Christmas Fayre at the stunning Maggie’s Barts

Review 12 December 2018

by Dieneke Ferguson

 

It was great to visit the first Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre (on the Thursday 6th December and Friday 7 December) in the stunning surroundings of the brand new Maggie’s Barts Centre, which was designed by architect Steven Hall. The gifts at the Christmas Fayre  were exquisite and included a wide range of products from ceramics, jewellery, homeware and glass. The selection was curated and hand-picked from a range of designers by curators Victoria Thornton and Michelle Oberdieck, both designers themselves.

Glassware by Michele Oberdieck at Maggie's Barts Christmas Fayre

Glassware by Michele Oberdieck at Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre

I loved the hats from Martina Bohn

Milliner Martina Bohn at Maggie;'s Barts Christmas Fayre

Milliner Martina Bohn at Maggie;’s Barts Christmas Fayre

Paintings by Helen Brough inspired by the urban, botanical, sea and landscapes

Helen Brough, artist at Maggie's Barts Christmas Fayre

Helen Brough, artist at Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre

It was also great to see glass designer Aline Johnson who in the past has exhibited with Hidden Art.

Aline Johnson, Glass Artist at Maggie's Barts Christmas Fayre

Aline Johnson, Glass Artist at Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre

 

Maggie's Barts Christmas Fayre. Throw by Sally Weatherill

Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre. Throw by Sally Weatherill

There were also bags and travel wallets from Justin Oh, Jewellery from Tania Clarke Hall, Sally van der Pump and Corinne Hamak, knitwear from Susie Bonomini and Henrietta Park and woven textiles from Sally Weatherill.

Christmas Fayre at Maggie's Barts, 2018

Christmas Fayre at Maggie’s Barts, 2018

Over the two days the Centre will transform into a beautiful Christmas market with mince pies, milled wine, Christmas gifts, a raffle and lots of festive spirit!

Maggie's Christmas Fayre, Raffle prize: Reno Mixed Colours Cork Coasters by Jonna Saarinen

Maggie’s Christmas Fayre, Raffle prize: Reno Mixed Colours Cork Coasters by Jonna Saarinen

Three designers selling work through the Hidden Art E-Shop have also donated pieces for the raffle. They are:

A set of coasters from Jonna Saarinen, A stoneware ceramic vase from Lesley McShea and Solaris silver and gold pendants from Lua Lua.

Maggie's Christmas Fayre, Raffle prize: Solaris Pendants by Lua Lua

Maggie’s Christmas Fayre, Raffle prize: Solaris Pendants by Lua Lua

The more you shop the more money goes towards supporting people with Cancer at Maggie’s Barts. Hidden Art will also be donating a percentage of their Christmas sales to Maggies Barts to help fund tea and coffee for Maggie’s patients. In addition designers Baldy and the Fidget ,  Jonna Saarinen,  Lesley McShea and Thelermont Hupton who all sell through the Hidden Art E-Shop will also donate some of the sales made through the Hidden Art E-Shop.

Maggie's Christmas Fayre. Raffle Prize: Purple Striped Stoneware Vase by Lesley McShea

Maggie’s Christmas Fayre. Raffle Prize: Purple Striped Stoneware Vase by Lesley McShea

Those attending the Fayre were also able to see Life, a photographic exhibition by Zoe Law which was launched in 2017 to celebrate Maggie’s 21 birthday. Zoe took pictures of 21 people living with cancer. All of those who took part have been supported by Maggie’s. It included Malcolm Reid who also was an invitee with Prince Charles for High Tea on his birthday as one of the 70 guests that were 70 years .

 

Malcolm Reid in front of his portrait as part of Life by Zoe Law for Maggie;s 21 Birthday in 2017. shown at the Maggie's Barts Christmas Fayre

Malcolm Reid in front of his portrait as part of Life by Zoe Law for Maggie;s 21 Birthday in 2017. shown at the Maggie’s Barts Christmas Fayre

 

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