The Castle Christmas Fair 2016

Producers and Exhibitors

THE CASTLE BUDE CHRISTMAS FAIR 2016

THE MARQUEE

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Absolute Desserts – Homemade cakes and desserts by Bude based Annette Dymont. Delicious every day cakes and bakes, cookies and individual slices. Festive personalised Gingerbread Men, Christmas Cakes and Christmas desserts to buy on the day or order for collection.

Anthea’s Beautiful Crafts – A stunning selection of locally crafted beadwoven jewellery, knitted and fabric accessories, quilted and beaded bags and more.

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Ashtree Pottery – Locally made pottery in deep blue, turquoise green and a range of hand painted colourful designs inspired by the Cornish countryside. We also make bronze resin sculptures all to our own design. Particular favourites are our otters, from just 10cm to nearly life-size, they will fit the smallest space or grace any pond. Visit ashtree-pottery.co.uk to discover more.

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Bude Brewery sits quietly on the Kings Hill Industrial Estate producing the finest beer from our Beautiful Seaside town.  We try to name all beers after local features with Summerleaze, our golden ale being the most popular.

Plans for next year will be some serious craft brewing so watch this space! visit www.budebrewery.co.uk to discover more.

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Bude Cleaner Seas – Not for Profit awareness raising and community engagement project.

Cafe Limelight – A pop-up version of The Castle Bude’s popular cafe serving festive mulled wine, mince pies and mugs of hot chocolate with an optional marshmallow and whipped cream topping. Our full range of soups, sandwiches and cakes will be available in Cafe Limelight in The Castle.

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Cornish Country Cordials – Apple juice, fruit juices and cordials all made without any artificial sweetners, colours, flavours or preservative. Visit cornishcountrycordials.co.uk to discover more.

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Operating on the lawn adjacent to the marquee entrance, Cornish Crepes are makers of the most delicious sweet and savoury crepes. Our crepes are made with a range of fillings, from the simplest traditional crepe with only sugar to smoked sausage, cheese and tomato chutney. Seasonal specials will be available on the day. Visit cornishcrepes.co.uk to discover more.

 

 

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Country Interiors – Country Interiors has relocated and stocks a range of interesting, quality French and English antique furniture.  They also offer extensive unusual and often unique range of home décor and gifts, including a large festive collection. Visit www.thecountryinteriors.co.uk to discover more.

Dairy Crescent Davidstow Ltd – Mature, Extra Mature and 3 year reserve cheeses available for purchase

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David Stephens Glass Art – Kiln-formed art glass, giftware and collectable art pieces which are mostly one-off and short-run pieces. Visit davidstephensglassart.co.uk to discover more.

 

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Eva Marcos – Fine Art

Carolyn, Eva, Lesley and Liv, we are a group of local artists and together they produce a variety of harmonious sculptures, unique pots, desirable fused glass, unusual photography and fun watercolours.

Follow as on Facebook as Boscastle Artists and Liv Cous Pous.

visit www.livelliot.photography to discover more.

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Four Seasons Florist – Four Seasons florist of Bude will have a range of Festive door wreaths, seasonal table arrangements, garlands and Christmas sundries on display for you to browse to order for collection, with a limited range available to take away on the day. Visit fourseasonsbude.com to discover more.

Hele Mill Helmets – A range of funky helmets for children and adults, together with wooden bikes, sledges and toys.

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Jani Tully Chaplin – The Manor House Stories are a series of 12 delightful books for children and the young at heart, written & illustrated by local author Jani Tully Chapman, with foreword by Julian Fellowes.  The Holiday – A Chough’s Tale features a choughling who dreams of helping at the tin mine but is scared of flying.

Karen Sharpe – Hand drawn cards, homemade hand decorated brownies, knitted toys, cushions and Christmas decorations.

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Karen Thomas Watercolour – Contemporary watercolour origional paintings and prints with a selection of gift cards. visit www.karenthomaswatercolour.com to discover more.

Loopy Loo -Crocheted work for the home and to wear.  Mittens and scarves to cushions and coasters.  They use a variety of yarns including natural Fibres such as locally sourced wool and even garden twine.  Visit www.loopylouscrochet.wordpress.com to discover more

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Nautical and Nice – Crafts based on a Nautical theme, mostly driftwood boats, Christmas decorations, Bunting and soft furnishings

Sew Happy Sewing – Dog accessories, Christmas decorations and much more.

