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#ShopCambridgeshire: Wall Art & Homewares

We’re getting ready for another exciting event weekender! Join us for Instagram Live sessions on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June – and keep an eye out for more virtual market stall and exhibition displays from our sellers. Today we have put together a list of 20 artworks and homewares available to buy through the #ShopCambridgeshire marketplace and there is something to suit every budget!

The #ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase event is running until Sunday 28th June 2020 across FacebookTwitter and Instagram. We have also launched a unique marketplace over at The Trove Cambridge – find exclusive discounts and offers* from our sellers at: #ShopCambridgeshire Marketplace

*Discounts and offers valid only until 28/06/2020


Butterfly, Moths & Rhino Beetle Print (18x13cm) by Duck Egg Design Co. – £5

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Danish Mid Century Reniform Table (60x109x58cm) by Stedsans – £250

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Small Flowers (22x22cm), Ink on Paper by Sasha DeWitt Studios – £20

‘The Air That I Breathe Vl’, Oils & Cold Wax Medium by Caroline Forward – £200

‘Cobbles Yard’ Drypoint Relief Print by Alison Hullyer£125

Ocean Marble Clock by Zia James Curated£35

In Dreams, Solarplate Etching (210x210mm) by Print Room£120

Limited Edition Prints by Naomi DaviesFrom £45

Bright Day, Snape (Oil on Canvas, 14x18in) by Sheila Woodruff – £215

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Misheard Song Lyrics A4 Print (Polar Bear Ninja) by Daft Cow£10

Modern Edison Table Lamp (Hexagonal Series) by Millar Made – From £76.00

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St John’s Street Limited Edition Print by Roxana de Rond – From £45.00

Slim Porcelain Bud Vase by Claire Folkes Ceramics – £28

Tape Collection Fine Art Photography Print by Richard Heeps – From £150

Transparence 24, Acrylic on Canvas (50x50x3.5cm) by CfrArt£275

Caress the Light, Oil on Canvas (30x30cm) by Sue Rapley Art£230

Bridge Of Sighs, Acrylic on Deep Edge Canvas by Clive Dawson Art £150

Ink Drawing (30x40cm) by Vera Evstafieva Art – £50

COLOUR FLOW I, Mixed Media & Resin (61x61cm) by Louise Venning£1,150

Custom Woven (Medium) Wall Hanging by Clare Gray Makes£25

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You can find out more about the #ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase event over on Facebook – RSVP to be updated with features, special offers and further details about our weekend Instagram Live sessions!

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#ShopCambridgeshire: Gifts Under £25

Have you had a browse through the #ShopCambridgeshire marketplace yet? With over 300 artworks, products and services listed it makes shopping online and supporting local businesses at this time that little bit easier. Today we have put together a list of fifteen gift ideas for under £25 – and we have included some gift wrapping solutions too!

The #ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase event is running until Sunday 28th June 2020 across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have also launched a unique marketplace over at The Trove Cambridge – find exclusive discounts and offers* from our sellers at: #ShopCambridgeshire Marketplace

*Discounts and offers valid only until 28/06/2020


Phone Stand – Hexagonal Series by Millar Made – £15

Harvest Mouse Art Coasters (Set of 6) by Jamie Sugg Fine Art – £16

Multi-coloured Vinyl Disc Ankle Bracelet by Noko Designs – £16.50

Monogram Vintage Prints (1920s) by Em’s Vintage Prints£7

Stoneware Tea Bowl Cup by Claire Folkes Ceramics – £18

Wax Melt Gift Set by Fox & Figgy Scented Luxury – £20

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Deep Emerald Scallop Soap Dish by Zia James Curated – £12.99

