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Upcoming events

Sparkle Wedding Fair – Vegan and Eco Friendly

FREE ENTRY AND GOODY BAG!

We are very excited to announce Sparkle Wedding Fair! Taking place on Sunday 8th March 2020 at 11-4pm at the beautiful Trunkwell House Hotel in Reading, Berkshire.

It will be a great opportunity to meet with eco-friendly suppliers; view gorgeous gowns; try delicious vegan cake; discuss cruelty-free hair and make-up looks; choose photography packages; browse stationery designs; and decide on all aspects of your wedding under one roof.

Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com/e/sparkle-wedding-fair-tickets-95253801685?fbclid=IwAR0J_PzBKbsO_iWWx8Ds_VhdtET7LEfrBYvZHQmp3u7Qi8Kh46DTXn1EGmg

Visit the Sparkle Wedding Fair! Facebook event page for further details and directions.

If you would like to apply for a stall, please go to www.sparkleveganevents.com/weddingfairsuppliers


Newbury WI Spring Fair


Reading Green Market

Reading Green Market

Sunday 15th March 2019 11am – 4pm

The Market House, Market Place, Reading RG1 2EQ.

Reading Green Market is back in March with an exciting line up of local traders selling a wide range of eco-friendly products.

Join us indoors at The Market House for this family event that promotes accessible and affordable environmentally-friendly foods and lifestyle items.

Perfectly timed a week before Mother’s Day, you’ll find everything you need for both special days and the everyday!

Check out the awesome line up and further details on Reading Green Market’s Facebook page.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Because I love Reading Green Market and its customers so much I’m offering a special discount of 20% off any wood turning experience booked at the market. So if you’re looking for a unique experience to gift on Mother’s day for up to 2 people come and along and reserve your session.


10 Week Drawing Course for Complete Beginners

This course is now full. Please email liz@loveheartwood.co.uk to add your name to the waiting list for the next beginners drawing course starting in May.

Session One Thursday 23rd January 2020 7 – 9pm

Mortimer Methodist Church Hall, 17 West End Road, Mortimer, RG7 3TB.

Want to go to an art class but think you’re not good enough?
Want to draw better but frustrated by your lack of technique?
Maybe you loved drawing as a child but reached a certain age and never got any better? If any of these sound familiar then this is the course for you.

Over the 10 weeks you will learn how to shift your brain into ‘drawing mode’ and practice drawing exercises to improve your 5 basic drawing skills.

Please visit the Facebook Event Page for a full list of dates.

Course costs: £65. All materials provided.


Past Events

Wooden Toy Make & Play Workshop

Sunday 26th January 2020 2-4pm

56 Middlesex St. London E1 7EZ (5 mins from Liverpool St. Station)

Venue: The Hackney Made Collective‘s Sustainable Concept Store

When was the last time your kids played with some physical toys that weren’t made of plastic, didn’t run on batteries and couldn’t connect to your smartphone? If you can’t remember, then this event’s for you.

Enjoy spending time with your kids while you:

  • Create your own Pipkind peg doll character using recycled materials to take home
  • Push crafty cars through natural, home made (yummy smelling) play dough
  • See what tricks you can do with spinning tops
  • Master the tricky whipping top
  • Spin your own pencil top drawing

Get your tickets £5 (limited availability) on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/80592320801


Reading Green Market

Sunday 8th December 2019 11am – 3.30pm

The Market House, Market Place, Reading RG1 2EQ.

My final event of the season and its shaping up to be fantastic. The Market House is a really great venue. If you live in or near Reading you must come and check it out. This indoor market will be packed with lovely green Christmas gifts and ideas. On top of that there’s awsome vegan food and you can sneak in a cheeky drink at the bar!

Check out the awesome line up and further details on Reading Green Market’s Facebook page.


Made in Mortimer Christmas Fair

Friday 6th December | 5-9pm in St.John’s Hall, Mortimer.

Enjoy a relaxed evening browse of locally produced crafts and yummy food. The atmosphere will be very festive with music, complimentary mulled wine and Christmassy treats.


Shaw House Christmas Fair

Sunday 1 December | 11am – 4pm | £1 adults, children free.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2 DR.

If you’re looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed!

