11:00 AM11:00

Pre-Christmas Market Festive Frolic

To thank you for your custom and enthusiasm during our first year, we would like to invite you to our Pre-Christmas Market Festive Frolic. We'll be serving suitably artisanal refreshments and a beautiful buttonhole will be made in front of you by talented florist Rachel Petheram.

Invitation holders will be able to enjoy 10% OFF all stock during the event on production of their invitation *

Please ask for an invitation if you'd like to attend.


* Applies to items not already on sale, and not in conjunction with and other offer/discount. Offer given to the person named on the invitation, and not transferable. Valid 29/11/16 only.

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12:00 PM12:00

Bauble Bash - Christmas Preview

Join us for a jolly afternoon at 86 Bailgate and be amongst the first to see the Christmas decorations we have chosen for you! It's too early for Christmas music but we will have some homemade wintry nibbles to set the scene... Attendees are offered 10% off ALL stock during the four hours of the event only. It's a good opportunity to take your pick before stocks diminish, chose some Christmas gifts maybe (and save a few bob) plus we'd love to chat.

We opened last November so didn't really suss the whole Christmas hoohar last year, but this year we've had time to get ready. Don't worry,we're not turning into a Santa's Grotto but we have chosen a range of decorations for you, which we feel match our style, compliment our shop plus have satisfied us as being ethically responsible. Expect gentle illuminations, subtle colours and gorgeous shapes.

We really hope you can pop in and join us!

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10:00 AM10:00

Lincoln Sausage Festival

Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival - in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds.

Whilst we don't claim to be sausage experts, we do sell excellent goods to cook sausages and sausage dishes on, so we will have a display and free sausage dish recipes!

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to Aug 13

Lincoln Mystery Plays (Lincoln Cathedral)

An engaging and illuminating Medieval tradition, performed in Lincoln Cathedral, that tells 'the greatest story ever told' from Creation to Doomsday.

The Mystery Plays have their origin in the 10th century and the Lincoln version has become a significant part of the religious and communal culture of the county.

Performed in the Cathedral, Lincoln Mystery Plays tells the story of the Bible in a unique way first devised to help teach the illiterate masses and reinforce faith. Though they are more than just a religious story but a commentary on the difficulties, pain, sorrow, strengths, and weaknesses of human existence.

All this with a unique addition of comedy and music, and performed in the iconic Lincoln Cathedral, make the Mystery Plays a must-see event.

The plays have been performed regularly in Lincoln - every four years since 1969 - and have become an important part of the culture of the city.

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to Sep 4

Poppies at Lincoln Castle (Poppies: Wave by Cummins / Piper)

As a business located within sight of the Castle walls, we are delighted to think that this important installation has chosen our city as its second venue. What an honour. We'll be supporting it, and helping to raise awareness of it in our own small way.

Lincoln Castle is the second venue to present Poppies: Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.

The breathtaking sculpture, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, was originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (until 10 January 2016).

Lincolnshire has many strong ties with landmark events in World War One, when Lincoln Castle was used by the Lincolnshire Regiment for fundraisers and parades. The world’s first operational tank (as well as aircraft and munitions) were manufactured in Lincoln, and countrywide there were thirty seven military aerodromes by 1918.  Seven Lincolnshire battalions also took part in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Lincoln Castle, a symbol synonymous with Lincoln, was built almost 1,000 years ago by William the Conqueror, and is home to one of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Cartas.

As a business located within site of the Castle walls, we are delighted to think that this important project has chosen our city. We'll be supporting it, and helping to raise awareness.



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11:00 AM11:00

Bailgate Wedding Fair

Weddings are popular in and around Lincoln's Bailgate! The Artisan Maker offers a wedding list service. Please pop in to enquire.

Lincoln is an ideal location for weddings; there many venues to chose from including traditional and contemporary, quirky and boutique - and of course the stunning city scape makes an ideal backdrop for your precious photographs.

It is easy to walk between the venues & view as many as you wish - you'll be provided with a map so you can find your way around and view at your leisure. There are also Wedding Fashion Shows during the day to give you further inspiration. The Bailgate Wedding Fayre makes planning your wedding enjoyable and simple - and provides an enviable choice of venues all in one stunning destination.

Please see for more information.

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to Mar 13

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

Entry to many of Lincoln’s and the surrounding area's attractions and activities will be free of charge during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend from 12th to 13th of March.

The Artisan Maker will be open during this weekend. Obviously, a walk around our shop is not as historic as a walk around the Cathedral but we'll be open if you would like to pop in!! 

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