Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show 2020

Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show 2020

 

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 March 2020
Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm | Sunday 9am – 4pm

Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens, as well as designers and makers with a national reputation. The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show at Rheged brings together an exciting and complementary range of exhibitors showcasing the very best in design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the North, carefully curated by Interior Designer, Maureen Whitemore, of Whitemore & Thwaytes Interiors and Garden Designer Liz Newport, of Buzy Lizzie Garden Design.

The show has established itself as the finest Northern Home & Garden event of the year. With stands from over 100 inspirational exhibitors across five exhibition halls, the show is complemented by a programme of 14 talks and demonstrations as below from leading experts, all included in your ticket.

Friday 13 March more info>>
11am – ‘Locks and Latches: Design-led Home Security’ with Michael Hunt of More Handles
12pm – ‘Paving the way to a successful garden design’ with Phil Newport from Wildroof Landscapes
1pm – ‘Home Build Question Time’ in support of the Housing Hub
2pm – ‘Alpine Curation, Collection and Cultivation at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens’ with John Mitchell of Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Saturday 14 March more info>>
11am – ‘Camassia – Stars In Your Garden’ with Stella Exley of Hare Spring Cottage Plants
12pm – ‘The Art of Restoration: 40 years of Restoration and Conservation’ with Jeremy Hall of Peter Hall & Son
1pm – ‘Flawless Finishes: Top Tips for Decorating Challenges’ with Frank Holmes of Frank Holmes Ltd Painting and Decorating
2pm – ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ chaired by Eric Robson
3pm – ‘Identifying your Interiors Style’ with Amelia Wilson of Amelia Wilson Interiors

Sunday 15 March more info>>
11am – ‘Sowing the Seeds of Organic Gardening’ with Chris Collins of Ryton Organic Gardens
12pm – ‘Beautiful Bathrooms: Achieving your Vision’ with Kerrie Ellison of Alexander & Sancto
1pm – ‘Functionality with Personality: Interior Design for your Home’ with Maureen Whitemore of Whitemore & Thwaytes Interiors, Penrith
2pm – ‘Gorgeous Gardens and Delightful Designs’ with Lyn Brunetti, Louise Stoddart and Shelagh Todd of Newton Rigg College’s Horticultural Team, Penrith

Day Tickets £5 in advance, £7.50 on the day

Buy your fast track tickets online – skip the main ticket queue – simply show your e-ticket at the main desk when you arrive for your show wristband.

Weekend Tickets £10

£10 per person for access to the show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (limited number available)

 

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Masterclasses

For those who want to get more in-depth knowledge or hands-on experience, a selection of the North’s best makers and designers are running a series of 12 different masterclasses over the weekend, which are ticketed separately. Spaces on these masterclasses book up quickly so book now to secure your place.  Available for show ticket holders only. Our experts are leading these classes at a special show price to support the show. See the full programme and book your Masterclass tickets below.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS £5
if you book by Thursday 12 March
ON THE DAY TICKETS £7.50
Book online or in person
WEEKEND TICKETS £10
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (limited number available)
INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET
Access to over 100 stands | Free talks and demonstrations in the lecture theatre | Show catalogue | Free park & ride from Penrith Auction Mart
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‘Garden Design Masterclass – Hints and Tips’ with Garden Designer, Bea Ray 

Professional Garden Designer, Bea Ray, will lead an interactive class to guide you through the basic principles and numerous pitfalls of designing a garden. From analysing the site, practicalities, layout and design elements, Bea will ensure you can get the most from your outdoor space.  Please come prepared with a simple pencil sketched plan of your garden - and we can get creative! Depending on your garden, you may want to focus on improving a particular area, or develop ideas…
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Date
Fri 13 March 2020
Time
10.00am
Venue
Workshop Room

‘How to make Hand Lined Curtains’ with Ashlea Ginesi of Ashlea’s Fine Furnishings

Have you ever wanted to design and make your own soft furnishings? In this popular masterclass, you will learn some key techniques to create beautiful, hand crafted furnishings for your home, to be proud of. This class is specially designed to teach you how to make a hand lined curtain, the professional way. All of Ashlea’s soft furnishings are finished to the highest standard, and you will learn some of the secret tricks of the trade! All participants will receive…
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Date
Fri 13 March 2020
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room

