Open Day success at Van Hage

Thank you so much for those of you who popped along to the the Peterborough Gift Shop open day on Thursday 17th September. 

The sun shone and people took the opportunity to meet and chat to some of the people selling their arts and crafts on our online shop.

A big thank you to Van Hage and Djibo Art for hosting the event and to King Don for providing the music and atmosphere during the day.

Although we are an online shop, we also aim to get out and about in the community to showcase some of the work you can buy from the Peterborough Gift Shop by local makers and creators.

Here are just some of the photos taken on the day.

Christine and Brian Withall showcase their amazing ceramics and glassware

Christine Withall (ceramics) and Brian Withall (glassart) enjoy the sunshine on the day 

Artists, Martyn Hanks (left) and Roland Burt (2nd left) discuss their work with Gillian Beasley and Tracy Snooks

Artists, Martyn Hanks (seated) and Roland Burt (standing) discuss Martyn's watercolour painting with Peterborough City Council's Chief Executive, Gillian Beasley and Tourism Manager, Tracy Snooks.

International water colour artist, Martyn Hanks, takes time out to read Chris Porsz's Reunions book

 International water colour artists, Martyn Hanks, enjoys reading Chris Porsz's Reunions book.


 Designer jeweller, Kerry Richardson, with some of the items on sale at (Photograph taken by John Baker, Peterborough Matters)

Chris Lane, Artinfusion, the person who developed the Peterborough Gift Shop said "It was a fantastic day.  It was lovely to see people interested in arts and crafts take the opportunity to put a face to the people involved in selling on the website.

Chris Lane, Tracy Snooks, Roland Burt and Jackie Hall

Artist, Roland Burt (Djibo Art) pictured with members of the Peterborough Gift Shop Team: Tracy Snooks (Tourism Manager, Peterborough City Council) seated, Chris Lane (Artinfusion) and Jackie Hall (Cherryo Marketing).  

The online shop is designed for people who live and work in the Peterborough area to give them a dedicated platform to promote and sell their work.  We aim to hold other events in the local community to give our sellers the opportunity to showcase the amazing work available on our shop and reach out to people and spread the word that this website is the "go to" place for gifts, cards and publications and souvenirs."

Brian and Christine Withall Michael and Nick Mitchell

Brian and Christine Withall discuss their work with Michael Mitchell and Nick Mitchell.

Shoppers at the Open Day

Shoppers enjoy buying original pieces of art along with their plants and pots!

King Don

And the music was provided by King Don.