East of England – Norfolk

20 April 2024, 10 am – 4 pm

Mundford Village Hall, St Leonards St, Mundford, near Thetford, IP26 5DW

FREE ENTRY to our exhibition and sale of fair trade textiles

In many ways, Norfolk is where it all started… way back when Magie and Bob used to go there ‘on safari’ with the African Fabric Shop. From those humble days, grew World Textile Day at this great village venue in Mundford – just up the road from Thetford and an easy hop from Norwich and Cambridge. We’ve got great support from all over East Anglia – heaps of regular visitors and new visitors discovering us every year. See you there! To get in the mood, here are a few images past events.

11 am : main talk

Gaynor Williams
Textile Animal Trappings: Celebration and Endurance

A fascinating look at a fascinating collection… of the textiles that are used to decorate horses, donkeys, cattle, camels and event elephants!

2 pm : two short talks

Magie Relph
A funny thing happened on the way to the market: Africa, fabrics and life on the road

Magie looks back on her career as an ‘itinerant textile trader’.

Jim Gaffney
Textiles of the Van: A traveller’s life

More inspiring and entertaining tales from the textile road from a master story teller.

Please note: In order to reward our speakers, we charge a modest fee for our morning and afternoon talks. Tickets on the door.

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

Plus: delicious onsite catering and refreshments all day

View/print A5 flyer

PDF document: World Textile Days – Spring 2024

Venue info

  • Mundford Village Hall, St Leonards St, Mundford, near Thetford, IP26 5DW. Tel: 01786 835155
  • Link to venue: www.mundfordvillagehall.org.uk
  • Disabled access
  • Free parking

Rail info

  • Stations – Thetford and Brandon
  • From Cambridge to Thetford – 45 minutes
  • From Norwich to Thetford – 35 minutes
  • From London Kings Cross to Thetford – 1 hour, 50 minutes
  • From Cambridge to Brandon – 45 minutes
  • From Norwich to Brandon – 45 minutes
  • From London Kings Cross to Brandon – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Road info

  • From Cambridge via A14 and A11 – 60 minutes
  • From Norwich via A11 and A34 – 55 minutes
  • From London via M11 and A11 – 2 hours, 20 minutes

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