The Cotswold Homes and Interiors Festival is a new event designed to showcase the many wonderful and diverse homes and interiors businesses there are in Cirencester and the wider Cotswolds.
There will be stalls in the wonderful Corn Hall, selling a wide range of products from soft furnishings to ornaments and art. A series of free entry talks and demos with Q+A opportunities will also be taking place in the mezzanine area of the Corn Hall.
The festival's main hub is the Corn Hall but other activities will be taking place around the town centre in participating businesses.
The event has been organised by Cotswold District Council and funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE CORN HALL
Book free tickets for all talks and demos:
10.15am - 10.45am
Sam Mitchell, Restorate - Antique Restoration: Quick and Easy Wins
Join us to discover quick and easy ways to turn a tired looking piece of furniture into a shining centrepiece to be proud of. Sam, Managing Director of Restorate, will be taking you through the common mistakes made and the key products to use to restore without damaging the character and patina of the piece.
11.15am - 11.45am
Lucie Rowe, Moore Allen & Innocent - Update Your Interiors at Auction - Learn How Today!
Want to change or update your interiors? Looking to do it in a sustainable, affordable, stylish and individual way? Have you ever thought about buying at auction? Take the mystery out of it by coming to meet our auctioneer Lucie Rowe from Moore Allen & Innocent and getting a few tips and hints about unearthing gems in the saleroom.
12.15pm - 1pm
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen - 9 Lives in Design
The nation’s most recognisable design authority, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen delves deep into the history of design itself, and how a profound understanding of design through the ages has informed an illustrious 30-year international design career on and off the screen.
1.45pm - 2.15pm
Ruth Jones & Karen Lewis, Cotswold Contemporary - Art Within Your Home
At Cotswold Comtemporary we are passionate about championing our local and international artists. We look forward to sharing with you our heritage collection of artworks and introducing the work of three of our artists. We’ll talk about the journey from purchasing your first piece of art to becoming an art collector, and will also share advice with you on how to buy original art, limited edition art and sculpture. We’ll also explain why buying for your home is so special and can be a great investment too. Time to enjoy art within your home, with the personal touch from Cotswold Contemporary.
2.45pm - 3.15pm
Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics - From Nurse to Successful Print Designer with a Showroom in Cirencester - the Unusual Journey of Vanessa Arbuthnott
Cirencester fabric designer, Vanessa Arbuthnott seeks to encourage aspiring interiors entrepreneurs. Come and hear the story of her business: although she originally trained as a nurse, and turned to screen-printing fabrics when she and her architect husband, Nicholas, found themselves with little money left for soft furnishings after buying and converting a former Cotswold cow byre into their idyllic countryside home.
WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND TOWN
10.30am and 1.30pm
Tania Davies, Tania Davies Interior Design
Venue: Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics, Ashcroft Road
Tickets: book your free tickets for either session at www.eventbrite.com/e/cotswold-homes-and-interiors-festival-2024-tickets-830409797057
Mixing colours and patterns in interior design can be overwhelming, Join Tania, an interior designer and Vanessa Arbuthnott's interior design consultant, in this fun masterclass to learn how to create designs that are effortlessly chic and not dull or a hot mess. Join Tania working with the beautiful Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics and without a doubt you will leave this talk feeling confident & inspired.
Note: due to high demand this talk will also be repeated at the Vanessa Arbuthnott showroom at a future date, if you are happy to be notified about this talk please email email@example.com
10am - 2pm
Cirencester Repair Cafe
Venue: The Bothy at Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics, Ashcroft Road
Tickets: book your free tickets for each session at www.eventbrite.com/e/cotswold-homes-and-interiors-festival-2024-tickets-830409797057
Cirencester Repair Cafe brings together people who need things fixing and people who can fix them. Join them for a series of sessions where they’ll reveal tricks of the trade and help you do things you never thought you could! Sessions are free but donations to the ongoing running of the group are welcome on the day.
10am: Electrical Items: Fixing a Damaged Cable
10.45am: Clothes: Patching Small Holes
11.30am: Bikes: Adjusting Brakes
12.15pm: Sharpening Shears and Secateurs
1pm: General: Tightening Loose Screws and Bolts
10am - 5pm
Free Exhibition: Rose Arbuthnott Artist
Venue: Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics, Ashcroft Road
Rose Arbuthnott has been creating art and honing her skills since the age of 12. Her work, a combination of paintings, drawings, sculpture and textiles, can be paired beautifully with interiors, fabrics and soft furnishings. Visit the exhibition to find out more.