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Neals Yard Remedies with consultant Debbie Evans, Organic, Ethical skin care and healthcare products.

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Ness – Sterling Silver, Sea Glass and Copper handmade Jewellery.  Visit www.nesslannen.co.uk to discover more.

 

Pink House Glass & Glass Bird Studio – Fused and Stained Glass Art and Homeware.  Visit www.pinkhouseglass.co.uk or www.glassbirdstudio.co.uk to discover more.

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PotteryBox – A selection of ceramics from gallery pieces to Christmas decorations including special gift packs for pottery wheel tasters, lessons and home pottery packs.  Visit www.potterybox.co.uk to discover more.

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Sainsburys Bude – Local Sainsbury store at the heart of the local community.  A large company that provides a local shop for local people.

Sandra Fry – Wooden Toys and Educational Puzzles

Sooz Sweet and Saucy – Jams, Marmalades, Chutneys, Pickled Onions and Christmas Gift Packs

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Stacey West Jewellery – Stacey’s award winning contemporary jewellery is directly influenced by the artistry of the raw organic Cornish coastline and rugged countryside, but is also informed by the physical and visual properties of the variety of material the environment presents.

The “Found Treasures” collection is inspired by the many hours Stacey has spent beach combing and plays with the idea of finding something beautiful within an otherwise worthless material as well as highlighting the misconceptions of the processes within the gemstone industry. Pewter and sterling silver are used to create a contrasting combination of geometric shape and organic form as gemstones look to be emerging from the uneven surface. Winner of Pewter Live 2015 and High Commendation from the giftware association.

The “Reflection Collection” draws inspiration from sculptural fine art and vibrant colour to develop contemporary pieces that explore distortion within reflection. One element of a piece is repeated, reflected and fragmented through distortion, creating a visual echo that plays with perception. Chrome plated copper domes reflect and distort the vibrant underside surface colours of enamelled domes, finished with sterling silver findings.

Stacey’s latest collection, which has been exhibited at London Design Fair and selected for Handmade in Britain in Chelsea, encourages the wearer to interact with movable textured interlocking glass and metal elements. Caged within a handcrafted sterling silver structure the elements move freely and satisfyingly interlock, creating an experience for the wearer, whilst retaining a luxury aesthetic inspired by the lines, textures and colours found in the stratified cliffs of the beautiful beaches in north Cornwall. Each piece is cast from a rock texture straight off the Cornish coast.

Stacey’s work also includes beautiful silver and gemstone pieces.

Visit www.staceywestjewellery.co.uk to discover more.

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Sweet P Confectionary – A Family Business producing homemade artisan Chocolate.  Visit www.sweetpconfectionery.co.uk to discover more.

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Swanncott Manor Meats – Home produced and butchered Beef, Lamb, Mutton and Game products.  Visit www.callthefarmer.co.uk to discover more

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Three Bees – Jewelry and Gifts

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Tim Martindale Photography – Supplier of the ever popular Bude calendar along with other photographic products such as prints, greetings cards and calendars.  Visit www.timmartindale.co.uk to discover more.

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The W Club – Experience the restorative power of our stunning setting in all weathers, year-round. whether you want to raise your energy levels, beautify or soothe your spirit, make the most of precious time out with our infinity swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam room, treatment spa, relaxation suite, hard tennis courts and comfortable outdoor lounge terrace.  Visit www.wclubwhalesborough.co.uk to discover more.

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Wessex Pantry – Award winning homemade pies.  Visit www.wessexpantry.co.uk to discover more.

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They are a well organised small family business  based on a farm on the North Cornish coast where they hand make top quality award winning cheeses in small batches.  Visit whalesboroughcheese.co.uk to discover more.

Entertainment

DJ Andy King

Bude Junior School Choir

 

THE CASTLE

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Acorn ish Studio – A beautiful range of locally made textile gifts and crafts, including notebooks, doorstops and tree hangings. A selection of Fran’s free machine stitch artwork will also be available. Visit acornishstudio.co.uk to discover more.

