Celebrate real, handmade stuff at this years East Coast Radio House & Garden Show

In an age of virtual this and that, and online everything, its real stuff local, authentic, sustainable, artisanal stuff made by human hands that feels right. Thats why this years ECR House & Garden Show is loaded with just this kind of stuff. Real stuff.

The Home Grown Design Fair returns bigger and better. This creative hub will be brimming with cool stuff from markets around the province as well as home-grown KZN designers like Projectarian, LIV Village, Badumi, Beadoir, Little Beach Tribe, Essentials Oils, Abide Creative and Elle Kay Fabrics.

Beach Cart Explorer from Little Beach Tribe, a new exhibitor at this years bigger and better Homegrown Design Fair

Or how about the brand-new Foodie Fair, a smorgasbord of carefully crafted, fresh and flavoursome food and drink showcasing the crme de la crme of KZNs culinary cabal. Youll have 10 full days to taste your way around, from coffee in cones, to Moroccan burgers and craft gin on tap at the trendy evolution to the man cave the Backyard Bar Shed.

Love Coffee truck will be set up at this years ECR House & Garden Show

Real doesnt mean old fashioned, though. The H+G Maker Space, co-ordinated by Durban-based The MakerSpace, demonstrates the kind of stuff you can make with the help of technology, from 3D printing, science experiments run by Little Lab Coats, and make-your-own robotics and electronics to lino printing and first-person-view radio-controlled cars! Activities are suitable for ages 6 60,and also include Dad & Me wood working (focusing on furniture and wood-derby cars), and even soldering for seniors and juniors.

Steve Gray from The Makers Space demonstrates leather construction, one of the many activities planned for the new H+G Makers Space exhibit planned for this years show.

Improve your stuff-making skills with a leather wallet workshop or a tutorial on galvanised pipe lights, or get mechanical with an Arduino robotics demonstration.

Activities at the H+G Maker Space start at R50 each and run throughout the day. Adult Maker classes begin at 6pm. Book online at themakerspace.co.za/show.

About the ECR House & Garden Show

KZNs largest lifestyle show is on from June 30 to July 9 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Explore the contemporary small space living display nestled in an up-cycled 12metre shipping container. Discover the new For the Love of Food pavilion to find scrumptious local delights, wine tasting stations, craft beer, foodie products and a reimagined chefs demo theatre. KZNs top interior designers and decorators collaborate for the first time to create a mix of trend-focused room settings, alongside a relaxed Caf where daily talks will nudge your design dreams into action.

The much-loved Homegrown Design Fair returns, bigger and better, to showcase the very best products by talented local crafters and design studios. Back by popular demand is the KZN Travel & Adventure Show, the Builders DIY Pavilion, Tanya Vissers The Gardener feature, activities to keep the kids entertained, and a whole lot of great show specials. With over 450 exhibitors on display visitors will leave thoroughly inspired and ready to do, and design, their homes. Tickets R85 per person, buy at the door or via iTickets. For more info,housegardenshow.co.za

  • Date/s: 30 June to 9 July 2017
  • Show Times: Mon Thurs 10am 9pm | Fri Sat 10am 10pm | Sun 10am 8pm
  • Entrance Fees: R85 adults | R60 seniors (over 60) and students (bring student ID) | Under 12 FREE (with adult)
  • Mid-Week Senior Special: Mon Thurs 10am 11:30am one cup coffee / tea and one muffin or danish FREE
  • Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road
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