The latest stories, straight to your inbox

The latest stories, straight to your inbox

Be inspired every day with Living North

Subscribe today and get every issue delivered direct to your door
Subscribe Now
Be inspired every day with Living North

Meet Some of the New Exhibitors at Living North's Christmas Fairs 2023

Meet Some of the New Exhibitors at Living North’s Christmas Fairs 2023 Clockwise from top left: The Yard & Co., Abigail Featherstone, Willow & Flo
What's on
September 2023
Reading time 5 Minutes

At Living North's Christmas Fairs you'll find everything from artisan designer-makers, local food producers and fashion retailers to must-have homeware, gifts and accessories

If you've visited in previous years, you'll know you won't leave empty-handed after shopping from our carefully-selected stands, and this year we've got some great new additions to our festive line-up, as well as your regular favourites. Here are just some of the new exhibitors you can meet at the biggest and best seasonal shopping events in the North.
Newcastle Racecourse, 26th–29th October
The Donut Lab, Fox Under The Moon, Hancock Gallery

The Donut Lab
Newcastle-based The Donut Lab will be serving mouth-watering handmade donuts, which are made from scratch. They started making donuts in lockdown and, having now perfected their recipe, their donuts are lighter, creamier and fluffier than ever – and full of flavour. If you haven’t tried them at markets across the region, now’s your chance. There’ll be various flavours – but the 99 Flake donuts and passionfruit and almond donuts are our favourites.

Fox Under The Moon
Author and illustrator Stacey, who is based in North Shields, began her Fox Under The Moon artwork series to make a difference and to spread hope and positivity. It centres around an anxious but inquisitive fox and the moon and shares uplifting messages. The books, prints and cards have reached more than 20 countries around the globe and you can get your hands on yours at the Christmas Fair this year.

Hancock Gallery
Newcastle’s Hancock Gallery is a modern, welcoming and bright space in which to view, experience and buy art. Inside you can discover work from an array of celebrated artists, featuring pieces from the North East as well as worldwide. At Living North’s Christmas Fair the team will be showcasing just some of the art you can find there, and you can also take this chance to find out more about investing in art.

Click here to buy your early bird discounted tickets now

Sloemotion Distillery
Sloemotion Distillery was founded in 2002, and creates great tasting spirits and liqueurs at Green Farm, just north of York. It all started when a farming initiative to improve wildlife habitats resulted in an abundance of sloes and now, as well as their popular sloe gin, they stock cherry brandy, strawberry spirit with vodka and rhubarb and raspberry dry gin.

The Yard & Co.
This small business based in Gateshead makes hand-poured and small batch soy wax scented candles and wax melts in a variety of fragrances and sizes – and supports local charities (including Tyneside & Northumberland Mind and Wave Project North East). We love the Wild Lemongrass scent.  

Sloemotion Distillery
The Yard & Co.
York Racecourse, 9th–12th November
Abigail Featherstone, The Little Silver Kiln, Jade Tapson Glass

Abigail Featherstone
Abigail is an illustrator and potter from Whitby and the Artist in Residence at The Geall Gallery in Grosmont. She paints mainly using acrylic on hand-cut MDF canvas boards, all her frames are hand-built and lime-waxed, and her pottery is always made in small-batch collections. Visit her stand for unique cards, prints and pottery.

The Little Silver Kiln
Hartlepool-based The Little Silver Kiln hand make sterling silver, gold and rose gold jewellery, which is packaged in eco-friendly materials. With earrings and ear cuffs, necklaces and bracelets, there are so many unique accessories and designs to choose from.

Jade Tapson Glass
Having studied at the University of Sunderland’s National Glass Centre, Cleckheaton-based Jade creates intricate designs that focus on the process of screen printing with glass powders. Through experimentation she found that this technique can trap air inside the glass during fusing, forming bubbles and ultimately creating a unique pattern. At Living North’s Christmas Fair you can shop Jade’s unique accessories, artworks and homeware.

Read More: Five Reasons You Need to Visit Living North's Christmas Fairs

Willow & Flo
Leeds-based Willow & Flo sell hand-poured, unique and luxury soy wax products for your home. A small, family-run business, they use ethically-sourced materials to create their candles and wax melts and their Christmas range features various shapes including snowmen, Christmas trees and snowflakes, and their decorative candles are gorgeous statement pieces.

Owl Adventures
Head to the Owl Adventures stand to make a new feathered friend and get an insight into how these creatures fly, forage and survive in the wild. Owl Adventures provide birds of prey displays across Yorkshire, the North East and Cumbria as well as offering animal encounters featuring snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies. Ask the team more about booking a public flying show or private event for a perfect and unusual gift.

Willow & Flo
Owl Adventures

Living North’s Christmas Fairs take place at Newcastle Racecourse (26th–29th October) and York Racecourse (9th–12th November). Book your early bird discounted tickets here.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Please read our Cookie policy.