Summer Pudding In Appleby, Anyone?Live Music, Circus Acts, Crafts Market, Cake Contest, Family Fun!

THIS SATURDAY: DON’T MISS THE SUMMER PUDDING AT APPLEBY CASTLE

BUY TICKETS NOW

Saturday 20th August COME ALONG, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT  Daytime: 1 Fairytale Castle,  3 Live Music stages, 4 Performance Stages, Funfair, Jaw-dropping Circus Acts, Crafty Vintage Market, Cake Competition, Children’s activities, woodland walk and more.

Night-time: Top festival bands on the inner bailey stage The Correspondents, Gypsy Hill & Sam and The Womp 

www.summerpudding.co.uk

BUY TICKETS NOW

A FLOOD RECOVERY EVENT FOR APPLEBY: COME ALONG, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

supported by Eden District Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Appleby Town Council, Cumberland & Westmoreland Herald, Country Puddings. An Eden Arts event.

Copyright © 2016 Eden Arts, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you have signed up to one of our mailing lists in the past. If you do not wish to continue receiving information from us, please click the unsubscribe button below. Our mailing address is:Eden Arts

Penrith Old Station

Bridge Lane

Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8HY

United Kingdom

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Advertisements

Prehistoric Focus At Bowes Museum In 2015

The Carles of Castlerigg, one of Cumbria's great prehistoric stone circles, dated to about c. 3200 BC Photo and copyright C.Paxton

The Carles of Castlerigg, one of Cumbria’s great prehistoric stone circles, dated to about c. 3200 BC Photo and copyright C.Paxton

I hear that the Bowes Museum, just up the A66, has a family friendly prehistoric focus this month through to September 27th. Prehistoric artifact displays sound very good and there’s even a chance to make your own pottery and crafts prehistoric style! The following itinerary is from The Bowes Museum’s webpage and may be subject to change, so check their Prehistoric People page for the latest information.

Prehistoric Pottery
16 May, 10.00 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.00

Adults can enjoy a hands-on experience of with expert Graham Taylor during this practical workshop. Be transported back in time to see authentic prehistoric pottery and explore how people prepared clay to make pots, before creating your own replica. £17.50 per adult, which includes refreshments. To book a place, call 01833 690606; payment is required at the time of booking.

Prehistoric People Crafts
20 July, 6 & 21 August, 10.30 – 3.30

An opportunity to explore the exhibition and to try your hand at making Stone, Bronze and Iron Age inspired creations to take home in this drop in family activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Stone Age to Iron Age – Family Fun Day
28 July, 11.00 – 4.00

Come along to a day crammed with fun and informative activities, including storytelling with children’s author Adam Bushnell, creating a hunting headdress, making a cave painting and following a themed trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Creative Cave Painting
14, 24 & 25 August, 
10.30 – 3.30
Enjoy a unique opportunity to create your own cave painting in this exciting drop-in workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

This may be of interest to Cumbrians and visitors, as we have perhaps the finest prehistoric heritage of any county in the UK.

See what’s happening at http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/en-us/visitus/whatson/prehistoricpeople.aspx

 

366 Days of Kindness at Penrith Old Fire Station

Forwarded email from Eden Arts, 20th March at the Old Fire Station, Penrith
View this email in your browser

 

Next up at the Old Fire Station  |  366 Days of KindnessSome fab performance and an artists conversation event (see below). And a Bar. And MusicWe’re extremely pleased to be bringing the White Rabbit/Birmingham Rep show 366 Days of Kindness to Penrith on 20 March.366 Days Of Kindness is written and performed by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley of White Rabbit, and was created in response to the riots of August 2011, after which Artistic Director Bernadette committed to be kind to a stranger every single day for a year. This multi-media show tells the heartbreaking, surprising and challenging stories of that year, which began with burning buildings and ended with the flame of the Olympic torch, against a global backdrop of social unrest and economic crisis. Part storytelling, part stand-up, part live documentary, featuring a dinner party with surprise guests including the Dalai Lama, Liam Neeson and Princess Diana, this show attempts to answer the question: is it possible to change the world just by being kind?

Bernadette says of the project: “After the year was up, I realised that it was the best thing I had ever done, so I carried on! And I still do it every day.” She was also invited onto Radio 4’s Saturday Live to talk about her experiences, where Billy Bragg taught her the chords to “Milkman of Human Kindness” to use in the show.

The show has already had sell out audiences in its recent intensive tour of the U.K and U.S.

