Wednesday 4 February 2015
Returning to the grounds of Penshurst Place & Gardens, near Tonbridge in Kent, the Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show takes place from 2-4 May. With three days of activities for all the family to enjoy, the show also features the work of some of Britain's leading craftspeople to the backdrop of live music and the beautiful Kent countryside and with workshops, a family friendly atmosphere and delicious food.
Over 200 British makers will assemble to display some of the best in craft, art and design. Visitors can buy from a broad selection of inspirational work of the highest quality with plenty to choose from for home or garden. The makers are carefully chosen to ensure a varied array of glassware, jewellery, clothing, painting, garden ornaments, plants and furniture, beauty products and much more. Accompanying this, the Graduate Marquee offers visitors the opportunity to view an exhibition of cutting edge design and the chance to buy a 'one-off' for the home with truly stunning and innovative pieces at exclusive prices.
Pieces for the garden as well as a 7,000 variety strong nursery of plants with pots, containers and garden ornaments from How Green Nursery will please keen horticulturalists while Chilstone will be sharing a wealth of expertise including tips picked up from the Chelsea Flower Show. Both will be combining their inspired artistry to create a gorgeous sculpture garden with materials ranging from Chilstone, oak, granite, brass and bronze resin.
The Cafe Eatons Bar will be open throughout each of the three days to offer visitors the chance to sit down, relax and enjoy restaurant quality food and drink in a wonderful setting.
As well as workshops for all the family, parents will find plenty to keep their little ones amused too. Children can have a go at pencil making, woodturning, paper making, decorative ceramics, drawing and pyrography, carefully supervised by the expert craftspeople at the show.
To top off the day of sights, tastes and activities, the fascinating Birds and Beasts Roadshow is a must do experience for the brave with its collection of live animals, creepy crawlies, reptiles and birds the latter of which will be showcasing exciting falconry displays by popular falconers Leigh and Jo Holmes from The Hawking Centre.
See below for further details.
When: 2-4 May, 2015
Where: Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DH
Tickets: Adult - £8 (advance - £6); Senior - £7 (advance - £5); Child under 16 - free if accompanied by parent, otherwise - £3
Contact: ICHF Events
Tel: 01425 277 988
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