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Spring Miniatura
NEC, Birmingham, UK
30th & 31st March 2019
Future Show Dates - TBA

October News

Welcome to Autumn! We are getting ready for Spring!

After every show we take a moment to recover then launch ourselves into the next event. In fact we started planning the next event a few months ago but now it's full steam ahead to March!

Below are a selection of the images from the last show in September and we would like to thank everyone who helped make it so enjoyable. Exhibitors and visitors, NEC staff and our own helpers, the magazines and journalists, and many many more people who support Miniatura in various ways. Without you all we would lose that special magic that makes Miniatura what it is. So much more than a show, it's where friends meet and where ideas are shared. It's also where people walk in for the first time, gasp and say "oh my gosh" (we actually overheard this and it made our day).

So onwards and upwards to Spring 2019 and the 72nd Miniatura at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.

The pictures below are from the Autumn 2018 Miniatura.

ArmisticeHouse

 JaneHarropKastleKelmLisaTabbanorLuggageLadyMiniatureNeedlworkSocietyMiniMcGregorShoppersWorldOfMyOwnFiveValleyBears

Planning For the Autumn Show

The Autumn Miniatura starts on Saturday 22nd September and here are a few reminders to help you get prepared for your visit.

Get your tickets! - The tickets for Saturday are £11.50 and you need to buy these in advance using the ticket hotline 0844 5811291, you can also find lots more information about them here. We are also offering a ticket reservation system (while stocks last), just contact our office on 0121 783 9922 during office hours or e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and as long as we have some tickets left we'll put some aside for you to collect on the day. If you find the tickets for Saturday have sold out you are still able to come along on the Sunday when we don't have a limit on the numbers through the door.

Find your favourites! - The Gallery of exhibitors and the printable listing are available. Find the exhibitors who are on your wish list and make sure you know their stand numbers before you arrive. Don't forget to check out the newcomers Les Petits Chapeaux De Coralie, Ella-Rose Miniatures and Tiny Morsels!

Comfortable Shoes! - The show is big. You will be doing a lot of walking and, whilst we do put down carpet (red carpet of course) and plenty of seating if you want to see everything at the show, you will be grateful you chose the right footwear for the job.

Pen and notepad! - This sounds crazy but it's amazing how many visitors forget what they saw, where they saw it and who made which miniature. The show guide is a great resource and you'll get all the contact details and descriptions of the exhibitors in there, however it's not going to tell you where you saw that hat you fell in love with or who made the chair that caught your eye that would be perfect for your latest room setting. 

Workshops and Talks! - As these are on a schedule it's important to make sure you have seen the listing so you don't miss out. The great thing about shows is you get to do and see things that you just can't get anywhere else. That first hand experience with the makers themselves can really make a good day out into a great day out. We want everyone to have the best possible experience at the Miniatura. Take a look at the schedule of workshops here.

Workshops

Here is the list of the times for the workshops at the Autumn Miniatura Show on 22nd & 23rd September 2018. Most of them take about one hour or less. Sue Harrington's workshop on Sunday takes two hours. There is usually a small fee to pay for materials for the workshops whilst the Tallks are all free.

Almost all the workshops are bookable in advance by e-mailing us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0121 783 9922 during office hours.

The British Polymer Clay Guild workshops are first come first served and not bookable.

Many thanks to Dolls House and Miniatures Scene Magazine for their support.

Saturday 22nd September

10.30 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

11.30 Dolls House Wiring & Question Time - A Talk by David Bishop

12.00 Making Tulips in Cold Porcelain with Diane Gould

12.00 Canvaswork Carpet with the Miniature Needlework Society

12.00 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

1.00 Miniature Inspiration - A Talk by Adrian Thompson

1.30 Making Tulips in Cold Porcelain with Diane Gould

1.30 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

2.00 Making a Miniature Shopping Trolley with The Rugby Miniaturists

2.00 How I Make a Miniature Doll - A talk by Jane Laverick

3.00 Making Tulips in Cold Porcelain with Diane Gould

 

Sunday 23rd September

10.30 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

11.30 Dolls House Wiring & Question Time - A Talk by David Bishop

12.00 Assembling a Doll Kit inc wigging and simple shoes with Sue Harrington (2 Hours)

12.00 Canvaswork Carpet with the Miniature Needlework Society

12.00 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

1.00 Miniature Inspiration - A Talk by Adrian Thompson

1.30 Making Miniature Food with the British Polymer Clay Guild

2.00 Making a Miniature Shopping Trolley with The Rugby Miniaturists

2.00 How I Make a Miniature Doll - A talk by Jane Laverick 

 

 

 

1066 and all that

dateman bayeaux950th Anniversary of The Battle of Hastings

To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Dateman Books have produced a book telling the story of the Norman invasion as seen through the Bayeux Tapestry.  The original tapestry is 70 metres long but only 50cm high so this book, which contains the whole tapestry in convenient sections is a slightly unusual shape.  The book measures 6.5cm wide and 2.2cm high. 

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas from all of us at Miniatura!

We hope you have a fantastic mini-making festive time and get some new year inspiration for your projects throughout 2015.

We know we'll see a lot of you at the Spring Miniatura in March and we'll bring you more news about that as it happens.

There will be workshops, there will be amazing miniatures and there will be a few extra special things and newcomers.

There will also be one or two changes that we hope will make it an even better experience for visitors.

We are also launching our ‘Spending Spree’ Competitions in all the major magazines – check out your favourite publication & be sure to enter for a chance to have more spending power during your visit.