Melbourn Community Hub hosts Christmas craft fair

Julie Emmerson and visitors to the craft fair. Picture: Clive Porter

Julie Emmerson and visitors to the craft fair. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

It’s been a busy time at Melbourn Community Hub – with their third annual Christmas craft fair and a new artist showcasing her work at the gallery.

Julie Emmerson with her gift stall in aid of the Nicola Emmerson Trust. Picture: Clive Porter

Julie Emmerson with her gift stall in aid of the Nicola Emmerson Trust. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

Crowds poured into the hub to support the stallholders at the fair, and were treated to a selection of handmade goods including jewellery, decorations and greeting cards.

Prior to the fair, which was hosted jointly with the Nicola Emmerson Trust, artist Yasmeen Farooqui introduced her work - created through a mix of art and technology - to the hub's Atrium Gallery.

Christmas gifts at Lisa Hemmings' stall. Picture: Clive Porter

Christmas gifts at Lisa Hemmings' stall. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

She said: "I am using computer manipulation in conjunction with traditional techniques to produce images which are turned into giclée prints.

"They are still limited editions as I destroy the files after the allocated numbers have been produced."

Visitors to the Mebourn hub. Picture: Clive Porter

Visitors to the Mebourn hub. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant


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John Travis, chair of the hub trustees group, said: "The hub continues to offer excitement to suit virtually every taste.

"The craft fair showcased the skills of a wide range of individuals, while the magnificent work of Yasmeen is indeed stunning and needs to be seen to be properly appreciated.

Little Ladies Melbourn Honey. Picture: Clive Porter

Little Ladies Melbourn Honey. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

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"I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this yet another wonderful week for the hub.

"We are now completing the finishing touches to our now celebrated annual 'Turn on to Christmas' event, which is presented in conjunction with the Melbourn Fete Committee, for Saturday, November 30, and includes the childen's Santa's Grotto from 11am.

Ryleigh English-Dent enjoys the aroma of one of the home made perfumes from the Home Sweet Home craf

Ryleigh English-Dent enjoys the aroma of one of the home made perfumes from the Home Sweet Home craft stall. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

"At just £5 entry per child it represents great value, with each child leaving with a good quality present. "From 4pm the festive tempo increases with exciting activities for children, the licensed Barista cafe serving up mince pies and mulled wine, with a Christmas raffle, music, singing and culminating in the grand switching on of the tree lights at 6pm.

"We ask all those interested in this grand day to please contact the Hub management to book your space on 01763 263303."

Brian Canning’s Christmas display. Picture: Clive Porter

Brian Canning’s Christmas display. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

Tat Hathaway with lots of carved wooden Christmas pieces at her Royston Reindeer Co. Picture: Clive

Tat Hathaway with lots of carved wooden Christmas pieces at her Royston Reindeer Co. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

The latest artist displaying her work at the Mebourn hub, Yasmeen Farooqui, with her work, ‘Norfolk

The latest artist displaying her work at the Mebourn hub, Yasmeen Farooqui, with her work, ‘Norfolk Beach Huts'. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

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