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REVIEW Socially distanced hospitality area

One of many display areas for artists

Covered area for children’s art adventures

Christiane Kubrick with Katharina Kubrick

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A painting by Christiane Kubrick displayed during the Fair


The Childwickbury Arts Fair 2021. July 2nd - 4th So much to see and enjoy. Not just art lovers but the whole family. By Ron Taylor. Editor. www.harpendia.com

Childwickbury Arts Fair offers art, craft, food and drink in the beautiful grounds of the Childwickbury estate. See artists in action and talk to them about their work and inspiration. Artists and craftspeople from all over the UK were exhibiting in marquees and estate buildings where you could buy direct. Fine art, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, glass, hat making, textiles, sculpture, and Polly Hobbs An abstract landscape artist and designer and maker of PARADE JEWELLERY. Contact Polly via: www.pollyhobbs.co.uk

Opal Seabrook Starburst Glass Based in Harpenden One - off handmade glass table and wall art, and jewellery. Fused, painted and screen printed. Commissions. Contact Opal: 07976 299991 See here on Instagram

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more. The focus was on hand-made and high quality, with over fifty artists and makers demonstrating their skills.  Delicious food and drink was available for a variety of tastes. Here’s a review of my visit. Contact the artists direct to find out more - you won’t be disappointed.


Simon Langsdale Letter Carver Simon creates bespoke hand carved Memorials, Garden Art and Public Art Based in Essex Free quotations Contact Simon 07701 027042 www.simonlangsdalelettercarver.co.uk

Kerry Tremlett Artist ‘My paintings are a celebration of colour, friendship, human interaction and a recognition of our connection to the natural world’ ‘From sketchbooks, my ideas are metamorphosed, to create a dream like narrative in paint. The result is a form of magic realism conveying the observable reality whist preserving sublime memories.’ Based in Devon Contact Kerry 07763 886510 www.kerrytremlett.co.uk Vince King Woodcarving Vince has been hand carving wood for over 10 years. He has studied with some master carvers and is a member of the British Woodcarvers Association. Vince has been involved in carving for film sets including Tarzan and Snow White and The Woodsman. Vince loves working with wood and appreciates the natural beauty of every piece. He specialises in bespoke stylised love spoons, celtic knots and green men.  Based in Hemel 07748 387740 Find him on Facebook and Instagram 3.


Andrew Fisher FANTASTIC HATS by FISH HEAD HATS. Wonderful creations hand made from sumptuous fabrics, braids and of course the odd feather by Andrew Fisher. Maybe a hat for a wedding or a special occasion, or just because they are a work of art! http://www.fishheadhats.com/ Contact Andrew Fisher TEL: +44 (0) 20 8678 0184 | MOB: +44 (0) 7789 077541 EMAIL: fishheadhats@googlemail.com

Celia Brooks Chef and Writer Sadly for veggie food lovers Celia was unable to have her live cooking demonstrations. Not to worry though she had her new Tea Towel and her amazing Cook Book ‘Super Veg’. Based in London Contact Celia email: celia@celiabrooks.com phone: 07965 152 899 www.celiabrooks.com/

Oliver Lovely Paintings with real emotional connection. "Paintings which are an extension of a drawing, beginning without a plan and moving in whichever direction seems best. The important parts are my emotional reaction and the life in the drawing." Based in Nottingham Contact Oliver; 07532 179119 www.oliverlovley.com/paintings. 4.


Alan James McLeod 'Are there any truly unspoiled exotic locations left to discover? That is the question he poses as part of his inspiration for new work. Here in Childwickbury was a body of intriguing abstracts with layers of interest to captivate the viewer. Perhaps his work in textiles explains the subtle synergy he creates between decorative elements and textured surfaces to imbue each work with mystery and meaning using gouache, gold paint and gold-leaf.' Based in West Sussex Contact Alan: 07717 716707 Facebook/Twitter/Instagram alanjamesmcleod@btinternet.com Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary A family run Charity that looks after British wild hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. We also look after European wild hedgehogs that have no place to roam and we rehabilitate them until they are fit to release. Registered Charity No. 1190048. For rescues visit: https://www.hwhs.org.uk Fundraise for us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fund/HornbeamWood/ Justine Lois Thorpe Artist

Her own work often focuses on the interactions of natures elements, on her emotional and physical connections with the county of Cornwall. Her free use of oils, acrylics and other mixed media gives her work a textured layered appearance in order to create depth and a sense of space. This all contributes to a very unique and compelling style of painting. Based in Harpenden

Contact Justine via her web site; www.justineloisthorpe.com You can also follow Justine on Instagram

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W H AT MO RE CO UL D YOU SAY ABOU T THIS SUMMER’S C H IL D WIC KBURY A RTS FA IR There was so much to see I had time to chat with customers

We sold out of food every day

There were events to keep the children happy

Everyone was friendly People were in the mood for buying

DESPITE COVID RESTRICTIONS & COOL WET WEATHER

Loads of places to eat and drink with seats all around I loved talking to the artists & watching them work

The weather wasn’t too bad today

It was reassuring to see the Covid checks in place

The range of art and crafts was fantastic Lots of gift ideas to buy on the day

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? 6.

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A taste of all the good things on display from July 2-4. Arts and crafts. Entertainment for the children. Great food and drinks. A place to...

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A taste of all the good things on display from July 2-4. Arts and crafts. Entertainment for the children. Great food and drinks. A place to...

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