Arts and crafts day at Solitude Park

Lord Mayor Councillor Darryn Causby along with Arts and Events Officer Leah Duncan and craft exhibitors Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery) and Jane Mathers (Handcrafted by Jane) get ready for the Autumn Arts Craft Fair.

Lord Mayor Councillor Darryn Causby along with Arts and Events Officer Leah Duncan and craft exhibitors Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery) and Jane Mathers (Handcrafted by Jane) get ready for the Autumn Arts Craft Fair.

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Craft lovers are in for a treat when the finest in handmade artistry will be on display in Solitude Park, Banbridge on Saturday 24 October.

That day will see the arrival of the annual Craft Fair as part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Autumn Arts programme.

Running from 10.30am - 4.00pm, this year’s event offers up an even greater selection of arts and crafts showcasing the work of artists and craftspeople from across Northern Ireland and further afield.

The Autumn Arts Craft Fair is the perfect place to pick up some unique, exclusive and handcrafted gifts including jewellery, candles, ceramics, glassware, fine furniture and much more.

As well as providing opportunities for a spot of retail therapy, the Craft Fair will also feature live music and street theatre plus children’s entertainment including face painting, balloon modelling and superb drop-in workshops with local artist Rachael O’Neill.

Local restaurant Super Supper Club will serving up tasty hot and cold treats and refreshments.

To add to the festivities Banbridge town centre will also be hosting a packed programme of street entertainment throughout the day.

So why not pick up an early Christmas present or two or maybe just treat yourself with something a little special. Admission is only £2 for adults and £1 concession.

The Autumn Arts programmes detailing all events and activities throughout the festival are widely available from a number of outlets throughout the Borough.

They are also online at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

For further information about Autumn Arts contact Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Leisure and Development Department on T: 4066 0605.