The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair bursts into life, adding fresh ideas for the new season.
The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is at the BDC, Islington, London N1 from 16-20 March 2016.
You’ll find great ideas to help you brighten up your home, give your garden a new lease of life or refresh your wardrobe. Come to the Fair and enjoy an inspiring day out!
Things to do and see:
The Fair is about simple pleasures: things to make, talents to nurture and gifts to give. Visitors will find inspiration to bring elements of the spring countryside into the home with furnishing and accessories that are fresh and new. Meanwhile the prospect of warmer days suggests outdoor pursuits with picnics, sporting occasions and parties, so there is food and fashion for every taste. Away from the hand-picked stalls, there are expert home craft demonstrations and hands on sessions in the Craft & Create Rooms. Celebrate the wonderful variety of makers, crafters, designers and producers that Britain has to offer. This is a day for delighting in contemporary country living.
Talks and Demonstrations to bring out your inner creative self:
In addition to the wonderful shopping provided by exclusive producers and makers, the Craft and Create Rooms offer the chance to fashion your own treasures. With a varied daily programme, you can draw, make and sew items to take home with you. Meanwhile in The Country Living Theatre there are talks and demonstrations, panel discussions and lifestyle tips to entertain and educate.
The Producers Village at the front of the Fair.
Stop by to meet traditional farmers, kitchen table bakers, artisan chocolatiers and organic wine makers, and of course, sample their delicious offerings before you buy them to take home.
Lucy Summers show garden:
The award-winning designer, Lucy Summers, takes ‘Beside the Seaside’ as her theme for a garden that features gaily-painted beach-huts, a small boat and seaside objects. Punctuated with bursts of spring colours, the focal point will be the brand new hyacinth ‘Midnight Mystic’ (provided by Thompson and Morgan).
Introducing new makers and helping budding entrepreneurs:
The Newcomers Market, located on the Gallery Level, hosts first time exhibitors enabling them to grow their business and connecting them with people that will love their work.
However, for one day only on Wednesday 16 March there is a Pop-up Market in the Gallery Hall, featuring a carefully selected collection of crafters, makers, designers and artists who are making their first foray into selling to the public and a chance to see if their idea has commercial possibilities. As part of this build-a-business day there will be talks from expert entrepreneurs, packed full of useful advice for would-be start-ups.
The Country Living Spring Fair is a day full of delight and surprises that sets the mood for the new season with the prospect of fine sunny days and outdoor lifestyle, so don’t waste any time in buying your tickets in advance.
TELEPHONE: 0844 848 0150; or book online
VENUE AND DATES
London at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 from 16-20 March 2016
London tickets £14.00 in advance (instead of £17.50 on the door)*
There are also VIP, Late Night Thursday and Sunday tickets at different prices. See online for details.
Tickets must be booked no later than 1pm on the day before the due visit.
*All ticket bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per booking (not per ticket).
* See website for more ticket prices and information.