Huge range of crafts for sale at Queens Park Centre fair

Art and craft fair at Queens Park Centre
Art and craft fair at Queens Park Centre

A huge selection of art and craft will be available to view and to buy at the 13th annual Art and Craft Fair to be held at Queens Park Centre.

The fair regularly attracts large numbers of visitors, with over 500 people attending last year’s event. This year’s event, to be held from 10am - 4pm on Saturday (November 7), is the first to be organised by the centre’s new creative coordinator Amanda Wheaton, who also runs the centre’s weekly folk club.

Items at the fair will include a wide selection of textiles, paintings and drawings, woodwork, pottery and ceramics, jewellery, glassware and paper crafts.

Highlights will include stained glass gifts from Caroline Kearsey, covered notebooks and computer bags from Ramsey Textiles, and a wide range of textiles and embroidery from the Ayelsbury Vale Embroiderers Guild.

Phil Madley will be exhbiting unique encaustic wax pictures, and will be demonstrating his craft on the day, whilst Alison Perkins will be selling examples of her fine art and wildlife pictures.

Additional art, from a pop culture variety, will be there from Michael G Hiskins.

Elizabeth Bond, The Smart Stitcher, will be selling a range of leather goods and accessories, and there will be natural candles and silk items from The Silksmith Studio, handcrafted jewellery from Elaine Crump and bespoke pens, pencils and boxes from Wood U Write With craftsman Andrew Moyle.

There will be plenty for children to enjoy too.

For a small additional charge, younger visitors can have a go at arts and crafts activities, which will run all day, and there will be a chance to visit Santa Claus in the new Queens Park Grotto.

Entrance to the fair is £2 standard, £1 concessions and members.

Under 14s go free.