Stroud Green WInter Fair 2017

Stroud Green WInter Fair 2017

Stroud Green WI proudly presents our fourth annual Stroud Green WInter Fair, a festive abundance of craft and Christmas gift stalls plus our spectacular WI cake stall and fantastic raffle. This year we’re raising money for local charity, Seeds.

IT’S ALL FOR A BRILLIANT CAUSE!

Seeds is a Saturday club for learning disabled adults and their families and friends that meet on the first Saturday of the month at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall. With music, dance, art, crafts, refreshments but most importantly friendship and fun, it is an opportunity to come together as a community and make new friends.

Seeds started in 2015 at St Peter-in-Chains RC church but is proud to welcome people of all faiths and none. The group would like to expand enabling them to meet more regularly, support families further by setting up a ‘buddy scheme’ and to also fulfil learning disabled adults’ experiences by offering activities such as Boccia (bowls-type sport for people with impairments) and drumming.

CAKE STALL

Stroud Green WI Cake Stall

This is the fourth year that we have hosted the WInter Fair and a huge highlight always proves to be our spectacular WI cake stall, demonstrating that our members live-up to the WI’s reputation of being superb bakers! You can expect Lemon Drizzle, Stollen Bars, Rum Nicky, brownies, gluten-free and vegan bakes and of course it wouldn’t be a WI stall without some Victoria Sponge.

RAFFLE!!

Once again, the local community and businesses in Stroud Green and Finsbury Park are being incredibly generous in their support of their event and donating a fantastic array of prizes in the ever-popular raffle.

STALLS!

Amongst our array of stallholders, we’re delighted to be welcoming Rosalind Freeborn of Papershades, who creates stunning handmade lampshades in a range of floral designs based on paper collage artwork.

Beautiful handmade glassware and Christmas decorations by Virle Acher Glass.

A wonderful preserves stall featuring delicious ingredients sourced in Stroud Green and the local area by From the Larder, along with homemade Christmas puddings and mincemeats.

Amazingly intricate and incredibly cute hand-knitted crochet decorations and blankets by Leah Mitchell.

Scandinavian Folk Art-inspired cards and tote bags from Fran Wood.

This is just a taster of the stalls we will have on offer – we will also have vintage homeware, organic beauty products, and an array of other talented craft makers and designers.

The Stroud Green WInter Fair is sure to be a terrific event, raising money for Seeds.

Stroud Green WInter Fair
Saturday 25th November 2017
12noon – 5pm
The Stapleton Tavern, 2 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AU


LAST YEAR AT THE WINTER FAIR….

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Stroud Green WI proudly presents the Stroud Green WInter Fair, a festive abundance of craft and Christmas gift stalls plus a spectacular WI cake stall and fantastic raffle.

For 2016 the event is raising money for local charity, Haringey Young Musicians.

Local charity Haringey Young Musicians offers out-of-school music groups to anyone of school age, living or attending school in Haringey. Each group meets weekly for ten sessions per term, culminating in a concert performance with other HYM groups. As well as high profile engagements around the country and successful participation in national competitions, many of the groups have toured abroad, including highly acclaimed cultural exchange visits to schools in Europe, China, USA, the Caribbean, South Africa, and South America.

Stroud Green WI supports Haringey Young Musicians’ belief that every child is entitled to a stimulating, challenging and accessible educational experience in music, and we look forward to welcoming the Haringey Vox choir to the WInter Fair who recently performed in the Royal Albert Hall and are now preparing for a cultural exchange trip to Barbados in February 2017.

CAKE STALL!

Another highlight of the fair will be the spectacular WI cake stall, demonstrating that our members live-up to the WI’s reputation of being superb bakers!

RAFFLE!

Once again, the local community and businesses in Stroud Green and Finsbury Park are being incredibly generous in their support of their event and donating a fantastic array of prizes in the ever-popular raffle.

Park Theatre have donated a night out at the theatre to a production of your choice

The award-winning Max’s Sandwich Shop have donated a brilliant £50 voucher for as many delicious sandwiches as you can manage.

Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End have donated one of their deluxe Christmas Puddings

The Christmas Forest are donating a Christmas Tree of your choosing so you’ll be sorted this festive period.

Muddy Boots have donated a marvellous £25 meat voucher, so useful for Christmas!!

And lots more to be announced!

STALLS!

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Amongst our array of stallholders, we’re delighted to be welcoming print maker and illustrator Tessa Galloway, who creates handmade screen prints in fresh contemporary colours, inspired by cities around the world.

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Beautiful handmade glassware and Christmas decorations by Virle Acher Glass

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A wonderful preserves stall featuring delicious ingredients sourced in Stroud Green and the local area by From the Larder, along with homemade Christmas puddings.

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Shez Handmade presents a beautiful array of handmade clothes using African ankara and modern prints, plus vintage handmade purses, brooches and bags.

This is just a taster of the stalls we will have on offer – we will also have beautiful ceramics, organic beauty products, and an array of other talented craft makers and designers.

The Stroud Green WInter Fair is sure to be a terrific event, raising money for Haringey Young Musicians.

Come and join us!

Stroud Green WInter Fair
Saturday 26th November 2016
12noon – 5pm
The Stapleton Tavern, 2 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AU

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The Stroud Green WInter Fair 2015

Stroud Green WInter Fair 2015

Stroud Green WI is proud to announce that our second annual WInter Fair will be held on Saturday November 28th at The Stapleton Tavern from 12pm – 5pm.