A book inspired by the project is published by Lewes Ivy Press (UK) and Kane Miller (US) called “Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy” it’s a children’s activity book of kindnesses, aimed at 8+.

Another event not to be missed!

The Company
Award winning White Rabbit is an arts organisation creating theatre, cabaret, installation, film, audio and live-lit events.
White Rabbit has created work for National Theatre,Southbank Centre,Thames Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Wandsworth Festival, Brighton Festival, Deptford X and Southbank Centre.
They have a long-term residency with Arts Admin at Toynbee Studios with their live-lit cabaret “Are You Sitting Comfortably?”

On the same evening at the Old Fire Station artists are invited to ‘Connecting the Conversation’
6-7pm.  A connected conversation of 1000 people over a 10 day period celebrating the practice of artists. Eden Arts and Art Works invite artists to this discussion led by Peter Moser, Artistic Director of More Music.  As the Artworks special initiative ends in its present form and enters a new phase of development, there will be a series of conversations across the UK that will celebrate the practice and generate valuable networking opportunities for artists.
Join us a a relaxed and open format where you will be able to share your experience, dream a little about the future and suggest some actions to take forward.

Artists wishing to join in are invited to lease RSVP 01768 899 444 or email jo.bramleywright@edenarts.co.uk
Doors open at 5pm for a relaxing drink etc, conversation event starts at 6pm, evening entertainment starts 7.45pm.
The Old Fire Station events are relaxed and informal and tickets are ‘sold’ on a pay what you wish (on the night) basis, however as space is limited it is best to reserve tickets through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/366-days-of-kindness-tickets-15946163404 or by calling Eden Arts on 01768 899444.

Facebook
Twitter
Website

 

Message From Eden Arts: Woollen Woods! Great Crafts Activities In March and April

Woollen Woods Workshop at Sizergh

5th April 1pm – 4pm
FREE
Come along and help create artworks for the upcoming Woollen Woods exhibition at Sizergh. Hundreds of woollen artworks will be on display in the Knoll at Sizergh from 12th April – 1st September and your creations will feature in the installation!

We will be making felt artworks such as flowers, acorns, tree wraps and butterflies – materials will be provided and activity is suitable for all skill levels. Or bring along your knitting or crochet needles and have a go at one of our patterns!

Drop in – no booking required
Children must be accompanied by an adult. For venue details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh
Up for Arts Cumbria have been busy encouraging people to take part in The Woollen Woods as part of their BBC Radio Cumbria Up for Arts Campaign. During March they will be running a number of workshops in Cumbria that you can get involved in:
Sat 8th & Sun 9th March: 10.30-1pm at the Ulverston Scrap Store
Join felting tutor Sara Charlesworth of Ulverston’s Stables Gallery to make needle-felted birds to perch in The Woollen Woods or for younger participants, wet-felt a caterpillar and a juicy leaf to hide behind away from those beady-eyed birds. Drop-in workshops – no booking required, donations to cover materials costs – £3 for a small bird or £5 for any super-sized owls.

Sat 15th March: From 10.30am at Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal. 
Up for Arts will be at the Westmorland Shopping Centre showcasing Grizedale Forest’s ginormous Knitted Tree! Adrienne Williams from Williams Wools will be running a knitting workshop 10-30am-1pm and the Up for Arts team will be there all day encouraging people to get involved in the project, knitting leaves, flowers and felting acorns too. Drop-in, no booking required.

BBC Radio Cumbria’s Up for Arts project will also be broadcasting live from the workshops. Follow www.facebook.com/upforartscumbria for updates or e-mailjennie.dennett@bbc.co.uk.

Up for Arts is an exciting project which aims to get people involved in the arts and crafts and increase community engagement. – find out more at www.voluntaryarts.org

Enter the Exhibition

If you can’t make it along to workshop then why not create artworks at home or with your craft, school or friends group.

Participants can use any technique to create their woollen artworks but are encouraged to use ‘real’ wool, ideally 100% natural. Wool is a remarkable fibre, which is able to withstand the elements! Previous creations have included owls, bats, insects, flowers and birds and people of any skill level can get involved.

Full details, including the entry form and a selection of free patterns are available on the project website HERE 

The exhibition is non-selective and the deadline for entries is 4th April 2014. The Exhibition will run from 12th April – 1st September 2014 at Sizergh, Nr Kendal – visit their website HERE for venue details. 

www.canopyart.co.uk
www.edenarts.co.uk

Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Website
Website
Pinterest
Pinterest
Copyright © 2014 Eden Arts, All rights reserved.

