We are delighted to announce that BBC Antiques Roadshow glass expert Andy McConnell will be coming to Clare on 26/27th October.
On Friday 26th he will be in the Town Hall where he will give his 'Beyond the Roadshow' talk, and later there will be a charity auction to raise funds for both EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices) and the Glass Society.
Tickets are £12 pp to include a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles.
Andy is an entertaining speaker and this promises to be an evening of bonhomie and banter.
Interestingly, at one point in his life he lived in Glemsford and worked for Suffolk Free Press.
On Saturday 27th, there will be a full programme in the Community Centre when Andy is joined by Katharine Coleman MBE, the renowned glass engraver, and Stewart and Kathryn Hearn.
Stewart Hearn is a glass artist and Kathryn is a ceramicist who has recently retired from her position as Course Director at Central St Martins, London. They now work together at their lovely home and studio in Chatteris, Cambs.
Andy will be talking about Lalique glass and conducting a glass ID session, so bring along any pieces you have that you want to know more about.
Tickets are £25 pp to include refreshments and a buffet lunch.
For more details and a booking form please contact email@example.com or tel: 07887 762872.
Floral Art Demonstration by David Wright entitled "A magical musical Christmas" at Clare Town Hall. Come and be entertained by a talented flower arranger and florist. Stalls and flower raffle.
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are £15 and include finger buffet and a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets available from Sandra (01787 278670), Lorna (01440 785535) or Maison de Clements.
The fabulous Clare Christmas Fair will take place this year on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December in St Peter and St Paul's Church and NOW ALSO in the Old School Community Centre, both in the heart of Clare.
With over 60 exhibitors selling festive food, drinks and a great selection of gifts this is the Christmas event in Clare and not to be missed!
In fact, this weekend is going to be a grand start to the holiday season and a fantastic shopping opportunity: a chance to get all your gifts, cards and festive fare in Clare, making things easier and more fun at this busy time of the year
Speaking of fun, there will be lots of things for everyone to do and see: lots of music and carols, amazing stilt walkers, Hells Bells Alternative Morris Dancers, a raffle, waffles, chestnuts, mulled wine and Prosecco, Punch and Judy, face painting, magic, the Snow Queen, a fairground ride, a Salvation Army brass band and Father Christmas and his reindeer!
We are delighted to say that the fair will be opened in the atmospheric candlelit church on Friday evening by Terry Waite and, on Saturday evening, the Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place, a fitting finale.
Open from 5.00-8.00pm on Friday and 10am-7.00pm on Saturday, entry is free and lots of the entertainment is also free on both days. Refreshments will be available in both venues.
More information and programme to follow, so do watch out for future updates.