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Magnificent Calke Abbey is a perfect backdrop for The Craft Show 2015 over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May)

The show is open from 10am – 5pm daily. Included in this year's show is a wide range of craft wares and delightful gifts with demonstrations of traditional skills by quality craftspeople.

Visitors to this years show can take advantage of discounted tickets when purchased in advance.

Advance tickets for Saturday 2nd May finish at midnight Friday 1st May
Advance tickets for Sunday 3rd May finish at midnight Saturday 2nd May
Advance tickets for Monday 4th May finish at midnight Sunday 3rd May

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The perfect time to stock up on original Christmas presents - the Crafts for Christmas fair at Calke Abbey on the 5th & 6th and the 12th & 13th of December (11am - 6pm).  It will run at the same time as Calke Abbey’s Christmas Wonderland event.

The event will take place in the Old Riding School which is heated and free to enter. Calke Abbey has high visitor figures and The National Trust aim to give the event high profile exposure within their literature and website.

All bookings will be taken by Eastern Events Ltd and our staff will be on site.

For more information:
Telephone: 01263 734711
E-mail: info@easternevents.com

Calke Abbey is just 10 miles from the South of Derby on the A514 at Ticknall (between Swadlincote and Melbourne), turn off the M42/A42 at junction 13 or take the A50 from Derby South.


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Joia GlassHelen Conway Jewellery
Snow GooseMargot Cousins bone china flowers
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The Art of Paper VeneeringDesigner Silk
Celeshia FashionsKFD Jewellery
The Fudge FactoryTheresa Galanides Jewellery
Christine GilbertWayne Glover Reclaimed Interiors
Lynn Hazel SculptorJohn Hermanson Pottery
Peter Hodson LtdStephanie Hopkins Jeweller
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Jane McCormick CeramicsMid Wales Willow
Jane Murphy GlassDes Ong Photography
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Jewellery by MandySheila Read Jewellery
Rogers InkPerlina di Murano
The Leaf Above.comMobair by Victoria Smedley
Lisa Joanne SmithMalcolm Smith
Roy Thorley LeatherChocolate Perfection Limited
Julie Walton JewelleryWilwood Loveflute
Sew n SewZoo Ceramics
John WakefieldVictoria Hall Hand Decorated Papers
Jenny Bell CeramicsStephen & Sandra Smith Ceramics
David Finney artistThe Leather Shop
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Eastern Events organise arts and craft fairs at the National Trust property at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. We aim to combine high quality craft fairs and shows with demonstrations by makers and traditional country craftspeople.

Our craft shows and fairs provide entertainment for all the family, you are likely to see a wide variety of craft work. You could commission a picture or an object from makers as varied as jewellers, wood turners, textile artists and leather workers. All our crafts shows feature goods of high quality and design, which have been created by the person exhibiting.

Children's entertainment is provided at each fair and show, making for a great day out for the entire family. Eastern Events look forward to welcoming you to one of our craft shows or fairs in the near future.


To celebrate the 75th Year since tha Blickling Estate was bequeathed to the National Trust, we thought we would throw a 1940’s party! The music in the first half will reflect the sounds of the era with the second half containing the traditional rousing sounds of The British Sea Songs, Nimrod, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. The evening will be hosted by Conductor Roderick Dunk and feature the acclaimed Sinfonia Viva, with Mezzo Soprano Annette Wardell.

Come and join us for this amazing Norfolk event. Pack your picnics, flags, food and wine and soak up the amazing atmosphere in the company of friends in the stunning Blickling parkland. Do dress for the occasion – there will be prizes for the best 1940’s costumes!


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