"Currently Crafted" - The Orangery, Wakefield.
Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
'Eclectic' would be a good word to describe the goings-on at the Orangery. When they are not hosting weddings or conferences, this unique grade II listed building and beautiful walled garden in the heart of Wakefield stages a whole range of events from jazz, comic stand-up, art exhibitions, lectures... well, you name it. Take a look at their events calendar for the full picture. They also feature on the Wakefield Art Walk.
All in all, we were delighted to be asked to set up their first pop-up art-fair.
The market runs from 10am to 4pm on both days and will feature a wide range of work from most of our members. And the Orangery will be offering tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Members exhibiting are:
Watch out: development of Wakefield's new Merchant Gate complex is now well underway and road layouts around the Orangery have changed significantly.
The google maps link opposite is useful for getting the location of the Orangery in relation to the rail station, but not much more.
Sat nav maps will also likely still be out of date, so don't rely on them too heavily.
If you are driving to the Orangery itself, you still approach along Back Lane. However, parking at the site is very limited, so you will be better advised to park at the new Mulberry Way multi-story car park (60p per hour). It is very close by.
You can't get there by continuing along Back Lane, which is now a dead end. Mulberry Way is a new road that joins Westgate between the rail station and Drury Lane
The best maps showing the location are this schematic from the Orangery/beam web site, or this one from the Wakefield web site about Merchant Gate.