Christmas shopping goes Round the Horn

Kinghorn artists get together for Round the Horn Christmas shopping event
Kinghorn artists get together for Round the Horn Christmas shopping event

A talented group of Kinghorn artists are uniting again to host a unique shopping event to promote their crafts and businesses.

The Round the Horn Advent Calendar Trail, which was launched last year, will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., giving local people a chance to pick up some exclusive and different Christmas presents for friends and family.

Round The Horn is a unique opportunity to meet and view local and visiting artists at work in their studios, shops and galleries and to witness first-hand the inspiration and motivation which drives them.

A diverse variety of work will be on display and for sale, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, papercrafts, prints, textiles, homeware, accessories and more.

What could be more festive than buying beautiful, individual gifts direct from the talented people who made them?

The artists’ aim is to promote the making of original works of arts and crafts and to make people more aware of the breadth of creative talent within Kinghorn.

Visitors can see the work in progress, watch demonstrations, request commissions and discuss techniques.

“We’re hoping Round The Horn this year will be just as busy as last year, or even more so – please come and support us and help us fulfil our aim of forging a lasting relationship between local people and local makers,” said Annie Crow, one of the artists taking part.

“Last year was really amazing and at one point I had 80 people in my kitchen – they were queuing down the street.

“We counted up after last year’s event and there were 140 people who did the whole trail, which was great.

“It was really good for everyone’s businesses and we got lots of sales as well as after sales.

“We all met up afterwards for a glass of champagne and we just fell in a heap. It was exhausting but also really great fun.”

This year there will be 11 venues to visit, with a total of 16 artists involved in the trail.

Following the complete trail around Kinghorn will make participants eligible for entry into a prize draw to win a Christmas stocking full of beautiful items from those involved.

All they need to do is visit each venue and receive a picture stamp at each location on the trail.

Maps of the creative trail showing studio locations are being distributed around Fife, and are now available from the Station Studio & Gallery, The Dragon’s Den, Kinghorn Community Centre, Nicola’s Cupcake Cafe, Hide & Sleek, The Co-op and Delight Delicatessen in Kinghorn.

Leaflets can also be found in venues around Kirkcaldy, including the Adam Smith Theatre and Kirkcaldy Galleries.