Treasures Of Cumbria – a new online cultural resource

What do you treasure in Cumbria? Treasures of Cumbria is a new online cultural resource launched in January 2014 by The Cumbria Museum Consortium. It is, in a sense, an extra-mural extension of the museums into cyber-space – a website serving as a public archive of the Cumbrian things, places, memories, people, songs, poetry, recipes and traditions that people think are special, worth sharing and preserving.  Even the soundscapes, such as the sound of  a water wheel turning at Little Salkeld Mill and interesting memories recounted, such as The Mysterious Fire of Morecambe Bay are treasures that people value and that deserve preservation. They have meaning and lasting value.

A classical example of a Cumbrian treasure preserved for the county on this system is the wonderful Roman cavalry sports helmet that was found recently at Crosby Garrett, and displayed at Tullie House before leaving Cumbria forever.

How many more treasures are out there to be revealed? This is going to be a very interesting and valuable resource.

Enabling technologies

The digital revolution enables people to enjoy and share the things that they value in multi-media format – images, text, video and audio recordings. Treasures of Cumbria is a remarkable project that harnesses the recent developments in consumer-level digital equipment and information technology in a highly accessible way. The content management system is free to use and accessible to people of all ages and walks of life. It is likely to be highly useful to communities that wish to celebrate their distinctive qualities. A key thing to remember is that we must respect Copyright law and not copy material from existing publications whose copyright has not expired. There is some guidance on that on the website. Contributors retain copyright for their contributions but allow CMC copyright for them too.

Tullie House Staff Introduce Treasures of Cumbria at Lyvennet Activity Group Lunch Club

Proof came that there’s no age limit to the digital revolution on Thursday, February 6th, as staff from Carlisle’s Tullie House Museum visited The Lyvennet Activity Group’s Lunch Club (LAG) at The Butchers Arms Community Pub and explained the Treasures of Cumbria project after a nice sociable lunch. The staff demonstrated use of the website on their iPad tablets, and on lap-top computer equipment kindly provided to LAG by Cumbria Community Foundation‘s  Health and Well-being Community Fund administered by Action For Communities in Cumbria (ACT).

Treasures of Cumbria website being introduced to members of The Lyvennet Activity Group at the Lunch Club at The Butchers Arms Crosby Ravensworth. Staff from Carlisle's Tullie House demonstrated use of the website on iPads.

Treasures of Cumbria website being introduced to members of The Lyvennet Activity Group at the Lunch Club at The Butchers Arms Crosby Ravensworth. Mary Ferguson and Maria Staff from Carlisle’s Tullie House, Maria and Mary demonstrate use of the website on iPads.

The staff explained that we can use the system to celebrate the things that we treasure here and make them known to others by registering as a contributor and uploading photographs and information about each treasure.

As anyone who knows Cumbria knows very well – we do have a lot of treasures around here; the physical include those that are primarily natural, our fells, valleys, rivers, lakes, fields and forests, to things cultural: our glorious monuments ancient to modern, our many stone circles, castles, Churches  and superb Cathedral and our traditions and memories.

The new website has been launched but will be subject to improvements over time as and when the need becomes apparent. The address is: http://www.treasuresofcumbria.org.uk/

  1. To publish your treasures you need to register with the system, the process of registration is very easy.
  2. Then you enter your profile information,
  3. Click on the “Add a Treasure” button and upload your media and related information for the treasure.

An important feature on the site is the map that shows people where the treasures are in the County.

There are various ways you can browse for treasures. You can use the map to discover them or search by contributor or view the treasures in order of popularity and date added to the system.

Tullie House and Art Gallery Trust in Carlisle is the lead partner and accountable body for the partnership which includes  Lakeland Arts in Kendal and Bowness and the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. This Consortium is funded by Arts Council England (www.artscouncil.org.uk) through their Renaissance Major Grants Programme.  

The CMC partners own website addresses written out are: www.tulliehouse.org.uk , www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk and www.wordsworth.org.uk

To conclude I quote the important message from the new website that hopefully will encourage you to record your treasures large and small:

          A treasure is something that’s meaningful to you.

Ivegill’s Wings Of Peace

'Wings of Peace' an elegant marble sundial by sculptor Brian Cowper  provides a focus for calm contemplation at  Christ's Church in Ivegill.

