AS Christmas creeps ever-closer, this weekend provides an opportunity to get some inspiration for gifts.

Slaley Commemoration Hall will be packed with 17 local craft organisations showcasing their creations at an early Christmas fair on Sunday, October 27.

Items on sale include fine silver jewellery, gins and liqueurs, chutneys, sketches, local history books, soaps and diffusers.

This event will help towards the £100,000 the hall needs to raise for a refurbishment as part of its 100th birthday celebrations.

It will run from 11am to 4pm and refreshments will be provided by Slaley WI.