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Everything You Need to Know about Living North LIVE 2024 at York Racecourse

Living North LIVE
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March 2024
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Here's what you need to know about at Living North LIVE at York Racecourse

We are delighted to return for 2024 with Living North LIVE, Yorkshire's Homes, Gardens, Shopping, Food & Lifestyle Exhibition.

Join us at York Racecourse on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, from 10am-4pm. Scroll down to find everything you need to know about visiting, from our Chef Demo Kitchen and LIVE Lounge timetables, to our full exhibitor list and more information about what you can expect at Living North LIVE!
Chefs Cooking Live

Read on to find out more about the brilliant chefs and foodies who'll be cooking live in our chef demo kitchen, on the ground floor of the Ebor building.

Stephanie Moon

Friday 22nd March 

11am: Stephen Andrews, Fish & Forest
Yorkshireman and self-trained chef, Stephen Andrews, is dedicated to creating ingredient-centric dishes using sustainable and ethical produce. He launched Fish & Forest in 2020, which currently resides on Micklegate, York. Having built a loyal following and with his culinary skills being recognised in numerous national awards, Stephen has announced plans to relocate Fish & Forest to larger premises on Grape Lane in May. This year will also see Stephen open his exciting new venture, Notes Wine Bar. Stephen is passionate about seasonal and sustainable seafood and game, with Fish & Forest serving crab coming directly from the fishermen in Whitby, oysters from Lindisfarne and game from local farms and estates.

12pm: Owen Diaram, Cook with Owen
Owen, from Harrogate, recently competed in BBC MasterChef UK 2023, finishing as a quarter finalist. Owen uses the freshest ingredients and combines exciting local produce with spices and herbs from his South African and Indian heritage. Chef John Torode described Owen as a ‘flavour master’ during his MasterChef appearances, as he created dishes such as stuffed pork tenderloin with a mushroom glaze, a poached tamarind cod curry with sour pickles, along with his signature prawn biryani dish served with a cucumber and radish raita. Owen takes pride in designing and creating simple but incredible tasting food, and is now working as a Private Chef in the Harrogate area, sharing his passion for food with a whole new audience.

1pm: Stephanie Moon, All Things Food
Local chef Steph is a much-loved figure on the Yorkshire food scene. She has a varied food background, including working for world-famous chef Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester, as well as having a number of accolades to her name. Now proudly in its 12th year, Steph’s food consultancy business, All Things Food, helps businesses large and small to realise their potential in all food-related areas. You’ll also find her supporting young chefs coming into the industry and sharing her passion for Yorkshire produce.

2pm: Ahmed Abdalla, The Grand York
Ahmed Abdalla heads up The Grand, York’s fine dining restaurant, Legacy. Following its opening in autumn 2022, Ahmed has already led the restaurant to three AA Rosettes, and has been recognised in the Michelin Guide. Legacy offers a tasting menu that moves with the seasons, showcasing the very best of Yorkshire produce in a delicious culinary journey through each course of their tasting menu.

Olayemi Adelekan

Saturday 23rd March 

11am: Radek Bak, Corner Grill House
Radek Bak opened Corner Grill House on Walmgate, York and quickly outgrew this intimate space. The restaurant quadrupled in size and is now located on Kings Street, offering prime steak and premium cuts of meat, all locally-sourced and carefully selected by Radek himself. He is skilled in designing a rich and exciting menu and his focus on warm customer service has seen Corner Grill House repeatedly win the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, including previously winning the Best of the Best in 2021.

12pm: Olayemi Adelekan, Yummy by Design
A passionate foodie and MasterChef UK 2022 Semi Finalist, Olayemi has been cooking for friends and family for over 40 years. Being in the MasterChef kitchen inspired her to share her love and passion for food through food blogging, content creation, private chef and private dining services, as well as cooking demonstrations and pop-up events.

1pm: The Italian Wine Shop
A family business to its core, the team at The Italian Wine Shop is headed up by Angelica Sykes who is passionate about creating an immersive tasting experience for curious Brits who want to branch out into small-batch, authentic Italian wines. Whether you want something full-bodied for an indulgent late night dinner with friends, light and bubbly for getting ready with the girls, or something with enough character to transport you to a sunny beach far away, The Italian Wine Shop will be with you every step of the way with expert advice and friendly conversation.