‘Wings of Peace’ an elegant marble sundial by Sculptor, Brian Cowper provides a focus for calm contemplation at Christ’s Church in Ivegill.

The Eden Valley in Cumbria has some lovely hidden treasures tucked away in the folds of its landscape and recently we have been fortunate to visit some of them.  Christ’s Church in Ivegill is one such. Here, in the nicely tree-shaded churchyard with the gentle sound of the beck in the background we admired Brian Cowper’s ‘Wings Of Peace’ sculptural sundial.

Carved in marble, primarily white with some light smoky grey clouds, the sculpture is topped with a silvery reflecting ball gracefully flanked by the spread of dove’s wings.

Not merely decorative, the Wings Of Peace sculpture is a carefully calibrated instrument – a functional chronometer when the sun shines that marks the passing of time as the shadow sweeps across the wings, the hours being the gaps in the feathers.

The Sculptor, Brian Cowper explained to us that you can’t just buy an off-the-peg sundial from anywhere and expect it to work well by aligning the shadow to the correct time whenever and where-ever you choose to set it down. Very soon the shadow will cease to correspond with the markings for the hours.

In order to work properly as a time-keeper, calculations need to be made for the angle of sunlight at the location of any particular site, and the design of the dial and blade (gnomon) would need to correspond to these, and even then the observer will need to add (and occasionally subtract minutes) as the angle of the sun wanders throughout the year. Brian showed us a graph plotted with a shape similar to a figure of 8 or infinity symbol that shows the recommended time correction day-by-day for this sundial.  This creation is quite an amalgamation of art and science.

With sundials you can see the relationship between location and sun time. It is a funny thought that before the coming of the railways, clock time was set locally and would differ considerably from place to place leading to people sometimes apparently arriving at destinations ‘before’ they had set-off to get there. With fast international Jet travel between time zones you can experience a similar paradox.

Readers may be interested to know that this year marks the 25th Anniversary of The British Sundial Society.

Friends of The Lake District’s HEDGE LAYING COMPETITION AND TRAINING DAY

FLD Hedge Laying Competition and Training Day Sat 22 February

FLD Hedge Laying Competition and Training Day Sat 22 February

Come and watch amateur and professional hedge layers competing to lay the best hedge.
Competitors and spectators free entry!

HEDGE LAYING COMPETITION AND TRAINING DAY


Where: Sunny Bank Farm at Grayrigg, next to the A685 (Grid Ref 583973)
When: Sat 22 February 2014, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm

For more information phone 01539 720788
or jack-e@fld.org.uk or www.fld.org.uk
Friends of the Lake District, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Rd, Kendal, LA9 7SS
Registered Charity Number 1100759 Company Limited by Guarantee 4878364

Invisible Orchard Shortlisted For Tate Britain IK Prize 2014

Exciting news for a local digital education business in Morland! Adam of Invisible Orchard has been shortlisted (one of four contenders) for the Tate Britain IK Prize 2014. This is the first year of the prize, it recognises the most exciting digital creators in the UK today and Invisible Orchard is a contender!

The project is to create an incredibly Minecraft Map that will actually take players inside the art work, and even beyond, into the artist’s studio. Apparently the details and vision are amazing. Really exciting stuff and they are also the only family run, rural contender. The video even features the Orchard for a snap second.

There are 6 judges, and the seventh judge is the public.

So please, if you like the project or just want to support them, do cast your vote. It is super easy to do. Just go to the link below, watch the videos and cast your vote. And if you feel able to share this news, please do.
Here is the link to see the four shortlisted artists for the Tate IK prize. You can vote online for Adam and votes close on 24th Jan.

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/ik-prize-2014-shortlist-tatecraft
Here is a video with a bit about the project and some of the images, which gives a deeper insight into the scope of the vision and beauty. It was made by one of the international collaborating artists that Adam would like to bring in. We thought you might like to see it at: http://youtu.be/HA-xPW1M9q0

Askham Hall Market Great Success!

Askham Hall Christmas Market's magical atmosphere, good for shopping and selling.

Askham Hall Christmas Market’s magical atmosphere was good for shopping and selling. C. Paxton photo taken on Sigma Foveon Merrill DP2.

