Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 Dec 2017, 10am to 4pm
Then National Centre for Craft and Design's contemporary Christmas market returns this December kicking off an exciting programme of seasonal activities. Following on from the success last year, they open their doors for a two-day event and what promises to be the best Gifted yet.
For those who are new to Gifted, it’s a weekend of high-quality craft, live music, entertainment, family workshops, demonstrations, and local specialist produce. The event offers the perfect shopping opportunity for unique hand-made gifts and food, as well as plenty of live entertainment and festive fun for the whole family.
During this special advent weekend, specialist local food from the region and makers from across the UK will descend on Sleaford for the biggest Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market ever.
This year they’ll be hosting FREE exciting and educational workshops aimed at families. Activities include; learning how to create forced perspective images, exploring the building through a Christmas craft trail, making your very own festive ornament using a 3D printing pen and visitors will also get the opportunity to make their own personalised handcrafted gift using decals to decorate ceramic crockery!
Visitors who feel inspired by the FREE Gifted workshops and exhibitions are also invited to join We Are Saved By Loss artist Naseem Darbey on Sat 16 Dec, 10am-4pm, for a fabric manipulation workshop which includes creating ‘Hollow Drawings’ that Naseem has become synonymous with.
Since its inception, Gifted has grown into a landmark event attracting over 5000 shoppers and visitors in 2016 from far and wide. At NCCD, they pride themselves in providing the highest standard of craft and food makers to ensure a unique Christmas shopping experience. NCCD are proud to be working in partnership with Design Factory and Design-Nation to present our largest ever market in 2017.
Gifted 17 will take over Navigation Wharf in Sleaford over the weekend of Sat 9 and Sun 10 Dec from 10am to 4pm both days.
Whilst you’re there you can learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try your hand at grinding grain and explore the mill. Why not take home a reminder of your day with a bag of Cogglesford Watermill’s very own flour, on sale in the shop. The milling will take place between 11am and 4pm.
For more information about the Milling Day or for other events taking place at Cogglesford Watermill please visit www.cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk or contact the North Kesteven District Council tourism team on 01529 308102.
For more information contact Cogglesford Watermill on 01529 413671 or email email@example.com
Now in its 10th year, the Challenge has attracted participants from across the country; from serious runners to newcomers, the Challenge welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. With options to walk and run as well as the choice of a 13 or 26 mile challenge, the Challenge aims to encourage as many people as possible to take part.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s Challenge!” said Events Manager Jade Oliver, “plans are coming in to place and really looking forward to cheering everyone over the finish line and celebrating their fantastic achievement!”
For more information about the Challenge visit www.1life.co.uk/spiresandsteepleschallenge. Please note that postal and telephone entries will close on Monday 9 October. Online entries will close on Friday 13 October. Please note there is a small admin charge to enter online.
The event will also include entertainment at the finish outside the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford for participants and their family and friends to enjoy including a Prosecco box provided by Box and Bubbles Ltd and a mobile outdoor wood-fired pizza oven from Pizza Di Bella! It will also create a great atmosphere for when participants cross the finish line.
For more information about the Challenge or to see how you can get involved as a volunteer, please contact Events Manager, Jade Oliver on 01522 694353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For regular updates you can find the Challenge on Facebook by searching for The Spires and Steeples Challenge or by following them on Twitter @Spires_Steeples
“It is hard to imagine the conditions the early airship crews endured when flying an airship” says Heritage Assistant, Angela Riley. “Their control car would have been exposed to the elements, and the consequences of getting things wrong could be disastrous”
The exhibition will also include the history of one of the early airship pioneers, Lieutenant Colonel CM Waterlow and the horrific and fatal accident that befell him in the skies over Cranwell.
To bring the story right up to date, the exhibition will also feature ‘Airlander’, a hybrid airship which today is being developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles, taking to the skies over Bedfordshire.
This exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 30 September 2017 to Sunday 25 March 2018. Admission is free.
For more information about this exhibition please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum on 01529 488490 or email email@example.com. For more information about Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum please visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk
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