Mill Road Winter Fair is fast approaching. Want to browse great arts, crafts and illustration stalls, as well as enjoy great food, music, other performers and a parade? Then you should stop by Mill Road between 10.30am and 4.30pm this Saturday!
To help you out, I've assembled a little list of stalls selling hand-made/illustrated goods that you should definitely search out on the day. Starting out at the top of Mill Road, you can find several great creative stalls in the marquee on Donkey Green:
1. First of all there is, of course, my own little stall selling my illustration work and doodles in the form of prints, greetings cards, colouring books, calendars, mugs, tote bags and picture frames. Come say hello! I love chatting to new people!
2. Next we have another local illustrator with some great products up for grabs; Jo Clark, who creates beautiful hand drawn animal and plant illustrations and sells cards, prints, mugs, cushions and more.
3. Dittany Rose, a printer and paper sculptor will also be selling her wares in the marquee.
4. Also to be found in the Donkey Green marquee is glass artist Maureen Charles (MPJ Art Glass), who produces beautifully colourful hand-made glass products including earrings, brooches, and decorative glass plates etc.
Moving down Mill Road, there is an art venue to be found at the end of Covent Garden, featuring all sorts of artists and some demonstrations, and the Anglia Ruskin Illustrators will be running a stall in the Lloyds Bank car park. The third year illustration students host a stall every year to raise money for their end of year show (I took part in my own final year there) and are usually well worth a visit.
Also down by the bridge, there are a whole bunch of creative stalls to be found in Bharat Bhavan hall. My particular recommendations would be:
1. Alan Rogerson, who runs 'Alan's Art Kiosk' in the town market every Wednesday, is bringing prints, cards, mugs, books and magnets featuring his unique and whacky illustrations to the fair. From what I hear, his stall will be bigger and better than ever and very hard to miss!
2. Aurora Cacciapuoti; another illustrator with beautiful work, featured on prints, postcards, greetings cards, plates and more.
So there are some of the great creative stalls to check out at the fair this Saturday! There are plenty of others to be found as well, so be sure to have a good browse round Bharat Bhavan, Co-op and Lloyds car parks, Ditchburn Gardens, Great Eastern Street car park, Hope Street Yard and Donkey Green! Check out the brochure online here for more info.
I'd recommend arriving in the morning if you can, to have a browse around before the crowds really start to pile in around lunch time!
I look forward to meeting some of you on the day!