frome Independent - December
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - December

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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The Frome Independent - November
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - November

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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Bridport Market - Autumn/Winter Dates
Oct
21
to Dec 23

Bridport Market - Autumn/Winter Dates

Come and find us on the bustling street market in South Street, just by the zebra crossing, in Bridport.

We'll be there on the following dates, weather permitting, 9am to 3pm-ish:

  • Saturday 21st October (CANCELLED DUE TO STORM BRIAN)
  • Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November
  • 23rd December
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The Frome Independent - October
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent - October

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

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Dorset County Show
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Dorset County Show

I'll be selling within the Dorset Artisan Marquee but see below for some more info about the show:

Let’s start with a bit of History - The Show formed in 1840, the year that Thomas Hardy was born, Cunard Ships launched a transatlantic Shipping Line, the Penny Black Stamp was issued and a group of local farmers advertised the 1st Annual Exhibition on 6th August 1840; forming The Dorchester Agricultural Society.

So little has changed and yet everything has changed – it is still mainly run by farming families and those with an interest in farming, horticulture, food and the countryside. Competitions bring out the best from the area to challenge for the cups, trophies and awards. Food and Drink are abundant in all corners of the showground, entertainment is laid on and best of all it becomes one big social event for Dorchester and Dorset; nothing really has changed!

Food and Drink can be purchased all over the showground, but nobody minds if you bringing a picnic either.

Farm animals: be careful around the farm animals, some might bite but all are beautiful and each animal that is shown is pampered by the farmer owner; farmers and stock people love animals, sometimes more than humans! From huge bulls to small rare breed sheep – chickens, pigs and goats too. The best farm animals are here to compete and be displayed. Please wash your hands after visiting any animals, it is best practice and after all you will want clean hands for that ice-cream or tasty snack.

Tractors Galore, red, red and black, green, light green, green and yellow, orange, blue,  black and some that can be any colour you order – they are all here in various sizes and prices. Farming still remains central to the show, the county and without farmers there would be no food!

Homecraft and Horticulture tents are a rarity outside of Dorset and the West Country – but here at the Dorset County Show they thrive and every year grow just a bit more – don’t miss out, anyone can compete, honestly it is not complicated, fill in your name for a schedule and we send you one! Children in particular get such fun from entering competitions and the seeing if they have won!

Horses & Ponies are a major part of any show – Here at Dorset County are several Dorset Finals plus qualifiers for Horse of the Year Show, so you just might be looking at a National Winner in the making. Carriage Driving is a hugely expensive hobby – but to see a coach and four with everyone in their finest outfits is a spectacle to behold; scurry racing on the other hand is mad, mad and more mad – but has to be watched. Show Jumping is still a graceful sport over jumps that you think are impossible, this takes place in the horse area and the main ring, don’t miss watching these great animals jump the impossible.

What’s left – well … vintage cars, funfair, food halls, cookery demonstrations, shoppinging, beer tents, craft stands, the latest cars, rabbits, bees, cavies, country sports such as ferret and terrier racing Visit the peaceful lake side area and all the countryside activities.  

Have a happy and fun filled Show, meet up with friends and we hope you enjoy it!

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The Frome Independent
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

The Frome Independent

The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed by Foreground, the innovative Frome-based visual art commissioning organisation.

The Frome Independent re-invents the traditional street market closing Frome town centre to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. We have taken established models of the specialist street market – artisan food, garden & flowers, antiques and collectibles – and have added to that an additional focus on designers and makers, plus elements more familiar from festivals: live music & DJs, street food, art and events. Explore the market here.

The Frome Independent has quickly grown to be one of the most significant elements of Frome’s social calendar attracting over 80,000 people a year and generating an estimated £2.5 million in revenue for its traders and Frome’s independent retailers and hospitality businesses.

I'll be selling as part of the Suitcase Section, which winds up the narrow pedestrianised Catherine Street in Frome. 

