Fun, food and displays

Jean-Christophe Novelli
Jean-Christophe Novelli
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Listen to celebrity speakers and explore more than 200 homeware stands at the etc Gardens, Homes and Lifestyle Show this weekend.

Held for the third year running at the Brighton Centre, the space will be filled with experts on hand to give demonstrations and offer practical tips.

The children will also have a place to play in their own zone which offers face painting and balloon modelling.

One of the speakers will be five AA Rosette and Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli (pictured), who will share his recipes and kitchen tips, as well as taking questions. There will also be Tommy Walsh and DIY expert Craig Philips.

Brewers will give live demonstrations throughout the weekend, as well as a display of paints and wallpapers. The other stalls on offer include food, interiors, beauty treatments and green initiatives.

The exhibition is supporting The Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for life-saving medical equipment.

The event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Tickets cost £8- £10 and children under 16 go free. Call (01243) 534126 for information.