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Transition Kings Cliffe Christmas Fair 2017

Sunday 26th November - The Village Hall - 11am to 4pm

Transition Kings Cliffe Christmas FairCome along to the ever popular Transition Kings Cliffe Christmas Fair. Ditch the multinationals who churn out the same boring Christmas stuff year in year out, and get down to the village hall where you’ll be able to buy original quality gifts and support many local small businesses. The Transition team have been working hard to bring you a fantastic Christmas Fair this year. You’ll see a wonderful selection of stallholders including local Artists and Craftspeople, Musicians, and expert Food and Drink producers, all of whom take great pride in their work and use local materials and ingredients wherever possible. All profits raised this year will go towards next year’s Transition projects.

As well as enjoying browsing and knocking items off your Christmas list you can satisfy your hunger pangs at our upstairs café (this year run again by the Peterborough Green Backyard), or outside at the Stanley St Eats and Carpe Diem Artisan Pizzas. Downstairs the Kings Cliffe Brewery will be selling delicious hand-crafted ales in the parlour bar. Upstairs on the stage The Weekenders from Woodnewton will be entertaining us with their mix of popular covers and one or two new festive numbers.

And on top of all that you could win one of our hampers full to bursting with hand-made Christmas goodies donated by the stallholders.

Avoid the Mall, Come to the Hall!
Music by:

The WeekendersFacebook Page

The Weekenders are an easy listening covers band, with music from Adele, Sam Smith, Elton John, James Bond themes and even John Lewis Christmas ads to name a few. They’re a 5 piece group from Woodnewton and Oundle, and have been together for 4 years. The group enjoy arranging songs to fit their instruments, namely piano, violin, bass guitar, percussion and of course vocals. Apparently they don't go anywhere without their iPads and a packet of haribo!

Food & Drink by:

Stanley St EatsFacebook Page

Stanley St Eats are an international street food Caterer offering authentic dishes from around the world, from mezze to tagine, Caribbean curries to raclette, using seasonal fresh local ingredients. They will be stationed outside the Village Hall. Can’t wait to try whatever’s on offer!

Bida's Jam

Elfrida will be selling homemade jams and preserves made with locally foraged fruit, and home baked Christmas biscuits. Elfrida says: ‘For me food is nutrition for the body and soul as well. I'm passionate about baking and preserving natural healthy food, that's why my jams are made only with fruits that I forage, sugar, in some cases spices and a massive dose of dedication.

The Crumbled BiscuitVisit Website

Georgie of The Crumbled Biscuit will be selling delicious homemade gingerbread and shortbread biscuits, gingerbread house kits and biscuit decorating kits.

Pudding and Pie

Pudding and Pie love local products and baking. This year they will be offering a mouth-watering selection of goodies: Christmas, sticky toffee, chocolate and assorted fruit steamed puddings, as well as mince pies and filled tarts.

Food & Drink by: (cont.)

Carpe Diem Artisan PizzasFacebook Page

New to the fair a business run by a family who decided to seize the day and embrace their Passion for Pizzas! They operate from a beautifully converted van, their aim being to offer you the most incredible wood fired Pizza experience right on your doorstep! With names such as The Forbidden Forest, My Little Mascarpone, and Hakuna Matata how will we resist?! - Checkout their pizzas!

Kings Cliffe Brewery BarVisit Website

The last Kings Cliffe Brewery (called the Kings Cliffe Brewing Company) ceased brewing exactly 100 years ago. The village is fortunate that owner Jez is passionate enough about beer to have set up a micro-brewery so once again beer is produced in the village. The Parlour will have a license so you will be able to sample and buy his lovely local ales.

The Green BackyardVisit Website

We are delighted to announce that this year the upstairs café will be run by The Green Backyard, a vibrant community growing project in central Peterborough. Their group of dedicated volunteers have transformed a once derelict former allotment site into a beautiful and productive community garden that is open to all. From fruit and vegetable growing to habitat creation and composting, or working in their Backyard Food shop, there’s something for everyone!

Penny's Homemade PreservesFacebook Page

I enjoy making small batches of jams and chutneys, using fresh seasonal ingredients where possible, foraged fruit and veg are the best! This is a hobby I can share so my prices are reasonable and I love getting feedback from people who have liked one of my magic pots of goodness.

Festive by:

Kings Cliffe Christmas TreesFacebook Page

Beautiful Christmas Trees and wreaths available right here in Kings Cliffe.

Well-being by:

Pure Aromatherapy by Kate MossVisit Website

A Holistic Massage Therapist and keen Transitioner based in Kings Cliffe, Kate loves to make aromatic lotions and potions, so you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy in your own home. Her experience as a therapist has contributed significantly to the design of her products, as she works with many clients who have differing needs, both physiological and psychological. The result is gorgeously aromatic hand blended products that take on the therapeutic properties of their ingredients. These include creams and lotions, shower gels, massage oils, and essential oil blends, as well as a wide range of pure essential oils, oil burners, and candles. Kate uses natural and sustainable ingredients as much as possible, and her products are fully safety-tested. Kate can also be found on her Facebook page.

Arts & Crafts by:

Charron Pugsley-HillVisit Website

Charron is an artist who creates colourful and vibrant art inspired by nature, flowers and gardens as well as WWI Commemoration. In her art she allows the creation and the magic to unfold naturally, in the moment and in an intuitive way that evolves visually before her through both paintings and installations. She embraces the unknown by channelling the inspiration from the experiences and knowledge of the world around her. She rarely plans any of her work as she trusts herself on an emotional and creative level to create the work that she feels deep within her heart. Facebook page

Oskimo Facebook Page

Lucy's greatest inspiration for her products is the world around her particularly nature, a walk in the woods is the perfect time for her to generate new ideas. Lucy designs and creates unique items and she also develops alternative lives for old or unloved items. Look out for her treasures, they include: patchwork cushions, bags, boxes, coasters, pin pots, picture boxes, shelves and much, much more.

