News and Events

Monthly Events –

Creative Social – Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm – dates for 2019 are January 23rd & 24th (23rd full), February 20th & 21st, March 20th & 21st, April 17th & 18th, May 15th & 16th, June 12th & 13th, July 10th & 11th, August 7th & 8th, September 4th & 5th, October 2nd, 3rd, 30th &31st, November 27th & 28th.  December dates yet to be arranged.

Creative Social takes place once a month at my working studio in the garden (aka ‘the cabin’) in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire….an extra date has been added each month for 2019 due to it’s popularity last year . It is primarily a small social gathering where you can meet new friends and other like minded creatives and put the world to rights over tea/coffee and biscuits (perhaps even a slice of cake on occasions). Every month there will be a different small ’make and take’ ranging from a greetings card, mini textile picture that could be made into a brooch to a small item of jewellery…you may also bring you own bits and bobs along that you can include in your make. There may be some pre loved crafty goodies on sale each month…such as rubber stamps, dies etc….and usually a reduced selection of earlier belle and olive work too.

If you are interested and would like to come or need more information please message me directly via one of my social media pages or send an email to  The cost is just £10 per person (payment must be made in advance to secure a space and is non refundable). Further dates will appear on the website very soon xx

note; this is not a ‘belle and olive’ workshop xx

Upcoming Events;

June 8th & 9th –

Notts Open Studios, the belle and olive garden studio will be open from 10am to 5pm both days.  Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire…details to follow.

Past Events –

Sunday 2nd December – Langar Hall Christmas Market, Langar Hall, Church Lane, Langar, Nottingham NG13 9HG – 1pm to 7pm

Sat/Sun 8th& 9thDecember –

Beaumanor Hall Winter Fair, Beaumanor Dr, Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8TX. 10am to 5pm.

Saturday 15thDecember

Open Studio – Mulled Wine & Mince Pies at the belle and olive cabin, Kirkby in Ashfield, Notts.

12.30pm to 6pm– check social media pages for details.

Sunday 4thNovember – Barton Bros Sunday Food & Craft Market, Bartons Garage, 61 High Road, Beeston, Notts, NG9 4AJ – 10am to 3pm.

November 14thto 18th  _ Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire –

see Haddon website for times and ticket information (VIP evening 14th)

September 29th 2018 –  Southwell Ploughing Match -Little Carlton, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

June 23rd & 24th – Art and Craft Makers Sale – Pitchblue, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Saturday May 12th 2018 – Spring Craft Fair in support of The Teenage Cancer Trust at The Hop Barn, Hockerwood Lane, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PZ.  10.30am to 3.30pm £2 entry.

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June 9th and 10th – Notts Open Studios – My working studio in Kirkby in Ashfield will be open to the public this weekend 10am to 5pm,  details to follow.  Please see the Notts Open Studios website for more details of all the Open Studios events.

November 5th – Mapperly Makers & Vintage Market, Haywood Road Community Centre, Mapperley, Nottm, NG3 6BE.  11am to 4pm


November 12th – Ribbons Christmas Craft Fair, Ribbons Tea Rooms, 21 Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottm, NG17 7DR. 10am to 4pm


November 17th, 18th & 19th 2017- Haddon Hall Artisan Market, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire 10am to 5pm. Admission charges apply.


December 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2017, Curly Magpie, Vintage and Handmade Gift Market, The Riding School, Calke Abbey, Nr Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE.  Times vary – Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm & Sunday 11am to 4pm.  Admission charges apply, National Trust members free.


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Saturday 9th December 2017 – Number 28, Farmers Market Cafe, Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire. 9am to 1pm.


Saturday 8th July 2017 – Number 28, Farmers Market Cafe, Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire.  9am to 1pm.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017 – Summer Artisan Market, Strelley Hall, Strelley, Nottingham 10am to 4pm


Sunday 6th August 2017, Spire Vintage Summer Vintage Fair, Eyre Chapel, Newbold Village, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 10am to 4pm.


Sunday 7th May 2017 – Meet the Artist – Mansfield Central Library – part of the Notts Open Studios event and on the same day as The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair 11am to 3pm

Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th June and Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th June – Open Studio – part of the Open Studios Notts event.  My studio/workshop will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on the above days.  Free refreshments.  Please see Facebook for details or contact me using the details on the home page.

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Sunday 9th April 2017 – Ribbons Tea Rooms, Kirkby in Ashfield


Sunday 23rd October 2016 – Belper Mill Artists and Makers Fair, The Fit Pit, Struts Mill Belper.


Saturday 12th November 2016 – Number 28 Farmers Market Cafe, Belper, Derbyshire…details to follow…

November 19th 2016 – Vintage Gift and Craft Market, The Centenary Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.


November 26th & 27th – Winterfest, Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby, Nottingham.


December 3rd – Sunshine Vintage Bazaar, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham.


December 4th – Belper Food Festival, Number 28, Market Place, Belper.


December 14th – Forever Green Christmas Fair, Forever Green Restaurant, Ransom Wood, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire…details to follow…


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Saturday November 14th 2015- Number 28 Belper Market Place – farmers market & cafe 9am – 1pm. 12189790_713874105409509_5063640186977433437_n Sunday November 15th 2015 – Festive Crafternoon Tea – textile tree and decorations workshop at Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre, Edwinstowe – booking essential. WP_20151012_009 Saturday November 21st 2015 – Christmas Sunshine Vintage Bazaar, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham 11am to 5pm. 12088039_1684686068435917_7679629576319603800_n Sunday November 22nd 2015 – Christmas Country Market, Baslow Village Hall, Baslow 10am to 4pm. 12074772_1505667333083548_8362045154886680585_n Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th November 2015 – Southwell Garden Centre Craft & Food Fair, Fiskerton Road, Southwell Nottinghamshire 10am to 4pm.

Sunday July 12th 2015 – Number 28 on Belper Market Place for the popular Belper Food Festival. 10460502_506304829499772_9086914353426889366_n 11713757_667327443397509_3510828549663356647_o Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th July 2015 – ‘I love Vintage’ event at the Art & Craft Centre

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Saturday August 8th 2015 – Number 28 Belper Market Place, farmers market and cafe 9am -1pm.

Sunday August 23rd 2015 – Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Sheffield – Food & Craft Fair 10am – 4pm. Renishaw_Hall_Gardens_2