‘Stormy Seas’ Screen Printed T-shirt by Dario Fisher – £15

‘Z is for Zebra Duiker’ A4 Giclée Print by Stephanie Le Cocq Studios – From £22

Artisan Marshmallow Party Box by Bitesize Bakehouse – £20

Deep Reflections Notebook by Vandy Massey Studio£10

Ocean Jasper Stacker Bracelet with Hematite by Little Gems By Mel – £12

Tatami Air Fresheners by Eco Japan – £10

Black & White Ceramic Planter by Sarah Lou Studio£24

Dachshund Puzzle Ornament by Garnett Crafts£24.50


Recyclable Wrapping Paper (Set of 2) by Clare Gray Makes – £5.50

Striking Peacock Wrapping Paper & Ribbon by PAPIRetc – £9.99

Furoshiki – Japanese Gift Wrapping Cloths by Eco Japan- From £12.00


Our latest giveaway is running over on Instagram until tomorrow Thursday 25th June at 11AM – enter for your chance to win this lovingly hand-embroidered Kohlrabi Leaf Brooch by event seller The Merry Hoop! You can also see more of Mary’s beautiful embroidery work over on the marketplace and in her Folksy shop here.

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#ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase

The Trove Cambridge is pleased to be hosting a virtual exhibition and market to support creatives and businesses from across the county who have been affected by the by the cancellation of events and other disruptions due to COVID-19.

Join us for the first ever #ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase where you can browse and buy online from over 60 local artists, designers, makers and indie businesses! We invite you to discover the fantastic range of artwork, products and services brought to you by sellers across the county – from Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Ely and many villages in between.

The event is running from Monday 15th to Sunday 28th June 2020 across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have also launched a unique marketplace with over 200 listings – head over and you will find a range of original artworks, digital craft patterns, handmade jewellery, accessories, new and vintage clothing, artisan chocolate and baked goods, refurbished furniture, candles, fine art photography prints, embroidery art, woodwork, greetings cards, gifts and much more!

Find exclusive discounts and offers from our sellers at: #ShopCambridgeshire Marketplace


Desk Organiser – Hexagonal Series (Set of 3) by Millar Made – £44

Misheard Song Lyrics A4 Print (Chips For Free) by Daft Cow – £10

Kindness Cards (Set of 4) by Clare Gray Makes – £8

Vulnerable Species Alphabet Print by Stephanie Le Cocq Studios – From £60

‘Dream’, Oil on Board (42x59cm) by Cheryl Liston – £175

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Clavering Bag by Red Bike Leatherworks – £360

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Keep an eye out for a series of giveaways over on Instagram – yesterday we announced our first 48-hour giveaway in collaboration with Snowtap who are kindly gifting one winner their brand new ‘Collective Nouns’ 2021 Calendar. Enter for your chance to win here!

Snowtap are also offering a 10% discount over on Etsy with code: SHOPCAMBS10

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You can find out more about the #ShopCambridgeshire Virtual Showcase event over on Facebook – RSVP to be updated with features, special offers and further details about our weekend Instagram Live sessions!

Keep up-to-date with what is happening across Cambridgeshire’s creative scene by subscribing to receive our latest news posts via email – and follow our #CambsCreativeScene tag on Instagram.

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Could you sew Scrubs for Cambridgeshire?

Sewists from across the county are joining forces to help make scrubs for our local NHS and healthcare workers! Groups have been established and they are still looking for volunteers to get involved to assist in producing these vital items for hospitals and other organisations across Cambridgeshire.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust based in Cambridge have said: “To increase our provision of scrubs, we are asking the community to make scrubs and drop them off at the South entrance of the hospital.” They are encouraging anyone who is handy with a sewing machine to help out and have said there is no restriction on the colour or design of the material.

The pattern requirements can be found in the Scrub Hub document here.

Image Credit: Scrub Hub

Scrubs for Cambridgeshire, organised by local fashion and jewellery designer Gioconda Gomez (Gorgeous Little Things), is just one of the amazing community groups working together to help make a difference and support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis.

Gio set out with the intention of creating and donating just 10 sets of scrubs but soon realised that the demand was very high and so reached out to students of her sewing club for help.

