Events & News

You will often find me at a number of events exhibiting  my creations, providing demonstrations and offering craft activities. If your interested in finding out more about my regular activities visit my F.B page

pic of my willow chestnut sculpture Exhibitions I occasionally exhibit my work and  recently 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-

 

 

 

Hampshire Open Studios Arts Trail

I  also be exhibed several of my sculptures in this years Open Arts Studios

 http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/  in August with local potters Angie and Robin from Macmillan Crafts.

 http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/artists/southampton/item/angie-robin-macmillan

Alresford Agricultural Show, Saturday September 1st

10 am – 4pm Tichborne Park, SO24 0NA New Alresford, Hampshire

http://alresfordshow.co.uk/

 

Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 2nd December 10 -5 at Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton,Hampshire, SO16 7PT    More details to follow

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 Events that I have been involved so far this year

Goodwood  Racing. Members Event

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.

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/

 

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  , working alongside other traditional and environmental crafts

 

 

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

I am a fan of this fantastic recycling charity and so was pleased to  support  them in their fundraising event. https://www.facebook.com/sotonscrapstore/

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 provided willow demonstrations and activities at the Southampton  Blue Cross Animal Rescue fun day last  September, supporting another great local charity

 

pic of willow scarecrowJubilee Sailing Trust. Pumpkin and Scarecrow Fair at the Victoria Country Park. Netley nr Southampton.

 

greyladies imageGreyladies Arts Foundation Autumn  Fayre GAF Centre, School Rd, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8B

Another fundraising event , this time I was there  selling my willow crafts and peg looms and demonstrating weaving on the peg mn_Fair.html

                               
pumpkin_farmRiverford Organics Pumpkin Day 
Upper Norton Farm, Norton, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3QF,

I was really pleased to have been asked to exhibit my willow creations and 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. 

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 work alongside local artists, craft businesses in Southampton! A fun event, it was great to be able to relax with a mulled cider, real craft ales and other festive treats in the warmth of the hub of the  St Denys community   

 

father christmas Edwardian Workers Christmas Fayre at 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. With lots of crafts and traditional fayre  live music and, of course, a visit from Father Christmas.
The museum engines  were  working the, trains running and the  cafe was open .http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/

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

My final craft fair event of the year  just in time for Christmas selling my willow and peg looms with lots of other fantastic crafters