Hitchin Creative Fair brings independents together in town hall

PUBLISHED: 12:25 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:51 12 December 2017

Art by Hitchin's Sam Richwood at the Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha Hart

Art by Hitchin's Sam Richwood at the Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha Hart

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The Hitchin Creative Fair returned for a well-attended second outing on Saturday in the town hall.

Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha HartHitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha Hart

Organiser Samantha Hart brought together artists, jewellers, illustrators, makers and even bakers together for a one-stop creative experience – with the aim of making it easy to shop local under a single roof.

“The day was full of shoppers looking for unique gifts from doors-open to close,” said Samantha.

Glee Club UK singers at Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha HartGlee Club UK singers at Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha Hart

There were more than 30 stalls on hand, with offerings ranging from Hitchin illustrations and papercuts to Christmas cards and wreaths.

Mexican street food masters Cantina Carnitas were on hand with their burritos to help keep the cold at bay, and Neighbourhood Bakes put on treats including mulled wine brownies. There was Wakelin and Sons’ special blend coffee.

Dan Bramall, The Scribbler, with some of his work at the Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha HartDan Bramall, The Scribbler, with some of his work at the Hitchin Creative Fair. Picture: Samantha Hart

Glee Club UK singers performed Christmas songs to get everyone into the festive spirit.

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