A Facebook group and fundraiser were also launched to help the group meet the requirements of Hinchingbrooke Hospital who were in need of over 100 scrub uniforms. Having raised over £2,000 in just 12 days, Scrubs for Cambridgeshire are now working to provide scrubs to other local hospitals and GP surgeries, including Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth – with the help of over 200 volunteers and supporters.

Image Credit: Jane Dean

Over on Instagram this week we have been following the #ScrubsForCambridgeshire project as well as Gio – who usually specialises in bridal and evening gowns – and other local creatives who have switched up their services in response to the pandemic.

Clare Szabo of River Elliot Bridal says: “So what does a dressmaker do when most of her work has been postponed? She makes scrubs. I’ve started on a mass production of scrubs to donate to the NHS.”

Clare also shared that she was able to make a special set of scrubs for her sister who works for the NHS – and that the donations received so far, which go towards buying fabric, are really helping the amazing workers on the frontline.

Image Credit: River Elliot Bridal
Image Credit: River Elliot Bridal

Frances Guinee of Frankie and the Sewing Machine who has been put in charge of making scrub hats says: “The demand is just crazy!” She has kindly shared the information you will need if you would like help out making scrub hats! You can find the printable pattern here and a video tutorial here.

Fran informs us that the fabric must be 100% cotton or polycotton, washable up to 60°C and not see through. She suggests you can use new or used bed sheets in good condition – and the fabric can be any colour or pattern. Please ensure you pre-wash any fabric at 60°C before you sew with it.

Image Credit: Frances Guinee

Cambridgeshire Scrub Hub is another group who are looking for volunteers and they are currently raising funds through a GoFundMe campaign. They say: “There is a now national shortage of scrubs and we are hoping that by setting up our own small local hub in Cambridgeshire, we can help at least some of the doctors who live and work close to us.”

The Cambridge Fabric Company, who are working alongside Make Cambridge Fashion School, say: “We have been blown away by all the amazing work our customers are doing to help the NHS. Masks, scrubs and wash bags are desperately needed and you guys are amazing. We are donating whatever we can – miles of elastic and cotton to help the cause.”

Katie, owner of the Cambridge-based fabric store, posted on social media earlier today saying that the response had been great but that more help is needed to meet the demands.

Kath, who is coordinating Make Cambridge’s effort, has received a request from the Stroke department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for a large quanity of scrubs and is asking for your help. You can find out more information by contacting her via email to:

Image Credit: Gioconda Gomez

Do you any experience with dressmaking or are you a seamstress that could offer your time over the coming weeks to help? Please consider reaching out to one of these groups to help with their efforts in supporting our incredible healthcare workers.

If you are a member of a group making scrubs that we have not mentioned – or if you are a local business who have risen to the challenge of manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) or other products – then do get in touch as we would love to share your story.

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What’s On: Easter with The Norris Museum

The Norris Museum in St Ives, Cambridgeshire had organised a children’s Easter Bonnet crafting competition as part of an event that was meant to be running today. They have now announced that this will be taking place across social media and are asking you to share photos of your wonderful creations with them over the Easter weekend!

The competition is open to all children aged 16 and under and you can enter by sharing a photo of your bonnet anytime from Good Friday through to Easter Monday, 13th April 2020.

The winning children will be presented with a voucher that will allow them free entry into the museum’s family event days for six months. The Norris Museum is currently closed but the vouchers will be valid from when they reopen.

So how can you get involved? Head over to The Norris Museum’s Facebook page and download the template they have provided. You can also find a list of simple instructions to follow on how to craft your mini bonnet! Your entries should be decorated with an Easter theme and you will need to share a photo of you wearing your make for a chance to win. Be sure to include your name and age with your entry – the winners will be announced after the Easter weekend.

I had a go at making one of my own inspired by the Cambridge Art Makers’ #CovidCrafting challenge! From a pizza box to a fancy Spring bonnet – I downloaded the template, followed the instructions provided and used a few supplies from my craft stash.