2pm: Alessandro Venturi, Spaghetti Junction
Alessandro is an Italian chef who specialises in pasta. He grew up in Rome and Matera in southern Italy under the guidance of his mentor, Michelin-starred chef Vitantonio Lombardo. Alessandro’s passion for traditional cooking inspired him to open a street food truck in York serving authentic regional Italian cuisine. His cooking has been featured in Rachel Roddy's Pasta Cookbook (An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes). Spaghetti Junction is his most recent project and launched last year.

Al Roberto

Sunday 24th March 

11am: Marlon Sanchez, The Judge’s Lodging
Honing his skills since training at the Culinary Institute Barcelona, Philippine-born Marlon Sanchez was formerly a chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead before becoming head chef at the The Judge’s Lodging in York. Creating Asian-Mediterranean fusion fine dining at the two Rosette-awarded 1711 restaurant, his demonstration is not to be missed.

12pm: Al Roberto, Simmer Kitchen
Founder of Simmer Kitchen, Al Roberto (aka The Rock Star Chef) is from a large Italian family who emigrated to Leeds in the early 1970s. Al’s family has influenced the Italian food scene for some time, and now he is continuing to build on the legacy inspired by his roots. Al specialises in traditional Italian cuisine and fine dining with a modern touch, and has worked across Yorkshire. Now, he has developed Simmer Kitchen to bring private dining and event catering straight to the table. He has recently worked with Gregg Wallace and The Yorkshire Food & Drink Festival to bring crowds live food demos, Italian style. You can read more about his journey into cooking here.

1pm: Jon Appleby, The Feversham Arms
Jon brings his true love of local and sustainable food to the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley, aiming to showcase local producers and growers on his menu. The food he creates is seasonal and uses the very best and freshest Yorkshire produce.

2pm: Thomas Robertson, The Coniston
Thomas joined The Coniston back in April 2021 as Head Chef of Blossom Kitchen at their award-winning Nàdarra Spa, and loves to showcase his creativity in the kitchen and passion for local produce. A local lad, his extensive experience includes working in a Michelin-star restaurant, which has enabled him to hone his skills to the high standard they are today. Taking the reins in developing The Coniston’s three dining outlets (The View Restaurant, Macleod’s Bar & Lounge and Blossom Kitchen), Thomas works closely with his fantastic team of chefs to curate fantastic food experiences.

LIVE Lounge

Don’t miss the amazing speakers and live demonstrations in our LIVE Lounge on the ground floor of the Knavesmire building

Picked at Dawn

Friday 22nd March

11.30am - Dressing a Spring Woodland Table with Suzie from Picked at Dawn

12.30pm - Arranging a Vase of Spring Florals with Suzie from Picked at Dawn

1.30pm - Clay Jewellery Making Demonstration with Amy Hunter from Make Harrogate

2.30pm - Clay Jewellery Making Demonstration with Amy Hunter from Make Harrogate

Devaiya Oils

Saturday 23rd March 

11.30am - Facial Yoga with Ruby from Devaiya Oils

12.30pm - Bath bomb making workshop with Diana from Wild Harvest School

1.30pm - Facial Yoga with Ruby from Devaiya Oils

2.30pm - Natural candle making workshop with Diana from Wild Harvest School


Sunday 24th March 

11.30am - Weave a Willow Basket with Janice from Down2Earth

12.30pm - Weave a Bird Feeder with Janice from Down2Earth

1.30pm - Dressing a Spring Woodland Table with Suzie from Picked at Dawn

Exhibitor List:

A Blackbird Sang
A Blackbird Sang was founded in 2016 with designs based on the wildlife around them. Their name is taken from the poem Adlestrop by Edward Thomas, and nature and poetry are the inspiration for their work.

A Love and a Kiss
A range of toys, clothes and gifts for children age 0–eight.

AD Gifts GB
A family business that have been trading for many years. They sell refillable perfume atomisers in attractive gift boxes that make for ideal presents.

