Histon Handmade Easter Fair 2017

Last month we visited the Histon Handmade contemporary design and craft fair held at St Andrew’s Centre. This was the second Histon Handmade event hosted by founder Claire Howieson – a jewellery designer-maker from Oakington, Cambridge. Participants are carefully selected to ensure for a unique event and the standard of handmade goods was very impressive; with ceramics, jewellery, original artwork, soft furnishings, clocks, stationery, baskets, prints and greeting cards on offer. View this post on Instagram Great photo of @Roxanaderond and her lovely display yesterday 😀 A post shared by HistonHandmade (@histonhandmade)… Read More

Cambridge Made Summer Fair 2016

Here comes Summer! The Etsy Cambridge team of artists and makers, now working under the banner of ‘Cambridge Made’, will be returning to their favourite venue, St Andrews Street Baptist church, on Saturday June 11th, 10am-5pm, for a sunny, fresh and cheerful Summer Fair. The church was the location for their buzzing three-day Christmas event last year, its central position and on-site cafe making it an ideal stop on any Cambridge shopping or sightseeing trip. Almost 30 locally-based makers, artists and craftspeople will be setting up shop on June 11th, offering a… Read More

Everyday Cambridge @ Hot Numbers Coffee

Everyday Cambridge by Naomi Davies 17th February – 13th March 2016 Cambridge-based artist Naomi Davies introduced her second solo exhibition at Hot Numbers Coffee, Gwydir Street last week and I was pleased to attend the preview evening. Everyday Cambridge is a fantastic collection of iconic scenes of Cambridge brought to life in ink and watercolour. Naomi has captured some of her favourite spots and independent cafés including a series of sketches of host Hot Numbers. She has the fantastic ability to capture everyday moments with such vibrancy and it is wonderful to see a… Read More

Pearls of Wisdom – a community art project

“Trust your instincts. Believe in yourself. Care for those around you.” Carol Freeman (Mum) Throughout the summer Turtle Dove Cambridge and Cambridge Art Salon worked on a collaborative project called ‘Pearls of Wisdom’. As part of Romsey Art Festival / Eastside Creates 2015 members of the public were invited to contribute work towards this intergenerational art project. ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ were gathered from the elderly as well as families across East Cambridge and launched as part of the Enchanted Tea Dance held at Ditchburn Place on Saturday 10th October. Whilst volunteering at the Cavendish Street Party for Romsey… Read More

Romsey Art Festival / Cambridge Eastside Creates 2015

Romsey Art Festival, which first launched in 2013, has been back with an incredible program of exhibitions, activities and adventures for 2015. It is coming to a close this weekend after highly successful events such as the Baby Rave taking place at the Junction, Manuela Hübner’s exhibition at The Geldart, a Bespoke Poetry Sketch event at The Empress, Short Film Night at The Leper Chapel, and Rubbish Cooking at Barnwell Baptist Church. The themes for the festival this year were colour and magic as well as exploring ideas of community. There has been an… Read More