If you have some yarn at home then have a go at making some pom-poms using just a fork! I painted my bonnet with some white acrylic paint, used petals from faux flowers and then added some ribbon too.

What do you think? I am really pleased with how it turned out.

I will be sure to check out the entries of The Norris Museum‘s competition throughout the weekend. Let us know in the comments below if you are going to take part or tell us about what other Easter crafting projects you have planned!

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3 Instagram Challenges To Inspire You

We love an Instagram challenge and have discovered three that we wanted to share with you today. Whether it is bringing joy to your feed with colourful posts, finding ways to craft with items in your recycling bin or improving your account with tips from a social media expert – we hope these are a source of inspiration and positivity!

First up is the week long #CMMakingRainbows photo challenge from Cambridge Made – the Etsy Made Local team. Join in and share a photo each day that represents a different colour of the rainbow! This is a fun challenge and a great way to get to know your local artists, designers and makers:

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On Wednesday 1st April we are launching our week long instagram photo challenge. #CMMakingRainbows 🌈 We’re asking our makers to join in and create a rainbow on your grid. This challenge is inspired by all the adults and children decorating their windows with rainbows during lockdown. We’ll run through the simple guidelines of a photo challenge… Each day we’ll post a prompt (a colour) and it’s up to you to post your a photo featuring that colour on your Instagram feed. E.G if the prompt is pink, you might share a photo of your latest make, your outfit or your favourite tipple! Remember to tag your images with #CMMakingRainbows so we can scroll through and share our favourites each day here on our @cambridgemade instagram. By tagging your images, other members of our community can also check out all those fab images that you share. By the end of the week long challenge you will have posted 7 images that form a rainbow 🌈 This photo challenge is a great way to get to know the rest of your local community, find some fantastic local makers, designers and friends to follow and most importantly, it’s fun! We’re also hoping to let everyone know that despite isolation in these challenging times our members are still busy working away on some beautiful products. Screen shot this image to remind you of the daily prompts. We’ll also be posting a reminder each day 😊 Let us know is you have any questions or if you are joining in below… 👇 #cambridgemade

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The second challenge is from Cambridge Art Makers – who run various creative courses at their studio based in Linton, Cambridgeshire. They have come up with a 7-day #CovidCrafting challenge! Retrieve the seven items listed from your recycling bin, get creative and share your makes. You can find plenty of inspiration on their feed:

Last up is Social Pip‘s challenge which is aimed at small businesses looking to improve their Instagram account during the downtime brought about by lockdown. Pip is a Social Media Consultant based just across the border in Hertfordshire and each day is sharing a simple task you can implement. Keep an eye out for the new #PuttingThePipInSocial prompts daily in her stories:

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🌟 IT'S HERE 🌟 the 'no posting unless you want to' Instagram challenge!! Social media right now has never been more vital for your business. Now is the time, if you can't work IN your business to work ON your business.⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Above is an outline of the focus for each day for the next 20 days. The 'task instructions' can be found each day in my stories. I'll be sure to save these as a highlight in my profile so if you miss a day or 2 or find this challenge after it's started no worries, you won't get left behind!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I'll aim to have the 'task instructions' up in my stories before midday each day but as I'm also doing the whole homeschooling thing please bear with me if it's a bit later than this sometimes!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I'm very much hoping this challenge will give you and your small business the boost 🚀 you might well be needing right now. My DMs are open for questions as always throughout the challenge and if you do happen to post either on your 'grid' or in your stories don't forget to tag me and use the #PuttingThePipInSocial hashtag!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #instagramtips #instagramtipsandtricks #instagrammarketing #instagrammarketingtips #instagramforbusiness #instagramhelp #smallbusinessessentials #uksmallbiz #digitalmarketinguk #smallbusinesstips #smallbusinesssupport #smallbusinessmarketing⁠⠀⁠⠀ #smallbusinessmarketingtips #freesocialmediatips #learnsomethingnew #smallandmightybusiness #hitchin #hitchintown #hitchinbusinesses #stalbans #hertford #bedfordshire #cambridge #hertfordshire #hertfordshirebusiness #hertsbusiness #socialpip

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Are you taking part in an Instagram challenge we haven’t listed? Let us know in the comments below – and if you join in with any of these above be sure to tag @thetrove_cambridge so that we can follow along!

