Monday 3 March 2014
The Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, taking place from the 3-5 May at the stunning Penshurst Place & Gardens, near Tonbridge. Visitors can join the festivities, shopping from a selection of handmade crafts from leading British artisans while listening to live music and enjoying a delicious array of fine food including strawberries and champagne or an afternoon tea.
Offering a beautiful range of bespoke items for the house and garden, over 250 craftspeople will offer something to suit all tastes with glassware, jewellery, clothes, paintings and much more.
Those looking for inspiration can interact with experts in the Traditional Craft Demonstrations including wire sculpting, pole lathe turning and hazel hurdle and spar making. The Kids Bee Happy Sand Painting will keep children amused for hours creating colourful pictures from sand, and families can get involved in the Family Craft Workshops offering fun and lively ways to decorate ceramics and make paper, or learn the art of wood turning and pencil making.
Gardening enthusiasts will love the stunning show garden from Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells and for those interested in more classical art, Andrew Sinclair from The Sculpture School will return with his Sculpture Demonstrations, demonstrating traditional techniques with modern creativity and humour.
Food & Drink Marquee
Head to the Good Food Live area to find a vast array of tempting treats in the Specialist Food & Drink Marquee, and watch guest chef Paul Da Costa Greaves as he prepares some delicious feasts at the Live Cookery Demonstration Theatre. With a bag full of ingredients and a head full of ideas you'll be able to treat family and friends to a new range of recipes.
Discover a special range of unique items from up and coming, newly qualified designers in the Informed Design Graduate Marquee and take home something that's not only new to you but new to the world!
Something for everyone
Visitors young and old will love the Birds of Prey Display where two of the UK's most famous falconers and television presenters, Leigh and Jo Holmes from The Hawking Centre in Doddington, Kent, will show off hawks, owls and eagles in a lively demonstration with crowd participation.
For those looking for a full day out then why not visit Penshurst Place and Gardens before or after the show? For only £10 visitors can buy a special advance combined ticket which will allow entry to the craft show, the family manor house of Penshurst, built in the 14th century with a unique medieval Baron's Hall & Stateroom and the intimate Tudor Penshurst Walled Gardens. Guests can also enjoy the Garden Restaurant, Porcupine Pantry and Gift Shop, plus there is fun for all the family with access to the Penshurst Adventure Playground, Toy Museum and Woodland Trail.
When: 3-5 May, 2014
Where: Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG
Tickets: Adult - Â£7.50 (Advance Â£5.50); Senior - Â£6.50 (Advance Â£4.50)' Child under 16 - free if accompanied by parent - otherwise Â£3
Contact: ICHF Events
Tel: 01425 277 988
(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ICHF EVENTS)
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