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Country Living celebrates 35 years at their next show

by Saul Leese

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Country Living Magazine, the publication’s core values will be celebrated across the Country Living Spring Fair on 23-26 April at Alexander Palace, through four new show themes; Grow, Taste, Design and Make.

Each sector will be brought to life with all-new immersive features, and inspiring craft workshops. Visitors can go to educational talks on topics including growing your own vegetables, bee keeping, building a new business, and more.

Attendees will also be able to shop food artisans, taste delicacies from an array of producers showcasing a variety of cuisines in the CL Pop Up Market, and learn how to make delicious, seasonal recipes using produce which can be sourced locally or grown at home.

Returning exhibitor, The Truckle Cheese Company will be at the Fair, with their selection of British cheeses and accompaniments, while Glenilen Farm will also showcase their range of dairy products including yoghurts, desserts, creams and butters, all created in owner Val’s Farmhouse kitchen.

On the CL Kitchen Theatre, Expert speaker, Eco-chef and food waste activist Tom Hunt talks Eating for Please, People & the Planet, whilst Great British Bake Off 2018 winner Rahul Mandal will share insights into the craft and skill that goes into creating some of the country’s most exciting cakes and bakes.

Chef, bestselling cookbook author and Fairtrade and sustainability champion, Melissa Hemsley will join Emma- Louise Pritchard, digital editor, Country Living on the Good Life Theatre alongside interviews with Country Living Editors and artisan makers; offering insight into the latest trends in food, interiors, fashion and more.

New features to the Fair also include the Garden Café and the House Beautiful Modern Living Area presenting a contemporary living zone curated and brought to life by the House Beautiful team. Visitor favourites will also be returning; fashion lovers can explore the Vintage Village and get a cold glass of fizz in the Champagne Lounge sponsored by Viking. 23-26 April, Alexandra Palace, London

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