At Country Living we champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about. We have fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more, all from hand-picked makers. See here for our Meet the Maker page to read about some of the wonderful talents you'll discover at the Fair, or visit our Sneak Peek page and see a selection of the products that will be available to buy. You might also be interested in visiting our Newcomers Market page to discover some of our brand new exhibitors.
Alongside shopping there are plenty of features to add to your day out. Visit our brand new Country Living Theatre for panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine; try everything from block printing to chocolate making in our Craft & Create Rooms, be wowed by our glorious ‘glamping’ inspired garden- complete with vintage VW camper van- or simply relax with a glass of fizz in the champagne lounge.
So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Look out for seasonal blood oranges to make this zingy orange sorbet recipe. Sorbets should be eaten within two to three days as their fresh flavours quickly fade. If you can't find fresh blood oranges, use 400ml blood-orange juice instead. Preparation: 40 minutes, plus freezing Cooking: 10 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients 4 blood oranges 450g granulated […]
A Queen Mary University of London study has found that more frequent testing of cattle for bovine tuberculosis (TB) would have greater efficacy in reducing the incidence of the disease than culling badgers. For their paper Coupling models of cattle and farms with models of badgers for predicting the dynamics of bovine tuberculosis (TB), Professor Matthew […]
Kew the Music is returning for a sixth year from 7-12 July 2015. The festival of summer concerts, which takes place at Kew Gardens in Richmond, Surrey, will this year feature the likes of Paloma Faith, Caro Emerald, The Specials, Jools Holland and UB40. The annual festival-style event is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and […]
Show off your crafting skills by entering the Knitted Farm Competition at this spring’s The Knitting & Stitching Show, being held at London’s Olympia Central from 5-8 March 2015. If you are addicted to everything to do with knitting, crochet or sewing, you're probably already aware of the shows, which are held in the UK throughout […]