Join us for our summer virtual event with an unmissable line-up

Photo credit: Country Living
Photo credit: Country Living

From Country Living

A date for your diary! Join us for our summer virtual event, Celebrate Summer At Home with Country Living, on 8th and 9th August. We’ll be bringing you a line-up of fun, inspiring, hands-on activities you can soak up from the comfort of your own home – all you have to do is head over to our Facebook page to join us.


We’ve got lots of exciting content planned, with more announcements to be made in due course, but for now, here’s a taster of our exclusive summer line-up…

Celebrate Summer Line-Up

The Yorkshire Vet – Channel 5’s Julian Norton will be on hand to answer all of your pet health questions, as well as talking us through how to choose the right dog breed for you and your lifestyle, alongside his own pup, Emmy.

Gardening with Danny Clarke – TV gardener Danny Clarke shares his simple tips on how to garden sustainably and introduce more biodiversity into our outdoor spaces – including how to compost, choose the right plants and create a haven for birds and wildlife.

How to make a dream at-home cinema – CL’s own event expert Jonny Watts will walk and talk us through how to set-up a perfect at-home garden cinema – complete with atmospheric lighting, cosy seating and refreshments – all in front of beautiful Cornish views.

The Urban Birder – David Lindo, aka The Urban Birder, takes us through a beginner’s guide to birdwatching and how to identify different songs in the dawn chorus.

Foraging for the perfect G&T – Joff Curtoys, farmer, conservationist and gin-distiller, will take us on a stroll along Yorkshire hedgerows hunting for plants, flowers and botanicals to use in home-distilling. He’ll set up an impromptu alfresco bar and talks us through mixing a delicious G&T.

Pond-dipping and bug-hunting – Passionate naturalist, photographer and wildlife producer Nick Gates, who has worked with the likes of David Attenborough, shows us some great ideas to encourage children to get outside and get interested in nature. He’ll introduce us to all the fascinating insect residents in his urban garden, which he has spent the past six years making into a mini-nature reserve.

Photo credit: Country Living
Photo credit: Country Living

The return of your CL favourites…

The Cozy Club festival crafts – Chris Meyers from the Cozy Club will take us through some step-by-step craft projects, creating gorgeous accessories to bring festival style into your garden or outside space.

Alfresco jam-making with garden fruits – CL columnist Sara Ward makes jam with zero food-miles as she heads into her garden with her Primus-stove to cook up a batch of simple soft fruit jam.

Build the perfect bonfire – CL columnist Sally Coulthard shows us how to gather firewood, construct and light the perfect campfire – brilliant for cooking up outdoor feasts. Sally will share tips on choosing the right wood, failsafe lighting and how to stay safe.

How to join the event

Join our event on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news. Our exciting schedule will be released on Monday 27th July so you can plan which sessions you’d most like to join us for.


But that’s not all…

We don’t just want to make you smile while you’re at home – our message runs a little deeper, too. To promote the artisans, crafters and small businesses that would have exhibited at our Country Living fairs and events this year, we will also be bringing you some of their amazing work through an online Artisan Pop-Up Market, to support the UK’s flourishing artisan sector during a difficult year.

For 48 hours only, on 8th and 9th August, you’ll be able to shop direct from our talented crafters using exclusive discount codes. Follow @clartisans on Instagram to take part in our limited-time-only Artisan Pop-Up Market – perfect for treating your loved ones to a thoughtful gift. Country Living has supported artisans for the last 35 years and they need us now more than ever. Read more about our pop-up market here.


When can you next join Country Living in person?

We are still hoping to invite you all to one of our Country Living Christmas Fairs this winter, in London, Harrogate and Glasgow. Following most recent updates to government social distancing guidelines, we are currently working closely with the venues and our teams to ensure that the events can be run safely – naturally the health and safety of our shoppers, artisans and CL team remain our top priority. You can find more information here.

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