There will be over 60 amazing local crafters, bakers, artists and photographers all brimming with bespoke wares that can’t be found on the high street. With Living Nativity with Miller’s Ark Animals, mulled wine, hot food provided by Flame BBQ; Belgium Blue Fire Kissed Burger, vegan coconut curry, chicken and chorizo paella, hot dogs and vegan spinach and falafel burgers.

Visit the Shaw house events page for more info.


Reading Etsy Made Local 19 – Christmas Makers Market

Saturday, November 30th 11am – 6pm

St.Laurence’s Church, Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DA

Find all the details on the Reading Etsy Team’s Facebook event page



Wooden Toy Demo & Creative Play Session with Liz

Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

56 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ (near Liverpool St. Station)


 Join a Play Date with me!

I know you’re a grown up but don’t let that stop you.
Drop in anytime through the afternoon between 2 and 5pm. We’ll put the kettle on and you can get playful trying out the array of wonderful, handmade wooden toys. Step back to a time before battery operated plastic toys and allow your sense of experimentation and curiosity to come out to play.

Get absorbed by:

  • the sensory experience of pushing the crafty cars through the natural home made (yummy smelling) play dough
  • seeing what tricks you can do with the easy peasy spinning tops
  • mastering the more tricky whipping tops
  • spinning your own pencil top drawing
  • creating your own Pipkind peg doll character just using your imagination and a selection of recycled materials and then take them home. 

 I’ll be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate some ‘expert’ techniques. All activities are free, except the Pipkind making. Prices between £9 – £11.

If you’d like to personalise any purchases, including Pipkinds, Liz will be running a ‘While You Watch’ personalisation service during the event. All personalisations are done freehand using a wood burning pen.

Shh!!! Discrete Christmas toy orders will be taken which include FREE SHIPPING AND PERSONALISATION.

All ages welcome including children. Let me know you’re coming so I know how many biscuits I need. All the details are on the Facebook event page. Free tickets available through Eventbrite.


Hackney Made Collective Pop Up Shop – Launch Events

I’m thrilled to be a part of Hackney Made Collective’s sustainable concept store. It’s the ideal place to find unique, sustainable Christmas gifts. They’ll be trading from the beginning of November, December and through until the end of January 2020.

You are cordially invited to the soft launch on Sunday November 3rd or/and the OFFICIAL OPENING on the evening of Friday the 15th November.

56 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ.

Come along to meet the makers, (I’ll be there on the 15th) browse the superb range of sustainable wares and sip some bubbles. For more details check the Facebook event page


Hampstead Norreys Christmas Market

Saturday 2nd November 2019 10am – 3pm.

Manor Courtyard
Hampstead Norreys, West Berkshire, United Kingdom RG18 0TD

Looking for ethical, sustainable christmas presents? This market will have loads of great gift ideas. I enjoyed taking part in Greenfest in September so much that I’m going back again. The shop was this year’s winner of Best Village Shop in Britain. The courtyard cafe will be open and there’ll be loads of Eco friendly stalls inside and out. On top of that, there’ll be live music and a raffle.

Visit their FaceBook event page for more info.


Caversham Artisan and Farmers Market

Caversham Market

Sunday, November 3rd between 10am – 3pm.

Waitrose Carpark, Caversham, RG4 8AY.

This market is becoming a firm favourite of mine. There’s a great mix of artisan food and hand crafted items. Enjoy the vibe and an al fresco lunch while you listen to some live music. Afterwards, maybe have a stroll along the river or visit the brilliant play park next to the new footbridge. What a lovely Sunday.

Visit the Market’s website for full details.


Made in Mortimer Autumn Fair

Saturday 26th October 2019 10am – 3pm.

Mortimer Methodist Church, West End Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3TB

This is Mim’s 3rd very popular Autumn fair. Have a break from the Scarecrow Trail with a hot drink and a piece of homemade cake. You can buy some amazing locally produced food stuffs including honey, jam and even coffee! Plus you can get the jump on your Christmas shopping. You’re bound to find some great gifts among all the great offering from local makers and artists.

For more details visit the Facebook event page.


Ufton Court Autumn Wedding Fayre

Sunday 20th October 2019 11am – 3pm

Green Lane, Ufton Nervet, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4HD.

Join me and some other fantastic suppliers for Ufton Court’s extremely popular Wedding Fayre. As well as a chance to look around the venue, you’ll be able to speak to everyone you could possibly need to plan your wedding day. Entry is free. Register on the Ufton Court website.


