I'm looking forward to exhibiting at more exciting events during 2024 and will keep updating the list below as events are confirmed. Please do come and say hello if you pop along to any of the events - I love meeting you all! I may even be persuaded to do some demonstrations this year if I can be brave enough!
Ferrers Gallery – 23rd February – 19th April Reflections Exhibition
I'm honoured to have been invited to take part in an exhibition "Reflections" at the very lovely Ferrers Gallery located in the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts near Staunton Harold. The centre has a number shops, galleries and cafes to explore.
Wirksworth Artisan & Farmers Market - Saturday 2nd March 2024
Memorial Hall, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Derbyshire's leading independent shops and market with local food drink craft and antiques. This event takes place on the first Saturday of every month with a mini market on Tuesdays.
Thornbridge Estate Makers Market - Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2024
Thornbridge Hall, Baslow Road, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire
Join us as we celebrate the incredible talent and creativity of our local and independent makers and creators! Discover a wide range of unique handmade products, from stunning artworks to stylish fashion accessories, delicious artisanal food, and much more! But that's not all! Enjoy live music performances, interactive workshops, and delicious food throughout the event. Bring your family and friends along for a day filled with creativity, inspiration, and fun! There will be duck fishing, badminton, nature trails, archery and more
Entry to the market is included in our garden entry price (£8 for adults, £4 for kids & under 3s FREE!)
Free entry for members of The Thornbridge Club and Blue light card holders
Pre-book your garden entry to save to save 20%
House tours running all weekend, pre-book to avoid disappointment - don’t forget to add on your garden entry at checkout to access the market!
Southwell Minster Spring Market - Saturday 13th April 2024
Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD
Due to popular demand and the success of our annual Winter Craft Fair, we will be hosting a Spring Craft Fair this year at Southwell Minster. There will be 60+ stalls selling a wide range of goods in the Minster. This is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a loved one whilst helping support independent businesses. Expect jewellery, ceramics, glassware, textiles, hand-crafted cards and much, much more, including many of your favourites from the winter craft fair.
Entry: £3 suggested donation (under 16s free)
This event is an important fundraiser for the Minster.
Belper Arts Trail - Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024
Belper Centre Venues - venue to be confirmed
Join us as we celebrate our 11th year of providing annual exhibiting space for artists. Our artists will be housed in many varied locations throughout the town centre. From those first tender shoots all that time ago we now have a tried and trusted event which caters for so many different people and each year we try to broaden the event to include something new, different and interactive. A full programme of live music will take place with the main stage being in The Memorial Gardens with buskers in other selected venues.
Come along and enjoy all The Arts Trail has to offer. See https://www.belperarts.org for full info.
Derbyshire Open Arts - Saturday 25th to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2024
Venue 52 - The Gasworks Sudbury
This is an open studio event when artists around the county take part to showcase their skills. I will be joining a collective of artists in Sudbury at the amazingly restored former Gasworks building in Sudbury. There is free parking, a cafe and several local artists to see and purchase from - some of which will be demonstrating.
The Artisan Show - Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2024
Belvoir Castle & The Engine Yard
I am really pleased to have been selected to take part as one of the artisans at The Artisan Show;s three day spectacular celebrating British handmade at Belvoir Castle & the Engine Yard on the 7th-9th of June
Between the hours of 10am-5pm you can expect to be entertained with live music, live demonstrations with many makers showing us their skills, and of course plenty of artisan food and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. You will have the opportunity to personally meet over 75 talented artisans that have been carefully chosen to showcase their beautiful handmade pieces at this absolutely stunning location.
It really is an event worth attending and experience not be missed! Visit the Artisan Show website for full information www.theartisanshow.co.uk
Bonsall Arts Trail - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024
Venue to be confirmed
I'm delighted to have been accepted to exhibit at the second Bonsall Art Trail which is returning on 29th and 30th June 2024 and will open 10am – 5pm both days. Last year we hosted over 90 artists and makers in venues around the historic village of Bonsall. The trail was very well received from both artists and the public with some great feedback. The quality and variety of artists was outstanding and we are aiming to bring the same culture and vibe back to Bonsall.
Pop over to the website for more information www.bonsallartstrail.org/
The Artisan Show - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024
Staunton Harold Hall, Ashby -De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1RU
A stunning beautiful 18th century Grade 1 listed country house, situated on the 2,000 acre Staunton Harold Estate. This is a wonderful event hosting some brilliant artisans with live music, delicious food stalls and some truly fantastic British handmade products. Please visit the website for more information about this event and for tickets www.theartisanshow.co.uk