Bedroom Athletics have been making luxury slippers, slipper boots and beautiful bedtime-wear since 2007. Their mission then was to ‘ban boring bedwear’ and to make feeling comfortable at home a beautiful experience.

Araxo's Foods
Olives, baklava, Turkish delight and cashew nuts.

Azcension Designs
A unique, bespoke range of silver, gold and gemset jewellery, plus leather and crystal accessories not available online or on the high street.

Bamboo's Bakehouse
Bamboo's Bakehouse believe that only the very best is good enough for our furry friends. All their products are baked using the freshest and finest ingredients using fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, all with added health benefits.

Barkworth Reeve
A country lifestyle accessories brand founded in Harrogate, designing and producing luxury leather and tweed accessories and gifts.

Every child deserves a safe and loving home. Barnardo's are looking for loving, supportive individuals and families who are passionate about making a difference through fostering or adoption.

Be Natural Yorkshire
Based in Yorkshire, Be Natural make their own recipe handmade, natural and vegan skincare products using certified organic ingredients; together with wellbeing blends using unadulterated essential oils for improved mental health.

Bear Essentials
Wooden watches, sunglasses and other accessories.

Beautifully Shuttered
As Pocklington’s first and original shutter company, Beautifully Shuttered have brought stylish, elegant and practical shutters to homes all across Yorkshire and beyond for more than 10 years.

From moody landscapes of the North Yorkshire Moors and Robin Hood’s Bay, to the cobbled streets and stations of York, prints and original paintings by Yorkshire artist Philip Wiseman are being revealed to the public, eight years after his death.

Bibbilyboo create award-winning dribble bibs for babies and children. Designed to protect clothes with a waterproof backing and absorbing from the front, they last all day. Their unique shape prevents dribble rashes and stops the growing laundry pile

Dog drying products and pet-care.

Blueberry Hill Preserves
Artisan chutneys, preserves, luxury curds, savoury sauces, honey, waxed cheese truckles and crackers.

Cheeky Duchess
Beautiful women’s clothing from France, Italy, the USA and Canada. Dresses, knitwear, tops, trousers and ponchos in wool, silks and cottons.

Chocoholics Anonymous 
Handcrafted in traditional stone refiners, their creamy Undairy chocolate is a magical mingling of organic Peruvian cacao, paired with roasted hazelnuts and oats. The result is beyond incredible – chocolate made properly.

Cocoa Drop
Cocoa Drop specialise in making handmade chocolates that are bursting with flavour. They have their own twist on the classic flavours as well as some of the more unusual. As chocoholics they reflect their love of chocolate in all their products.

Continental Bakery
An authentic Polish bakery experience crafting hand-baked delights such as Polish croissants, stuffed buns and incredibly indulgent doughnuts. Freshly baked daily for an unforgettable taste journey.

Copper Feel Creations
Copper Feel Creations take unwanted scraps of copper and transform them into beautiful handmade homeware and gifts. All products bring a stunning industrial or brutalist vibe to your home, with bespoke and one off items available on request.

Cow Byre Crafts & Studio
Bespoke lampshades made in a studio in Whitby which also runs workshops. Commissions are welcome.

Devaiya Oils
Devaiya believes in the power of mother nature and skilfully curate aromatherapy blends for wellbeing and selfcare. All products are organic, cruelty free and vegan.

Devil’s Bridge Rum
Devil’s Bridge Rum is inspired by the lady’s cunning plan to trick the devil, with Bara Brith sweet bread the leading flavour.

Divine Gin
At Divine Gin, time honoured tradition meets modern innovation to create a wonderfully unique drinking experience. Choose from a range of great spirits, including their Navy Strength Gin (a smooth and flavourful drink, with the perfect balance of botanicals), or go classic with their undeniably great London Dry Gin.

Dragon Slayer Distillery
A family business with a desire to provide clean, pure, quality gin for gin lovers.

Ella and Cherry 
Elegant, white cotton shirts featuring wired double or triple collars and cuffs allowing them to be shaped and styled – perfect when combined with their stunning jackets, cardigans and jumpers and timeless, classic designs.