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What’s On: Virtual Visits at Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and yesterday the gallery announced that they have now installed a webcam to provide a live stream of a particular location in the Kettle’s Yard House to viewers. The house and gallery have been closed since 17th March 2020 in order to protect the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and visitors.

In response to the current situation Kettle’s Yard invite you on a virtual visit – with the webcam allowing you to watch in real-time for the duration of the gallery’s closure. The webcam is situated on the first floor of the cottages, in the area known as the ‘bridge’. The live stream, which is being broadcast everyday from 5.30am until 8.30pm, can be accessed via the gallery’s website here.

The idea for the webcam was suggested by a member of the public @joolsburke on Instagram, they said: “Kettle’s Yard is a magical place and being able to sit in a quiet corner and see the light change in the room is something I’ve loved for years. Being able to see this online is brilliant, and a reminder of what we hope to get back to before too long.”

Image Credit: Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard says: “Our values reflect Kettle’s Yard’s creator Jim Ede’s support for artists and belief in art’s power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.”

The bridge is where Jim Ede created a small conservatory filled with plants, spherical glass fishing floats, pebbles, shells and artworks. In the sitting room adjacent to the bridge, Ede also installed a spiral staircase illuminated by a double-height window. This part of the House is both shadowy and light-filled, enabling virtual visitors to trace the light changes throughout the day.

The wide-angled shot takes in a number of artworks and objects, including Gregorio Vardanega’s suspended Perspex Disc, which refracts light and rotates with subtle movements of the air, as well as his smaller Spherical Construction, nestled among the plants in the top right corner.

Image Credit: Paul Allitt

To the left is a tall pot by William Staite Murray, called The Heron, and a small still-life by Ben Nicholson, titled 1944 (Mugs). Visible in the sitting room beyond is an ancient amphora, bought in the Sahara desert when Ede was living in Tangier, and a Japanese silk lantern.

In certain light levels it will also be possible to see two new glass works by Linder Sterling that were installed as part of the exhibition Linderism, which opened at Kettle’s Yard on 15th February 2020.

Image Credit: Paul Allitt

Kettle’s Yard also have an online tour which you can access here. Be sure to give the gallery a shout-out on social media and help to spread the word about their new #KettlesYardAtHome initiative!

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You’re Invited: Virtual Launch Weekender

There’s just five days to go until our Bring It 2020 crowdfunding campaign ends – and we would like to invite you to celebrate the launch of The Trove Cambridge’s business venture with us online this weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020, over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Our plans to host a launch party were quickly put on hold when local events across the county started to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to plan an in-person launch event later this year – but in the meantime we are taking the party online and we would love for you to join us!

On Saturday and Sunday we will be running our virtual launch weekender across our social media channels. Over on Instagram stories we will be sharing content in collaboration with our #WeAreCambsCreatives members and we have prepared the templates below so that you can join in too! You can access and download all of the template files on Dropbox here – make sure you tag @thetrove_cambridge so that we can re-post:

We will also be posting prompts on both Facebook and Twitter, where you can join in by sharing your response and photos in the comments or as a response to the thread. You don’t have to be a member to join in – it would be great to see as many local residents, artists, designers, makers, small businesses and local creative organisations from across Cambridgeshire joining in as possible!

Not from Cambridgeshire but would like to take part? We invite you to join in the discussion – comment, like and share the posts – and we hope you discover more about The Trove Cambridge and our fantastic local creative scene.

