Country Living Christmas Theatre 


Alongside the vibrant exhibition your ticket includes access to a jam-packed live stage programme, where you can get advice and inspiration from leading professionals.

At the CL Christmas Theatre at our London and Harrogate Fairs our visitors get the chance to gain some festive top-tips from our expert speakers in 30 minute long sessions about everything from seasonal inspiration, decoration and gifting to home styling, social media, going green and much more. We have an array of expert speakers who will give you an insight into their field of expertise, answer questions and inspire everyone to try something new and exciting this festive season. 

The CL Christmas Theatre is free to attend and the timetable for this year's Christmas Theatre content will be released in August 2019.

For a sneak peek of what to expect at the CL Christmas Theatre please see below:



Ben Kendrick

Session Title: Christmas with Country Living

Description: Find out first hand how to bring the Country Living look into your home this Christmas.  Ben will cover ideas for decorating your home and table – being the expert behind many of the lovely Christmas settings in the magazine, he will reference past and present shoots and give plenty of ideas and inspiration – plus Q&A.



Sara Ward - Hen Corner 

Session Title:  Garland from the Garden

Description: Not everyone has space for a Christmas tree in their front room! Sara from Hen Corner will be demonstrating how to create a beautiful space saving home decoration using foliage from the garden, natural adornments and pretty lights. The garland can be hung around a doorway, over a mantelpiece or around a banister.


Jane Means

Session Title: Christmas Gift Wrapping with Jane Means

 Join gift wrap guru Jane Means and pick-up top-tips on how to wrap awkward shaped presents and stylish ideas that will make your gifts so beautiful they will look too good to open! This fun demonstration will also cover eco-friendly, plastic free gift wrap alternatives.



Di Wood 

Session Title: Barefoot Self-Reliance.  Finding a voice, voting with your feet then empowering yourself to make and do more for yourself, naturally.

Description: Di will talk about the contents of the book, giving demos of some of the how to’s in it such as making your own toiletries, medicines, candles, baskets, foraging, and more...



Christiane Myers

Session Title: The Cozy Club - Creating a business from something you love

Description: In this topical Q&A, Chris Myers from The Cozy Club will share her story from turning from primary school teacher, to author and her top tips for setting up a business based on her passion for craft and eye for interior design. Join her in conversation with Country Living’s Catherine Gee to hear more.

Caroline Nolder

Session Title: Twelve stays of Christmas

Description: Do you host guests over the Christmas period? Do your family stay in your home? Join Caroline Nolder, the UK’s leading B&B consultant and gain advice for entertaining friends and family this festive season in your most valuable asset, your home. Caroline will deliver insights into establishing a B&B, how to run a successful business and advice on avoiding the pitfalls. Read more here