We are Artists in Business
and it is our aim to provide opportunities for artists and designer/makers to showcase their work and sell direct to the public. We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We are based in West Yorkshire and we host our Contemporary Arts Markets in Ilkley, Haworth and Keighley.

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

It's never too early for Christmas!

Have we gone mad, you say? Christmas in June??? Well, not quite, but now is the time to tell you about our autumn and winter Handmade events in Ilkley and Haworth - so that you can put them in your diary.

Handmade at Haworth Saturday 15 October 2011 at The Old School Room, Church Street, off Main Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire 10am to 4pm ENTRANCE FREE
Opposite the famous Bronte Parsonage, The Old School Room is where Charlotte Bronte taught sunday school. Situated on a  cobbled street, just off Main Street, it has a quaint atmosphere and a cosy feel to it. There will be 15 stalls of handmade loveliness and Trufood will be there with their old fashioned tea room and superb cakes.

Handmade at Ilkley Saturdays 22nd October and 3rd December 2011 at Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire 10am to 4pm ENTRANCE FREE
This is our third year at Riddings Hall which is the ideal venue for our handmade events. We can accommodate up to twenty stalls in the large hall, just off The Grove in Ilkley, and we are planning some Christmas entertainment on the stage again this year.  We will have everything you need for a handmade christmas gift and stay a while at our cafe, courtesy of Trufood. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. Where we lived, in Africa, we used to have Christmas in July. While we don't go all out it's an excuse to get the family together, go out for a meal and maybe peruse the local 'Christmas markets' (ever are there savvy business people to make a quick buck). Sadly it was a Christmas without presents but a good time nevertheless. I think it had something to do with the fact it was winter and suited the 'Christmas spirit' (with the scant chance of snow) more than the traditional date which is smack bang in the middle of our summer.