New Brewery Arts kicks off its season of sustainable Christmas shopping

Encouraging the people of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds to shop more sustainably this Christmas, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is launching A Crafted Christmas this October 2022, complete with personal shopping experiences on Museum Shop Sunday.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Shop more sustainably this festive season, with handmade gifts from UK makers at New Brewery Arts' A Crafted Christmas event. Image © Article Studio.

New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is launching A Crafted Christmas this October 2022, encouraging people in Gloucestershire to shop more mindfully and sustainably this festive season.

Taking over the venue from Saturday 29 October until Christmas Eve on Saturday 24 December 2022, the event sees over 100 UK-based makers and crafters selling handcrafted gifts, decorations and homewares. 

New Brewery Arts is extending its opening hours for the event, with the venue opening on Sundays for the duration.

And to mark Museum Shop Sunday, an international campaign to highlight how retail helps arts, culture and heritage venues survive, New Brewery Arts is offering personal shopping experiences on Sunday 27 November 2022, where its expert staff will help shoppers find the perfect Christmas gifts. 

CEO of New Brewery Arts, Beth Alden, said: 'New Brewery Arts is all about craft and creativity for everyone; to reflect this, we only sell handcrafted items made here in the UK. Through this, we help support over 400 craftspeople each year. Not only does our retail help makers, it supports our exhibitions, studios and classes.

'For Museum Shop Sunday, we will extend our shop into the gallery, with craft across two floors of the building. Specially for Sunday 27 November 2022, we will offer bookable 'personal shopping' slots with our curator and our team throughout the day.'

The arts venue is also hosting a Making Merry event on Thursday 8 December 2022, with late night shopping, free drop-in craft activities taking place and tasty festive treats like mulled apple juice and mince pies available from its Glaze Café, too. 

For more information, see A Crafted Christmas at New Brewery Arts

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