Sunday, 29 May 2011

Events & Diary dates...

I hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend! Here's a mini update for you with a few dates for your dairy...


Tuesday 7th June

Come along from 6pm onwards
Hopkinson Gallery : Station Street


Join fellow Etsians and makers for the second global Etsy Craft Party 2011 - Derby!
Date: Friday 10 June 2011

Time: 6pm-9pm

Venue: The Book Cafe in the Cathedral Quater, Derby DE1 1QH (Google map)

Open to everyone!

Saturday June 25th 11am – 6pm
The United Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood

If you have any other events that you know of be sure to stop by our facebook page and let us know... or just drop us a line to let us know what you're up to!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Next social news!

Are you free to join the Mafia for tea & cake on Tuesday 7th June? Come along from 6pm onwards to show us your latest wares and projects. There will be tea & cake on offer from the Hopkinson Tea bar and the 'Dons' have some exciting plans to talk to you about!

Check out our facebook page for the most up to date information!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Exciting Curiosity.Haus Celebrations & Events!

Come and show your love for local craft, talent and all things handmade this Saturday at The Orange Tree in Nottingham. Curiosity.Haus are hosting their regular Contemporary Craft & Design fair from 12-5pm. It's their 2nd Birthday so what more of an excuse do you need to buy beautiful things? Check out their website for more information.

I hope you'll join me in wishing Curiosity.Haus a massively HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY and we hope to see lots of smiley faces down at the Orange Tree this weekend. You can also find out more about their events and adventures by signing up to their wonderful newsletter
Curiosity.Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair


▲ This week we are excited to be celebrating our 2nd Anniversary of running Craft and Design Fairs in Nottingham! For two years we have been providing regular indie markets in Nottingham and have had an unbelievable amount of artists, designers and makers gracing our stalls, selling their wares to the Nottingham public!

This is really to say a massive thank you to everyone that has supported and encouraged the markets to grow and continue, from our loyal customers to every exhibitor and all the venues who have played host to our fairs!

 Come and celebrate with us in style at The Orange Tree on SATURDAY 21st MAY, 12-5pm and here is a sneak preview to give you a little taster of some of the fine handmade work you can expect to see at Saturday’s Fair.  You can see more in our Birthday Blog Posts, so don't forget to have a peek! Read more...
Curiosity Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair Nottingham: Design Preview of The Orange Tree Nottingham Event 21st May 2011
Clockwise from Top: Alys Power Design, Alison Kent Handmade, Lucie Pockets and NorthernToff

On Saturday at The Orange Tree, from 12pm – 5pm you will find an incredible mix of goods from Illustration and Prints to Jewellery, Ceramics and Textiles. Who could resist a beautifully handmade gift from a local maker? Treat someone or treat yourself! ;)
Curiosity Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair Nottingham Preview: Kate Broughton, Hannah Sawtell and Hello Sunshine
Kate Broughton, Hannah Sawtell and Hello Sunshine
With a great selection of wares available, come along and pick up an original treat for yourself! Tea, cake and cocktails available too… what better way to shop? :)

 ...Extract taken from Curisoity.Haus blog & newletter 16/05/2011

Monday, 2 May 2011

Looking for events? Check out this gem of a site!

Craft and Design Month

"What is Craft and Design Month?

Hundreds of craft events already take place successfully every year during the month of May; now Craft and Design Month can bring them all together under one banner to collectively target national and regional media. There are also lots of opportunities for people to organise something especially for Craft and Design Month.
The overall aim is to achieve wider publicity and public awareness of the fine craft and design that exists in the UK today.
This project receives no funding or grant aid. It is entirely based on the simple concept of people working together for the benefit of the whole creative community and is sponsored by craft&design magazine, who have launched this unique opportunity to celebrate and promote crafts across the UK. 
To find out more about the aims of Craft and Design Month, download our proposal 'An opportunity to help raise the profile of British Crafts'"
-Taken from the Craft & Design Month website, May 2nd 2011.