Asia House announces its 2015 annual Spring Fair 19 – 22 March, 2015

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Embrace the century of Asia at the Asia House Spring Fair 2015. Come and shop for unique handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, homeware, clothes, accessories, gifts, art and food from different regions of Asia at our hugely popular annual Fair, which is now in its seventh year. Asia House’s magnificent London headquarters, just north of Oxford Street, will transform into a bustling souk-like bazaar from 19 to 22 March 2015.

The annual Asia House Fair is a unique three-day shopping extravaganza giving people the chance to buy unique and unusual gifts not normally seen on the high street. The Fair will feature more than 30 exhibitors from across Asia and the Middle East, selling a dazzling array of the best and most exquisite items in fashion, furniture, ornaments, screen-printed fabrics, books, design and accessories.

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Original and ethically-sourced items on sale this year include vintage kimonos and steel bonsai tools from Japan; velvet jackets from India and Turkmenistan; beautiful hand-embroidered bed covers, cushions and throws from Bangladesh; handwoven scarves from Laos; Pakistani embroidered cushions; suzanis (Uzbek embroideries); hand- made shoes, bags and rugs from Turkey; jewellery from across the region, and much, much more!

Many of the stallholders have a unique story to tell about the communities they source their products from. They typically work with traditional craftsmen and artisans in Asia, including marginalised communities. Some work with tribal communities or women in remote regions for whom the products are essential sources of income.

It’s also not just about shopping, it’s an entire day out! London caterer Paul Bloomfield will serve a range of snacks, cakes and refreshments to shoppers in our first ever pop-up café in the Asia House Gallery throughout the Fair’s duration.

The Opening Night Reception will offer a late-night shopping experience to visitors to preview, browse and buy the items on sale, with live music and a cash bar on Thursday 19 March from 17.00 to 21.00.

The Asia House Spring Fair will take place at Asia House on Friday 20 March from 11.00 – 19.00, Saturday 21 March from 11.00 – 19.00 and Sunday 22 March from 11.00 -17.00. Asia House is situated at 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP. The nearest tubes are Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street, Bond Street and Regent’s Park.

Admission free, all welcome.

More details about the Asia House Spring Fair and a list of stall holders can be found on the Asia House website here: http://asiahouse.org/events/asia-house-fair-2/.

Stallholders and the organiser of the Fair are available for interview. For more information contact Charlotte Crowder-Cattier at charlotte.crowder-cattier@asiahouse.co.uk or telephone 0207 307 5450.

Asia House is a centre of expertise on Asia. Our mission is to bring the UK and Asia closer through business, policy
& politics, & arts and learning events.

For more information about Asia House go to: asiahouse.org

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