GBSB Live: 5 x pairs of tickets to Give Away!

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Billed as “the UK’s biggest, most exciting new dressmaking event”, earlier this year  Upper Street Events and Love Productions  announced the launch of The Great British Sewing Bee Live. The spin off event to the TV series.  Will that be back?? What IS going on with that?! If you’re a fan of GBSB then this live event,  which takes place from 21st-24th September 2017 at ExCel London, may just give you your fix.  And I’ve got 5 pairs of tickets for either the Thursday or Friday events to give away to you guys!

As well as Patrick and Esme being in attendance (when I grow up I want to be Esme), the event will see comedian, writer and TV personality Jenny Eclair take the reigns and  host the 1,200-seat Super Theatre. Jenny was the guest host of TV’s first ever Sewing Bee Celebrity Special in 2014 in aid of BBC Children In Need.  A keen stitcher, she enjoys tapestry and is involved with Fine Cell Work, the social enterprise that trains prisoners in needlework.  Sewing even features in her fiction writing in ‘A Slight Alteration’, a dark tale about a seamstress…..GBSB Live - Ticket Giveaway at makery (1)

 

Contestants from  four  seasons of GBSB  will be there to share their dressmaking and tailoring skills at numerous live workshops.  From beginner to professional level, there are over 250 workshops and demonstrations on offer. You can even apply to take part in one or their “Live Challenges” and find out what it really feels to take part in the show and work under all that time pressure that keeps us on the edge of our sofas….seriously…hats off to participants of that show. I think I would crumble, lol!GBSB Live - Ticket Giveaway at makery (1)

 

A collection from the world’s leading pattern companies has been curated to create a catwalk show packed with inspiration. From high-end fashion and couture creations to vintage designs, bespoke tailoring and wedding garments, it will be a feast of dressmaking fashion from both independent and larger pattern companies. With three shows a day, free to attend on a first come first served basis, along with a daily showcase of garments from leading fashion and textile students. Grab a front row seat and bring your pap worthy sunglasses 😉GBSB Live - Ticket Giveaway at makery (1)

 

If you’re a fan of Liberty, then London’s Fashion and Textile Museum has curated a stunning exhibition of archive Liberty pieces especially for the event. Liberty has been a part of the British landscape since its founding by Arthur Lasenby Liberty 140 years ago.  Originally a warehouse supplying fashionable goods from the Far East, Liberty soon established a distinct style and approach.  Its contribution to British fashion, both that produced by the company and its impact on the work of other designers, is celebrated in the Liberty in Fashion exhibition.

Dennis Nothdruft, Curator of The Fashion and Textile Museum says: “‘Liberty has long held a unique place in British culture.  Not only has it sold fashion produced in the store, it has sold Liberty Art Fabrics directly to the home sewer and actively encouraged the making of garments from their distinctive textiles.  It even provided a cutting service for homemakers to bring in their patterns to be cut in Liberty fabrics.”GBSB Live - Ticket Giveaway at makery (1)GBSB Live - Ticket Giveaway at makery (1)

 

As well as Jenny Éclair , Patrick Grant and Esme Young and over 250+ workshops and demonstrations, and that catwalk show and Liberty exhibition… there will also be a  dressmaking drop-in clinic,  vintage and garment galleries and shopping with over 150 dressmaking and sewing suppliers under one roof.

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*** So, if you would like to win a pair of tickets, I have 5 sets to giveaway. Deets are as follows:

  • Tickets are for EITHER  Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd only
  • Each winner will receive 2 tickets with a face value of £16.50 each
  • Simply leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway (one entry per person. multiple comments will not be counted)
  • Giveaway closes at Midnight GMT on Friday 21st July
  • Winners will be drawn at random and notified via the email address attached to their profile

 

And if you would like another opportunity to win a pair of tickets as well as some other fantastic sewing related prizes, then check out the Makers for Grenfell raffle here.

Good luck!! Might just see you there!

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109 Comments

  1. Helena Wagstaff July 14, 2017

    Would love to attend, could make Thursday or Friday. Sounds such a fab event.

