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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Picturesque Penshurst Place will provide the backdrop for a fair featuring 200 top crafts people from across the UK.

Picturesque Penshurst Place will provide the backdrop for a fair featuring 200 top crafts people from across the UK.
Handmade objects from ceramics to glass, and jewellery to paintings, will be on offer at the Weald of Kent Craft Show from September 9-11.
British food and drink, live music, features and displays, and a show garden can also be found at the annual event set in the grounds of the historic stately home near Tonbridge.
The show garden has been designed by local companies How Green Nursery and Chilstone. It features eye-catching ceramics, bubbling water features and a selection of flowers and plants.
Sculptor Jane Robbins will be showcasing some of her “ethereal ice angels”, which are made from tinted acrylic resin.
Her work is based on manipulating traditional figurative sculpture to create a contemporary medium. Her previous commissions include The Queen Mother.
Her cousin, Sir Paul McCartney, asked her to create a lfe-size memorial sculpture of his wife, Linda McCartney, after her death from cancer. She has also sculpted a bust of the Beatles producer George Martin.
Local gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and the Good Food Live area is described as a “must-visit” for foodies with guest chef Paul Da Costa Greaves providing cooking displays.
Cheeses, gourmet nuts, marmalades, handmade chutneys, fudge and chocolates are among the produce on offer. There will also be tutored wine tasting.
Entertainment for young people includes falconry displays by TV presenters Leigh and Jo Holmes from The Hawking Centre in Doddington.