Sutton House Christmas 2016

City Showcase working with the National Trust to organise, curate and produce A Spectacular Christmas Market inside Hackney’s oldest country house, Sutton House, with Surreal Santa’s Sleigh and Playful Pantomime Rooms. The event was designed to bring brand awareness to Sutton House.

See below for more information on the stallholders.

National Trust Press Release: 18th October 2016

Sutton House Christmas
A Spectacular Christmas Market inside Hackney’s oldest country house with Surreal Santa’s Sleigh and Playful Pantomime Rooms
Weekends: 26th Nov to 18th Dec. 12 – 5pm.

Sutton House Christmas is a special seasonal event featuring a spectacular Christmas market that will run each weekend from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 18th December at Hackney’s oldest country house.

The unique concept has been created to tie in with Sutton House’s book-themed events in 2016 and will feature Playful Pantomime rooms and Surreal Santa’s Sleigh.
City Showcase: Markets, curators of Embankment Summer Market, Soho Flea Market and Dalston Christmas Market, are creating a Christmas market inside Sutton House featuring designer stalls and high quality food and drink vendors. Sutton House will also host entertainment on certain evenings including carol performances, film previews, local theatre productions and more.

Surreal Santa’s Sleigh

Father Christmas welcomes visitors into his magical double-decker caravan (pictured) with lavishly decorated historic palace interior. Discover what makes reindeer fly and receive a gift.

Design and Food Market

City Showcase: Markets – responsible for Embankment Summer Market, Soho Flea Market and Dalston Christmas Market – are creating a Christmas market throughout the rooms of Sutton House featuring designer stalls and high quality food and drink vendors including mulled wine and mince pies.
Stallholders include Ailsigr creating beautiful, tactile and meaningful jewellery; Anna Wiscombe making beautiful wooden wall birds, meadow flyers, and jewellery; Awani tropical fruit preserves winning a Guild of Fine Food UK and Great Taste Award in 2015; Hackney based Cafe SoVegan handmade cakes, chocolates, sauces and their own brand vegan meat free products; Gaby Gassner designs and makes contemporary beaded jewellery; Hanna Melin is an East London illustrator and maker of prints and badges; Jinny Ngui Design creates ceramic Design inspired by London’s rich cultural mix; Quiet Rebellion brightly coloured socks as featured in The Gentleman’s Journal, The Times, GQ and The Daily Telegraph; Louise Mulgrew Designs Brighton based greetings card illustrator; Miss Knit Nat producer of luxury knitted British lambswool accessories including snoods, scarves and headbands; NonyaSecrets jars of spicy sauces based on family recipes: Snapdragon Designs quirky acrylic jewellery designs based on fairy tales; The Speculaas Spice Co Dutch spicy speculaas biscuits; The Crooked Style high quality digital prints and hand painted jewellery, cards, picture frames and boxes; The Dirt Creative handmade apothecary soaps; Washed Up handmade, tableware inspired by the British coast, Woven Form beautiful quality handwoven textiles; Arganic producer of argan oil products, based on the strong antioxidant; local design studio Glebe Road Studios and fabulous food from What The Dickens.

Playful Pantomime Inspired Decorations and Characters

Installation artist Kirsty Harris and Sutton House’s community groups will be enchanting the halls, chambers and cellars with fragments of timeless pantomime and fairy stories relating to Sutton House’s 500 years of history from a Tudor knight to 1980’s punk squatters. Fancifully costumed Play expert volunteers will help bring the stories to life and piece together the pantos for all our visitors.

Programme of Playful Events

Cheering choirs, playful performances and luxurious Tudor Banquets will entertain throughout. Partners include Tea Break Theatre, The Art of Dining and more to be confirmed.

Beauty and the Beast

“This house…isn’t just any old house. This house…is ALIVE.”
Belle wants adventure and excitement, just like the plots in her favourite books. But when her Father doesn’t return from one of his trips, she finds that adventure is far more dangerous and difficult than she had imagined. Soon she is trapped inside a house in which everything is coming to life and is ruled over by a strange and mysterious monster: the Beast. There are friends to be made, secrets to be unearthed and a battle to be fought before she can set herself free.
From the company who brought you The Snow Queen, Five Children and It and Bobbin. Join Tea Break Theatre this Christmas as they bring Sutton House to life using puppetry, music and drama in this interactive, promenade performance that promises to be their most magical show yet. Will you follow Belle into this enchanted place and help her break the spell?
Free workshops and pop-up taster performances throughout the Christmas Market weekends. Ticketed evening performances on 12th to 15th and 19th to 22nd December


Also The Bison
AneMi Design
Anna Wiscombe
Apamate Scents
April Rose Illustration
Arati Devasher
Arganic Ltd
Basil & Ford
BG Design
Birds in Hats
Blank Inside
Blow Ties
Boutique Italiana
Buds and Roses
By Law
Café SoVegan
Clara Castner
Clarkes Closet
Crystal and Stone London
Daniela Sigurd
Debra Shim Jewellery
Delight London
E&G Designs
Edy & Bridge
Emma Nissim
Esoteric London
Fancy Tat
Fele and Cloud
Felt Meets Cloth
Finesse Knits
Gaby Gassner Jeweller
Genevieve Sweeney
Gilly B
Glebe Road Studio
Gli Oli
Guerrilla Griller
Hackney Potter
Hanna Melin
Happy Knitware
Hello Marilu
Home is where the gnome is
House of Sophia
Imagination Illustrated
Jacqueline Colley
Jeannes Jewellery
Jenni Allen
Jewellery Mountain
Jinny Ngui
Jonathan Sweet
Jordanne Cliffe Jewellery
Judit Pakos Jewellery
Kate Moby
Ladybird Likes
Leena Charles Knitware
Loel & Co
Lorna Syson
Louise Mulgrew
Luke Adam Hawker
Made By Aiza
Majdan Rocks
Maya Crafts
McIndoe Design
Mel Smith Designs
Miss Knit Nat
MONI Knitting
Monty & Co.
My Little Sous-Chef
Niamh Purcell
Nina Baker
Nonya Secrets
NVK Jewellery
Oglee Poglee
Oh Hello Shan Creative
P&D Artisan Products Ltd
PaperCutts Designs
Pingui Designs
Pirate’s Grog Rum
Pollys Menagerie
Pom Pom Designs
Product Of Your Environment
Promises Promises
Quiet Rebellion
Riddell Doodles
Roderick Vere
Romney Marsh Wools
Roots Retold
Saint Wools
Save Me I’m Wild
Smith & Strand
Snapdragon Designs
Somerset Ploughman
Sonia Elks
Soothe Me Skincare
Sophia Maria
Sophie Louise Designs
Soul Boutique
Sparkle Child
Storm In A Teacup
Sue and Spike
Sue King Glass
Sugar & Style
Super Duper Things
Suzie London
Tania Swift
The Cheesemaker’s Choice
The Crooked Style
The Dirt Creative
The Glorious Bakery
The Gypsy & the Stone
The London Wreath Shop
The Speculaas Spice Company
Tiff Howick
Tuppence Collective
Twinkle Box Co.
Twisted Glamour
Two Crafty Brownies
Victoria Draws
Washed Up
We Are Stardust
West African Designs (10th only)
Esoteric London (11th only)
What The Dickens
Woven Form
Zig Zag Teas