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Chorlton Arts Festival Christmas Craft Fair enters fourth year

Saturday 24 November 2012, 11am-4pm

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Chorlton Arts Festival organisers are pleased to announce that the successful annual Christmas Craft Fair is back for a fourth outing. This year sees the fair take place on Saturday 24 November 2012, 11am-4pm, at St Clement’s Church on Edge Lane, Chorlton.

Now a regular feature of the festive season, this is Chorlton’s largest and most established craft market, with over 30 stalls, and it provides the perfect opportunity to find unique and unusual presents for friends and family. Take your pick from individual, handmade, locally sourced and recycled goodies: from jewellery, soap and artwork to cupcakes, decorations and cards.

Festival organiser Nicola Lawton says: “I’m very excited about this year’s Christmas Craft Fair. We have a high level of interest from stallholders and we will be bringing together a mix of new and exciting products especially for the day.”

And for those planning a visit, Nicola has some invaluable advice: “As many items are one-offs, I urge everybody to get there as early as possible!”

In fact, why not make a day of it and shop ’til you drop while enjoying a glass or two of the Festival Fair’s famous mulled wine and spiced apple... after all, any profits will go towards funding next year’s Chorlton Arts Festival, helping to keep as many events and exhibitions as possible free to enter.

Festival Director Philip Hannaway says: “The Christmas Craft Fair has become an annual festive fixture in Chorlton, and it’s a great chance to pick up that special gift for a loved one while helping contribute to the continued success of the Festival during May.”

Chorlton Arts Festival is one of the largest multi-arts events in the north of England and this year experienced record attendance figures at over 100 events and exhibitions. A showcase for visual and performing artists, including local talent and famous names, Chorlton Arts Festival is committed to exploring new opportunities and commissioning new work, with firsts in previous years including the Chorlton Weekender in 2012 and an artist-in-residence in 2010. In 2013, the Festival will be celebrating its 12th birthday, and will take place 17-26 May 2013.

For more information about Chorlton Arts Festival and the Christmas Craft Fair, visit the website at www.chorltonartsfestival.com.