HOME, INTERIORS AND CRAFTS AROUND CIRENCESTER
Visit a wide and diverse range of home, interiors and arts and crafts businesses around Cirencester:
The Stable Yard, Black Jack Street
Cotswold Plant House (indoor plants, pots, plant care and advice) www.instagram.com/cotswoldplanthouse
MakerCulture (high quality, eco-friendly products made from recycled materials) www.makerculture.co.uk
Cameo (an eclectic mix of fashion accessories and gifts for the home) www.cameocirencester.co.uk
Black Jack Street
John Lewis of Hungerford (timeless kitchens, bedrooms and furniture) www.john-lewis.co.uk
AGA (ovens, stoves and refrigeration) www.agaliving.com
Abbeymill Carpets (carpet fitting, vinyl flooring and rugs) www.abbeymillcarpets.co.uk
Cotswold Tiles (a huge range of affordable tiles with friendly advice) www.cotswoldtiles.co.uk
DC Design Flooring (sale and installation of wooden floors, vinyl flooring, stair runners and carpets) www.dcdesignflooring.co.uk
New Brewery Arts (exhibitions, workshops and sale of future heirlooms, jewellery and homewares produced by the best UK craftspeople) www.newbreweryarts.org.uk
Stephen Perkins (fine furniture and upholstery since 1987) www.stephenperkins.co.uk
Amour Interiors (beautiful bespoke curtains, blinds and coordinating soft furnishings) www.amourinteriors.co.uk
The Cotswold General Store (the Cotswolds’ favourite store selling homeware, crafts and lots more) www.cotswoldgeneralstore.co.uk
Gardiner Haskins Cirencester (Cirencester's biggest independent homecentre with furniture, beds, bathrooms, decorating and more) www.gardinerhaskins.co.uk/cirencester
Jubilee Galleries (British and continental paintings in a gallery setting; making high quality art affordable to all) www.jubileegalleries.com
eb Interiors at the Woolmarket (stylish, bespoke interior design and project management) www.ebinteriors.co.uk
Fairfax Thomson Interiors ( friendly, unstuffy and approachable interior design and project management) www.fairfaxthomsoninteriors.com
Painted Furniture Company (beautiful and resilient hand-crafted, hand-painted furniture for the home) www.paintedfurnitureco.co.uk
Cirencester Antiques Centre (an Aladdin's cave packed with a vast range of antiques, collectables and gifts in a historic 16th century timber-framed building) www.cirencesterantiques.com
Cotswold Contemporary (signature original artwork, signed limited editions and sculpture from some of the most significant artistic talents on the UK and international scenes) www.cotswoldcontemporary.co.uk
Moonstruck (gorgeous handpicked timeless homewares to compliment any household) www.moonstruckcirencester.co.uk
Surprises (a wide range of homewear and gifts in a delightful town centre shop) www.instagram.com/surprisescirencester
Vintage Living and Lifestyle at Cirencester Antiques Centre (buy and sell of sculpture, ceramics, mid century, silver, jewellery, Art Deco and much more) www.vintage-lifestyle.co.uk
Sue Parkinson (inspirational fashion and lifestyle shopping offering a personal, friendly, tailored experience) www.sue-parkinson.com
Design Flooring (a wide range of high quality flooring with consultations and installation) www.designflooringcirencester.co.uk
Eco-Able (a cosy and welcoming environment filled with wonderful sustainable products, including new organic and pre-loved clothing, homewear and gifts www.eco-able.co.uk
M.A.D.E. (makers and designers emporium with homewear, jewellery, fashion and gifts) made-gallery.com
West Market Place
Clarendon Fine Art (a jewel in the heart of the Cotswolds with three storeys of welcoming exhibition spaces filled with carefully curated art for the home) clarendonfineart.com/collections/cirencester
French Grey Interiors (wonderful independent with homewear, jewellery, cards and stationary, gifts and accessories) www.frenchgrey.co.uk/
The Coln Gallery (respected by artists, with high-quality art materials, gifts and framing for the home) www.colnart.com
Fern & Ivy (beautiful plants, stylish planters, pots and plant care products, plus workshops and consultations) www.fern-ivy.co.uk
Forum Interior Design (friendly and professional interior design for residential and commercial clients, creating unique, stylish and comfortable spaces) www.foruminteriors.co.uk
Now Vintage (a warm and welcoming treasure trove with ever-changing stock and gorgeous, unique finds) www.nowvintage.co.uk
Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics (Vanessa designs and sells her own interior fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, and more with a made-to-measure service creating bespoke furniture and soft furnishings) www.vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk
Voga Interiors (timeless, contemporary kitchens and bathrooms designed with love, skill and the personal touch) www.vogainteriors.com
Mark Parrish (mid century modern furniture and design) www.markparrish.co.uk
Kyeburn (classically modern garden furniture, art and ornaments and outdoor living must-haves; creating beauty out of metal www.kyeburn.com
Corinium Paints (quality trade paints and tools to both professional and DIY customers) www.corinium-paints.co.uk
Querns Business Centre, Whitworth Road
Jolie Maison - Professional furniture painting and refinishing. Bespoke handmade furniture and repairs. Furniture paint sales and workshops.www.joliemaisonfurniture.co.uk
The Shaker Workshop (stunning bespoke, handmade, hand-painted kitchens) www.theshakerworkshop.com
Benchwood Kitchens (beautifully designed, handmade, high-end kitchens and freestanding furniture) www.benchwood.co.uk
Hush Kitchens (blending traditional hand craftsmanship with precise, state-of-the-art manufacturing to create the perfect handmade kitchen) www.hushkitchens.com
|Season (2 Mar 2024)