The event will be a festive abundance of crafts, trinkets and Christmas gift stalls. PLUS a spectacular WI cake stall, children’s craft activities and a fantastic raffle with the most stupendous prizes. The event is raising money for local charity, the Friends of Finsbury Park.

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STALLS!

Local illustrator Tessa Galloway will be back with her screen prints, cards and calendars in fresh, contemporary colours inspired by cities around the world.

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We’re very excited to be welcoming back Virle Archer Glass to the Stroud Green WInter Fair – here’s a taster of Virle’s beautiful handmade glass decorations from last year’s fair.

Stroud Green WI’s founding President Annie Sparkles will be bringing her vintage fabric covers for all your gadgets, plus cushion covers and other lovely things. Her cat nip mice made from vintage fabrics did a roaring trade last year!

Bringing back her enormously popular preserves, we’re so excited have our President Georgina’s stall From the Larder, selling delicious chutneys and jams alongside homemade Christmas puddings.

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Bringing a burst of sunshine, we’re delighted to welcome back Jess Collinge and her colourful, kitsch jewellery made from laser cut acrylic.

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A big welcome to The Vintage Letter Lady., who will be bringing prints, cards, cufflinks and key rings made using up-cycled Scrabble and Monopoly boards. We also love her candles in vintage tea cups.

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Lily & Bramble astonished everyone last year with their beautifully intricate crochet decorations – snowflakes, toadstools, strings of hearts and fir cones – along with colourful chevron-striped blankets. We can’t wait to see what they bring along this year!

Shez Handmade will be back, presenting a beautiful array of handmade clothes using African ankara and modern prints, plus vintage brooches, handbags and purses. We loved this turquoise ankara print dress last year!

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We’re big fans of these Scandinavian folk art-inspired cards and tote bags from Fran Wood.

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Laura Felicity will be bringing her stunning hand-drawn and screen printed wallpaper, cushions, lamp shades and gifts

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We’re very excited to be welcoming Rabbit Hole Corner to the Stroud Green WInter Fair, who will be bringing their quirky and charming freehand embroidered accessories and hand painted shoe bags.

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New for this year, we’re delighted to be welcoming H2oils who offer traditionally made and ethically produced natural beauty products, including aleppo soaps and argan oil products. It’s sure to smell divine!

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New for 2015, we’re delighted to welcome Beryl & Geraldine Ceramics, who will be bringing their unique handmade ceramic pieces.

abstraKt designs will be bringing a wonderful array of unique earrings and necklaces handmade using Polymer clay.

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All of this is not to mention that of course the highlight of the fair will be the spectacular WI cake stall, demonstrating that our members do indeed live up to the WI’s reputation of being superb bakers!

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RAFFLE!

Once again, the local community and businesses in Stroud Green and Finsbury Park are being incredibly generous in their support of their event and donating a fantastic array of prizes in the ever-popular raffle.

The exciting raffle prizes up for grabs this year include:

  • A family ticket for this year’s wonderful panto Rapunzel at Park Theatre
  • A meal for 2 up to the value of £60 from award winning Max’s Sandwich Shop (winner of Best Cheap Eat in the The Observer Food Monthly Awards)
  • A Christmas Tree donated by The Christmas Forest
  • 2 x £50 gift cards for Sainsburys – making your Christmas shop a bit easier
  • An evening meal for 2 donated by The Blue Legume in Crouch End
  • A £50 voucher donated by George & Friends for their dog walking service
  • Dunn’s famously good Christmas Pudding
  • Moshi Moshi music compendium
  • Dinner for 2 at Street N4 in Finsbury Park
  • A beautiful vintage piece donated from Mosey Home in Stroud Green
  • A deliciously tempting Nando’s Chicken Cheque from Nandos in Stroud Green
  • £35 voucher from Obag in Crouch End
  • 2 tickets for ice skating in Alexandra Palace
  • A selection of premium wine donated by Budgens in Crouch End
  • A cookbook bundle of all the latest titles donated by Octopus Publishing
  • A hamper jam packed with delicious goodies from Deli at 80 in Stroud Green
  • £35 voucher for a massage at Integrated Body Dynamics
  • A heavy duty roasting tin perfect for cooking your Christmas lunch donated by James Nicholson in Crouch End
  • A beauty voucher from Pura in Crouch End
  • A brilliant 30 minute fitness assessment and 1 hour training session at N4 Workout
  • Two lovely scented candles from Hettie Holland in Stroud Green
  • A beautiful bunch of flowers donated from Hornsey Pet & Garden
  • A Clarins skincare travel set donated by Petter Pharmacy in Crouch End
  • A generous basket of delicious sweet treats donated by Waitrose in Crouch End
  • A selection of preserves donated by From The Larder
  • A tub of ice cream from Crouch End favourite – Rileys!

Tickets for the raffle can only be purchased on the day so you simply must attend!

IN SUPPORT OF…

The Friends of Finsbury Park was formed in 1986 and runs community events in the Park, as well as campaigning for its upkeep and repair. As spending cuts increasingly threaten our green spaces, the Friends play an important role in making sure the Park is well-maintained, safe to use and free from threat of closure and development.

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Stroud Green WInter Fair
Saturday 28th November 2015
12noon – 5pm
The Stapleton Tavern, 2 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AU

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