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  2. Emma Marks July 14, 2017

    Would love to win a pair!! I’m gonna try and get there either way! Still can’t believe they took it off air 😱

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  3. Kay Asuni July 14, 2017

    Yes, please. I would love tickets to the sewing bee live. Either date would be fabulous. Winning a pair would make a lovely birthday present to me.

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  4. Penelope Dupre July 14, 2017

    So disappointed that the show is no longer shown on TV, but would love to attend the show. Free either day.

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  5. lynne July 14, 2017

    What a treat!! I couldn’t wait (no patience!) so I looked through the adverts on the right hand side of the screen and discovered some real gems there!!

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  6. Kathryn Bransom July 14, 2017

    Never in a million years good enough to be a contestant but I’d LOVE to get just a taste of it! Please choose me😃

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  7. Vicky Myers July 14, 2017

    Oh my goodness, would be rave enough to apply for one of the challenges?! Sounds like a great event:)

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  8. Anne July 14, 2017

    Would love to go!

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  9. Kathleen Vits July 14, 2017

    could do either day and would love to go hope the sewing bee comes back at some point

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  10. Moya Moss-Bowpitt July 14, 2017

    A dream event; inspiration for every dressmaker!

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  11. Frankie July 14, 2017

    Great giveaway thankyou xx

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  12. Lesley July 14, 2017

    Wow there’s so much going on! I’d love to be able to go, keep dropping not so subtle hints to my OH 🙂 Good luck everyone 😊

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  13. Catherine Myles July 14, 2017

    I would love the chance to come down from the Isle of Lewis to be part of this. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. Alex wood July 14, 2017

    Oooh I would love to win these, I would take my daughter

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  15. Shelly Kelly July 14, 2017

    Oh yes a chance to stalk Patrick sounds a lovely way to spend a day!

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  16. Rebecca Fraser July 14, 2017

    I would love to attend too and am free both days.

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  17. Freya May July 14, 2017

    Awesome give away! Hope I win, I’ll go with my MiL 😁

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  18. Pauline July 14, 2017

    It would be a dream come true to attend & see Patrick, Esme & co 👌👌

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  19. seamsoddlouise July 14, 2017

    oh sounds fun please include my name in the drawer.

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  20. Charlotte Forcer July 14, 2017

    Ooh, what a nice giveaway, I’d love to see what the GBSB Live is like!
    C xx

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  21. Karen July 14, 2017

    Would love to go. Thanks for the chance K xXx

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  22. Emma Courtney July 14, 2017

    Exciting stuff, crossing my fingers!

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  23. Sue Redgrift July 14, 2017

    Exciting, can’t wait. Free tickets would be a bonus.

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  24. Abigail Bramdaw July 14, 2017

    Ooooh the event looks great, fingers crossed x

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  25. TamsinW-P July 14, 2017

    sounds like a fun day – i would love to go! Either day please!

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  26. Trish S July 14, 2017

    What a fabulous draw. I would love to be in with a chance.

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  27. Alison G July 14, 2017

    What a fab day out it would be, would love to win some tickets!

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  28. Johanna July 14, 2017

    I would love to go there. I would be prepared to make the trip to the U.K. for this event!

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  29. Julie T-D July 14, 2017

    I would love to go, GBSB was my favourite TV programme, so exciting to hear about this and can currently do either day.

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  30. Jen Caldwell July 14, 2017

    I am gutted that the Great British Sewing Bee didn’t come back this year on the telly. I miss it.
    I would so take a day off work for this. 🙂

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  31. Evie Jones July 14, 2017

    I am so excited that we finally have a sewing show. Long overdue. I’m definitely going but haven’t got the tickets yet. Thanks for another opportunity to win some as well as the Grenfell raffle. So cool!

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  32. Frances July 14, 2017

    Would love to win tickets to GBSB live!

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  33. Ellen Miller July 14, 2017

    What a wonderful day that will be for some lucky people! Hope it will be me!!!

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  34. Ingrid Bale July 14, 2017

    Hi
    I would love to go this fab show. Major withdrawal symptoms.
    Ingrid

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  35. Carmel Corbet July 14, 2017

    So fabulous! Would love to attend. Miss the GBSB so much

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  36. Farina Broadley July 14, 2017

    Would love to win please!

