Thursday, 17 March 2011

Country Living launches The Kitchen Table
Talent Awards & Celebrity Auction

Country Living magazine is launching a Celebrity Craft Auction on eBay in support of the recently announced Kitchen Table Talent Awards, which celebrate the best of British home-grown talents. A panel of Country Living tastemakers, including small business entrepreneur Emma Jones and pottery designer Emma Bridgewater, will handpick the category winners; Best Cook, Gardener, Home Designer, Writer, Artist and Craftsperson, before selecting one individual to be crowned 'The Kitchen Table Talent of the Year’. This talent will make the transition from pastime to full-time, with the progression followed online and in the magazine as Country Living helps to develop the winner’s skill into a new business.

In support of this event, Country Living is launching a Celebrity Craft Auction on eBay. A selection of British talent including Cath Kidston, Jan Constantine, Sophie Conran, Sarah Raven and fashion company Toast, whose businesses have all grown from kitchen-table concepts, have donated one-off products and experiences. Bidding in the auction commences on eBay from 23 March and ends 28 March. All proceeds will go to Country Living’s charity of the year, The Prince’s Countryside Fund. The donated items will be on show at the Country Living Spring Fair that begins on 23 March.

The closing date for entries to The Country Living Magazine Kitchen Table Talent Awards is 3 June. Find out more here.