The Trove Cambridge is an online community and blog inspired by the concept of a treasure trove [from Anglo-Norman French tresor trové, literally ‘found treasure’]. Curated and written primarily by Stephanie Freeman, The Trove Cambridge aims to discover the hidden art, design and handmade treasures of Cambridgeshire, UK.
Hello – my name is Stephanie and I am the founder of The Trove Cambridge. I am 25 – live just outside Cambridge with my boyfriend and currently work full-time as an office administrator. I completed my International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2010 and then went on to study Architecture at the University of Manchester / Manchester Metropolitan University. Since moving back to Cambridgeshire in 2013 I have been inspired to learn more about the creative scene in Cambridge and across the county and decided to start blogging about my discoveries.
Over the past two years I have started networking with local creatives, attending events and workshops, and volunteering with local projects. I am passionate about supporting independent artists, designers and makers as well as small creative businesses, and hope that this site becomes an alternative platform for local creatives to connect with buyers and others within the art, design and handmade industries.
The Community area gives you access to a What’s On calendar and also provides A-Z listings of: local artists, designers and makers; local creative workshops, classes and art groups; local galleries and art / craft supply shops; and local arts organisations and charities. Over on the Blog you will find posts about my discoveries as well as: a ‘Getting to Know…’ series of Q&As with featured local artists, designers and makers; a ‘Get Creative…’ series aimed at encouraging more people to explore their creativity; and details of past, current and future local art / craft events.
Thank you for stopping by and please contact me if you would like to know more!
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