About Handmade in Peterborough...

The group was started when local journalist and geek Emily Henderson discovered that after a year of living in the city, she still hardly knew anyone and there were very few ways to change that.
She took her love of going to the pub and of making random little objects and set about advertising on facebook to find out if anyone was into the same thing.
Step in local Hero and cultural guru Keely Mills who is the Peterborough arts scene equivilant of a Mafia Boss. You want something done? She knows a guy who knows a guy...

A plan was formed to start a weekly meeting for anyone who likes making things. No money involved, no artsy fartsy pretentions allowed, just normal people with normal lives having fun and swapping skills after work.

Within a few days people were asking us to attend events and what our long term goals were.

After a discussion with members and one too many of the Brewery Tap's lovely cocktails we have decided:

Our number one goal in life is to be a social group for people who want to meet up, have fun, and spread the word in Peterborough that we have a vibrant creative underground running through our city.

We are not about making money, we will always be volunteer run. However, we had so much experience and advice floating about the place that we thought we'd do something with it. So now we hope to give out advice, gossip, and opportunities. We also keep getting asked or organise things so that's all a bit good too!

We're Handmade in Peterborough, we want the city to have something for it's own so you don't have to travel out to Stamford, Oundle or Cambridge to find unique handmade sellers. However, we seem to be growing at an unstoppable rate so we will be advertising opportunities across the whole area as they come in. We will never stop being Peterborough centric.

Peterborough doesn't have an arts centre, Peterborough needs people like us to come and make our city into the vibrant fun place that it could be.

Also: WORLD DOMINATION!!!

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