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Article by Editorial | 3rd August 2019

Putting the Wow Factor back into Kent’s craft fairs

Craft In Focus, who already stage the UK’s most popular events at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey and RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, are staging a new event at Hever Castle from 5th-8th September and bringing some of the UK’s finest contemporary craft makers and artists to Kent.

Organiser Rob Chapman, from Craft In Focus, says: “As a former local craft maker myself I have always wanted to stage a major high quality contemporary craft fair in the area and we aim to deliver the most exciting craft event to be launched in Kent for decades! Exhibitors and visitors appreciate the fact that we keep our standards high and have stuck with our principles of only allowing work made by the exhibitor to be presented. This has really set us apart from many other events.”

Craft In Focus events offer the public a calibre of exhibitor not often seen at other craft fairs and the organiser has a strict policy of not allowing any bought in or imported work. All exhibitors have designed and made the work that they display and have been selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability.

The event – which runs from 5th-8th September and is open daily from 9.30am-5pm – will be held in marquees within the award-winning Hever Castle Gardens and it includes demonstrating artists, artisan food exhibitors and live music alongside the exhibiting craft makers. Craft Fair entry is included in normal Garden admission price.

For more information, visit craftinfocus.com or hevercastle.co.uk

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