Monday, 31 January 2011

Heart Art

This year the British Heart Foundation are celebrating their 50th birthday and of course Valentine's day is fast to celebrate Knit Nottingham are holding a fun crafty event: Heart Art at Davenports shop of originality. We will be there from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 12 February. So drop by and help create a piece of crafty art. Don't panic though as the shop will be open as normal.

The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. They are the nation's heart charity. Their vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. They'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease. Their aim is to raise money to help fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease. In 1986, they become more involved in public education, and in 1990 moved into rehabilitation. To continue this life-saving work for future generations they need our support. To find out more about the work they do, visit their website at

It will be £1 to knit a square, 50% of the profits will go to the British Heart Foundation. We are aiming to make enough squares to fill the heart with knitted love.  If you can't make it on the day, knit a square and drop it into the shop before the end of February.

To find Davenports shop of originality, head for the Flying Horse Arcade in the city centre and you will find us at the bottom end near Mcdonalds, just across from the Bridal Shop. On the map below the Flying Horse Arcade is the area between Cheapside, St Peter's gate, Poultry arcade and Peck lane.


  1. Should I deduce this event is going to be on Valentine's Day itself (seems slightly unlikely, since that is a Monday?) or is it on another date?!

  2. date is sat 12 feb, will amend the post and thanks for pointing it out :-)