The Happy Valley Festival

Saturday 17th June 2017

South Hinksey, Oxford

for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and All About Alie

Confirmed stalls and outlets

In addition to a great day of music, Happy Valley Festival brings you a range of stalls and attractions to keep you fed and entertained.

All stalls will be contributing to the cause or raising funds for their own healthcare charities.

In alphabetical order....

All About Alie Book Stall

Donate all your unwanted books and DVDs and we lay them out on tables roughly in genres with maybe a little sit down space for coffee and conversation.

All you do is donate whatever you feel and take as many books as you want.

All proceeds wiil go to All About Alie.

Andrew Chambers Concrete Jewellery

I was inspired by a solitary leaf growing out of a concrete paving slab outside the Barbican Theatre. It made want to merge nature with the urban landscape and show the beauty of both.

I was trained as a Diamond Mounter at Garrards where I became a Freeman of London, I worked on many interesting pieces including the crown jewels.

In 2000 I ran my own gallery where my interest in contemporary jewellery began. After discovering the interesting texture of concrete I now enjoy experimenting creating pieces containing both silver and concrete together and am showing these handmade pieces for the very first time on Amazon.

Beer Tent in aid of HFT

It wouldn't be a festival without a beer tent so you can relax - we have one.

All proceeds will go to the Home Farm Trust, a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England.

A list of beers on sale will appear nearer the event.

Bob's Amazing Pizza Oven

Bob will be firing up his South-Hinksey-renowned pizza oven. Part-igloo, part-steam-train, its produce has to be tasted to be believed.

More details to follow.

Crafty Bits

Hats, bags, brooches, bunting, cushions, phone cases, scarves, hairbands and many more stunning hand made things.

All the items on this stall have been made with expertise, care and love by me and my friends and colleagues. We have donated out time and materials to make you beautiful things. 100% of the monies taken on this stall will be split equally between the MS Trust and Alzheimer's Society.

I am supporting both these charities in their on-going fund raising. I am climbing Ben Nevis for the Alzheimer's Society and participating in a survival weekend for the MS Trust in July. Any additional donations will be gratefully received. Thank you!

Ana Cavey

Deb Davis Homesown Flowers

Deb will be selling a range of homesown flowers, many grown on a plot on the festival site.

More details to follow.

Happy Valley Children's Circus by MNDA

Juggling balls, Diablo, giant balancing balls, 'Hula Thumbs Up', balancing beam, and so much more. It's time for children to brush-up their circus skills.

More details to follow.

​Hilltop Veterinary Centre

We'll be coming all the way down the hill to support Happy Valley's fundraising efforts for a fabulous cause - expect high speed surgical gowning, furry friend bandaging and other vetty activities!

Located in South Hinksey, right next to the golf course, Hilltop vets have recently opened their doors to Oxford's pets. The practice offers individual and compassionate care with an emphasis on lifestyle and wellbeing. With 30 years combined clinical experience, co-owners Julie and Anna lead a growing team of friendly, caring staff who are all passionate about animal care and clinical excellence. The surgery is easily accessible from the ring road, with ample parking, dedicated cat and dog areas, diagnostic and surgical facilities and an endless supply of good coffee and dog treats!


Pam Armitage Glass Fusion

Pam attended a Fine Art Foundation Course at Abingdon College in 1994 followed by two years of classes, with well known Oxford Glass Artist Vital Peeters. Initially she studied Stained Glass, later moving on to Glass Fusion.

She uses the vibrant colours of Bulls Eye glass to create glass collages on plates, bowls and decorative pieces, smooth curved objects reminiscent of waves, enveloping splashes of colour. She also makes jewellery.

​Pat’s Bags

My name is Pat Talbot and I am a retired teacher. I have spent my retirement developing my creative skills and will be selling a selection of the following crafts on my stall:
  • high quality handmade tote bags in a variety of designs
  • hand knitted socks using a range of wools.
  • handmade summer bunting
  • a selection of small handmade crafts e.g. Key rings and corsages

Street Food by Pippa Hamwee

Pippa will be selling an appetising and irresistible range of street food to keep you fuelled during the day.

More details to follow.

Susie Maguire Cards and Crackers

Susie will be selling a range of cards and crackers.

More details to follow.

Tea and Cakes by North Hinksey School's HSA

Tea and cakes will be served by the Home School Association of out local Primary School in North Hinksey

Proceeds will go to the HSA to support active learning spaces within the school.

Virginia Graham Ceramics

Virginia's ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery, transforming the ordinary past by drawing on a wide range of domestic traditions.

Her handmade pieces range from teapots and cups to jewellery, as well as one-off larger pieces that incorporate precious stones, metal and found objects.Virginia uses a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques to create pieces in her signature style. Their surface decoration includes slip painting, enamel transfer printing and metallic lustre's, making reference to historical wares including the familiar blue and white stripes of Cornish Ware as well as industrial plumbing and Victorian fabrics. The resulting pieces are eclectic and precious with a playful humour yet at the same time are ordinary and familiar reminding us of that bygone era when afternoon tea was a serious business!

Having set up her studio practice in 2000, Virginia worked for many years from Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff; a self managed ceramic artists cooperative. At the end of 2014 she moved with her family to the small Wiltshire town of Corsham where she now works from her studio at the bottom of the garden. Her work is sold through small craft shops and galleries around the UK and she regularly attends crafts fairs.

If you'd like to buy a piece you can contact Virginia directly, shop online at, or check the stockists and diary pages for shops and galleries in your area.


...more to follow.