Emily Ward Art
International artist Emily Ward has created a exquisite gift range from her original bright and vibrant artwork. From beautiful framed tiles to irresistible cushions there is something for everyone. Emily will also be taking commissions.

Emphasize specialise in unusual ladies fashion for town and countrywear, from sizes 8–30, not seen on the High Street.

Enchanted Earth
The UK's only magical garden centre! They specialise in handmade, miniature fairy gardens, eco-planters and UK-grown plants along with unusual gifts and ornaments for your home and garden, all inspired by nature and the British countryside.

Ernie & Theo
Handmade pet accessories including their best-selling dog drying robe.

Flint and Flame
Premium quality kitchen knives made form the highest quality German carbon steel, combining exceptional quality, performance and value.

Foodylicious selects the best treats for you to choose from and delivers them direct to your door free of charge. Pick from their range of fantastic brands which have been carefully selected for their quality and points of difference.

For the Love of Earth
For the Love of Earth produce eco-friendly, sustainable products for your hair, body and home. All their award-winning products contain no palm oil or synthetic ingredients. Three percent of all proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival UK.

Forme Prints
They design and screen print ideas onto different clothing and apparel, all of which is made from organic cotton or recycled materials.

Fox Cub & Co
An independent, eco-conscious company producing luxurious, all-natural interior fragrances. Expertly hand crafted and curated using UK-sourced high quality materials, and hand finished with wild flower seeded labels.

Fry's Teak
A small, family-run supplier of high quality teak garden furniture and life-size teak root animal sculptures.

Fudge Fudge Wink Wink
The smoothest, creamiest melt-in-the-mouth fudge.

Fudge Town
Based in the North East, they sell various flavours of delicious handmade fudge. They have vegan and dairy-free options too.

Geoffrey Benson & Son
A range of upholstery, occasional furniture and interior accessories.

Hair removal and exfoliating pads.

Food that brings you ‘flavour you can swear by’. Being family-run means HECK can do things differently. They make their sausages and burgers in small batches on their farm in Yorkshire. Although small, they’re big on premium quality and flavour.

HomelessGhostPrints is a sports illustration and gift company with licensed products by over 50 UK clubs. They have over 300 different teams in their product range ideal for all visitors and the perfect gift for dads, grandads and brothers.

Inspired by Nicola
Inspired By Nicola offers a variety of the finest artisan crafts – all handmade, including seasonal wreaths, floral arrangements for weddings and funerals and a textile range.

Isaac Poad
Traders in Taste since 1863, crafting multi-award winning beer and gin in rural North Yorkshire.

Jinger Drinks
Jinger Drinks produce organic and vegan ginger and turmeric concentrated drinks in different flavours. These health drinks aim to boost your immunity and help reduce inflammation. The cold pressed liquid in these concentrates acts as a superfood.

Jones Woodworks
Having honed skills in furniture making and joinery over 18 years, they have found their true calling in crafting bespoke custom items through the art of woodwork and woodturning.

They design, print and hand-make luxury interiors and gift products, using luxurious velvets.

Kim Ryan Jewellery
Inspired by clean lines, shape and texture, Kim Ryan creates contemporary and personalised sterling silver jewellery for effortless everyday style. All pieces are designed and lovingly hand crafted by Kim at her Lancashire studio.

Kimono & Co
A local online boutique, Kimono & Co specialise in luxury kimonos, loungewear, bath robes, nightwear, wash bags and accessories.

Leo & Lil
An online, family-run baby store stocking sustainable, earth-friendly brands and handmade items for on-the-go parents and their little ones.

Light Hearted
Recycled metal garden sculptures made from fridges, washing machines and oil drums in Zimbabwe.

Linen & Rose
Gorgeous, handmade soft furnishings and gifts made in UK-designed and printed designer fabric.

Little Sutton Biltong
Little Sutton biltong and spice company pride themselves on hand crafting beautiful biltong and dry rubs, with no additives or artificial ingredients.

They design and make individual cheesecakes.

Lucent Drinks Ltd t/a LUXLO Spirits
Purer, lighter spirits. LUXLO is lighter in alcohol but full of the flavour you'd expect in premium spirits; packed with natural botanicals, their award-winning range is 100 percent sugar-free, meaning each serve is just 28 kcals!

