Local artists and craftspeople will showcase their work at a special charity fair to be held in Richmond on Sunday 20 November.
Organised by the Richmondshire Landscape Trust (ROSA) -– the event takes place in the Town Hall from 11.00am – 3.00pm. Admission is free.
Amongst the ten stallholders will be artists, jewellers, woodturners, felters and stained glass makers, as well as those selling individually designed gifts, home furnishings and Christmas decorations. There will also be a stall selling indoor festive plants kindly donated by Ravensworth Nurseries, a tombola and a guess the weight of the Christmas puddings competition.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day with additional stalls selling home-baked cakes, biscuits, jams and edible treats.
Nora Yates, the event organiser, said: “The fair will showcase some of the area’s most talented artists and craftspeople as well as provide the opportunity to pick up a wide range of unique, quality items that would be ideal for Christmas gifts. We have tried to include a diverse range of styles and crafts so there should be something to suit all tastes and budgets.”
The fair is a fundraising event for the Richmondshire Landscape Trust, which was set up in 2003 to raise money to buy a number of pieces of land under threat, including an area on Sleegill facing towards Richmond Castle; the south bank of the River Swale between the Falls and Mercury Bridge; Jack King’s Wood and the ancient pasture lands of Westfields.
The charity now owns and manages a number of pieces of land around the town for community use and still fundraises to maintain and enhance the different areas in its care. Recent projects have included creating wildflower meadows and replacing fencing.