Hippodrome stuns as festive treasure trove of crafts

Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. David and Barbara Whalley, with Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Chairman, Kevin Mason. (s)
Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. David and Barbara Whalley, with Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Chairman, Kevin Mason. (s)

A magical makeover of a Colne theatre wowed shoppers last Friday during a special preview of a Christmas arts and crafts fair.


When Pendle Hippodrome Theatre opened its doors, it was a stunning trove of treasures sprinkled in festive cheer.

Awash with colour, the venue boasted almost 100 stalls selling beautifully crafted products, from exquisite jewellery and home-baked cakes to handmade children's toys.


The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. David and Barbara Whalley, were the special guests on hand to give the fair a grand opening, and in turn, Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Chairman, Kevin Mason, presented a cheque of £2129 to the dignitaries.

The money was raised for the mayoress' charity, Friends of Pendle Park, through a concert held at the theatre.

The fair is open to the public from 11am to 7pm from Wednesday to Friday and 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Entrance is £1 and includes free re-admission for the rest of the week.