RSVP on Facebook to the Virtual Launch Weekender

There will also be a Quiz on Sunday at 1pm! We have questions about Cambridgeshire, local public artworks and a few general knowledge questions in there too. You can send your answers to us via direct message on Facebook and Twitter – or join in over on Instagram stories.

There are prizes on offer for entries with the most correct answers and we will be randomly selecting five winners on Wednesday 1st April 2020 who will be sent a selection of products from our ‘Books & Bikes’ themed rewards. Winners will be contacted that day by direct message to claim their prize. Please note that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social network.

We look forward to “seeing” you this weekend and if you have any questions please do get in touch! Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event here – we will be posting updates in the lead up to the weekender.

You can read about our crowdfunding campaign and ongoing projects in the Cambridge Edition article that was published this morning – and head over to our Back Her Business page to pledge your support here.

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Membership Launch – Join Our Collective

The Trove Cambridge aims to provide an inclusive and supportive network for local creatives and creative organisations across Cambridgeshire through an affordable membership scheme. Save 50% on 2020 Membership Fees by signing up through our #BringIt2020 crowdfunding campaign!

#WeAreCambsCreatives is a forward-thinking collective of creative individuals, groups and organisations from across Cambridgeshire, UK. Membership is available to individuals who are residents of and groups or organisations based in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) – as well as those just across the border with a CB or PE postcode.

We are inclusive of professionals, side-hustlers and hobbyists looking to promote their work and services. We welcome new and established members – from yarn-bombers to fine artists.

Take advantage of our exclusive offer only available to new members through our crowdfunding project if you pledge before 1pm on Monday 30th March 2020. Sign-up today for 12 months membership at just £30* – saving 50% on 2020 Membership Fees. You will receive your membership pack by Thursday 30th April 2020*  and your membership will go live on 1st May 2020.

*Due to the current uncertainties with COVID-19 there may be a slight delay in posting out membership packs and we will keep you updated regularly. We have also added an option to pay your £30 fee in two instalments – if you choose this option then you can pay just £15 upfront today. You will then be invoiced for the final instalment on 1st July 2020.

Member benefits include: a member profile integrated into our website – see an example here; a welcome pack; social media promotion; content collaboration opportunities and priority access to networking events organised by The Trove Cambridge​.

This week we announced a collaboration with marketing consultancy The Creative Strides who we are pleased to be welcoming on board as a community partner. #WeAreCambsCreatives members can access exclusive offers through their membership including a range of discounted services from our partners.

Active members will also be added to a directory listing in our #CambsCreativeScene magazine launching in 2020. We are excited to be working on this project with one of our members – Cambridge-based illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker Dario Fisher.

We anticipate a production of between 2,000 and 10,000 copies of the first issue launching in June 2020 – which will be distributed to the public and businesses across the county!

Members are invited to join our private Facebook group where we will keep you updated throughout your membership and let you know about opportunities and events. We encourage you to get to know other #WACC members and get involved in the weekly threads. You will also receive access to inspiring content and tips for promoting your work across social media.

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Are you interested in joining the collective? You can find out more about our membership offer here including member profile requirements – and sign-up today through our crowdfunding project here! If you have any questions please do get in touch.

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'Books & Bikes' Treasures Box Launch

Through our Bring It 2020 crowdfunding project we have launched a limited edition Treasures Box which is themed ‘Books & Bikes’ – a lovingly curated gift box featuring high quality prints and products from five local artists. A celebration of our beautiful city Cambridge, this box is available to buy for £40 (including p&p) until 1pm on Monday 30th March 2020.

By buying a box you will be supporting both the launch of our business venture and the artists themselves, with a proportion of your pledge going directly to the contributors; Naomi Davies, Alison Hullyer, Snowtap, Maureen Mace and Lily In Space.

Funds from the crowdfunding campaign will support an ongoing project to support local artists, designers and makers from across Cambridgeshire through the launch of an online shop.

