DECEMBER 2006   Exhibitions and Shows
Lincolnshire Exhibitions  
Manor Stables has been topped up with lots of new Zoo designs and stocks a permanent collection of our smaller giftware. Go to Links for more details.
Wild at Heart opens most weekends and has been running some lovely Christmas events with mince pies and mulled wine for the visitors. Go to Links for more details about their Spring opening times
The Natural World Centre is running the annual Christmas Craft Exhibition from November 18th until January 7th 2007 and Zoo Ceramics has a collection of small and larger pieces at this event. The lakes are lovely at this time of year and the Cafe serves some festive offerings.
1st - 3rd December 2006 Fools and Angels Exhibition

  Sheep and Cattle   Emperor Penguins

Many thanks to Ba Wheeler and the other members of the Fools and Angels Art Group for hosting a wonderful exhibition in their homes on West Parade.  A festive atmosphere was created with some of Lincolnshire's finest artists and craft workers exhibiting in such friendly domestic surroundings.  The weather was kind to us and resulted in a healthy turnout of enthusiastic supporters and collectors.
Ba has booked the more spacious Sam Scorer Gallery to host next years Fools and Angels over a two week period in December 2007. 
More details of the event will be posted in later editions of the news page.
7th - 10th December 2006 The Lincolnshire Christmas Market
Lincoln Christmas Craft Fair December 2006
Maggie and Tracy amongst their work at the Lincoln Christmas Market 2006
As a hurricane demolished parts of the capital city of London, we were setting up our stand in the outdoor craft marquee of the Lincoln Christmas market; for the seventeenth time.  A huge turn out of brave souls came to visit the show, with record figures of over 160,000 over the four days.

Stars on the Tower
  Stars on The Cathedral  Snow Queen and Elf

Lincoln Christmas Market 25 Years Celebration
The famous market was celebrating twenty five years of trading and the City Council had decorated the event with huge star lights and colourful globes in the trees. Snow Queens and Elves and tall stilt walkers entertained the crowds and braved the windy weather.
17th December at The Hub Christmas Craft Fair
Maggie at The Hub  Dame at The Hub  Animals at The Hub
We attended the first Christmas Craft Fair at the Hub in Sleaford on a bright, but cold morning.  It was a chance to chat and catch up with some craft fair friends from the Alford Craft Market, who we hadn't seen for a while. We were all entertained by jugglers, pantomime dames and singing children.