‘Make a Lampshade using Hand Printed Fabric’ with Liz Jones of Liz Jones Studio

Liz will bring a selection of her own beautifully hand printed fabrics for participants to select a unique design for their lampshade. By the end of the class, you will have completed a 20cm lampshade to display proudly at home, and have the skills and knowledge to enjoy making more.  Full written instructions will be provided. Biography: Liz Jones is a printmaker based in North Cumbria. Inspired by the rural environment she uses her linocut designs to produce original reduction…
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Date
Fri 13 March 2020
Time
1.00pm
Venue
Workshop Room

‘Make your own Willow Bird Feeder’ with Jackie Carnell and Jean Tinsley of Withy Crafters

Come and join Jackie and Jean of the Withy Crafters in a willow weaving masterclass. You will spend two relaxing hours trying your hand at this therapeutic activity, and learn the different skills and techniques of this traditional craft. You will leave with a sustainable bird feeder to hang proudly in your garden or as a gift for a loved one. Biography Withy Crafter's are Jackie Carnell and Jean Tinsley. They are weavers who have a passion for sharing their…
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Date
Fri 13 March 2020
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Workshop Room

Painting Techniques To Restore Your Kitchen – with Kate Pritchard of Cumbria Décor & Design

Kate will demonstrate how to achieve a stunning finish when hand painting a kitchen, be it new or old. Participants will experience the application of paint at key stages in the process. Helpful tips and advice will be given on how to achieve a complete transformation for your kitchen. Biography Decor & Design specialise in transforming tired, quality kitchens and furniture in addition to the design and decoration of your home. Why dispose of loved pieces of furniture, or go…
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Date
Sat 14 March 2020
Time
10.00am
Venue
The Gallery

‘Make a Porcelain Applique Tile’ with Gwen Bainbridge of Gwen Bainbridge Ceramics, Brougham Hall, Penrith

Using cutters and wooden stamps, create a beautiful relief tile in Porcelain. Gwen has developed her own methods of decoration within ceramics, with a very distinctive style, which she will demonstrate to help you create your own textured tile. It can then be taken away and fired (optional, at a small additional cost), taking pride of place in your home, framed or set into a wall. No experience necessary.  Biography  Gwen Bainbridge started her business in 2001 when she was…
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Date
Sat 14 March 2020
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room

‘Drawn, Designed, Upholstered’ with Rebecca Spence of Pattern and Print Upholstery

This practical demonstration will offer insight into the whole design process behind Pattern and Print Upholstery. Firstly you will be taken through a step-by-step guide on how to design a repeat pattern and how you turn it into a length of beautiful fabric. You will then be shown the traditional methods of upholstery required to upholster a cocktail chair. Biography  At Pattern and Print Upholstery our goal is to produce handcrafted bespoke pieces of furniture by combining two different specialist…
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Date
Sat 14 March 2020
Time
1.00pm
Venue
Workshop Room

‘Learn the Ancient Art of Gilding’ with Siobhan Newton of Miles-Moore Ceramics

Gilding is the ancient art of coating objects with multiple layers of metal leaf. This masterclass gives the opportunity to gain unique insight into these skills and techniques, and return home with a beautiful shiny artwork you have created.  No previous experience needed.  Biography  Siobhan Miles-Moore is one half of award winning Miles-Moore Ceramics where she uses gilding in her every day practice creating ceramic sculptures. You may have seen her, and her fellow artist Jessica Elleray on Countryfile with…
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Date
Sat 14 March 2020
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Workshop Room

‘Botanical Eco Print Demonstration’ with Deborah Dawn Leaf Prints, Grange-Over-Sands

Hear how this relatively new craft was discovered and watch how locally sourced leaves are wrapped in beautiful natural fabric to release unique contact prints. See and feel first hand the botanical alchemy of season, time and place, leaf and fabric and how they can be enhanced with natural plant dyes. Biography  Deborah creates one-of-kind botanical contact prints with locally sourced real leaves and beautiful natural fabrics in an eco friendly process. She teaches workshops, offers bespoke commissions and high…
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Date
Sun 15 March 2020
Time
10.30am
Venue
Workshop Room