Askham Hall Christmas Market? Brilliant! Here’s a taste. Eggsquisite decorative items from caskets to Christmas tree ornaments by Christine Kendall Crafts of The North – all crafted from egg shells, the goose eggs from her own flock at The Spruced Up Goose

By Charles Paxton

All photos by C.Paxton of www.the webcat.biz apologies to those many that I didn’t photograph. Click on the images if you wish to view them larger.
Photo sketch of Askham Christmas Market on Dec. 8th 2013

Shoppers and stall holders in the converted barn at Askham Christmas Market on Dec. 8th 2013

Preparing for Christmas may be on your minds at the moment and Christmas Markets are ideal for getting something local and distinctive! One such is Askham Hall’s Christmas Market, held in the grounds and converted barn at the C13th Hall last Sunday. Askham Hall opened to the public last year offering 13 guest rooms, restaurant and party barn it’s a high class events venue, see Askham Hall’s website for more info.  This sort of event is so good you just want it to live on!

This year there was a wider range of high quality local produce available than last, according to organiser Marie-Louisa Raeburn and there was a bigger turnout too, for the 32 local stall holders who were selling Christmas crafts and food and classic antiques. The Café sustained the merry throng with hot food and drinks. It was a cornucopia of produce from local businesses large and small.

From the number of cars it’s estimated that visitors numbered between 1,200 and 1,500. They came in a steady stream rather than a crush and were fortified by drinks and tasty snacks from the Café.

Marie-Louisa Reaburn, organiser said “We are delighted that our second Christmas Market, both outside and in our newly converted barn was such a success. A fantastic range of craft and food stalls, Santa’s grotto, hot food and mulled wine and an excellent turnout made it a fantastic day all round.”

First, let me tell you about the crafts; they ranged from the traditional to the highly contemporary, many highly distinctive: Christmas Wreaths with both aromatic and visual appeal, fragrances, haberdashery, gorgeous decorative eggs that bring Carl Faberge to mind from Christine Kendall Crafts of The North, available as caskets, standalone decorative ornaments and to hang on the Christmas tree.

Ornamental candles to brighten any Christmas from Sarah McCraig Designs

Ornamental candles to brighten any Christmas from Sarah McCraig Designs

Candles are essential for Christmas, and the lovely ornamental ones from Sarah McCraig Designs would grace any home.  Delightful pressed flower and leaf ornamented wooden boxes by Anne Riddick somehow preserved the natural colours with great vividness. There were also reasonably priced and high quality local art photographs from Rod and Pauline Ireland The Out There People in a variety of sizes to suit your space, and postcard books of Cumbrian prehistoric sites and a Prehistoric Sites Trump card game by Charles and Kimberly Paxton of thewebcat.biz.

There were fine local ceramics from  Little Bird Studio, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics and Gwen Bainbridge Pottery and exquisite jewellery from Fire Frost, Scrappo Worko and Pendragon Crafts. All glittering under the lights and wooden beams of the barn.

More images of  the crafts follow.

Colours of pressed leaves preserved and served on wooden coasters by Anne Riddick of Crafts Of The North

Colours of pressed leaves are preserved and served on wooden coasters by Anne Riddick of Crafts Of The North

Great ribbons

Great ribbons and haberdashery

Clever and delightful ceramics from Gwen Bainbridge Pottery at Brougham Hall.

Clever and delightful ceramics from Gwen Bainbridge Pottery at Brougham Hall.

Gwen Bainbridge's designs are based upon Elizabethan fabric patterns.

Gwen Bainbridge’s designs pictured here are based upon Elizabethan fabric patterns. www.broughamhall.co.uk/our-community/pottery-studio/

Lustrous jewellery from recycled silver items by Scrappo Worko,

Lustrous jewellery from recycled silver items by Scrappo Worko,

There was a broad range of good local food and drinks too. The drinks included organic pure pressed Cumbrian Apple Juice from Al and Jane Woodstrover of Beech Tree Farm, Reagill, also Jason Hill’s popular beers from the Eden Brewery at Brougham Hall, and for harder stuff, Bedrock Gin and Standing Stones Vodka from Vince Wilkins’ Spirit of the Lakes.  Bet you didn’t know that Cumbria has its own gin and vodka distillery! As always  drink responsibly.

Stocking fillers - Cumbrian prehistoric sites card games and organic Cumbrian apple juice will be just some of the local produce available at The Invisible Orchard this Saturday, 14th Dec.

Stocking fillers – Cumbrian prehistoric sites card games and apple rings from TheWebCat.biz and organic Cumbrian apple juice from Beech Tree Farm, Reagill.

