What Is Hobby-X?
Everyone’s favourite hobby and craft expo is back, celebrating 20 years of crafts, fun and creativity!
You can expect everything and anything at this one-spot hobby spot, including mosaic work, paper crafts, wool, yarns & needle crafts, books and magazines, scrapbooking, card- making equipment and supplies, music, beads and semi-precious stones, teddy bears, stencils, jewellery making, cake- decorating, pewter, metal stamping, gardening, model cars, trains and planes, camping, mountain climbing and abseiling, monster trucks, adventure, laser cutting and engraving, boats, cars and bikes, chalk painting, photography, scuba diving, cycling, leather work supplies, woodworking, electronic gadgets, 3D printers, puzzles and so much more.
Chat to the experts and find out what products are best for your application; be inspired by the demos and ideas; hone your skills at the hands-on workshops; find everything you need to create awesome projects; and dare to explore your creativity – you’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel!
What To Expect This Year
There’s so much to love at Hobby-X this year!
Restore & Customise
There is a complete car restoration and customisation area including Monster Trucks, Jet Dragsters and a unique car collection for those who are into their cars and mechanics. There will also be paintball and wall-climbing, and a food marketplace filled with artisanal foods, craft beers and a gin bar.
The Kunsvlyt Theatre
The Kunsvlyt Theatre, with celebrity appearances by previous winners of the kykNET TV program of the same name, will run “best project” competitions throughout the show. At the nearby Kunsvlyt Café, the less bold can try out the materials and projects – without the audience, and with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake to fortify them.
Plenty of Workshops
The workshops at Hobby-X have always been firm favourites and this year there will be 12 workshop areas dotted around the show, along with continuous hands-on creative workshops. Catering for smaller groups compared to the previous classroom-style workshops, the new format will allow for much greater interaction with the teacher and greater individual attention. And the choice of topics and projects will be broad and on-trend. There’s even a pop-up Art Studio, complete with pink G&Ts!
Of course, you will also find fab materials, equipment, supplies and ideas for hobbies and crafts. Think stencils, paper, adhesives, silicones and resins, mosaic, art supplies, craft materials, scrapbooking, pewter, specialised tools, paints, model boats planes and trains, 3D printers, gadgets, gizmos and machinery and so much more.
When Is It?
Thursday, 01 March 2018 – Sunday, 04 March 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 daily.
Where Is It?
Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R100 per adult and R20 per child (aged 6 – 12).
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