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You will often find me at a number of events exhibiting  some of my creations, providing demonstrations and offering craft activities.

pic of my willow chestnut sculpture Exhibitions I occasionally exhibit my work and currently have one of my pieces Harvest Fruit being displayed at Southampton Art Gallery Four Seasons Exhibition https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/whats-on/open-exhibition-2018-four-seasons/

 Events that I will be involved in this year

Goodwood  Racing Meeting MembersEvent

The Goodwood Estate events team  invited me to provide willow activities at  their prestigious event.  running over the weekend  17 – 18th March https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/members-meeting/

Solent Gardeners and Crafts Fair

SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd 201810:00am until 4:00pm,University of Southampton Sports Ground

 EASTLEIGH, SO50 5PE https://solentgardenersfayre.co.uk/

I attended this fundraiser event being run by the Southampton Rotary Club where Demonstrated , exhibited some of my work and offered  simple activities for children.

Hampshire Open Studios Arts Trail

I will also be exhibiting several of my sculptures in this years  http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/ running from 18  – 27th August

Purbeck Valley Folk  Festival

16th – 19th August

You will find me in the crafts area of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There’s something for everyone.http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/line-up/line-up2018/

Alresford Agricultural Show, Saturday September 1st

I will be at this fantastistic  traditional countryside event  Demonstrating and selling some of my work  in the traditional crafts area

http://alresfordshow.co.uk/

 

I am often busy with my own work and teaching however now and again I work with other organisations heres just a flavour  of some of   the previous public events that I took part in over the last 2 years.

2017
Aldershot  Lantern Parade
(October – December)
Test Valley Borough Council invited me to provide workshops for the residents of Aldershot in Hampshire . Over a period of 5 weeks I worked with  children from  4 local schools , and Adults at the West End Art Centre  and the Princess Hall.

Stay Wild Festival at Itchen Valley Country Park on the 9th and 10th September

Providing family friendly willow activities creating snails, fish and dragonflies

 

 

Creating Willow Christmas Stars and mini Wreaths at Southampton Scrapstore Coffee Cake and Christmas Crafts Fundraising event.

A Saturday in November  Church of the Ascension, 1 Thorald,Road, Bittern Triangle, Southampton so18 1hz

Come along and make Christmas crafts for adults and children, browse the craft stalls and a pick and mix Scrapstore, eat and drink refreshments, including coffee, tea (other drinks also available) and cakes (lunches also available from the Church cafe).

Free entry, all activities and refreshments for a fee, which will be donated to the Scrapstore. All proceeds will help the Scrapstore’s work – bringing you arts and crafts materials that would otherwise end up as waste. https://www.facebook.com/sotonscrapstore/

Previous so far this year

I provided the willow crafts area at Blissfields Music Festival located nr Winchester for the weekend of the 6th, 7th and 8th July http://www.blissfields.co.uk/craft-area/ I’m really looking forward to this as I used to provide activities at the early festivals when it was still on the farm so it will be interesting to see how

 

I provided willow demonstrations and activities at

the Southampton  Blue Cross Animal Rescue fun day on the 2nd September

New Forest Arts Festival

 

 

pic of willow scarecrow Pumpkin and Scarecrow Fair at the Victoria Country Park. Netley nr Southampton,  8th October 12 am – 5-pm,  in aid of the  Jubilee Sailing Trust.

I will be at the fair selling my willow crafts and peg looms and offering willow star and dream weaver making activities.

greyladies imageGreyladies Arts Foundation Autumn  Fayre GAF Centre, School Rd, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8BX, Friday 14th October 10 am – 2pm

Another fundraising event , this time I was there  selling my willow crafts and peg looms and demonstrating weaving on the peg loom.http://www.gaf.org.uk/Events/2016/10%2014%20Autumn%20Fair/Autumn_Fair.html

                               
Riverford Organics Pumpkin Day Sunday 29th October
11 am – 4pm, Upper Norton pumpkin_farmFarm, Norton, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3QF,

I was really pleased to have been asked to exhibit my willow creations and peg looms at the fair as well as providing basic willow activities at this amazing event alongside other  craft stalls. food demonstrations and activities a great day out for the family. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/riverford-pumpkin-day-norton-farm-hampshire-tickets-27977188524

13511057_824556187680924_1863723397380117825_nArt of Heritage Christmas Art Market Sunday 11th December  . 12pm -7pm The South Western Arms 38-40 Adelaide road, SO17 2 Southampton https://www.facebook.com/artofheritage/

A chance to support  artists, crafters and businesses! Come and relax with a mulled cider, real craft ales and other festive treats in the warmth of the hub of the  St Denys community   Find those unusual and unique gifts you’ve been searching for!

southampton-scrapstore-christmas-crafts

 Southampton Scrapstore Coffee Cake and Christmas Crafts Fundraiser

Thursday 7th December 10am -2pm Church of the Ascension, 1 Thorald,Road, Bittern Triangle, Southampton so18 1hz

Come along and make Christmas crafts for adults and children, browse the craft stalls and a pick and mix Scrapstore, eat and drink refreshments, including coffee, tea (other drinks also available) and cakes (lunches also available from the Church cafe).

Free entry, all activities and refreshments for a fee, which will be donated to the Scrapstore. All proceeds will help the Scrapstore’s work – bringing you arts and crafts materials that would otherwise end up as waste. https://www.facebook.com/events/1793787840887562/

father christmas Edwardian Workers Christmas Fayre at Bursledon Brickworks Sunday 27th November 11am -4pm Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Coal Park Ln, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 7GW, UK ,

A Christmas Fair with a difference. Lots of really lovely activities with an Edwardian theme. I will be there at the  Christmas market upstairs selling my willow creations and peg looms all handcrafted by fair hands I will also be demonstrating how to weave with a peg loom and you can have ago at making willow stars
There will be lot of crafts and traditional fayre  live music and, of course, a visit from Father Christmas.
The museum engines will all be working the, trains running and the  cafe will be serving lovely Xmas Fair.
Entry price to the fair  £2 per person (£1 for children).http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/events.php

christmas Winchester Christmas Fair Sunday 18th December At Winchester Guildhall, Broadway

My final craft fair event of the year  just in time for Christmas where I will be selling my willow and peg looms with lots of other fantastic crafters who are selling their own hand made crafts. www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk/events/details/133