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Christmas Shopping the Crafty way


Although we may still be in denial, Christmas is looming again, if you’re wondering what to buy loved ones why not think local and independent and check out the work of local designers and makers. To give you a helping hand I’ve pulled together a list of events where you can do so:

Open Now to December 24th. Design Circus Pop Up Shop pop up shop – 4 Albert Road nr Central Avenue, West Bridgford featuring a range of work by local designer makers, for all tastes. (Late night shopping on Thursday 17th!)

Open Now to Dec 31st (1oam – 5:30pm opening)  ‘Inspired’ Lizzie Adcock and Jill Perry Pop Up Gift Shop (intricate illustration, gifts and homewares, lots of Elizabethan inspired textiles)

Open Now to Dec 31st – KiosKiosk on Pelham Street. Rotating residencies between tues to thurs then fri to mon. All residents are local designers.

14th November Christmas Crafts Fair at the Place, Melrose Street, Sherwood, Nottingham 10am – 4pm

21st NovemberCraft Fair and Farmers Market at West Bridgford Christmas Lights Switch On.

26 November, 3:30pm – 6:00pm – Carrington Craft Market – (Nottingham Craft Mafia will be in attendance) 3.30 until 6pm at Carrington Primary and Junior School, Jenner Street, NG5 1AB

28th November Apples and Pears and Crafty Wares at Sneinton Market, Gedling St Nottingham. The Final Hockley Arts Market of 2009! present some of the finest designer makers, artists and crafters

28th – 29th November – Christmas Fair at the Harley Gallery

2nd December Delicate Treats – Christmas Shopping, Pampering & Live Entertainment 7pm – 11pm at Cape

3rd DecemberWinter Wonderland Christmas Fayre – at Notts County Football Club, in the 1862 Suite, Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HJ

12 December Katrin Moye Christmas Open Studio including mulled wine and mince pies.

5th – 18th December Surface Gallery Annual Postcard show – affordable postcard sized artworks, imaginitive stocking fillers!

Nov 28th – Dec 13th (see website for exact times) Clumber Park Christmas Fair with locally sourced gifts from designer makers.

I’m sure there must be loads more Christmas events showcasing work by local designers in the Nottinghamshire area, so if you know of any that I haven’t spotted email us at

Image- Pewter Partridge in a Pear Tree By Lizzie Adcock Arum Lillie Designs