Artists get together to stock up and run special ‘emporium’

Jane Revitt, one of the artists
Jane Revitt, one of the artists

For the first time, renowned artists from Hebden Bridge are working together to make a Christmas Emporium in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Starting yesterday, and continuing until Saturday, December 20 (10am to 5pm each day), part of the Town Hall will be transformed into a treasure trove of gifts.

Louise Lockhart, Lizzie Lockhart, Jane Revitt and the artists from Made in the Valley live here and sell their work nationally and internationally. This is a chance to see their work under one roof. 

Louise Lockhart’s party games are sold all over the world. Jane Revitt, whose Talking Chair in the Town Hall features a map of Hebden Bridge, has developed a range of textiles and other items printed with details of maps.

The team at Made in the Valley produce a fun range of printed textiles as well as beautiful ceramics. Many more surprises are promised. 

The Town Hall’s cafe will be serving a range of festive treats and there will be a brazier in the courtyard to keep off the winter chill 

Jane said: “Don’t miss this opportunity to discover some distinctive and unusual gifts that can’t be found in the usual high street shops.” 

Ursula Holden Gill, an award winning storyteller with an international reputation, will be telling festive stories around the fire on Friday, December 19, between 4pm and 5pm - see the picture story elsewhere in this newspaper.