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Sherborne Castle Country Fair
May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Sherborne Castle Country Fair

The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day each year, one of the finest settings with its spectacular grounds and lake surrounding Sherborne Castle is transformed into a fun packed Country Fair with attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you to for great day out with your family.

The Fair was started by a small group of volunteers, in 1996, with the aim of raising money for local charities, especially those working with children. To date the committee, still run by volunteers, has raised £1,175,000 for local charities and support groups.

The aim of the organisers has always been to offer good value for money to visitors and supporters alike. Because Sherborne Castle Country Fair is run by volunteers, it has low overheads and offers a fantastic family day out for any size pocket.

All organisations and individuals taking part in the Fair appear at the invitation of the Committee. Sherborne Castle Country Fair, which is a company limited by guarantee and a not-for-profit organisation, is responsible for raising income from ticket sales, fundraising and sponsorship, which cover the costs of staging the event and allow all extra funds collected to be distributed to charities and support groups.

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Makers at Pulse 2017
May
14
to May 16

Makers at Pulse 2017

Register here to attend Pulse 2017: https://registration.n200.com/survey/3bdfunij8d7eu?actioncode=EXH352

Exhibiting as part of Makers 2017, Clarion Events’ Retail portfolio organises buying events for discerning retailers and e-commerce events for multichannel retailers and professionals.

Join the maker-movement at Makers 2017, the UK’s first retail trade event dedicated to emerging creative talent.

Co-located alongside Pulse, Makers unites a fresh new wave of designer-makers and takes place for the first time in May 2017.

You can find my work on Stand D8 within Makers and I look forward to meeting you there.

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Crafty Fox Market Oval Space
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Crafty Fox Market Oval Space

Join us at our only Spring Market of 2017 as we return to the impressive Oval Space in Bethnal Green.

We will be there for one day only on Saturday 6th May (11am - 5pm) where you will be able to shop from over 70 stalls selling a carefully curated selection of jewellery, art prints, stationery, textiles, ceramics, fashion and gifts.

This event will be guest curated by Lisa Comfort - a star of the craft scene, owner of sewing business, Sew Over It and East London local.

Entry is free.

Craft Workshops -

I Make Knots - Knitted i-cord necklaces, £10 drop in.

Get knotty with us and learn to knit a statement i-cord necklace. Using various techniques and a variety of fabric yarn, we'll show you how to knit a couple of these stylish necklaces all in the space of an hour. Don't worry if you're a knot novice- this workshop is perfect for beginners and those already with the knot know-how.

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Bridport Market
Apr
8
to Apr 15

Bridport Market

Our first Bridport market of the year and set to be a good'un, come and find us on the bustling street market on South Street, Bridport!

We'll be there on Saturday 8th April & also Saturday 15th April 2017.

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Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

Crafty Fox Christmas Market Peckham

Get all your Christmas shopping sorted at our Peckham Markets on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December (11am - 5pm).  There will be 55+ different designer/makers and artists taking part each day alongside an inspiring mix of workshops. The bar will be well stocked with mulled-wine and DJs will be spinning, keeping the vibe just right! 

Our guest curator for this event is Zoe Pearson, UK Marketing Manager for Pinterest.

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PEXMAS 2016
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

PEXMAS 2016

This is where it all began. Our famous Peckham Festive extravaganza will return to SE15 this winter. You know the deal by now – all your festive shopping in one place from independent designers, makers, crafters, foodies and more. With a hefty dollop of carols, street food, and community love on the side. And this year bringing you our epic mulled wine, craft beers and fizz from a stonking bar tent complete all the festive tunes you love to hate. Tis almost-pretty-much-nearly the season. Get your Pexmas on.

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Purbeck Artisan Yard Christmas Market
Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Purbeck Artisan Yard Christmas Market

The second of our Christmas Markets held at the Purbeck Artisan Yard.

With hot food being provided by The Salt Pig, mulled wine and mince pies these events will make a fantastic shopping experience for those of you looking to pick up locally produced arts and crafts.

Open from 9am-5pm, and run by the resident artists, do pop in and say hello and get festive!

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