Wednesday, 27 November 2013

RHS Wisley Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair 27th November to 1st December

We are exhibiting at the Craft in Focus Christmas Contemporary Craft show at RHS Wisley. Jan is doing it on her own to save my bad back which has taken a bit of a beating over the last few weeks. Unfortunately, Jan also hurt her back last week so she has to be careful too.

The show opens at 9am every day and closes at 6pm, except Thursday is 8pm and Sunday is 5pm. Entry is free to RHS members and £9 to everyone else but this includes entry to the gardens as well.

The photos of our stand were taken by Jan on her BlackBerry phone. As you can see it's quite a bit smaller than our last show, Ideal Home Christmas show at Earls Court, in fact it's less than half the size of our stand there! We have still packed a lot in and have several hundred darkroom prints for sale, the last few posters and all 4 books are on offer, with a very special price if you buy all 4.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Snowy Peak District

I'm in Buxton Pavilion Gardens running Gallery in the Gardens all day. After 6 days at the Ideal Home show in Earls Court in London and 5 at the NEC immediately before that it was good to get out walking the hills for a change.

What a day we have here in the Peaks! Wall to wall sunshine with a dusting of snow on the tops. Lots of ice though so a bit slippery. It's a 6 mile walk over the hills to get here but I grabbed a few shots on my Samsung S3 phone and edited them to black and white using the editor in Google+ photos on my Nexus 10.

I had intended to take more photos of London during and after the show but decided it was too much for my bad back so we've decided to go down after Christmas, weather permitting. Shame though as we had 4 good days which would have been great for photos. We did manage to walk in and out to the show for the first 4 days, 3 miles each way but the only greenery we found was walking through Brompton Cemetery, a large green space just south of Earls Court. No peaks though!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ideal Home Christmas Show Photos

It was a busy and full day at the Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court today. We were open for 11 hours, closing at 9pm.
I wandered around taking a few photos as the crowds thinned out late on.
The indoor ice rink was a novelty. We've done shows with breweries before but not with an ice rink (Buxton shows excluded of course!).
Still 3 days to go. Show closes on Sunday late afternoon. We are getting some exercise though as the walk from the Travelodge in Battersea to Earls Court is a bit under 3 miles/50 minutes walk each way. It was too late for anything except a Chinese takeaway today, and a bottle of Hobgoblin!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court Stand Photos

Our stand at the Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court in London is now finished. We are on the ground floor stand 1F118.
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Here are the stand photos to show the display and space.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court

Set up and ready for the Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court. Our stand is 1F118 on the ground floor. Lots of show offers. Lots of new pictures. Large stand.

They hadn't laid the aisle carpets when we left so I'll take photos tomorrow morning and do another post. Walls and carpet that they provided are white. Not expecting carpet to stay white though! Looks great with our black and white stand.

The opening times are 10am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday with late night opening Thursday until 9pm. Ticket info on the website, click the link above. It's a big one, over 650 exhibitors on 2 floors.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

ICHF Crafts for Christmas, Birmingham NEC

It's the first day of the ICHF Crafts for Christmas Show at the Birmingham NEC today. It runs until Sunday 9am to 5.30pm, 5pm Sunday.
We have a few hundred darkroom prints here at Good prices. All 4 of my books are on sale. The 2014 course dates are out now, and on the website, so we can talk about these too.
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