CHRISTMAS FAIR at KNIGHT'S BARN on SATURDAY 13 NOV, 2-5pm
Back with a vengeance! Emma Rose at Knight's Barn invites you all to come to an amazing Christmas Fair. Imagine getting unique, inspiring and gorgeous presents ALL under one roof. Get Christmas shopping licked in one go!! We have a famous portrait painter doing half hour sketches, funky jewellery, original art, wild belts (fitted on the spot), unique pottery, delicious fish/meat boxes, exotic lotions/potions, scrumptious spices, gorgeous toys, innovative cards/calendars/giftwrap, divine decorations and home/garden/gift ware to die for (leather/suede/steel/velvet/silk). Bring along a colour photo of your house and commission our ceramics designer to paint it onto a large dinner plate! Affordable, original, funky and fun- a true bazaar. Call Emma for more information on 01225 837809. Entrance by donation to Wellow Village Hall fund. Knight's Barn is located 100yds west of the Fox & Badger and has a For Sale board outside! Stall holders include:
HUGH DUNFORD-WOOD Hugh trained at the Ruskin School in Oxford. His work has exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy and many galleries in London and around the world. In 1989 he was appointed Artist in Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company and more recently at the Globe Theatre in London. A highly talented portrait painter (portraits include Seamus Heaney, Sir David Lean, A.N. Wilson, Mark Rylance and Andrew Motion to name but a few). He also produces hand painted silk ties and bow ties - as worn by Elton John, David Hockney, Prince Charles, InXS and The Three Tenors amongst others. He will be bringing, along with his ties, relief prints and engravings (framed and unframed) and his pen and pencil to do "live" half hour portrait drawings. He is a real character - articulate, flamboyant and fascinating. He will also be promoting his Painting with the Inner Eye courses he will be running this November and February 2005.
CALL OF THE WILD A funky company run by New Zealander Alan Bruce. Coming from London to exhibit, sell and adjust/fit on the spot for us, highly original belts and handbags made from a variety of fleece and leathers. Exotically dyed and sewed his product is weird, wonderful, wearable and highly collectable. Alan specializes in the famous Kate Moss belt!
RICHARD TWOSE JEWELLERY Richard has designed for Paul Smith, Theo Fennell and Margaret Howell. He not only sells his sexy jewellery to clients around the world - including Sting, Jerry Hall, the Rolling Stones (and even Joan Collins), but also has a huge Bath based fan club. Richard has featured in Marie Claire, I-D magazine, Vogue and GQ. His designs are sleek, stylish and very NOW. Most people find themselves buying ME presents as well as loved-one presents after seeing his collection. A rare opportunity to buy direct and commission in time for Christmas. SOO Soo Kay a trained aromatherapist/reflexologist/Indian head masseuse has used her experiences in India and Turkey particularly to create some extraordinary lotions and potions especially for us. She also will be selling gift vouchers for her amazing skills. An utterly perfect Christmas present for the stressed to become ultra chilled. Soo can also teach you Arabic Dancing!
SAMBAVA SPICES James Ransome named his unique company Sambava after a region of vanilla production in Madagascar. He grinds and blends his spices from round the world in small batches by hand to ensure freshness and the maximum hit of flavour. Gorgeous for consumption or presents, James is creating Christmas boxes just for us. Expect exotic, delicate, sensual and red hot flavours.
CRANBORNE HOUSE The ever popular team at Cranborne House, run by Chris Hurdle, brings you fab garden lanterns, original and highly reasonable wooden toys, picnic back packs and glorious hand woven African baskets (specially made for them). Chris Hurdle of Cranborne House sources items for practicality, durability and design satisfaction.
RUPERT DOUGLAS Rupert is our Fish Man with a Difference. He has created clever, helpful and stress-free. Christmas Fish Boxes. Everything you could need for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Just go to your box and fish out your Smoked Salmon starter, your Scallop snack, your Smoked Haddock (hangover) Boxing Day breakfast etc. A delicious no-brainer!! He is a purveyor of fine foods also - including meat, poultry, canapés and cocktail nibbles. His whole ethos is to take the strain off mum. Up market fast food.
POT DOODLES Brilliant, bright and highly individual earthenware. Each piece hand painted, glazed and fired by different local artists. Plates, mugs, bowls and jugs - dishwasher/microwave proof. Pot Doodles is the brainwave of Lizzie Clarke an ex-Ad exec who gave up the London rat race. Calling on her BA Hons in ceramics and design she now runs a highly successful paint-your-own pottery studio in Yeovil. Bring along a colour photograph of your house and commission Lizzie to paint it onto a large dinner plate (in time for Christmas).
PHOENIX TRADING Sheena Powell of the award-winning company Phoenix is bringing a wonderful range of innovative, high quality, reasonably priced Christmas stationery. Cards, Advent calendars, gift wrap, ribbons, tissue paper, tags, bags, boxes, and thank you notelets. Everything you could possibly need for the festive season. Incredibly organized, Sheena is even bringing books of stamps so you really have ticked the Christmas card situation off your list! The product is very different and you won't find it in the shops - so something to help you stand out from the crowd.
EMMA ROSE BAZAAR (That's me) Stylish, contemporary, decorative home and gift wares. Leather/suede boxes, frames and cushions. Slick bling clocks, keyrings and corkscrews. Pastiche French house accessories. Sumptuous silk scarves, embroidered cushions, delicious Christmas decorations, beribboned soft toys, retro red buckets and garden furniture and MORE! A true bizarre Bazaar. Emma Rose is the organizer of this Fair please contact on 01225 837 809 for further information.