Spring Market & Makers for Maggie’s

Somehow we’re almost halfway through May and yet again the year seems to be getting away from me somewhat…how does this always happen? Ok, so there’s been another house move to contend with (the 3rd in 4 years) as well as numerous projects and events to prepare for, but I’m convinced that time speeds up the older you get!

Anyway, I’m here to tell you that the first of said events is right around the corner on May 20th & 21st:

Inspired by its hugely successful Christmas event last year, Perth Creative Exchange will again be opening its studios to the public AND hosting a market in the foyer. In partnership with Perthshire Artisans the market will showcase some of Perthshire’s best art, craft and design. Entry is free and the building is dog-friendly, so if you’re in the area pop along between 10-4.

The following weekend we have the marvellous Makers for Maggie’s at Dundee’s Steeple on Saturday, May 27th:

Maggie’s Centres provide free practical, social and emotional support for people living with cancer and costs a phenomenal amount of money to run. Like many people I have experienced the devastating effect that cancer can have on loved ones. The disease is affecting more people than ever before, and with the cost of living crisis it is vital for organisations like Maggie’s to keep going so they can continue to provide this crucial support.

There will be 30 stallholders (all donating a percentage of their sales to Maggie’s), a pop-up cafe, a raffle (with prizes donated by the stallholders) and goody bags for the first visitors. Entry is a suggested £1 (donated to the charity) and it’ll be open from 11-4.

So if you’re in Tayside, it would be great to see you at one of these brilliant events! Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with more news soon.

The Barn Gallery & Creative Exchange, Perth

Another weekend gone, and we’re on to the next upcoming events! Saturday, December 3rd sees the opening of an eclectic Christmas show at the beautiful Barn Gallery at the Bield in Blackruthven.

I was part of an exhibition at this gallery 5 years ago and it’s really lovely, tucked away in gorgeous surroundings near Tibbermore in Perthshire. There will be 16 artists displaying a mix of Craft Fair and Exhibition style work, ranging from Christmas decorations to sculpture, painting, jewellery, stone carving, heritage knits, stained glass and woodwork. Opening hours are 10-4.30 (closed Mondays) and homebaking and hot drinks will be available on weekends!

Also this weekend you can find me at Creative Exchange’s Winter Market in Perth:

Creative Exchange is part of WASPS and the artists will be opening their studios around the building in addition to the market on the ground floor. Entry is free and there will be a pop-up cafe so if you’re in the Perth area pop along from 10-4 Saturday and Sunday.

Another busy week of making awaits!