The Frome Independent - October
Oct
1
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

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
11:00am11:00am

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
11:00am11:00am

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
11:00am11:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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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Crafty Fox Oval Space
Nov
19
11:00am11:00am

Crafty Fox Oval Space

Meet the makers and perhaps even get your Christmas gifting sorted nice and early at our exciting new venue - Oval Space in Bethnal Green. We can't wait to bring the market to this impressive space. Join us for one day only on Saturday 19th November (11am - 5pm) and shop from over 60 stalls selling a carefully curated selection of jewellery, art prints, stationery, textiles, ceramics, fashion and gifts. Entry is free. 

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Purbeck Artisan Yard Christmas Market
Nov
19
9:00am 9:00am

Purbeck Artisan Yard Christmas Market

The first of two 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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Purbeck Artisan Yard Winter Wednesdays
Nov
16
to Dec 21

Purbeck Artisan Yard Winter Wednesdays

The residents at the Purbeck Artisan Yard are holding a number of late night shopping events in the run up to Christmas. Come and find us on Church Street in Wareham. We'll be making it extra festive and have mulled wine and mince pies to help make your Christmas shopping as fun as possible :-)

The shop will stay open until 8pm on Wednesday 16th, 23rd, 30th November and also 7th, 14th & 21st December. Our usual opening hours are 10-5pm.

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Crafty Fox Autumn Market
Oct
9
11:00am11:00am

Crafty Fox Autumn Market

CLF Art Cafe is a large venue which forms part of the Bussey Building, a former cricket bat factory turned nightclub / arts space / theatre in thriving Peckham, South London. The market takes place on the 1st & 2nd floors of the building and has good light. The bar is open during the markets, there will be live art in the courtyard, a selection of creative workshops and DJs. The Uncovered section can be found on the 2nd floor of the venue. There is currently no lift access. 

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Smedmore House & Gardens Open Day
Sep
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Smedmore House & Gardens Open Day

An opportunity to look around the beautiful ground floor and walled gardens of this beautiful house, nestled in the Purbeck hills, close to the coast.

There will be a range of Craft Stalls, Cream Teas, Classic Cars & Music throughout the day.

All proceeds going towards the new Kimmeridge Childrens' Playground

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Kingston Maurward Show
Jun
12
10:00am10:00am

Kingston Maurward Show

Attractions and activities take place in and around the 18th Century Mansion House, terrace, lake and gardens. Visitors can enjoy music, dog shows, Gill Raddings’ stunt dogs, Freddie’s Farm Dog and Duck Show, Extreme Mountain Bike Show, climbing wall, trade stands, locally produced food & drink, student demonstrations and much more…

 

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Purbeck Artisan Yard Grand Opening
May
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Purbeck Artisan Yard Grand Opening

Come and join us on the evening of the 28th May to celebrate the Grand Opening of our exciting new venture in Wareham.

The Purbeck Artisan Yard is a collection of local artists, crafters, upcyclers, makers and more to showcase their work as well as demonstrate their skills. We'll have a few nibbles and a bit of fizz to celebrate in style so it's your chance to meet the makers and support local!

We will also be a Venue for this years Purbeck Art Weeks so it's a great way to begin the 2 weeks of PAW. Please feel free to invite friends and family and spread the word...

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Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2016
May
27
to Jun 12

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2016

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2016 takes place from Saturday May 28 to Sunday June 12. Well over 100 artists will be showing their work in open studios in a variety of beautiful settings across the Isle of Purbeck.  Alongside this there will be a full events programme for those long summer evenings.

This year’s theme is Midsummer Dreams with all the thoughts and ideas that this conjures up: for you, our visitors,  for the musicians that will be performing,  for Purbeck’s artists – new and established,  and for young people who are involved in workshops starting early in the new year.

Jenny will be exhibiting her work at Rollington Barn throughout the festival.

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Royal Academy of Arts - Meet the Maker Event
Apr
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Royal Academy of Arts - Meet the Maker Event

Meet the makers who have succeeded in making their own creative business dreams come true with the RA. Our RAted range celebrates the best in British design, offering the chance for designer-makers to stock their wares in the Royal Academy Shop. 

We have asked the brightest UK-based design talents to submit their most distinctive products to be selected for the RAted range. We look for the finest quality and originality in form and function.

A key factor in selecting this year’s range has been championing craftsmanship and artisan quality whilst also taking inspiration from Spring, natural materials and Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse.

This talk is a chance to meet exhibiting designer-makers from the RAted range and RAted successes – hear about their methods of making, product inspiration and techniques, and how they have used their experience with RAted to grow their business. This is a great opportunity to learn the unique story behind the products, with an opportunity to buy a special gift from the range.

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Crafty Fox Spring Market
Apr
2
11:00am11:00am

Crafty Fox Spring Market

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd April 2016. 11am - 5pm. FREE ENTRY

Meet over 100 talented designer/makers and artists at the iconic Bussey Building in Peckham. Each day has a different line-up of traders taking part as well as hands-on workshops, DJs and a full bar. 

Workshop - Drop In paper marbling: Pup Tart Handmade will guide you through the basics of creating a fun pattern using the art of marbling. You'll get 2 x paper marbled in your own design that can be used as gift wrap or a cute card. These will be dried and sent out to you after the event. £5.00 per person.

Workshop - I Am Acrylic drop-in jewellery workshop. Learn how to work with acrylic and leave with a finished keychain or necklace all within an hour and for just £10. 

Guest curator: Charlotte Abrahams, design writer, author and curator

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