Stratford’s popular and free to enter Arts Fair – Discover:Gather:Give – returns to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall over the weekend of 2 & 3 November. Alongside the 40 exceptional artists with an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, decoupage, textiles, wood turning, digital art, sculpture, upcycling steampunk and book binding, visitors will also be able to vote to name a Shakespeare’s Puppy Guide Dog.

The Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give was set up in 2014 to raise monies for Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal to sponsor a Guide dog and after raising £2,500 the puppy now needs a Shakespearian name! Visitors can vote for their favourite name by donating for Ariel, Briar or Curtis, the name with the most donations will be the name given to the puppy.

As always the fabulous Golden Cup Cafe situated upstairs in the Ballroom will be shimmering with golden teapots and vintage golden tea sets on crisp white linen tablecloths with fresh flowers where visitors can enjoy an excellent cup of tea, a delicious coffee from Monsoon Estates, moreish cake or a snippet of biscuit.

The Arts Fair is open to the public on 2 November from 10.30am – 5pm and on 3 November from 10.30am - 4pm. To find out more information please visit

PHOTO: Judith Layhe-Cook, the curator, with some of the puppy guide dogs.

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