A new event is being launched at The Lumen, Newcastle Helix on Wednesday 17th April where you can celebrate World Art Day whilst browsing the creative talent of the North East – all brought together for The Lumenary Arts Event, under one roof for one day only, in the heart of Newcastle.

The Lumen is based at Newcastle Helix, previously the site of the Scottish and Newcastle Brewery, now a 24-acre innovation district situated on The Boulevard NE4 5BZ, the Lumen has a focus on transforming the quality of life for families, communities and cities around the world.

So please join me along with fellow NE creatives at The Lumenary Arts Event for an art event celebrating World Art Day and surround yourself with some of the North East’s most creative small businesses and artists. Browse fantastic artworks by local artists such as Bethan Laker, Northern Sky Designs, and Alfie Joey, and of course Margaret Woodliff Wright, The Northumberland Milliner at The Lumen, where you can also enjoy complimentary tea, biscuits and coffee from Nespresso.

This event is free to attend and tickets are not required!

Luminary Arts - April 17th 2024 World Arts Day

The inaugural event at the stunningly renovated Assembly Rooms on Fenkle Street, Newcastle will be a spectacular wedding fair. I am delighted to have been asked as one of the Assembly Rooms’ preferred suppliers, to be part of this very first event.

I will be showing a section of wedding headpieces as well as headwear suitable for MOB and MOG. Hope to see you there!

Tickets to attend the event (Saturday 27th 11-4 & Sunday 28th 12-4) are now available via Eventbrite

This year, the early summer Open Studios weekend at Marchmont House, will again celebrate the artistic and cultural community at Marchmont and takes place on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd June. Alongside the Open Studios event, there will also be a Makers Market at Marchmont House, Duns TD10 6YL featuring makers and artisans from the Borders and the surrounding areas.

The Open Studios weekend at Marchmont House celebrates the artistic and cultural community at Marchmont House accompanied by a selection of curated unique and wonderful stalls in the Marchmont Maker Market area, adjacent to the studio courtyard.

Please do join me there to experience the variety of creative talent at Marchmont and let’s hope for fine weather!

I am delighted to be showing once again with The Tin Shed at Whalton Village Hall, NE61 3XA, on Sunday 23rd June from 10.30-4pm, where I will be showcasing summer millinery.

The Tin Shed has been showcasing art and design, both online and at pop-up events, since 2013, and represents some of the very best artists and makers from the North of England and Scottish Borders. At Whalton, The Tin Shed will be featuring around 20 talented local artists and makers so there will be something for most tastes and budgets and of course, it’s also a great opportunity to meet the artists and find out more about their work.

The local charity PAWS provides the pre and after-school supervision at Whalton School, will be joining The Tin Shed Area Fair and will be providing refreshments in the historic front room at Whalton Village Hall, helping to raise funds for the charity.

I do hope to meet you at one of these early summer events.