Established in 1998. Magnetic therapy bracelets made from copper, stainless steel and titanium.

Mighty Spice
A company that markets a unique blend of authentic Indian spice mix in paste form and packaged professionally for retail and home consumption only.

Modern Purist
Transform your skin with their high-quality, plant-powered serums. Their gentle yet effective approach prioritises skin health, nurturing the skin barrier with essential nutrients for a radiant, irritation-free glow.

Ms Tita
Jamaica Blue Mountain roasted coffee beans, Nespresso compatible coffee capsules, coffee bags and coffee accessories.

Navy Professional
Introducing Navy Professional Skin Range, lovingly crafted in Yorkshire. Navy Professional is a leading beauty and wellbeing brand. Elevate self-care with their nourishing nail, hand- and skincare products.

Nichola Jones
A small independent business run by a mum to two boys who has fallen in love with luxury home fragrances from The Harrogate Candle Company, greeting cards from The Pop Out Card Company and Flamingo Paperie.

Nordvek; The Sheepskin People. They specialise in quality sheepskin and leather homeware, clothing and accessories.

Northern Shakers
Northern Shakers sell luxurious handcrafted bottles of cocktails. All you have to do is shake and serve them.

Not Too Sentimental
Amusing chocolate-based gifts.

O'Donnell Moonshine
O'Donnell Moonshine is a craft spirits producer based in Manchester, specialising in moonshine.

Oakley Kitchenware
Knife sets and blocks.

Original Arts
Original art designs on various mediums including ceramic, wood, paper and fabrics.

Perfect Skincare
Perfect Skincare products made in the UK that are paraben free and natural – brow powders, stencils, heavenly oils and primers previously available in Debenhams and House of Fraser.

Petrichor Bulb Specialists
A nursery selling flowering bulbs and their own grown bulbous plants in season

Picked at Dawn
They specialise in floristry which reflects the season with flowers and foliage grown in their field in Yorkshire. Interested in growing your own patch of flowers? They also produce a range of specialist cut flower plug plants.

Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges
A Scottish Highlands getaway for two people in an ensuite hotel room including breakfast. This getaway is valid for 18 months and can be booked any time.

Pure Pet Food
At Pure, dogs are a part of the family, and they believe they should eat like one too.

Rebecca Pitcher
Modern country kitchen linens, china, blankets and cushions, designed and made in the UK.

Rooks & Roses
Rooks & Roses create unique, handmade, gender-neutral jewellery; inspired by nature. All their pieces are made from precious recycled metals by jeweller Karl Smith.

Rose Cottage Pantry
Purveyors of speciality pork pies and savouries.

Rosie Flo’s
A handpicked range of ladies fashion, accessories and gifts including Italian clothing, Italian bags and bamboo socks.

Ruth Haldon Design
Personally selecting semi-precious stones and glorious Czech glass beads, Ruth creates ‘confident jewellery for confident people’, offering colourful jewellery finished with sterling silver for on-trend, everyday wear.

SA Sauces
Unique flavour concentrates to make luxury pour-over sauces for meat, fish and pasta.

Samosa and Sauce Ltd T/A Punjaban
Handmade samosas, artisan curry sauces and accompaniments.

Scarflace By Primrose C
Scarflace have been selling ladies accessories for more than 25 years and are handcrafted in a beautiful village in the Cambridgeshire countryside. What makes this product so unique is the simplicity of having the magnetic ends.

Signature Scones
Handmade, homemade scones – both sweet and savoury.

Sizzlers Prime Meats
A small, family company producing artisan meats, roasts, award-winning gourmet sausages and more.

Spear & Jackson
Garden tools and Christmas gift sets.

Spicymonkey offer delicious handmade curry sauces from around the world. As well as Indian-style curry, you can try something adventurous like Persian curry, Jamaican curry or Jungle curry.

Staves Art
A family business with a passion for drawing and designing cities, skyscrapers, and stadiums.

