Harriet Kelsall’s Book Launch, Cambridge Art Fair 2018 & Call for Local Artists!

We have had lots of exciting news landing in our inbox over the last week! Read on to find out about how you can get tickets for this year’s Cambridge Art Fair which has moved to a new location for 2018. Harriet Kellsall launches her new book – a helpful guide for passionate creatives looking at starting their own business, and local arts charity Rowan are looking for artists to get involved with an exciting exhibition taking place next year called ‘Cambridge Seen’.


Harriet Kelsall, Founder and Chair of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery (6/7 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU) is currently launching her book entitled The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career, an inspirational guide that offers easy to follow advice on how to turn your passion into your profession. Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery employs a unique mix of talented jewellery designers who work alongside experienced goldsmiths to create one off designs for their customers. They aim to “capture the unique story” that each of their clients brings to them within their bespoke creations. There are currently three studios across the UK including one in Cambridge’s city centre.

Harriet is a highly successful businesswoman and a mentor to creative start-ups. Within her book, which was published on Wednesday 19th September 2018, she gives tips that she has learnt from her own experience of starting a creative business and also relays advice from industry experts such as Keith Brymer Jones, ceramic designer and judge on BBC 2’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down. If you are passionate about creating and are looking to start your business then this book sounds like the perfect read!

We are pleased to let you know about two events taking place in Cambridge this week where you can meet Harriet and find out more about the book. Today, Saturday 22nd September, Harriet is giving a talk at The Fitzwilliam Museum (Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB) from 3PM, £8 entry including a glass of fizz – booking essential. The 45 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. She will also be at Heffers Bookshop (20 Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TY) on Tuesday 25th September from 6:30PM, free event but registration required. There will be a 15 minute talk followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.


Cambridge Art Fair is back for it’s sixth year but will be taking place at a new location for 2018! The three day art event is on from Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th September at ‘The Venue’ at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa (Church Road, Stow Cum Quy CB25 9AF). The fair is free to visit on the Friday from 11AM until 8:30PM and tickets are available to purchase for Saturday and Sunday (£5 on the door, £3.50 in advance). The new location offers plenty of free parking for visitors. Cambridge Art Fair’s Charity Partner this year is David Parr House. You can meet the team behind the project throughout the event and there is also a Charity Auction taking place on the Friday at 5PM.

The Cambridge Art Book will be exhibiting at Cambridge Art Fair again this year under the gallery name ‘Art of Cambridge’ and will be represented by local artists Ophelia Redpath, Jo Tunmer, Alison Hullyer, Susan Abbs, Rebecca Stark, Vanessa Stone and Sonia Villiers. You can also see work by the book’s editor Emma Bennett. Pick up a complimentary e-ticket to the VIP Private view on Thursday 27th September from The Cambridge Art Book here.


Rowan – a fantastic arts charity and centre based in Cambridge – are planning a fundraising exhibition which will take place in February 2019. The theme of the art exhibition is ‘Cambridge Seen’. Rowan are looking for local artists to get involved by creating a canvas inspired by the city, the canvas will then go on display at the exhibition next year. Think buildings, landscapes, a particular place or something well-known in Cambridge such as bicycles or the River Cam! The artwork will be on sale at the event and all funds raised will go back into supporting the amazing work the charity do for the local community. If you are interested in getting involved then please see the following details:

The perfect summer project for you, for the children, for your art organisation, class, or creative group! The entry fee is £10 which includes a 16” x 12” canvas and hanging fee. Artists need not restrict themselves to 2-dimensional work as long as the artwork fits within the dimensions and can be easily stored and displayed. Maximum of 3 entries per person. All artworks will be exhibited anonymously and will be available for sale for £45. If you, or your organisation, would like to be a sponsor of this event, please contact Rowan for information. Should you wish to volunteer your time for the charity art exhibition please get in touch.


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