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Spring Miniatura - The 70th Event!
NEC, Birmingham, UK
24th & 25th March 2018
Future Show Dates - 22nd - 23rd September 2018

January News

January Prize

Happy New Year


News - Free Prize Draw
We love getting our copies of Dolls House World and Dolls House & Miniature Scene here at Miniatura. Both magazines do an excellent job of keeping us up to date, provide plenty of food for thought and beautiful pictures of miniatures too. We are lucky enough to have a year's subscription for each to give away!
Many thanks to both editors for these generous prizes.

The draw, to win a year's subscription to one of the magazines (either Dolls House & Miniature Scene or Dolls House World), will be made on 29th January 2018. To enter simply send an email to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "January Prize" in the subject line, please include your phone number to make it easier for us to contact you if you win, also indicate if you have a preference to which magazine you would like to subscribe (in case you already subscribe to one).  

Articles - Miniatures as Therapy
The latest in our series of articles focusses on how miniatures can help us through some of the hardest times in life.

"One of the undeniable benefits of any hobby is the ability to focus on just one thing and leave the world behind. When I asked for stories about miniatures as therapy I expected to hear about escapes from everyday stresses, finding a peaceful moment in a life of responsibilities, and that’s definitely the case for a lot of people. What I also received were some stories that were about far more than everyday events......." READ MORE

Jane Laverick has also given us a lovely article looking how, in her opinion, "Miniatura Is Good For You".

"I had an inkling that Miniatura was going to be good for me about thirty years ago when I realised that if I turned from a visitor into an exhibitor..." READ MORE
 
We would also love to hear from you if you have any interesting stories to share. The next article we have planned is an investigation of scale. We look at how different scales have risen in popularity. So if you would like to contribute to send Andy an e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

February News

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Plan your visit to Miniatura
Pictured is an exquisite cabinet made by Flavio Schiavo of Eleisa from Italy. They are returning to Miniatura after being away for ten years! We are delighted to see them back and they are just one of the special treats we have in store for you at the show. The Gallery pages on our website are now up to date with all the exhibitors. The next newsletter in March will be focussing on all the special features and highlights of the show but we thought we'd let you see Flavio's work as an early preview.

News - Free Prize Draw
Over the last few years we have offered prize vouchers for visitors to spend at the show and it's been a very popular way of letting the prize winner decide what they spend their money on, essentially "choosing" their prize. So to get ready for the next show we are giving away two £25.00 vouchers to spend at the Spring Miniatura.
The draw, to win one of two £25.00 vouchers to spend at the 70th Miniatura show, will be made on 28th February 2018. To enter simply send an email to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "February Prize" in the subject line, please include your phone number to make it easier for us to contact you if you win. Please note that the vouchers are only valid for the 24th or 25th March 2018 at Miniatura and are not transferable.
 
We would also love to hear from you if you have any interesting stories to share. The next article we have planned is an investigation of scale. We look at how different scales have risen in popularity. So if you would like to contribute to send Andy an e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The winners of our January free prize draw were J. Bloxsome from Solihull and M.Medlycott from Essex. Congratulations to both of them and a big thank you to the editors of Dolls House World and Dolls House & Miniature Scene for providing subscriptions to their magazines.

 

December News

Barbaras Mouldings Prize

Happy Christmas!


News - Free Prize Draw
Barbara's Mouldings is one of Miniatura's longest standing exhibitors and they are  offering our lucky newsletter subscribers a chance to win this superb shop kit.
The draw to win the kit (pictured here painted and decorated) will be made on 29th December 2017. The prize will be an unfinished kit all ready for you to build, decorate and make your own. Pictured here is one made up as a pub at Christmas, we would love to see what you create. 
To enter simply send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "December Prize" in the subject line, please include your phone number to make it easier for us to contact you if you win.

 

Article - The Gift of Miniatures
An exploration of what the world of miniatures can offer as gifts, even to people who don't collect miniatures.

"At Christmas the pressure seems to always be on to find something different for those special people in your life. It just so happens that the hobby of miniatures does "different" very well indeed......"
READ MORE

 

Keeping up to date
The next show is on the 24th & 25th March 2018, it's our 70th event here in Birmingham, UK. The gallery pages are being updated regularly as exhibitors are confirmed and you can buy tickets in advance via our website -
www.miniatura.co.uk

 

We would also love to hear from you if you have any interesting stories to share. The next articles we have planned include an investigation of scale and miniatures as therapy. So if you would like to contribute to either of these subjects send Andy an e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November News

MINIATURA KIT VOUCHER

News - Free Prize Draw
Jane Harrop’s newest range of Retro kits is available in 1/12th, 1/24th and 1/48th scales and she is offering one of our lucky newsletter subscribers a chance to win a £50 kit voucher.
The draw to win the voucher (valid across her entire kit range) will be made on 29th November 2017. Have a look at her website
www.janeharrop.co.uk to see what you would choose if you were to win. To enter simply send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "November Prize" in the subject line, please include your phone number to make it easier for us to contact you if you win.

To make sure you hear about all our future prize draws subscribe to our newsletter today!

 

Article - Memories of Miniatura
Featuring a little bit of history and some lovely memories of Miniatura from the last 35 years.

"Spring 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre in the Heart of England will see the 70th Miniatura Show and landmarks like this always make us think about where it all began...."
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Article - My Life with Miniatura
Pat Cutforth reminisces about how her fundraising for Cancer Research UK and Miniatura came together, a connection that has helped to raise over £250,000.

"...my life has indeed been bound up with the show since those careless days when I attended as a visitor with my seven year old Eleanor (now just turned forty!). These days I barely get to look around as we struggle to man our busy stand...."
READ MORE

Keeping up to date
The next show is on the 24th & 25th March 2018, it's our 70th event here in Birmingham, UK. The gallery pages are being updated regularly as exhibitors are confirmed and you can buy tickets in advance (see above)

We would also love to hear from you if you have any interesting stories to share. Right now we are thinking about unusual gifts. Have you ever bought something in miniature for your non-miniaturist friends or family? A copy of a bridal dress? A miniature set of clubs for an avid golfer? 

e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

Autumn Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came along to the NEC this weekend and supported the show. Below are a few highlights that caught our eye.

Looking forward to the next one in Spring already. It's going to be our 70th show, so you can expect lots more sights like these.

We are also planning more free prize draws for our newlestter subscribers, click the link above to join in!

Bags Of Character

Silk RouteRugby MiniaturistsRobert Stubbs Dolls HousesPaul BriggsMiniature Needlework SocietyDolls House Direct

 

 

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.