Friday, 22 March 2013

Canterbury Craft and Design Fair

This leading Craft & Design Fair returns again to Kent College from 5 to 7 April.

Regularly listed as the best events of their kind by the national media, Craft In Focus is returning to Canterbury from 5-7 April at  Kent College.  This leading event provides an opportunity to buy unique products for your home, garden or yourself of a quality that is rarely seen amongst the mass produced items on the high street.  Everything at the event is ‘Made In The UK’ by the country’s finest professional contemporary artists and craftsmen.  This event represents the antithesis of the predictable high street with an array of fabulous one off pieces.  Visitors will enjoy this exciting and relaxing alternative to the high street, as this really is superior British design.

Everything for sale at the event is truly individual and expertly handcrafted.  The event brings together the very best examples of contemporary designer craft in the UK.  Visitors can also discover how the work is created and what provides the makers with their inspiration.  Many makers are happy to take commissions should you require a bespoke piece for your home.  All of the exhibitors at Craft In Focus events have designed and made the work that they display, and have been selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability.  Craft in Focus has earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best designers, artists and craftmakers  - rarely is such a wealth of talent seen in one place. 

Don’t miss this stunning event for inspiration and to see and purchase something truly unique.

Opening times are:  5-7 April, 12 noon – 5 pm Friday; 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is £4.00 for adults, £3.00 for over 65s.  Accompanied under 14s free.  Free Parking.  For further information contact Craft in Focus on 01622 747 325 or visit their web site at

Venue address:  Kent College, Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9DT

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tonbridge Creative

A new artist led group called Tonbridge Creative have set up to showcase and present work of local artists and designer makers within the area.     

Their first exhibition 'Art Spring' will be held at Tonbridge School in The Tunnel Gallery and is being curated by Franny Swann of Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum.

Tonbridge Creative currently consists of a group of artists living in and around Tonbridge who create work in a variety of mediums including Painting,Photography, Paper, Glass and Ceramics.

Where: The Tunnel Gallery at Tonbridge School
When: Thursday March 28th - Wednesday 3rd April
10-5pm each day   Entrance is free.

Hildegard Pax

Mike Evans

Anne Molineux

Biddy Hobbs

Joanna Plachcinska

 "New Group Tonbridge Creative are acting as a focus to provide opportunities to present locally produced work.,  There is a wealth of creative talent in Tonbridge and the surrounding area, but until now it has been hard to see the results.  'ArtSpring', an exhibition at The Tunnel Gallery, is expected to be the first of many opportunities for people to enjoy work produced in their area"
Annie Molineux - featured artist

The Tunnel Gallery is tucked away in Tonbridge School at the north end of the High Street, but is open for anyone to visit and worth seeking out.  One or more of the makers will be in the gallery every day so this is a great opportunity to visit and talk to local artists about their work. All the work on show will be for sale.

For more information about the group and the exhibition please visit their website

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Artists and Maker Selling Opportunity!

Great opportunity for Market Traders, Artists & Makers to be part of the amazing Create Music Festival! Please see flyer below.

For an application pack email for more information about the event visit