We are really pleased to be able to announce that the Sandwich-based Artist Richard Friend will be participating in Inspire Canterbury 2018. After completing his Foundation Studies at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (where he was awarded the Eric Hurren Prize) Richard graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) from Liverpool School of Art.
We are very happy to be welcoming Richard to Inspire Canterbury and know that our visitors will find his work as appealing as we do.
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We are very pleased to announce that Sowley-UK will be participating at the first Inspire Canterbury.
Sowley UK is an independent shop in the centre of Canterbury, specialising in British designed/produced original art, crafts, jewellery and gifts. Sowley UK also offers a framing service that is reasonably priced.
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We are very happy to announce that BoConcept Canterbury will be participating in and sponsoring the first Inspire Canterbury.
BoConcept was founded in Denmark in 1952 and has a long-standing tradition of modern furniture with the highest functionality, design and quality. A wide range of contemporary Danish design furniture for the living room, bedroom, dining room and home office is waiting to be discovered in their furniture stores. From stylish designer sofas and armchairs, through to practical wall units and functional TV units, their range offers the latest interior decoration ideas, complemented by modern home accessories. Craft a unique style for your dining area with Scandinavian style sideboards, elegant dining tables and dining chairs.
Apart from their wide range of multifunctional furniture, you can also receive professional advice about modern living and interior design at their furniture stores, including the Canterbury store located on Orange Street.
Their Scandinavian furniture range offers the latest Nordic style and design. Whether you are looking for living, dining or bedroom furniture, BoConcept Canterbury will find the perfect style to match your personality. When browsing through their designer furniture, there is a whole line of unseen possibilities behind everything you see. Their furniture can be personalised exactly to your needs and taste in a spectrum of beautiful colours and materials perfectly coordinated so your look is consistently carried through in your home.
To help and guide you, BoConcept Canterbury have dedicated and highly skilled interior designers who will advise you in store, or come to your home, listen to your needs and visualise different solutions to help you make your dream home come true.
We are really looking forward to working with the BoConcept Canterbury team in 2018.
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We are excited to announce that Mark Lane Designs will be participating in the first Inspire Canterbury.
Mark Lane Designs is an award-winning landscape and garden design practice established by landscape and garden designer Mark Lane, who is also a published gardening and garden design writer, speaker and BBC TV presenter.
Mark Lane Designs collaborates closely with architects, designers, artists, sculptors and craftsmen on a wide range of projects, to provide an individual, friendly and professional service offering high-quality, bespoke garden, planting and landscape design for small private or large-scale public projects, an intimate little garden or a landmark outdoor facility. However large or small your project, through a blend of creativity, planning and attention to detail Mark Lane Designs can take care of your plans and aspirations.
Mark Lane Designs works closely with you at every stage from initial consultation and planning through to the final construction, to create a garden or landscape that is a direct response to the architecture, topography and character of the landscape – a sense of place and space. Designs are functional, in-keeping with the surrounding environment, the wild space and its natural flora and fauna; that builds on integrated structures and the spaces between, in and around them, and is an aesthetic, collaborative, engaging, harmonious response to the Concept Plan and Design Brief.
Mark Lane Designs also has knowledge of and expertise for fully accessible gardens, whether for a private dwelling or for a public building, such as hospitals, disability charities, specialist units or rehabilitation centres.
A multitude of styles can be reflected from cottage garden, naturalistic, prairie, woodland, orchard, modern-contemporary, urban, green roof, seaside, formal, water garden, sustainable, sensory, green wall, communal, therapeutic, accessible, Japanese, English, French, Italian, tropical, desert, coastal … and many more; while being sensitive and sympathetic to the inherent nature of the site.
Mark Lane Designs prides itself on in-depth plant knowledge, attention to detail and in high-quality workmanship.
Mark is also an Ambassador for Greenfingers, the national charity that creates inspiring gardens for children and their families to enjoy, the ‘Health, Wellbeing and Community’ Ambassador for Groundwork, the environmental community charity with a green heart and an Ambassador for Thrive, the national charity that uses gardening to positively change lives.
Mark is a member of the Professional Garden Consultants Association.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that Lilford Gallery will be participating at the inaugural Inspire Canterbury event. We are also very pleased to confirm that they are sponsoring the event too.
Lilford Gallery was established in Palace Street in Canterbury in 2000 and has since become one of the leading galleries in the South East region. They offer additional gallery space and framing services from their Castle Street premises and recently opened a gallery and separate studio in the 'Creative Quarter' of Folkestone.
"We are very pleased to be involved with Inspire Canterbury and look forward to welcoming this exciting new event to Canterbury city centre."
The Lilford galleries exhibit work by established artists as well as finding new and exciting talent from the UK and beyond. They organise an exciting programme of exhibitions in all of their galleries and participate in good quality art fairs across the UK. David Lilford said, "We are very pleased to be involved with Inspire Canterbury and look forward to welcoming this exciting new event to Canterbury city centre."
Exhibit with us
Inspire Shows are an exciting new series of hybrid events and experiences that will be launching soon in vibrant towns and cities across the UK. Each event brings together the worlds of fine art, homes & interiors, property & luxury lifestyle, along with fabulous food & drink brought by independent, local producers. We will favour high-quality, innovative products and services from trusted and exciting companies who appreciate the benefits of placing their product or service in front of our affluent, switched-on audience.
What are the benefits?
Unlike many other marketing activities, exhibitions and consumer shows offer a valuable platform for a brand to showcase their products and services and communicate their key message. Our visitors will already be in the right 'frame-of-mind' before they get to you as they have positively opted to attend the event. This makes them more attentive and willing to engage.
Interested in taking part?
We are now inviting enquiries from Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects and Designers, Estate Agencies, Conveyancers, Property Developers, Building Materials Suppliers, Contractors, Kitchen & Bathroom Suppliers, Furniture Producers and Retailers, Art Galleries, Art Groups and Artists, as well as local, independent producers of food and drink. If you have a business or offer a service that you think complements the above and would like to get involved, please click the button below to register your interest.
We are also keen to talk to businesses and organisations seeking sponsorship opportunities. Consumer events present valuable opportunities for brands to promote their products and services, face to face, to a discerning, affluent and active client base. Please click the button below to register your interest.