You know spring is in the air when the Country Living Magazine Fair arrives! Crawl out from the grey days of winter and get inspired to brighten up your home, give your garden a new lease of life or refresh your wardrobe. The fair, which runs over four days from March 16th to the 20th in Islington, is about simple pleasures: things to make, talents to nurture and gifts to give.
Producers and Makers
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. 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.
Craft and Create
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.
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).
Located on the Gallery Level, the Newcomers Market 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, getting 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.
To find out more and book tickets, please visit: www.countrylivingfair.com
This post is sponsored by Country Living Magazine Spring Fair. The Fair is about simple pleasures: things to make, cakes to bake, talents to nurture and gifts to give.