Highgate arts fair celebrates 30 years at Lauderdale House

Fortune teller Madame Anita predicts a rosy future for the Lauderdale House arts and crafts fair - already in its 30th year.

Fair organiser and founder Elizabeth Nelson (right) celebrated the landmark anniversary at the Highgate venue off Waterlow Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Originally started as a way to get the house noticed, the fair now attracts a growing number of arts and crafts including jewellery, clothes, pottery, children’s toys and textiles.

And this year’s fair also included entertainment from clown David Girt and a Cuban band.

Ms Nelson said: “I never expected the fair to continue for so long, but people keep coming and fresh and new ideas keep giving it momentum.

“We started the fair as a way to get the building noticed and it’s obviously worked.”