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Beckenham christmas craft fair proves a hit

PUBLISHED: 13:46 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 13:46 09 December 2015

Anerley Christmas Fair

Anerley Christmas Fair

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The fair was held in Anerley, Beckenham

Visitors from Bromley attended the Anerley Christmas Craft Fair, at Anerley Town Hall last weekend.

The large crowd was drawn in to the fair on Saturday, offering a range of stalls and workshops, including salsa dancing, street food, and life drawing.

The day also saw a performance from gramophone DJ Rose Bartlett.

Speaking after the event, she said: “It was wonderful to see so many people turn out to support all the fantastic crafters and artists that we have here in our little corner of South East London.

“It was very well thought out, with really interesting taster sessions and classes going on all day, lovely food on sale too! And of course a vintage musical twist courtesy of me to help create a lively atmosphere throughout the day.”

Organsisers of the craft fair expressed their joy at the crowds.

They said: “It was a fantastic and lively fair! There is such an abundance of local creative talent in the area it was amazing to be able to bring together these local crafters, not only to meet each other and showcase their workmanship, but also to run workshops inspiring more people to get making themselves.

“The people of Penge, Anerley and Crystal Palace really came together to support this new venture, the area seems to be rapidly becoming a hotbed for pop-up events and local community inclusion, and following the success of the Anerley Christmas Craft Fair we would like to make this a regular event in the future.”

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