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So what does Dotty Gallery have that makes it the perfect place to shop for that special gift or treat? Established now for three years and based in Twyford’s 17th Century bakehouse, Dotty Gallery is a fascinating showcase for ‘out of the ordinary’ gifts, including contemporary silver jewellery, ceramics, glassware, original art and greetings cards, plus many other handmade artisan products not usually found on the high street, a majority of which are made by UK artists; many of them local. You’ll receive a friendly welcome from the owner Lesley, into a relaxed atmosphere where you will be offered complimentary coffee to enjoy while you browse the two showrooms full of unique gifts. With beautiful pieces to suit all budgets, Dotty is a one-stop shop where you can buy a bespoke gift, card and wrapping paper (or take advantage of the free wrapping service).

With two showrooms and a small gallery, Dotty is a showcase for British artists • contemporary ceramics • handmade silver jewellery • gifts, • orginal art • greetings cards. Ask about our creative workshops. Enjoy a complimentary coffee while you browse.

Considering learning a new skill? Then book a place on one of the many creative workshops Dotty offer, including fused glass, willow weaving, mosaics, oil painting, free machine embroidery to name a few – check online for the current schedule at An exquisite collection awaits just a short drive through the rolling Leicestershire countryside - 10 minutes from Queniborough, 15 minutes from Melton Mowbray, 20 minutes from Rothley/Quorn and 30 minutes from Leicester.

12 Main Street, Twyford, LE14 2HU | 01664840910 OPENING TIMES: Tues-Fri 12:00-18:00 | Sat 10:00-18:00 | Sun 13:00-16:00


CO UNTD OW N TO ARTS F RESCO People can expect some thrilling sights and sounds on the streets of Market Harborough when the Arts Fresco Festival returns to the town on Sunday 18th September. Arts Fresco is one of the largest, free street theatre festivals in the UK and an array of popular UK and international performers will transform the streets of Market Harborough at this year’s event. For the first time this year, visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite performer via the Arts Fresco website and on social media. The winning act will be presented with their award at a special ceremony to be held in the town after the Festival. Performers at this year’s Festival will include explosive street theatre with Bängditos from Germany, a spectacular show for a two-member audience with the Grand Theatre of Lemmings – The Smallest Theatre in the World, highly energised physical comedy performances with Garaghty and Thom and many more. A children’s village, supported by the Market Harborough Building Society, will feature circus workshops, entertainment and more. Photography: Arts Fresco

LEFT: Plant Culture, Andy Goldsworthy | RIGHT: Both Plant Culture Event - All courtesy of Attenborough Arts Centre

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Nina Thomas from the Arts Fresco Organising Committee said: “We’re really looking forward to presenting this year’s performers. There are some fantastic acts that will entertain and excite visitors. We can’t wait to see which one is your favourite when it comes to voting time!” For more information, visit

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Beacon Magazine Issue 73  

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