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Artisan Food and Craft Market

Artisan Food and Craft Market

Sunday 28th November
10am to 3.30pm

Come along to a new artisan food and craft market at Glove Factory Studios where you’ll be able to browse, sample and buy fresh quality produce from farmers and food producers as well as contemporary craft, jewellery and one-off items from heritage makers.

Discover foodie gifts for Christmas from cheese and charcuterie to truffles and gin. Or find something absolutely unique for the house or garden from a designer-maker. All on offer from the many talented makers and producers in the South West.

Wild Herb will curate the market and, of course, they will be open all day tempt you with delicious street food to enjoy as you mooch your way around the stalls.

We hope this will be the first of a regular quarterly artisan food and craft market at Glove Factory Studios.  Free onsite parking, but please do walk or cycle if you’re local!

Entry is free! Stall pitch fees will be donated to Wilts Air Ambulance Service and Holt Pre-School Building Fund.

Fire & Feast Autumn at Wild Herb

From 7PM

£35 per person
Book Tickets

Join us for Fire & Feast Autumn and shake off those winter blues!

The chefs at Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen are planning a sumptuous 3-course feast cooked over the coals and under the stars. Come along with family or friends to savour the very best seasonal hero ingredients.

You’ll eat your fill of a selection of starters, mains and puddings showcasing autumn’s hero ingredients, venison and blackberries, and the imagination of Wild Herb’s chefs.

Start your evening from 7pm with a welcome drink while the firepits burn brightly.

Feasting begins at 8pm, served to guests gathered under the newly enclosed shelter at Wild Herb and overlooking fields and lakes.

You can book up to 8 places. If you’d like to order separately, but be seated with friends or family, let us know when you order.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, we’ll rustle up something perfect for you – just let us know the details in the order form.

Rooster Talks Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Selling in the post-pandemic world – with Simon Hares

Friday 5th November
9am to 10am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

Selling has shifted in our post-pandemic world. We are using tools and techniques we never used before. And we like them!

In his latest sales session, Simon Hares will be bringing a huge dose of confidence when selling in 2021.

We will look at what has changed and how we can bring even more value to those clients who are truly in need of our products and yet want to keep as much money in their business as possible.

When you leave this session you will feel inspired to sell and bring value and heart to every sales call you make.

It’s time to be excited for sales again!

Simon Hares is a leading sales trainer with over 25 years of experience selling everything from luxury retail, trade goods and advertising. He has presented at Rooster Talks many times before, and you are guaranteed an inspirational, interactive and caffeine-fuelled session.

Join us for November’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and pastries from Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Family Fun

9.30AM – 4.30PM –


Tickets £5
Book on Eventbrite

Come along for a family pumpkin carving extravaganza just in time for Halloween.

Tickets include a ready-to-carve pumpkin plus a glass of spooky squash and a creepy cookie. Bring the whole family and see who takes the witches hat for carving the funniest or most fiendish face.

We’ll provide everything you need including expert guidance from local makers who will be on hand throughout to offer carving tips and inspiration. You’ll leave with your pumpkin masterpiece ready to light up the Halloween fright night!

When you arrive, head towards Wild Herb cafe to collect your pumpkins, and we’ll take you to your table in the Club Room to get you started.

Wild Herb cafe will be open all day for drinks and tasty snacks, and we’ll have other Halloween surprises to help fire your imagination. Come along in fancy dress if you like – the more witches, skeletons and ghouls the better!

Tickets are £5* and all monies will be donated to the Holt Pre-School Building Fund.

Booking is essential and there are 4 time slots to choose from throughout the day.

*Please buy a ticket for each pumpkin required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nick Hussey Rooster Talks Oct 2021

Rooster Talks: How business failure & mental breakdown made me happier (eventually) – With Nick Hussey

Friday 8th October
9am to 10am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

Running your own business can be an intense and scary experience. Most businesses go bust – fact. That’s what happened to apparel designer Nick Hussey’s first business, Vulpine.

What happens when you’ve thrown everything: physically, emotionally, monetarily into your business, only to watch it all slide away from you?

Now running his second venture out of Glove Factory Studios – FRAHM Jacket, Nick Hussey talks with total honesty, humour and passion about what it’s like to stake everything and lose. Then, how failure and mental collapse eventually has made his life and new business so much better. 

Nick will find a route out of obsession, fear, pressure, workaholism, debt, burnout, shame, collapse and more, with a surprisingly light touch.

October’s Rooster Talk will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful, with practical ways to make your business and home life happier and more efficient.