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  37. Jo T July 14, 2017

    Would love to win the tickets (fingers crossed!!)
    New to sewing and loving it ❤️

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  38. Hannah Ockenden July 14, 2017

    This sounds like the most AmAzing event, I would love to go!!

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  39. Claire Whitley July 14, 2017

    Excited!!

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  40. Jo Spencer July 14, 2017

    Lovely giveaway, and lovely blog! I’m fairly new to sewing and have made a few garments, but not really happy wearing them because the little details just aren’t clean enough….so would be fab to pick up tips and tricks at the show. Might have to buy some tickets even if I don’t win, looks like lots of fun x

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  41. Claire July 14, 2017

    Would love to go to the GBSB live

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  42. Caroline Brown July 14, 2017

    Fantastic give away, would love to join you all at this exciting new event.

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  43. Astrid Breel July 14, 2017

    Oo, yes please! There are so many amazing looking workshops!!

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  44. Chloe July 14, 2017

    This sounds like such a great event, I’d love to go, if only for the liberty!

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  45. Katherine Howard July 14, 2017

    What a great giveaway! Would love to attend x

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  46. Tamsin Gray July 14, 2017

    Would love to go to this inspirational event. Thank you

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  47. Laura Haines July 15, 2017

    Oooh I would so love to go! I’m moving to London in August from Australia and I am so excited to join the sewing community there!

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  48. Debbie July 15, 2017

    Yes please! Sounds exciting.

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  49. Rachel Richardson July 15, 2017

    This would be a fabulous treat for me and my sewing buddy. Good luck everyone.

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  50. Sally Chalmers July 15, 2017

    I’d love to attend on either day. Sounds fantastic fun.

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  51. Debbie July 15, 2017

    Sounds like lots of fun and inspiration.

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  52. Jeanette Lewis July 15, 2017

    Fabulous giveaway. Would love to win tickets for either day x

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  53. Emma July 15, 2017

    I would love to win these! Friday tickets would be perfect and I would have an excuse to go 😉 ✂️ 👗

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  54. Sue Bone July 15, 2017

    Like I need a reason to visit London. 🙂

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  55. Caroline July 15, 2017

    Would love to go on the Thursday! The catwalk shows sound amazing. I do hope there will be another series of GBSB. What a great giveaway – thank you. ☺

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  56. Sally Shepherd July 15, 2017

    I’d love to win the tickets, it sounds like an amazing event to attend.

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  57. Kirsty July 15, 2017

    Great giveaway, thanks. Would love to go and see that Liberty exhibition, it looks lovely.

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  58. Elizabeth Angus July 15, 2017

    Would love the chance to go to either day. It sounds the perfect event for any dressmaker!

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  59. Tanya Russo July 15, 2017

    It’s great to see that so many people are interested in sewing and creating. Fingers crossed, would love to go!

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  60. Adél July 15, 2017

    Please pick me! 🙂

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  61. Harriet July 15, 2017

    Sounds amazing

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  62. Sheridan Colson July 15, 2017

    Oh yes please!!! Couldn’t think of anything better! Thanks for doing this!

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  63. Sylvia Arlington July 15, 2017

    Amazing event, would love to attend.

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  64. Vicky Sheridan July 15, 2017

    Promises to be a great day out! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

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  65. Jackie Harrison July 15, 2017

    Yes please. Either day is ok. Fingers crossed

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  66. Chrissy Wallace July 15, 2017

    Would love to go! I really hope they keep making the TV series.

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  67. Camilla July 15, 2017

    Oh, so tempting! A free ticket would be the perfect excuse to turn this into a “granny group” outing (apparently we look like grannies to our kids when we stich and . . .).

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  68. Victoria July 15, 2017

    Yes please! This looks great.

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  69. Rachel July 15, 2017

    Would love to go, need more sewing inspiration

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  70. Gemma Homer July 15, 2017

    Looks a fantastic event I love Great British sewing bee and so sad no more series on TV at the moment, but going to GBSB live would definately make up for that

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  71. Angela Chapman July 15, 2017

    Sounds a great day out! Would love to attend.

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  72. Diane G July 15, 2017

    I would love a chance to win! It sounds fabulous.

