Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Don’t forget that Eat Cambridge, the brand new food and drink festival in Cambridge, officially starts next weekend, although fringe events are already underway and are taking place throughout next week. The main events, which promise to be  fantastic days, are the Food and Drink Fair next Saturday 9th in the Guildhall and the Street Food  Market on Friday 15th at Hope Street Yard off Mill Road. There is loads of information on the website or keep your eyes open for their lovely new brochure – available at foodie venues around town. Happy Eating!


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The Festival of Britain was held in the summer of 1951 and was a celebration of recovery and the promotion of good design in the rebuilding of towns and cities following the end of the war. Celebrations are being held this year to mark the 60th Anniversary and there are some great interiors products on the market to mark the occasion.

Kevin McCloud has produced a collection of six fabulous paint colours (Mid Century colours) for Fired Earth that really capture the spirit of the era. From very bright Race Yellow and Festival Orange to very smart Skylon Grey, they work beautifully together to create a bold dramatic look.

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Sanderson Fabrics has produced a gorgeous collection of 50s fabrics and in amongst them is the beautiful Festival print which is a reproduction of a design created especially for the Festival of Britain. There are five great colourways and it’s tough enough to use for upholstery.

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Mini Moderns have created this gorgeous wallpaper in three colourways which completely captures the mid-century modern feel and features architectural landmarks of the Festival including the Skylon, the Royal Festival Hall and the Dome of Discovery.

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If you feel in the mood to celebrate but are not in the market for refurbishing your home (!), you might be more inclined to one of these lovely prints from Lizzie Allen (left) or Paul Catherall (right) available from the online shop at the South Bank Centre. Happy celebrating!

Lizzie Allen PrintRichard Catherall print

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