Carry AkroydVisit Website

Carry is a local Painter and Printmaker, her beautiful work inspired by landscape and nature. As well as paintings, and works produced using various print media, cards and books are also available. For the last 15 years she has been making various works and giving talks relating to the poetry of John Clare. And more recently she has produced wonderful illustrations for the book relating to Radio 4's 'tweet of the day'.

Crispin Heesom, Fine Artist Visit Website

Crispin is based in Kings Cliffe and his work consists mainly of oil paintings, drawings and etchings. Until recently, his inspiration has been landscape, but now he is working on a series inspired by figures in motion. In his work he wants to maintain an abstract independence between form and content. His aim being to work on the borderline between abstraction and figuration rather than copying nature.

Ben Lee – Fan Birds

Ben carves each bird from a single piece of wood using only hand tools. Classed as ‘Old World Folk Art’ and originating from Russia, legends associated with fan birds involve protecting the home and bringing health and happiness to the family. They also look quite pretty!

Kings Cliffe CrocksFacebook Page

Richard makes domestic earthenware pottery for people to use at home, in the kitchen and at the table.

Hana SmidFacebook Page

I make my pottery in a similar way to a swallow building a nest: I stick pieces of clay together to make the form, using a mould or free hand. Where swallows use twigs or leaves to get the surface patterns I use imprints of leaves, sea shells, twigs or bark. Sometimes I use a garlic press to get twiggy hair-like decoration, or I use man made shapes when I need a regular pattern. I hope you like the results.

Glyn Mould Woodcarving SchoolVisit Website

Hand-carved relief pictures, key names, and breadboards with carved motifs. Carving course vouchers.

P.J. Ryan, Wood Turning

Patrick is a self-taught Wood Turner, and has been at it for 16 years making a variety of beautiful bowls, platters, boxes, and fruit from a wide variety of English and exotic woods.

Phoenix CardsFacebook Page

Local rep Sharan Pick will be showcasing her favourite selection from Phoenix greeting cards and gifts.

Bob the Lobster

Sue makes a beautiful selection of handmade cards and gifts including, cookie mix jars and boxes, Doggie Biscotti, Lavender Sleep Sheep and jewellery.

Sue Kirk Willow BasketsVisit Website

Sue grows her own willow in Kings Cliffe and creates a beautiful range of baskets and sculptures. She also runs a series of Willow workshops, which make fantastic Christmas gifts. Sue can also be found on her Facebook page.

Jane Catherine Sanders Visit Website

Jane will be showcasing her amazing ceramic bead jewellery, delft style tiles and oil paintings. She loves making things that are unique using natural resources with inspiration from the countryside past and present.

Rob Bibby Woodnewton PotteryVisit Website

Rob makes functional earthenware pottery, most of which is decorated with hand painted designs inspired by the local landscape.

EffeljayFacebook Page

Bespoke picture frames, hand-made to suit the artwork. A tailor-made frame enhances and preserves any artwork, from original paintings and prints to needlework and collage. Special frames can be constructed to display memorabilia including sports shirts, wedding mementos, or any unusual or special object you want to keep safe. Choose from hundreds of mouldings and mounts on display in my workshop, or browse catalogues for even more ideas. I can also hand paint frames to any chosen colour or combination of colours, so you can be sure of the perfect frame for your picture.

Kate FensomVisit Website

Kate is an artist who will be selling her own art prints and accompanying poetry, books, tarot packs, jigsaws and cards.

Maggie Evans Quilting

Maggie’s quilting is beautiful and at the fair she will be selling small quilts, play mats, lap quilts, fabric boxes and bowls, handbags (fabric), candle mats and advent calendars.

Handmade by StaceyFacebook Page

Stacey Murphy is mum to a baby boy. She has a fine art degree which she wants to put to some good use by making homemade goodies for us all. At the fair she will be selling Christmas Bespoke Gifts, Frames, Baubles, Christmas Eve Boxes, and Milk Bottle & Plate Sets.

Ann Bellamy PicturesFacebook Page

Artist whose work is based on eavesdropped conversations. Some are about real situations, others imagined. If you worry that one is about you, it probably is.

Pam Orme

I create ceramic items using earthenware and stoneware clay, and am inspired by nature. Currently I have a woodland and seashore range.

Gabrielle Richardson Ceramics

Hand thrown pots with sponged glazing, sgraffito decorated earthenware, small hand built novelty sculptures.

Clay PigsVisit Website

Individual and unique ceramic piggy banks. Every pig is created individually from clay and decorated in a range of colours and styles before being fitted with a perfectly sized cork nose.

J B Upholstery

June will be showcasing examples of her upholstery as well as selling cushions, door stops, draft excluders, bags owls and lavender bags.

From an early age June watched her Grandfather making items for local country houses and hotels.

Juniper House EmporiumVisit Website

Jeni Cairns is an award winning artist and garden designer who creates decorative artwork from recycled metal for the home and garden inspired by the flora and the wildlife that surrounds us.

Christmas Fair enquiries contact Anna at: stockleyanna@gmail.com

Watch out for regular updates about the fair on our Facebook page
throughout November, including photos of our stallholder’s wares.

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