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  73. Laura July 15, 2017

    Who doesn’t love a good give away?! X

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  74. Chris S July 15, 2017

    Would like to be entered into the draw to win tickets for either day, please.
    I love sewing and would love to go to this.

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  75. Liz Thacker July 15, 2017

    I would love to win tickets

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  76. SCARLETT SMALL July 15, 2017

    Fingers crossed!

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  77. Jemima Brown July 15, 2017

    What an event! This looks fab, tickets would be swell! Crossing everything that they bring back the show. To apply for a live challenge or not?!

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  78. Lush July 16, 2017

    Oh this sounds like a fabulous event. I would love to attend on either day.
    Thank yo for the opportunity to win.

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  79. Lynn July 16, 2017

    My daughter’s been trying to tempt me to go to London and attend this show with her so thank you for the opportunity. x

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  80. Hagar Reynolds July 16, 2017

    Amazing giveaway- fingers crossed x

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  81. Rhiannon July 16, 2017

    Ooh would love to go!

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  82. charlie pope July 16, 2017

    would love. i really enjoy this programme

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  83. Anne G July 16, 2017

    I’d love to go to this event, if only for the Liberty exhibition

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  84. Jenny collard July 17, 2017

    Loved, loved, loved the sewing bee. Either day would be fabulous, thNkyou for the opportunity.

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  85. Sarah Hammond July 17, 2017

    Yes please!!!

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  86. Jutta July 17, 2017

    Oh, I’d love to go! I’ve been wondering what happened to the Sewing Bee.

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  87. Val Darbyshire July 17, 2017

    I’m counting the days. It sounds a fantastic event and I want to be there.

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  88. Lois Higgins July 17, 2017

    Sewing Bee Live sounds like a dream day out , which I would very much appreciate if I was lucky enough to win a ticket .

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  89. Sue Young July 18, 2017

    I can’t wait to see how this show shapes up compared to the other more established ones.

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  90. Helen July 18, 2017

    It sounds like such a great show – it would be the perfect way to gear myself up for the final few days of my PhD (I have an end of September deadline!!)

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  91. Ann Watts July 18, 2017

    Sounds a fun day out

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  92. Lesley Taylor July 19, 2017

    Ooh GBSB, ooh Patrick, ooh Esme – count me over excited

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  93. Jenni July 19, 2017

    Would love an opportunity to attend on either day 😀

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  94. Rachel Barton July 19, 2017

    so much to see, would love the opportunity to attend

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  95. audrey Donaldson July 19, 2017

    I plan to go and either day would suit

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  96. Rudy Boddington July 19, 2017

    Ooh I’d love to go! The workshops look amazing!

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  97. Kate Worley July 19, 2017

    Would love to win for either day. Please bring the programme back

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  98. Elaine Dobbing July 19, 2017

    What a wonderful opportunity. I would love to go on either day. Fingers crossed ….!

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  99. Clare Worley July 20, 2017

    I know my mum would love me even more if I won tickets!

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  100. Katy M July 20, 2017

    Yes please!

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  101. Barbara Cordwell July 20, 2017

    Oh that I should be so lucky … would be a first. Would love to attend with friend.

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  102. ChloGood July 20, 2017

    I would love to win this to take my boyfriends wonderful sister and mum to! They would absolutely lose it!

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  103. Adrian Bold July 21, 2017

    Thank you for the chance of winning these tickets. Good luck everyone!

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  104. Sharran Smith July 21, 2017

    Sewer’s united in one place. Wonderful. Would love tickets to encourage my new daughter in law to sew with me.

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  105. elaine stokes July 21, 2017

    would love to win , this show sparked my interest in sewing again

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  106. Elaine July 21, 2017

    Show sounds fantastic and I would love to go, but there is a gap in my life without GBSB on television.

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  107. michele titchen July 21, 2017

    Looks like a great event with so much going on! Would love to attend, either day! x

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  108. Dovile July 21, 2017

    oh, that would be a good reason to visit London 😁

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  109. Amelia Mccreith July 21, 2017

    I study textiles at University so this would be really cool to visit. I love the British Sewing Bee.

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