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The Eyebrook Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Wed 4 Oct – Wed 1 Nov

Talented artist, Francesca Simpson will be holding her first solo exhibition displaying her new work at the Eyebrook Gallery this week. Visitors and art lovers will be able to purchase limited and open edition prints of Francesca’s work. The self taught artist focuses on wildlife and landscape artist and her detailed biro and pencil drawings as well as her acrylic paintings celebrate the beauty of animals and the natural world. Francesca was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Award in 2016 as well as being a finalist this year at The Biscuit Factory’s Open Contemporary Young Artist Award. This exhibition is free to visit and she’s definitely one to watch.

The Eyebrook Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PZ

Market Harborough Farmers Market, Harborough Market, Thur 5 Oct

Support local farmers, producers and makers selling everything from fresh, local meats, cheeses, pies, and cakes to vegan food, local beer, plants and flowers. Bring your bags and stock up your kitchen larder with these delicious goodies and more.

Farmers Market, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HB  

Floristry Workshops, The Fancy Flower Shop, Quorn, Wed 4 Oct  

For a reasonable £25 you can join the floristry class run by Hattie and Kerry from The Fancy Flower Shop, Quorn. Everything is provided, so all you need to do is bring yourself. You’ll have the chance to create some lovely floral displays and then take them home. Class runs from 1.30 – 3pm. To book your class call,  01509 768 804.

The Fancy Flower Shop, Leicester Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8DE.

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