Sunday, 22 December 2013

Rival Arts Dates for 2014....

APRIL 2014

HEXHAM  - Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3PD

SATURDAY    12th APRIL 2014
SUNDAY         13th APRIL 2014

PENRITH - Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ

SATURDAY   26th APRIL 2014
SUNDAY       27th APRIL 2014


PENRITH - Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ

SUNDAY        26th OCTOBER 2014


DURHAM - New College,  Co Durham DH1 5ES

SUNDAY        16th NOVEMBER 2014

HEXHAM - Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3PD

SUNDAY.        30th NOVEMBER 2014

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Christmas Fair at Hexham....

The Christmas Fair is back again this weekend at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3PD

Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th November 2013

Open 10am to 4pm

Admission FREE

This will be the 6th year of the marquee instalment in the Leisure Centre.....

Corridors and ancillary rooms will be draped and twinkly fairy lights along the corridor will lead into the main hall.

With a great mix of over 120 stands......

Artists, Photographers, and well as Crafts, Gifts and Food.

Local Northumberland businesses and those from around the UK will be present at Wentworth Leisure Centre, ensuring a diverse and exciting mix of exhibitors.

The Cafe, swimming pool, ten pin bowling and Jungle Jacks will also be open in the Leisure Centre this weekend  and no visit to Hexham would be complete without taking in the historic market town facilities. ......Hexham Abbey, The Old Gaol Museum, independent retailers and lots more.

Durham Christmas Fair update....

Another great weekend at The Christmas Fair at New College, Durham.

"Grace" from Falconry Days and her handler Derek greeted the visitors at the entrance,

What a diva...

There were food gadget demonstrations,

And theatrical food preparations....

Lots of samples....

Amazing textile art...

And Christmas gifts galore.....

Happy customers and happy exhibitors....

Rival Arts x

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Christmas Fair @ Durham .....

The Huge Christmas Gift and Food Fair returns once again to New College, Durham on....

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2013

Open 10am-4pm each day.

Admission FREE.

 A fabulous Christmas shopping experience.... 

With over 100 stands of Art, Photography, Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Food meandering their way through the spacious, College malls....

New College, Durham is located just off the A167 at Framwellgate Moor, North of the City Centre.

 With easy access, huge, free car park and good food and coffee served all weekend by Costa Coffee, The Christmas Fair will provide a great opportunity for some relaxing Christmas shopping.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2013

Open 10am-4pm Each day. Admission FREE

For a full exhibitor list please go to the Rival Arts website

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Gift and Food Fair @ Rheged.....

Now in its 6th year.....

Rival Arts returns to Rheged, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ for The Christmas Gift and Food Fair on....Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013

With two Exhibition Halls of Crafts, Gifts, Art, Photography and Food....

And Sarah Peel from Cumbria will be doing her Craft workshops for young and old alike...

The ideal opportunity to buy those early Christmas presents for the well organised amongst you.... or just an Autumnal treat for yourself, friends or family.

Open 10am to 4pm daily 

Admission FREE.

As always donations to The Great North Air Ambulance at the door would be most welcome for this important Charity organisation.

Exhibitor list can be found at

Friday, 2 August 2013

Summer Fair @ Hexham....

The Summer Fair @ Hexham returns to Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland for its fifth year on 

FRIDAY 16th August & SATURDAY 17th August  2013

( Please note the change of days )

Open from 10am daily

This year a special entrance will be created to the Indoor Marquee beside the Bowling / Cafe entrance...
thus eliminating the long walk through the Leisure Centre from the main entrance.

Art, Craft, Gift and Food stalls to browse,

 Cool crafting workshops with Sarah Peel....for the inner creative, 
Young and old.

Cafe all weekend,

Bowling and swimming for the energetic,

And of course the historic market town of Hexham to explore.

Whatever the weather....we will be under cover!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Lowther Castle and Gardens

 The spectacular setting of Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria ( on the edge of The Lake District ) will be the venue for the Rival Arts May Fair on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013.

Two, large marquees with power will be erected in the newly refurbished stable courtyard...

And the Clock tower restaurant will serve delicious homemade food all weekend.

Work is still on-going in the Castle itself, restoring and consolidating the building with traditional materials and skilled craftsmen,

Yet parts have been ideal for atmospheric fashion shoots.

The extensive gardens offer the chance to discover different "rooms"....not manicured, but open to exploration of how they once were in days gone by.

With woods, hidden ponds, summerhouses and terrific views over Cumbria.... Lowther Castle is a magical place to visit, having been hidden away to the public for 70 years.

Further details for Lowther Castle and Gardens can be found HERE....

And further details for the Rival Arts May Fair.....HERE