What’s On: Cambridge Made Christmas Fair 2018, Mistletoe & Wine Exhibition at VK Gallery, PAOS Affordable Art Fair & More!

Can you believe it is only one month until Christmas? We have lots to share with you today including details of this year’s Cambridge Made / Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair which kicks off on Thursday, the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair and Mill Road Winter Fair 2018 which are taking place on Saturday – and find out about our members upcoming Winter open studios events! You may also want to check out our last post for even more Christmas shopping opportunities coming up this week across Cambridgeshire including… Read More

Christmas Shopping Pop-Up at Little Acre Kitchen, Ashwell Makers Market & Christmas at Robinson College, Cambridge

We are back to let you know about three more fantastic local events coming up over the next week! If you are local to St Ives there are lots of exciting things happening in town this weekend including the Snowman Festival trail and a Pop-up Market at Little Acre Kitchen. Just across the border Ashwell Makers’ Market will be taking place with 14 independent creatives showcasing their wares – and next Friday in Cambridge sees the first Robinson College Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day. Also, a reminder that Histon Handmade is… Read More

Milton Winter Open Studios, Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair 2018 & Katy Bailey’s Solo Exhibition

Read on to find out more about three fantastic local events coming up this week. Ely Cathedral’s annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back for 2018, Cambridge Open Studios members in Milton, Cambridgeshire are opening their doors for a three day Christmas shopping event, and local artist Katy Bailey’s solo exhibition has been extended until December! * The hugely popular Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair (Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL) is back this coming week – kicking off with a special preview evening on Wednesday 14th November… Read More

This Weekend: Great Chesterford Christmas Jewellery Fair & Orange Tree Christmas Fair

Get your Christmas shopping started this weekend! Two exciting local fairs are happening – the first in Saffron Walden, a large jewellery fair where you can browse collections of antique and vintage, modern and eccentric, preloved and costume pieces, as well as work from local silversmith and goldsmith artisans – and the second in Over, a handmade market where you will find original illustrations, prints, ceramics, candles, homewares, and much more from a great selection of local makers. * Rural Magpie will be hosting their Christmas Jewellery Fair tomorrow from 10-4PM (Saturday… Read More

Histon Handmade Christmas, Balsham Community Market & Sue Rapley’s Open Studio

Are you interested in shopping local and handmade this Christmas? The festive season is fast approaching and we strongly believe that supporting local businesses is really important for the local economy. If you feel the same and are looking to buy from local suppliers or artists, designers and makers in 2018 then we know of some fantastic events to attend throughout November across Cambridgeshire. Histon Handmade have now announced the line-up of their Christmas shopping event, the Balsham Community Market is back for an autumn extravaganza, and our member Sue Rapley is… Read More

Cambridge Made Summer Fair 2017

Since we first visited the Etsy Cambridge pop-up events in 2015 we have always kept an eye out for their upcoming fairs so that we can let you know all about them! In 2016 the team formed Cambridge Made – a group for independent artists and craftspeople from across East Anglia. It also remains the region’s Etsy team and most members have Etsy UK shops which are open all year round. We have always been so impressed by the quality of products for sale and look forward to discovering more local artists,… Read More

All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market

The All Saints Garden on Trinity Street has been home to an Art & Craft market since 1975 and has provided local artisans space to exhibit and sell their work for almost 40 years. All Saints Garden is situated in the historic centre of Cambridge opposite the gatehouses of Trinity and St John’s College – a great place to explore as you navigate your way to the market. The market is collaboratively run by local artists and the Cambridge City Council Markets department. As you enter the market you are greeted with their motto… Read More

Cambridge Community Scrapstore

Tonight I visited the Cambridge Community Scrapstore based at Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive, Cambridge CB5 8UY.  Scrapstore is coordinated by Cambridge City Council with the objective of encouring people to think about recycling and reducing their carbon footprint. The store is filled with donated materials which members can purchase to reuse in arts and crafts projects.  I spoke with the organisers who explained that they receive donations from the local community as well as local businesses.  They have done a great job of transforming this warehouse space into an inviting store. Yearly membership is offered at £5 per person or… Read More