Handmade gifts from the region’s best artists, designers and food producers will be showcased at Welbeck’s popular Christmas Art and Food Market and Harley Open Studios this winter.
Now in its 16th year, the three-day event has grown to become a highly regarded Christmas shopping destination. It is renowned for showcasing emerging new talent and established stars, and this year will host more than 70 artists and makers and 20 food stalls.
Visitors can look forward to traditional crafts and cutting-edge design, plus a selection of artisan food focussing on low food miles; with beer, cheese and bread all produced on the historic Welbeck estate.
Susan Sherrit, The Harley Gallery Manager, said: “Once again we are showing a range of exhibitors who make unusual, fantastic Christmas gifts. While some friendly faces return for another year, visitors will also be able to browse work from 21 new exhibitors. Visitors are sure to find the perfect gift and at prices to suit all pockets.”
In the Courtyard, the food market will include more than 20 stalls which have been selected by the ever-popular Welbeck Farm Shop. Welbeck’s own brewery, bakery and dairy will be accompanied by other artisans from across the region. The Courtyard will also be host to The School of Artisan Food’s wood fired pizza oven.
Welbeck Farm Shop Manager, Oliver Stubbins, said: “The Food Market will bring together the finest festive foods the region has to offer. Local produce includes vegetables from the fantastic Rhubarb Farm, local honey, jams, cakes, spirits and much more.”
And 15 artists at The Harley Studios will be opening their doors over the weekend for visitors to explore and buy direct from the artists.
The Harley Ceramics Studio will also be open for paint-a-pot sessions. A wide range of blank pottery is available, from mugs to money banks, all of which make fantastic personalised Christmas gifts. Sessions cost from £3 and places must be booked in advance by calling 01909 501 700.
The Christmas Art and Food Market takes place in the Courtyard, home to The Portland Collection, The Harley Gallery, Harley Cafe and Welbeck Farm Shop, and through to The Harley Studios. The event is taking place on November 25, 26 and 27, and is open from 10am daily. Visitors are advised to arrive early. Parking and entry is free.
Visit www.harleygallery.co.uk for more information.