Things to do in May


April 2018

Have you spotted all the gorgeous blossom around where you live? May is definitely just around the corner…

Looking ahead, we’re going to be at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair this month teaching two workshops. And better yet, we have discounted tickets available, more details below!

Did you know May is National Walking Month? So here’s to taking inspiration from walking around our towns and cities!

We’re also chatting about our new group the Creative Adventure Tribe – our first Creative Adventure Week went down a treat and we’re taking inspiration from you for our next one.

Finally, we have a really great book and TV recommendation coming your way for when you want to put your feet up after a good walk… enjoy!


Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

May brings the much awaited Handmade Fair – we can’t wait!

Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair – at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, from the 11-13th May

We’ll be at The Handmade Fair teaching two workshops, to make blossming paper flowers and a kraft cover handbound notebook. There’s many other workshops, talks and creative stalls to enjoy too.

The lovely folks at the fair have given us an offer code just for you – use EXPERT4 to save £4 on Full Experience tickets when booking via (T&Cs: Booking fees apply. Offer applies to adult Full Experience tickets, Full Experience tickets cost £25 + BF (usually £29 + BF). Offer closes 11.05.18 or when sold out.)

Hope to see some of you there!


National Walking Month

May is the month to take in your surroundings – on foot…

Walking Month + our Creative Adventure Tribe

May is the month to ditch the car or bus (where possible!) and get walking. It’s National Walking month in May and we want to take a moment to celebrate the simple pleasure of it. There is something head-clearing and meditative about walking in any surrounding.

If you live in a city or town it can be all too easy to dismiss walking as something to be enjoyed only in the countryside. But walking the city streets and noticing the snippets of nature or street art that catch your eye is really rewarding. Maybe put a podcast on, listen to music or simply listen to the noises of the city as you amble towards your destination (if you even have one, that is).

Particularly in May, it’s worth looking out for the lovely pastel blossoms on the trees and the bluebells on the grass verges… or look up and notice the buildings in your city or town – most likely there will be a lot of history and beauty to enjoy in the architecture that all too often go unnoticed by passersby. Happy Walking!

With all this in mind, we invite you to be a part of our Creative Adventure Tribe on Facebook. We’re building an amazing online community of creativity, collaboration and inspiration. We just finished our first Creative Adventure Week, which encouraged you to notice and be inspired by your surroundings. We want to help inspire your creativity and are chatting about what the next challenge will be – come and join us!

Time to enjoy a good book or new series

Put your feet up after a long walk…

A book discovered from a film and a new BBC series to look out for…

After seeing Call Me By Your Name at the local cinema back in November and being dumbfounded by the beauty of it, I got hold of a copy of the book it’s based on by André Aciman. The book is equally stunning as the film in it’s poetic language and transports you to the beautiful Italian Riviera summer where the love story takes place. Highly recommend both!

Also, you may have already seen the first episode which aired last Sunday night, but a new five-part series is out on BBC One – The Woman In White. It’s based on the novel by Wilkie Collins and promises mystery, secrets and drama. The scenery of Cumbria is lovely, if not a little bit sinister under the circumstances. We are intrigued…

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