Be creative – Keep calm and craft on!

As well as 12 hours of music and dance at the Manot Music and Arts Festival on 20 June, we are very pleased to be able to welcome local arts and crafts stallholders. From face painting to jewellery, from making things out of wood to candles and cards, there is sure to be something for everyone. The event runs from mid-day to midnight and stallholders will be there from mid-day to 5-6pm.


Setting up a small business in rural France is not for the faint-hearted and all of our stallholders have worked hard to get their businesses up and running. A lot of them tour the local markets and Vide Greniers selling their wares and some have their own websites and Facebook pages.

At the festival, we have more than 15 stalls gracing the grounds, selling a wide range of art and craft related goods…many of the goods being sold have been made by hand, taking many hours of patience and understanding of the materials they work with. Some of the stallholders will also be holding short demonstrations throughout the day, which will make for an interesting interlude.

So, whilst you’re at the festival, take some time to visit the stalls, talk to the stallholders and enjoy their products….it’s never too early to pick up a few unusual or unique Christmas presents! You’ll find things for the home and garden, cards and gifts.

L’Age d’Or Association

We are also pleased that L’Age d’Or, a fantastic art and craft association from St Amant de Bonnieure, will be joining us. This group meet once a week and share their various hobbies, which range from painting and drawing, needlework, model making, jewellery making and upholstery – as well as someone whose passion is making things from animal horn and leather. L’Age d’Or are staging an exhibition gallery of their exquisite art work at the festival. As you will see from some of the photos of their work, they are a very talented artists, so please pay them a visit…and if their association is something you’d like to join, they are always looking for new members.

For more information on the stallholders and the L’Age d’Or association, please see our website for more details…

Arts and Crafts images courtesy of Stuart Miles at


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