Join us in the Club Room (formerly The Field Kitchen cafe) at Glove Factory Studios on 8th October at 9am. Free admission plus coffee and croissants from Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen.

Heritage Makers at the Glove 2020

(Postponed) Heritage Makers at the Glove 2020

16TH MAY 2020
10AM – 3PM

Updated at 17/3/2020 – Event Postponed – New Date TBC 

Heritage crafts are enjoying a renaissance. We think this is something worth celebrating! Join us for our annual Heritage Makers at the Glove event.

Our courtyard will be home to brilliant local crafters in spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, weaving, stonemasonry, pottery and more. All using the traditional maker techniques and tools that have been practised for centuries.

Come along to meet the heritage makers, watch demonstrations, ask questions and have a go. You’ll also be able to buy unique handmade items.

The Field Kitchen will be rustling up some delicious hand-crafted seasonal delights to eat while you browse!


Rooster Talks: Ideas Don’t Matter – with Matt Wicks and Simon Ker

Friday 6th March
8am to 9am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

Ideas Don’t Matter? We all have those Next Big Thing ideas for businesses, products or services that could change the world.

In reality, few of those ideas turn into actual products that people know and love! Fewer still make their way out of the idea stage.

Why is that?

Because we don’t have confidence in our ideas?

Because we’re unwilling to risk money to make them happen?

Because we start building the idea and then run out of money – or motivation – before it’s ready to launch?

Sometimes our ideas actually make it into the world, only to fail because they turn out to be, well, bad ideas.

Join Matt Wicks and Simon Ker from The Virtual Forge to explore how modern product design and development processes enable mediocre ideas, executed properly, to succeed over brilliant ideas, poorly executed.

Based in the UK, Portugal and North America, The Virtual Forge is a global software company focused on development, UX, data and cloud services. Their clients include some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Join us for March’s Rooster Talk Free entry plus coffee & croissants on the house at The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: The Innovation Roadshow – with Sinclair Brown

Friday 7th February
8am to 9am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

What does Innovation mean to you? It can be hard to define as it means different things to different people – new products and services, new technology, patents, R&D and new markets to name but a few.

In February’s Rooster Talk, Sinclair Brown, from the Innovate 2 Succeed programme, will provide an overview of the latest innovation tools, resources and activities. He’ll explore ways for SME businesses to move on from business as usual, differentiate their business from competitors and commercialise their ideas.

The session will explore:

  • The challenges of innovation
  • How to structure your innovation strategy and processes to create more value
  • Addressing the barriers to innovation – tools and models
  • Resources to support SMEs to find new partners or develop their innovation

We’ll also hear from various guests invited along to share their innovation experiences and expertise.

Sinclair Brown is an Innovation Specialist with Business West and has supported over 80 business across the South West with strategic business, innovation and coaching advice.

Join us for February’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.


Robert Shaw Exhibition

‘Not to Scale’ by Robert Shaw – Exhibition

Come on over to see the latest exhibition at The Field Kitchen.
‘Not to Scale’ is a series of architectural illustrations by Robert Shaw.

This series of posters derive from my interest in architecture and show some of my favourite buildings.

This Modernist set highlights heroic architecture from post-war Britain (plus the Arndale Centre, which isn’t that heroic to be honest, though a landmark in Manchester nevertheless).

The series includes Erno Goldfinger’s concrete cliff-face in Poplar – Balfron Tower (the younger sister of Trellick Tower) and Great Arthur House on the Golden Lane Estate.

These are simple renderings, often drawn as the architect imagined them rather in their final built form.


The posters are beautifully printed on fine art paper and available to buy in three sizes: A2/A1/70 x 50mm. The exhibition runs at The Field Kitchen until the end of March 2020.

Robert is a founding partner at Northbank Design, based here at Glove Factory Studios.

Fire & Feast Winter at The Field Kitchen


£30 per person
Book Tickets

For Fire & Feast Winter, The Field Kitchen chefs are planning a sumptuous 3-course sharing feast! Join us to savour the very best seasonal ingredients – venison, scallop and passion fruit.

You’ll eat your fill of a selection of starters, mains and puddings; all showcasing our hero ingredients and the imagination of our chefs!

Start your evening from 7 pm with a welcome drink while the firepits burn brightly in the courtyard here at Glove Factory Studios. Feasting begins at 8 pm with dishes served on large sharing plates to guests gathered around the long tables in The Field Kitchen. This is truly a social affair!

These events are always popular, so book your place early for Fire & Feast Winter.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, our chefs will rustle up something perfect for you – just let us know when you book.