Latest News & Events
Lockdown 3.0 - we'll be back soon!
Due to the current Government Covid-19 Guidelines, we have had to close until further notice. We are confident that we will get through this and can't wait to see you all when restrictions are eased. In the meantime, we'll be busy planning, doing some experimental baking and revamping our Online Shop. We will let you know as soon as we have the green light to re-open.
Our Studios will also be closed to the public but many of them will continue to work behind the scenes and some offer online services too so please do check with them directly.
We'll be taking a little break over Christmas
Fisherton Mill will be closed from Christmas Day and re-opening on Friday 8th January 2021. We are open as normal this week (10am - 5pm) and 9am - 2pm on Christmas Eve for shopping (please note, the Cafe will be closed on Christmas Eve).
Our Studios each have their own opening hours, so please do check with them directly.
Makers Markets this December...
We're so thrilled that we've been able to go ahead with our Christmas Makers Markets which will take place under cover in our Courtyard this December.
The Markets are planned for 5th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st December.
We've got a great line-up of creatives for each date and you can find out more about it here.
Christmas Exhibition starting 3rd December...
Full of festive splendour, our Christmas Exhibition entitled 'Seasonal Treasures' is just that... a collection of wonderful and special products to inspire your Christmas shopping, full of great, unique gift ideas that you won't find anywhere else.
You can find out more about this exhibition here.
Christmas Shopping Evenings
A little bit different this year to make sure we can follow social distancing guidelines, our annual Christmas Shopping Evenings will be spread over two nights. There'll be a vibrant, festive atmosphere and a complimentary glass of homemade mulled wine on arrival.
Tickets are free but you'll need to book here in advance. This is to ensure that we can manage the numbers and enable a safe and relaxed shopping experience for all. We have two time slots per evening, please select from 6-7pm or 7-8pm on the date of your choice.
Courtyard Christmas Makers Market
Fisherton Mill will be hosting it’s first ever outdoor ‘Courtyard Makers Market’ this winter!
We’ll have seven covered spaces available within our courtyard area on various dates in the run up to Christmas, ideal for makers to sell directly to the public. We are on the lookout for talented makers from Wiltshire and beyond. If you'd like to apply, you can download the application form and terms here. If you'd like any further info, please email us.
We are looking for a Manager to lead the small and friendly team in our award-winning Gallery Cafe. This is a full time position, to include Saturdays.
If you would like to find out more about the job, please drop us an email and we'll send you some more information.
Eat Out to Help Out
We've now registered for the government scheme so you can enjoy up to £10pp off your meal here at Fisherton Mill. The offer starts from 3rd August and runs each Monday - Wednesday throughout the month. You don't need a voucher, we'll just automatically discount your bill when you pay.
This is a fantastic initiative to boost the hospitality industry and we look forward to seeing you!
Exhibition Coming Soon - #PAUSE by Rob Hames
We're now able to get our exhibition schedule back on track and first up is a fantastic exhibition by local artist, Rob Hames. He last exhibited with us here in 2018 and this time he'll be exhibiting the work he has created during the recent lockdown period.
Starts on Saturday 22nd August and will be up until 26th September.
Find out more about Rob and his upcoming exhibition here.
11th July 2020
A Message from Deborah & Michael
Following so many weeks of uncertainty Michael and I are delighted to say that Fisherton Mill will return to near normal service from Monday 13th July. Despite the enormous challenges we have faced this year, our passion for food and art remains undimmed and our extraordinary team are now gradually returning to the fold to ensure that everything is in place to welcome you all back safely.
We have been trading in a very small way for the last month, just 3 days a week, and the Café has operated a takeaway service. Next week will see the resumption of indoor tables alongside our lovely, sunny courtyard seating and we will return to opening every day (except Sundays) with slightly reduced opening hours of 10am – 3pm.
Our Studio tenants will operate individual opening hours but, with the exception of Eden Beauty (who is not yet permitted to re-open), they too are all back and working away on site. We are also very pleased to welcome two new tenants to the first floor – artist Tim Maddden and jeweller Jenny Tataryn (mhoho jewellery) - both are in the process of moving into their spaces and once they are properly at home, we will give you a better insight into what they do.
During the time we were in enforced lockdown many of you will have rediscovered or developed creative skills and endeavours. Michael started learning Italian and added new pieces to his clarinet repertoire and I took the time to try new recipes and cook for pleasure again (the kitchen is my domain at home!). We all realised the very significant role ‘art’, in the widest sense, plays in our wellbeing and how much we have valued it during lockdown.
Now that restrictions are easing, we need to call upon you all to value the creative offer at Fisherton Mill, and in Salisbury more generally, as much as you can. We understand that our customers all have very differing attitudes to, and perception of, risk and will all be facing different health and wellbeing situations which will impact what they can and can’t do. However, the vast majority of us are now permitted to carefully go about our lives more or less as before.
Whilst it does feel a little odd to be out and about again it also feels quite uplifting. Although I am sure we will all go forwards with adjusted priorities we hope that they will include resuming your daily (yes there are some!), weekly or monthly trips to Fisherton Mill. You have supported
us through thick and thin over 25 years (we were planning to celebrate that milestone with you all this summer) and we hope you will feel able and ready to do the same over these next weeks.
On a practical level we have set out the measures in place here, following current guidance, which will enable us to maintain a safe environment for both our team and customers. As you all know the Mill is a large airy, space which makes it easy to move around with consideration to others.
Finally (and perhaps most importantly) many of you have been concerned about toilet facilities and I am pleased to announce they will be open from Monday as well.
With warm wishes
Deborah & Michael