You can also find the ‘Books’ Treasures Bundle or ‘Bikes’ Treasures Bundle reward options which are available to backers for just £25 (including p&p) – find out what prints and products are included here.

‘Books & Bikes’ Treasures Box

Buy now: ‘Books & Bikes’ Treasures Box – £40 (including p&p)


– 1 x A6 ‘Bridge Street Bike’ Greetings Card by Alison Hullyer

– 1 x A6 ‘Tree of Knowledge’ Greetings Card by Maureen Mace

– 1 x ‘Book Badger’ Wooden Pin by Lily In Space

– 1 x ‘Bikes’ Tea Towel by Alison Hullyer

– 1 x Coaster by Naomi Davies – Various Designs

– 1 x A5 ‘Blue Tits in the Library’ Print by Lily In Space

– 1 x A4 ‘Snow Leopard Reading’ Print by Snowtap


“Born and bred in Cambridge, only straying to Newcastle for my degree in Graphic Design, I now work full time as a professional printmaker and illustrator. My work is inspired by patterns in nature such as skeletal winter trees, pebbles, seed heads and the birds I see on my daily dog walks. I also incorporate chine-collé, silver leaf and relief printing into some of my drypoint prints. I have a range of cards, coasters and tea towels which I supply to many shops, including Anglesey Abbey, Houghton Mill and Wicken Fen.” — ALISON HULLYER

“In early 2016, whilst having a catch-up coffee in Kings Cross, the idea to form a collaborative venture and work for ourselves came about. Less than a month later, we took the plunge and launched Snowtap in Cambridge with two greeting cards. We now have over 60 card designs and are stocked in shops across the UK. We sell our original illustrations at markets and fairs throughout the year, including the All Saints Craft Market in Cambridge every Saturday, and work on bespoke projects for people all over the world. Specialising in watercolour and gouache, line drawing, printmaking and collage, together we create whimsical illustrations, handmade coasters, cards and screen printed apparel, all inspired by the extraordinary natural world.” — SNOWTAP

“I live in Cambridge and spend my time painting and teaching art in my studio. I feel very lucky to be able to pursue my dream and love welcoming people to see my paintings and to inspire others to paint. You can find out about my tuition over at Cambridge Art Classes. The beautiful historic city of Cambridge full of cows, scholars and learning is a huge influence in my work. I add rich night skies, a shining moon, a taste of Medieval Art and this forms the basis for my intricate, detailed, dream like paintings full of stories. The results are magical and slightly surreal.” — MAUREEN MACE

“Drawing has been a compulsion and a comfort all my life. I had an unusual childhood travelling the world, and drawing was my constant. Once I moved to Cambridge to study history when I was 18, I knew I had finally found my home. Most of my drawing and painting celebrates the beautiful city I feel so lucky to live in. I generally work in pen. I like concise lines and like to record what I see, not what I want to see. It’s there, and my fingers start itching to record it. I think that’s the historian in me. I then use watercolour to add colour and vibrancy to my lines.” — NAOMI DAVIES

“I’ve been a Cambridgeshire-dweller from the start, having spent the first 18 years of my life in Peterborough. I then spent five years studying for my Physics degree in York, where I decided to set up a small business to keep myself creatively fulfilled during her 3rd year. Not one to stay out of Cambridgeshire for long, I decided to return to the county after graduating, and I now work as a physics consultant in Cambridge. I run my business in my free time, and I love how varied my life has become!” — LILY IN SPACE


In 2014 we started to use and promote the hashtag #CambsCreativeTreasures on Instagram which has just hit an incredible 10,000 shares! It has been amazing to see hundreds of local creatives and creative organisations from across the county joining in and sharing their work and discoveries with us.

To celebrate hitting this milestone we are running a competition. If you become a backer of this project and pledge any amount from £1 you will be entered for the chance to win a bundle of our new merchandise – find out more here.

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