Bedrock Gin and Satnding Stones Vodka by Spirit of The Lakes.

Bedrock Gin and Standing Stones Vodka by Spirit of The Lakes.
Those of legal drinking age see their site http://www.bedrockgin.co.uk/

Great local beers from Jason Hill's Eden Brewery of Brougham Hall.

Great local beers from Jason Hill’s Eden Brewery of Brougham Hall.

High quality foods included tasty chocolates and Fudge, Northern Fells’ reared venison and beef from Deer ‘n Dexter, Free range poultry from Knipey’s Heartwood Poultry (you’ve got to love his hat!), choice baked goods from Country Fare and Nana Day, Bessy Beck’s awesome Smoked Trout and the formidably delicious Winter Tarn Cheese. Even the offering for breakfasts was top-notch with Rachael’s Kitchen Granola and Dalemain Marmalade.

Good condiments are absolutely essential for festive feeding and with Elliot’s Chutneys and Mr.Vikki’s extremely yummy spicy piccalillis at your elbow, those turkey left-overs will be a delight rather than a chore!

Flavourful cheeses from Winter Tarn organic cheese specialists, fine stilton

Flavourful cheeses from Winter Tarn fine and organic cheese specialists, fine stilton and Withnail Blue

Happy free range poultry makes for tasty dinners! Mr. Knipey pictured here in a comical hat, has a good selection.

There’s no mystery about it – happy free range poultry makes for tasty dinners! Mr. Knipey has a good selection from Tebay in the Orton Valley.

Fresh and smoked trout from Bessy Beck's fresh waters in the Orton Valley!

Fantastic Cumbrian  fresh and smoked trout from Bessy Beck‘s fresh waters in the Orton Valley!

Elliott's Chutneys and Picalilli.

“It was a really good day” Lots of people reach for Elliott’s Chutneys and Piccalilli as great condiments for their meals.

Local baked goods for all the family from Dalefoot Bakery!

Local baked goods for all the family from Country Fare! http://www.countryfare.co.uk

It's all about good taste. fine baked goods from Becky Day's Nana Days  call 07572 404400

It’s all about good taste. fine baked goods from Becky Day’s Nana Days – call 07572 404400

Award-winning, tasty, hot and spicy condiments from Mr. Vikki.

Award-winning, tasty, hot and spicy condiments from Mr. Vikki.

Dalemain's award-winning marmalade! Need I say more?

Dalemain’s award-winning marmalade! Treat your tongue to some, you won’t regret it.

Another treat for the breakfast table! Rachael's premium granola is packed with good grains, seeds and dried fruits. Good flavour , texture and micro-nutrients abound!

Another treat for the breakfast table! Rachael’s kitchen premium granola is packed with good grains, seeds and dried fruits. Good flavour , texture and micro-nutrients abound!

Scrummy Vanilla Fudge from Loopy Lisa.

Scrummy Vanilla Fudge from Loopy Lisa. Bags of taste and bags of awards! 

After the festive feeding and partying it only remains to make a date in your new diaries for next year’s Askham Christmas Market, it will be Sunday December 7th 2014!

NB. Charles Paxton received no remuneration for writing this article, but he did gain from selling his goods at the market and accrued experience with his new camera.

Christmas Market at Askham Hall, Sunday 8th December 11am to 4pm

Christmas tree decorations

Prepare for Christmas at Askham Hall Christmas Market

Askham Hall’s Christmas Market is firmly in our sights this Sunday! It’s hard to imagine a nicer venue for a market than the grounds of a lovely old stately home like this. The event will be held in the open air and the converted barn from eleven until four, and there’ll be a wide range of locally made produce on offer at reasonable prices including:

  • locally sourced food and drinks,
  • locally made arts and crafts suitable for gifts,
  • Christmas wreaths and other decorations

Just what we need for our Christmas preparations.

Children will be excited at the prospect of meeting Santa Claus. Yes, Father Christmas will be coming and if you want to meet the old gentleman, this is the place to be on Sunday.

There’s free parking for market shoppers and Askham Hall’s cafe will be serving lunch, mince pies and mulled wine.

For more information click here to see Askham Hall’s  website.

Click here for Askham Hall on Facebook

 

 

The author Charles Paxton has received no financial inducement for writing this feature, but he will be doing some Christmas shopping here and he will be offering for sale the new Prehistoric Sites of Cumbria Trump Card packs, great stocking stuffers at the 2013 Askham Hall Christmas Market!