Gift, Make

Get Crafting

Autumn is the ideal time for crafting, and if you’re based near Loughborough, there’s lots to join in with this week. This Wednesday and Friday sees free crafting fun for children and adults at the Purple Pumpkin Patch,102 Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3AF. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Take advantage of their box of recycled craft […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Autumn Fun

Upcycle Your Life took place at Fearon Hall, Loughborough last Saturday: a day of sharing skills and learning from the community as part of Fun Palaces. The event included people sharing produce, gardening tips, freshly pressed apple juice and beekeeping advice. People also shared their ideas for the green space around Fearon Hall. I showed […]

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Art, Gift, Make, Storytelling

Review: Art Matters

I heard about Art Matters long before it came out, and was eagerly anticipating it from that point. I love Neil Gaiman’s words and Chris Riddell’s illustrations: combining the two seemed a recipe for wonder. When the book finally appeared through my letterbox (for a very reasonable £9.99, given it was a signed hardback first […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Seasonal Celebrations

Fearon Hall is celebrating the seasons with a host of sustainability events to help you through the darker nights. After nine successful Upcycle Your Life events, things are growing. New organisations are coming on board every month, to help share how you can save money and love Loughborough (and the planet) at the same time. […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Autumn Preparations

Find out how to make the most of autumn, with seasonal produce, upcycling fun and nature crafting at Fearon Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 22nd September. Sample some of the delights you can find for free this autumn. Discover where you can get food for free locally, whether you’re an individual or a charitable group. If you can […]

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Art, Make

Stop Heritage Crafts Dying Out

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has announced a six-month research project that will provide a major update and expansion of its ground-breaking Red List of Endangered Crafts, first published in 2016. Founded in 2009 by a small group of makers and those interested in craft, the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional […]

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Art, Gift, Make, nature

Autumn Crafts: Apple Dolls

There’s no doubt autumn is here. The chill nights and damp days are brightened by hedgerows jewelled with hips and haws; the ducks are more grateful for bird seed; and the occasional rainbow brightens the days. The last of the blackberries and plums offer dark, comforting delights (though be warned: the devil spits on blackberries […]

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