“It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Welbeck Winter Weekend, particularly as it marks the 20th anniversary of our very first arts and crafts fair here.

It has become a popular event over the years and is a firm date in the calendar for many of our regular visitors, artists and crafters. However, we must put the safety of people’s health first. We will put the 20th-anniversary celebrations on hold for this year and look forward to planning something special next year.” Lisa Gee, Director of The Harley Gallery and event organiser.

The Welbeck Winter Weekend is well known for celebrating all things handmade. Visitors are given the chance to wander around stall upon stall of handcrafted pieces from ceramics and jewellery to one-off artworks. In addition, artists based within The Harley Studios on the estate thrown open their doors so that visitors can see their workspaces.

Over the years the event has expanded to bring together the finest food producers, selected by the award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop from across the region. In 2019, the free event included a special marquee dedicated to the makers and producers based in the historic Welbeck estate. These included Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Welbeck Bakehouse, Welbeck Dairy, Stichelton Cheese and The School of Artisan Food.