Clare Priory Craft Fair

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Clare Priory Craft Fair takes place this weekend, July 11 and 12, from 10am to 5pm.

The Priory is offering free guided tours of the newly-extended church.

Proceeds from the fair go towards the upkeep of the Grade 1 Listed Priory and its church and to local charities.

The £1.3m extension was opened last year and has already won awards, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (Rics) Project of The Year in the East of England.

The project was funded by parishioners and friends who raised £360,000, matched by funds from the Augustinian Province of England and Scotland, with the parish fund-raising team raising the remainder.

This weekend there will be 140 exhibitors, with nearly 170 stalls.

The range of crafts and craftwork on display include blacksmithing, wood craft, leatherwork, textiles, ceramics, wooden furniture, metalwork, glassware, jewellery, lace-making and wool spinning.

Admission is £5 for adults and £4 for seniors, free for accompanied under-16s.

All parking is at Clare Playing Fields, with a free park-and-ride shuttle service to the Priory.