Stitch with Hetty
Beautiful gifts and home decor made using traditional techniques such as hand-sewing and hand-knitting. All the creations are handcrafted from high quality cottons and yarns in small numbers to highlight their uniqueness.

Sue Fenlon
Original paintings from the coast and landscape of Northumberland.

Sweet Sisters Cakery
Huge slices of brownies, blondies, shortbread, flapjack, rocky road and more. Sweet Sisters Cakery has been 'making the special moments sweeter' for more than eight years.

A quirky art brand specialising in magical stationery, gifts and artsy products. Find pins, stickers, notepads, key rings and more that make beautiful gifts for those who want something a little bit unusual with a swirl of magic!

The Biskery
An online bakery specialising in personalised and branded biscuits. Their award-winning biscuits make gifting impressive and spread kindness in the sweetest way. They pride themselves on using the best ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

The Bridge Hotel & Spa / The Crab & Lobster
Popular hotels in the heart of Yorkshire.

The Hot Tub Warehouse
A local, family-run business who operate the largest hot tub, swim spa and sauna showroom in the North of England. Visit NE23 1WG to see their huge range from seven different manufacturers.

The Italian Wine Shop
A female-founded, family-run, fair trade speciality Italian wine importer and online store with a focus on sustainable vineyards and organic and vegan wines.

The Knife Sharpener Guy
Retailers of the world’s best knife sharpener.

The Mighty Spice (Theory of Zou Ltd)
Offering a unique blend of authentic Indian spice mixes in paste form, packaged professionally for retail and home consumption only. All their spices are authentic, vegan, contain natural ingredients and the curry can be made in three easy steps.

The Mishmash Man
Highly-detailed illustrations mainly based around the histories of football clubs, other sports and music.

The North Bar Roasting Company
A speciality coffee roaster supporting small independent coffee farmers around the world and selling bagged coffee beans and coffee gift sets.

The Northern Wood Company
Elevate your every day with this eco-conscious range of fragrances and homeware, designed to uplift and inspire.

The Woodland Trust
Founded in 1972, The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity and a leading voice in bringing the UK’s trees and woodlands to the attention of the Government, land owners and the public.

The Yorkshire Kitchen
Mouth-watering dessert butters and savoury butters. Their dessert butters are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite puddings and pastries and their fine savoury butters can be used when cooking meats or spread on crusty bread.

The Yummy Yank
The Yummy Yank has been creating authentic, yet contemporary, bakes for nearly 20 years. Launched last year, Brownie Snaps are a new packaged product – a crispy little chocolate cookie in four flavours, ideal for gifting.

Thirty6 Scents
Candles, wax melts, diffusers and bath salts. They are all made using natural and vegan products. They use dried flowers and fruit in all their products which they hand dry themselves. They love bringing new scents into people’s homes.

Thomas Bradley & Co
They are here to assist you, from sorting your Will and Power of Attorney to helping you setting up a Trust. Allowing them to assist you in any one of their specialist services allows you to protect loved ones.

Tori Foster Jewellery
Tori Foster is a jewellery designer based in East Yorkshire. She is inspired by the textures and forms found in nature and the contrast between growth and decay. Tori creates tactile jewellery with a mix of statement and staple pieces.

Tropic with Catrina
Natural, vegan, cruelty-free skincare and makeup.

UK Technology
Smart homes are changing the game! UK Technology is making life easier in so many ways. They have a wide range of easy to set up and use devices and gadgets designed to make your home more automated, convenient, secure and energy-efficient.

Volcano Cookies
Yorkshire's self-proclaimed New York-style cookie kings! They specialise in giant six oz New York-style cookies and they're going into their third year as a cookie bakery and during that time they've earned a reputation as one of the best.

Whisper Bakes
Decadent Belgian chocolate brownies, blondies, cookies and more! Time to treat those taste buds.

Whitby Distillery
A small craft distillery, making gin and rum in Whitby.

Wicstun Distillery 
Wicstun Distillery is a family-run business making a range of gin, rum and vodka in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.

Wonky Donkey Bazaar Ltd
Ladies fashion and fashion accessories.

Working for Wildlife Ltd T/A WWF
Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, working in more than 100 countries to create solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so that people and nature can thrive.

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