Cambridge is full of talented artists and makers, and 15 of them are coming together this month for a spectacular festive event!
Cambridge really comes into its own at Christmas, and there’s no better place to be for an arts and crafts festive spectacle than Cambridge Showcase, taking place on 23 November. Previously known as Cambridge Christmas, this one-day event held at the historic Unitarian Church Hall (decorated with fairy lights for the occasion) will showcase work by local artists and makers. It’s the perfect chance to pick up a gift or two and meet the makers themselves. These are hand-picked and demonstrate the wealth of creative talent here in the city. Look out for Amanda Hall’s charming illustrations, textiles by Kate Green of Flourish and Fly, and jewellery by Heather Stowell.
Returning, meanwhile, are printmaker Alison Hullyer, stained-glass artist Alison Tait, who has since moved to the Scottish Borders and is making the trip back for the show, Amanda MacPhail, Katie Lynn from Molten Wonky, the award-winning Katharina Klug, Edel Hopkin, Jo Tunmer, Jonathan Deer, Roxana de Rond and Rhiannon Thomas.
Started by painter and printmaker Jo Tunmer, the event is now in its eighth year and a great way to purchase unique work from Cambridgeshire designers directly. So make a date with friends and enjoy a browse, along with your first mince pie and glass of mulled wine of the year.
Takes place from noon until 8.30pm, 23 November, and entry is free. Unitarian Church Hall, Victoria Street