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Circle of Five – Circle of five is a family run business who are all artists in their own right. Our creative design
studio is located in Cornwall, this is where we draw on our creativity working in such a
beautiful part of England allows us to create through our imagination.
Creating fine quality gifts, Engraved hardwood products, Energy, Spiritual Products of all
description’s. As well as bespoke handmade Jewelry, which has often been showcased on TV.  Find them on Facebook to discover more.

Eccentric Ella – Inspired by the Cornish seaside with bright colours and beautiful blues, Eccentric Ella, presents a beautiful array of crochet, knitted and glass painted items. Find us on Facebook or visit eccentricella.co.uk to discover more.

Glass Designs – Ray Priem has been practicing the skill known as lampworking since the 1960s and is an acknowledged master of his craft, bringing a mix of technical knowledge and artistic flair. He uses a blend of ancient craft and modern techniques to make individual pieces at his studio near Holsworthy, Devon. Visit glassdesigns.co.uk to discover more.

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Hogs Bottom Preserves – Manufacturers of Preserves, Chutneys, Flavoured oils, Dressings, Curds, Mayo and Mustards.  Visit www.hogsbottom.co.uk to discover more

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Jack Matthews Photography – A range of framed and mounted prints of local landscapes and wildlife by Devon based photographer, Jack Matthews. Jack also specialises in fine art prints. His latest work is called ‘Mordon’ (Cornish for sea wave) and encapsulates the Cornish seas.  Visit jackmatthewsphotography.com  to discover more.

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Jane Trotman Fused Glass – Hand Crafted, Kiln fused Glass. Vibrant, Colourful, individually designed and made by hand.  Perfect for catching the light in a window, using in your home or simply enjoying as a piece of art. Commisions welcome.  Visit www.janetrotmanfusedglass.co.uk to discover more.

Little Strawberries Beaded Jewellery – Handmade Jewellery using different beading methods to create wonderful unique pieces.

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Roly’s Fudge Pantry – Multi award winning handmade fudge, made traditionally in copper pans in a variety of mouth watering flavours.  Visit www.rolysfudge.co.uk to discover more

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Sally Napier Jewellery – Sally’s jewellery is designed and hand made with the emphasis on quality, attention to detail and keeping a contemporary edge.  All the jewellery and each design is created individually using a combination of semi-precious stones, silver, god and freshwater pearls.  Visit www.sallynapier.co.uk to discover more.

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Sea Glass Jewellery – Cornish Sea Glass (Kernewek Mor Gwender).  Often called Mermaid’s Tears (Morvoren Dagrow) this Sea Glass (Mor Gwender) has been tumbled only by the sea, before being left by the tide on a Cornish beach (Kernewek Treth) to be collected and made into beautiful jewellery.

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Tamar Valley Apple Juice – Producer of apple juice, cider vinegar and elderflower cordial. Grown, produced and sold from within the Tamar Valley.  Visit www.tamarvalleyapplejuice.com to discover more.

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Tumbled Treasure – hand crafted jewellery and other items using sea glass and other beach found treasures.  Visit www.tumbledtreasure.co.uk to discover more.

Welcombe Pottery – Visit www.welcombepottery.co.uk to discover more.

 

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The date for The Castle Bude’s much anticipated annual Christmas Fair has been set for Sunday 4th December.  We have been hosting a Christmas Fair since 2009 and the event has grown steadily attracting more visitors year on year.

For 2016, the Castle Christmas Fair team, led by Galleries, Wedding and Events Co-ordinator Nicky van der Stelt, will be hosting stalls in a large marquee on the lawn as well as the Blanchminster Room and Willoughby Gallery enabling us to host a wider more varied range of stalls and activities. Café Limelight in the Castle will be open throughout the day and we will be running a ‘pop-up’ selling mulled wine, hot chocolate and minced pies in the marquee. There will also be live choral and music performances throughout the day.

The Castle Bude Christmas Fair will be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm and entrance is free.

If you would to book a stall please download the Christmas Fair 2016 Participant Pack If you have any queries please email marketing@bude-stratton.gov.uk or call Nicky on 01288 357302.