Sustainable Wedding Open Day at Sheepdrove

THIS EVENT IS SADLY CANCELLED TILL SPRING 2020.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 between 11 AM – 3 PM

Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre, Lambourn, Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Sheepdrove Road, RG17 7UU.

More details on the Sheepdrove website and sign yourself up on their Facebook event page.



Wasing Park Open Days

Join me for my first ever wedding fair! I’ll be offering couples the chance to see (and touch) my Rustic Wedding Collection which is all about reducing waste and helping you to be more sustainable on your Big Day.

Sunday 29th September 12 noon – 5 pm
Monday 30th September 5 pm – 9 pm

Wasing Park, Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4NG

For your chance to discover Wasing Park at the heart of an idyllic private estate, come along to one of the Open Days on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th September. The venue will look spectacular, with a delightful English country garden theme showcasing everything that we have to offer, and you can speak to our friendly Events Team about how your dream wedding at Wasing Park would look too.

As well as myself, there’ll be plenty of recommended suppliers present, giving you all the inspiration you could need for your big day while our expert caterers, Galloping Gourmet, will be serving up delicious street food and creative reception drinks for you to enjoy.


GreenFest

greenfest

Saturday the 7th of September 10am – 4pm

Manor Farm, Church street,
Hampstead Norreys, West Berkshire, RG18 0TD.

GreenFest is a free family festival bringing a wealth of sustainability and green lifestyle ideas and solutions together in one place!

There will be educational and informative talks from climate change to fashion to farming throughout the event..

30x lifestyle product stalls, hands-on activities from the Living Rainforest, green energy solution providers, electric cars and bikes, nutritional ideas, wellness, tips and ideas for taking sustainable steps, conservation and wildlife charities, a local primary schools ‘our planet’ art exhibition, repair cafes, plus workshops, free activities and games.. and much much more!

I’ll be holding a Crafty Pipkind drop-in workshop all day at my stall. Design & make a new friend using my selection of pens, pencils and recycled materials.

Cost: Buy your Crafty Pipkinds and the rest of the materials are provided. Pipkinds prices range between £8.50 – £9.50 each. 10% discount on 3 or more Pipkinds.

Full details of all the amazing things that are happening on the day here


Summer Festival of Conservation & Sustainable Living

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Join us this August as we celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living!
Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor activities – from interactive workshops & eco-exhibits, to inspiring talks and tours, to green market stalls – designed to help explore positive solutions for 21st century living.

Find out more

Let them know you’re interested via The Festival’s Facebook Event


Pipkind Peg Doll Drop-in Workshop @ Caversham Artisan & Farmers Market

Join me for the first ever (apart from at my own house) Crafty Pipkind Drop-in Workshop. Visit my stall and choose your very own Pipkind. Then get comfy to design & make your new friend using my selection of pens, pencils and recycled materials.

Cost: Buy your Crafty Pipkinds and the rest of the materials are provided. Pipkinds prices range between £8.50 – £9.50 each. 10% discount on 3 or more Pipkinds.

Sunday, August 4th between 10am – 3pm. Waitrose Carpark, Caversham, RG4 8AY.

Visit the Market’s website for full details.


Sustainable Living Market Thatcham July ’19

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Way, RG19 4YF Thatcham.

Everyone’s favourite eco-friendly event is back! Join our community of local people who care for our planet and want to make it a more sustainable place to live!
Support local businesses with sustainability at the heart of what they do. Shop, chat, learn, eat and drink… there’s something for everyone!

For further details visit the Sustainable Living Market Facebook Event Page



Caversham Artisan & Farmers Market

Caversham Market

Sunday, June 16th between 10am – 3pm. Waitrose Carpark, Caversham, RG4 8AY.

It’s time to return to the wonderful Caversham Market which is filled with the most wonderful unique local food and craft stalls.

For full details including how to get there visit: https://www.cafmarket.co.uk/


The Living Earth Festival

Earth Living Festival Saturday May 11th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 AM – 10 PM in Caversham Court, Church Road, Caversham, RG4 7AD An outdoor festival that celebrates wellbeing, art and nature.
30+ classes and workshops
25 local traders

For further information and tickets visit:
https://www.earthlivingfestival.co.uk/



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