Craft show proves a hit at the NEC

Latest goingout Cakes and crafts were the theme for an exhibition at the NEC. (s)

THE NEC was abuzz with creativity at the weekend. Thousands of people flocked to Crafts for Christmas, Hobbycrafts, Art Materials Live and Cake International which were once again back in Birmingham. And there was plenty on offer for budding creatives ... More»

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