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Championing Craftspeople

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.  

Editor's Blog

An EU law that comes into effect this spring will allow MPs to approve genetically modified crops (GM crops) for planting in England. It is considered a victory by the Department for the Environment, Farming & Rural Affairs, which has lobbied to break the stalemate in Europe, so that individual member states can decide whether to […]

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Transform a humble vegetable into this warming spicy parsnip soup with a pleasing kick. It’s a good way of using up those tired parsnips lurking at the bottom of the fridge. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: about 35 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 1-2 tbsp mild curry […]

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Each year, on 25 January, the birthday of Robbie Burns (1759-1796) or ‘Burns Night’ provides an occasion for enthusiastic celebrations by his fellow countrymen when the life and work of the great Scottish poet is marked by an evening of merriment and feasting. There are all manner of traditions associated with this event, which involves copious […]

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This year marks the 15th National Storytelling Week, running from 31 January to 7 February. Organised by the Society for Storytelling, the week is celebrated up and down the UK at a range of venues, appealing to all ages. For one week of the year, communities will be joining together to celebrate the very first […]

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