The Discover Dolls International shows, are organised by Cathy Read formerly of Discover Dolls Magazine. The shows were set up to run alongside the magazine, and now that the magazine is run by Lisa Pybus as Discovering Dolls and Crafts, we continue to work closely as Media Partners.
Our first doll show was in Peterborough in June 2007, and we have held several shows since then in Peterborough, Manchester and Essex. We now run three regular events, two in Peterborough, and one in Brentwood, Essex.
Since the show began it has gone from strength to strength rapidly becoming one of biggest reborn doll shows in Europe. Artists, suppliers and visitors travel from all over the world to attend the event, and each year we have seen the quality and diversity of the stands and the work upon them improve exponentially.
As well as reborn and baby dolls, we try and encourage as much other original doll art to the show as we can, to maintain a diversity.
At the Doll Shows you will be able to see and buy reborn babies, reborn and doll making supplies, OOAK sculpts, silicone and resin babies, cloth dolls, ball jointed dolls, dolls houses and miniatures, designer and hand made baby clothes, dolls clothes, knitted items, teddy bears, limited edition and collectible dolls, play dolls, magazines, DVD's and much more!
We encourage artists to display their own work so this is often a chance to see the artists themselves, maybe have kits signed or buy an OOAK of your own!
We are running an increasing number of demonstrations at the shows, and aim to continue adding to these to create a more interactive experience for visitors. In the next few years we will be adding more demonstrations, short live classes, competitions and other mini events and side shows!
We choose our venues very carefully due to their large spacious halls, reasonable accommodation rates, easy parking, easy access and reachable location.
Owner: Discover Dolls
Event organiser/ co ordinatior: The Doll Show