Cotswold Homes and Interiors Festival

Calling all home interior fanatics!

Cotswold District Council is hosting the Cotswold Homes and Interior Festival in Cirencester this March, funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). 

The Cotswold Homes and Interior Festival will be a chance to see what is on offer from the great homes and interiors businesses we have in the Cotswolds. Residents are invited to attend and find out more about these local businesses and hear from the experts. We will be joined by special guest, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who will be delivering a talk on design with a Cotswold focus. 

The Cotswold Homes and Interior Festival will be taking place on Saturday 2 March 2024 from 10am – 5pm at The Corn Hall in Cirencester. 

There will be stalls to browse, covering all aspects of homes and interiors, including furnishings, flooring, art and ornaments to property maintenance and energy efficiency. 

There will also be talks from experts taking place throughout the day on topics like antique restoration, choosing art for your home, and buying furniture and other items at auction. 

Cllr Tony Dale, Cabinet Member for the Economy and Council Transformation, said, “This is such an exciting event we're hosting here in the Cotswolds, and it will be fantastic for anyone interested in home interiors or looking to renovate their furnishings or decor. 

“I’m pleased we’ve been able to fund it through the UKSPF funding. The UKSPF is all about investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. This event encompasses all of that!” 

This is a free event but booking in advanced for the talks is recommended, please see below for the talk schedule: 

10.15am - 10.45am 

Sam Mitchell, Restorate - Antique Restoration: Quick and Easy Wins  

11.15am - 11.45am 

Lucie Rowe, Moore Alan & Innocent - Update Your Interiors at Auction - Learn How Today! 

12.15pm - 1pm 

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen - 9 Lives in Design  

1.45pm - 2.15pm 

Ruth Jones & Karen Lewis, Cotswold Contemporary - Art Within Your Home 

2.45pm - 3.15pm 

Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics - From Nurse to Successful Print Designer with a Showroom in Cirencester - the Unusual Journey of Vanessa Arbuthnott 

Tania Davies, from Tania Davies Interior Design, will be running two workshops at Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics, in Ashcroft Road, at 10:30am and 1:30pm. The workshops are free but pre booking is advised. 

The Cirencester Repair Café is also running workshops throughout the day at Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics, from electrical fixes to fabric fixes and even bike fixes!  

For more information and to book a talk or a workshop, please visit 

If you are interested in having a trade stall please contact Augusta Wreay at If you are interested in being involved with the Festival in any other way, please contact

Contact Information

Cotswold District Council Communications Team

Notes to editors


Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (photo credit Steve Thorp) 

The Corn Hall, Cirencester 


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