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World Travel Market London at ExCel – 5th to 7th November 2018

World Travel Market London is one of the leading global events for the travel industry which generating more than £3 billion of business. Now in its 39th year, the event began at London Olympia in 1980, it moved to Earls Court in 1992 and ExCeL in 2002.

Over three days, the travel industry comes together as almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations from 182 countries and regions. A wide range of travel companies network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and tourism ministers.

This event explores trends, issues and innovations in the travel industry and travel experts discuss some of the current travel issues.

The travel industry is undergoing considerable change and tourist boards, companies and destinations are looking more to the digital world to make their presence felt in a highly competitive market.

There will be a number of talks on a variety of subjects, although some of the main topics will be Brexit, responsible tourism and digital trends.

Too much tourism is another strong theme of this year’s event,  how do destinations with little infrastructure deal with massive increases of visitors ? This is becoming an increasing problem for a number of destinations.

The event is not open to the general public but is one of the major travel shows for travel professionals and those who work in the travel industry.

For more information , visit the Event website here

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Review : The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at ExCel London – 9th April 2016

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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show at ExCel offered some exciting recreation for the those with a crafty inclination. There were a manageable 60 Exhibitors selling a wide range of equipment and accessories with a huge variety of fabrics, threads, yarn and paper products – a perfect place to stock up.

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This was definitely a great show for those who like a ‘hands on’ experience with many taster workshops offering help and support with new products and traditional crafts. You don’t often get the chance to go home with a crafty masterpiece and leave someone else to clear up the mess! Most workshops were £5 a session and very popular with adults and children. The drop in lecture theatre offered illustrated talks where experts unravelled the mysteries of their crafts [the sit down was very welcome too!].

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There was an eclectic mix of ‘Special Features’ to compliment the retail therapy. My particular favourite was the ‘Yarnia’ display, incredible life-sized knitted and crocheted figures depicting three scenes from C S Lewis’s, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the theme being the evacuation from London.

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‘Glimpses of Brazil’ was an embroidery competition supported by the Embroiderer’s Guild and the colourful winners were on display. A timely reminder that Brazil is the venue for the 2016 Olympic Games in the summer.

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For those interested in Quilting, there were quilts from the Canadian Red Cross, made by Canadian women to support the WW2 war effort. They were made with anything the ladies could get their hands on and sent over to the UK as a compassionate contribution for the displaced people. Many modern quilts were also displayed by the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.

This show really does have something for everyone who loves to craft and illustrates the considerable growing interest in Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts .

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

Contributor  –  Kris Webb

If you would like further information, visit the show website here

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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at ExCel London – 7th to 9th April 2016

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Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is back at ExCeL, London in April, The award-winning creative craft show offers a wide range of Workshops, Demonstrations and Talks. The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show offers the latest in knitting, cross stitch, dressmaking, sewing and craft with all the latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the sewing and hobbycrafts world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons, plus, there will be the exclusive opportunity to get advice from industry experts, learn a brand new crafts and get involved with hands on activities and demonstrations.

Some of the highlights include

Papercraft Demonstrations for learning new ideas, methods, and buy all the latest papercrafting and cardmaking supplies to make your own stylish, personalised crafts.

Jewellery Making & Beading, find everything you need for your next jewellery making project from a wide   range of beads, charms and jewellery making tools.

Workshop Area

Visit the specialised Workshop Area at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts to discover a variety of projects to have a go at from Decopatch. co.uk, Tonic Studios, Totally Beads, Glitter Magic and many more.

Yarnia

The incredible life-sized knitted and crocheted ‘Yarnia’ display comes to the UK for the first time. Created in Canada and the USA, it depicts three scenes from C.S. Lewis’s children’s classic – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Featuring the evacuation from London, the magical snow covered ‘Narnia’, and the triumphant final battle for good over evil… a unique and very special display.

Royal School of Needlework

The RSN will be displaying students’ work from their Certificate and Diploma courses taught at their base in Hampton Court Palace, as well as work by their BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art students.

SewDirect Pattern Boutique

Browse the latest catalogues from Butterick, McCall’s, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns and order your patterns at special show prices for post free delivery. Sewing advisor Thelma Judge will be on hand with hints and tips, to help you achieve sewing success.

NNA – Birds by Carole Checketts

The National Needlework Archive presents an amazing ‘One-woman-show’ of beautiful felt birds, all delightfully embroidered in both realistic and fantasy designs; made in the 1960’s and 70’s, based on Winsome Douglas’s book ‘Toys for your own delight’, first published in 1957.

Forest Forever

A project based on leaf shapes and motifs in different shades of green – hand-embroidery by Afghan village women. This grew into a challenge for European textile artists to use the leaves as a basis for new works.

Glimpses of Brazil

The theme for this year’s Madeira embroidery competition is ‘Glimpses of Brazil’, supported by STITCH magazine with the Embroiderer’s Guild.

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Demonstrations

Kim Thittichai, Mixed Media

Gai Button, Needle felting

Lorma Bateman, Hand Embroidery

Wendy Dolan, Textile Artist

Claudette Lawrence, Dressmaking

Val Hughes, Felt Artist

Pat Lumsdale, Patchwork

Jenny Rayment, Fabric Origami

 

Tickets

Adults – £10.00 advance (£12.00 on the door)

Seniors – £9.00 advance (£11.00 on the door)

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the show website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
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