Kensington Dolls House Festival – Satisfying curiosities about the secret world of the miniaturist.
Doll house lovers of the world unite at the Kensington Dolls House Festival on May 13 – 15 2011.
Since 1985 when the Kensington Dolls House Festival first began, the event has become one of the UK’s leading craftsman festivals, inviting miniature enthusiasts and doll house lovers from all over the world to excitedly enthuse over their passion under one roof.
More than 170 of the world’s most creative and expert doll house makers attend this annual event to, not only have the chance to showcase their magical creations, but also give advice to any inspiring doll house artisans.
Alongside a simply mesmerising collection of dolls houses created by some of the most talented craftsmen and women in the world and consequently making the Kensington Dolls House Festival a haven for collectors, this year’s event will include a tour of Robert Dawson’s London studio.
If you are reading this, the chances are you will know who Robert Dawson is. This highly talented and created individual is one of the leading figures in doll house making, having made many miniature marvels of famous sites and buildings from around the world, including the Doges Palace and the Palace of Versailles.
This year’s festival will take visitors to the miniaturist maestro’s studios in west London, where not only will they be able to listen to the artist talk about his work and see where all the magic takes place, but they will also view Dawson’s 1:12 documentary.
Robert Dawson has produced the documentary especially for the Kensington Dolls House festival. The film is a true portrayal of the secret world of the miniaturist and the obsessive attention to detail required in those who create recreations of real life.
Even if you are not an avid collector of miniature creations, children and adults alike are both captivated and mesmerised by the Kensington Dolls House festival, which provides fascinating insight into this form of art.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival, and can be purchased at the Dolls House Festival website.