EVENT | PLASTIC FREE JULY 2020

EVENT | PLASTIC FREE JULY 2020

June 30, 2020

The month of July is upon us, meaning summer is officially in full swing! We love spending our July days lazing on the beach, indulging in an ice cream and taking the time to relax. But there's one thing about July we love even more than all these things put together; Plastic Free JulyPlastic Free July is "a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities." So read on if you want to learn even more about this fantastic initiative and how you can get involved. (Hint: it's easier than you think!)

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EVENT | SUMMER SOLSTICE 2020

EVENT | SUMMER SOLSTICE 2020

June 17, 2020

It may already feel like summer is in full swing, however the astronomical season doesn’t officially begin until Saturday 20 June this year. Saturday marks the summer solstice, otherwise known as midsummer or the longest day of the year, meaning longer days and brighter evenings are quickly approaching - great news for BBQ lovers and beach goers! But how do people around the world celebrate the summer solstice? Why is Stonehenge so significant? And how can you celebrate the solstice this year during covid-19? Read on if you want to learn all this and more! 

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Pride Month Interview: Meet Same Sex Parents Lucy & Stacey

Pride Month Interview: Meet Same Sex Parents Lucy & Stacey

June 16, 2020

Carrying on the pride celebrations this month, we wanted to sit down with and celebrate some members of the LGBTQ+ community who often get overlooked; parents! We all know parenting is often a tough but incredibly rewarding job so we decided to find out what parenthood is like for first time mothers Lucy and Stacey.

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Tips for Rewilding Big and Small Gardens

Tips for Rewilding Big and Small Gardens

June 03, 2020

Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation that’s all about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms are free to create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. 

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World Environment Day and Facts About the UK's Native Species

World Environment Day and Facts About the UK's Native Species

June 03, 2020

World Environment Day is one of the most famous, wide-spread days for environmental action. Celebrated since 1974, World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June and encourages governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on current, pressing environmental issues. The theme for 2020 is biodiversity – a concern that is incredibly urgent. 

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PRIDE MONTH ICONS 2020

PRIDE MONTH ICONS 2020

June 02, 2020

As June rolls around, here at Artisans & Adventurers we are getting ready for one of our favourite events of the year - Pride! Pride in our hometown of sunny Margate is always particularly special for us. With the current situation, Pride is undoubtedly going to look a little different this year, but we think it is really important to still celebrate and support our local LGBTQ+ communities and organisations. 

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The History of the Biscuit

The History of the Biscuit

May 29, 2020

Who doesn’t love a biscuit? It’s fair to say that at Artisans & Adventurers HQ many a biscuit has been nibbled upon whilst we’re busy packing orders or sitting down for our afternoon cuppa. So we were very excited to learn about a holiday we hadn’t heard of before - drum roll please - National Biscuit Day! Friday the 29th May marks what we think is one of the greatest days of the year, so pop the kettle on, grab your dunking biscuit of choice and let us run you through the history of some of the UK's favourite biscuits, as well as learning how to bake delicious vegan Custard Cream's.

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Sourcing Ugandan Baskets

Sourcing Ugandan Baskets

May 24, 2020

That aside, Uganda is a peaceful country and one that I had been told was very, very beautiful.  It was. A lot of tourism there is centred on Primate reserves.  It is one of the best places to see Gorillas and Chimpanzees and tourism contributes greatly to the protection of these magnificent creatures.  Unfortunately, I did not get to see any but what I did see was way more up my street (or dust road in this case).

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History, Uses & Benefits of Edible Flowers.

History, Uses & Benefits of Edible Flowers.

May 15, 2020

This coming Monday 18th May marks what would have been the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020. We all know that we love having flowers in our homes and gardens, but did you know that there's many types of flowers you can eat? We took a deep-dive into the world of edible flowers, and we wanted to share with you all the interesting and exciting things we learned.

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EVENT | ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY 2020

EVENT | ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY 2020

May 13, 2020

At Artisans & Adventurers, we find inspiration in nature and the natural environments of places around the world that we visit. The sad truth is that many of the beautiful, global environments and species that inspire our creativity are at great risk of extinction. With Endangered Species Day on Friday 15th May, we wanted to shine a light on a few of the world's most incredible animals and plants, asking how they have become endangered and explaining ways in which we can help stop their rapid decline.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Endangered Species Day, it was created to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate and learn how to protect declining species.

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INTERVIEW | INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

INTERVIEW | INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

May 09, 2020

We often take for granted the incredible work that is undertaken by healthcare professionals on a daily basis. Their selfless compassion and patience for helping others shines even brighter at times like this. In celebration of International nurses day on Tuesday 12th May, we spoke to Charlotte Askew a wonderful Margate based community nurse and mother, to ask her all about the job and how she came to be a nurse.

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LIFESTYLE | EDUCATIONAL & ETHICAL DOCUMENTARY WATCHES

LIFESTYLE | EDUCATIONAL & ETHICAL DOCUMENTARY WATCHES

May 06, 2020

It’s inevitable that whilst in lockdown we’re all spending a little more time in front of the screen. So why not fill your screen time with some educational watches? We’ve compiled a few of our favourite thought-provoking and uplifting documentaries for you to binge-watch during all this extra downtime so you can hopefully learn something new. In celebration of World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 9th May, we made sure to include a few brilliant films that focus on the subject of Fair Trade and ethical production. World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Association, the global authority on fair trade, made up of over 450 member organisations from 75 countries around the world. This year's World Fair Trade Day is all about perseverance and solidarity. You can learn more about World Fair Trade Day here.

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