Daniel Agnew and I are well underway with organising our Festival. Over half the stands have now gone with a year to go!
We have showcased our London guide so that people can see what sort of magazine we will be publishing We’re really pleased with it!
We feel honoured with our special guests and judges
R John Wright and Kelly Dean from America, Ian Pout of Teddy Bears of Witney who is bringing Alfonzo, Thomas Plant from Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt,
Catherine Howell (V & A Museum), Sue Pearson, Eric Petit from France, Neil Miller of Dean's Ragbook Co, Jena Pang, Dot Bird and Joanne McDonald.
We are so fortunate to have a very special and rarely seen exhibition of rare and famous teddy bears kindly lent to us by various collectors and institutions including the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.
There are still plenty of stands left, there will be over 300 in total. Already we have some impressive names.
As well as R John Wright, Kelly Dean, Ian Pout and many of the other guests there will be Gregory Gyllenship, Bourton Bears, Sue Quinn, Paula Strethill Smith, Leanda Harwood, Soyo Sato, Sarah Cox, Daniel Agnew, Frank Webster, the Teddybear-Museum and more!
We are going to profile some artist bears in a single section, probably in the middle
If you would like to be one of those artists, then you can book a space. It will be more focussed than an advert and more prominent.
You can find it in the Book an Advert section
The "Alfonzo" Artist Teddy Bear Awards 2017.
The "Alfonzo" Artist Teddy Bear Awards are a celebration of Teddy Bears, Animals and Characters made by talented artists from all over the world.
These prestigious awards are to recognise, honour and celebrate the very best of teddy bears, animals and characters, and to acknowledge the best of their manufactured equivalents.
So much to do and see in magnificent surroundings
Do join us if you can!