Happy to bring our readers the first of our Christmas shopping competitions! This week it’s the turn of Fire Station Creative and up for grabs is a tasty £10 voucher to spend in the FSC cafe – should be enough for a few cappuccinos to speed your retail brain. All you have to do is spot the jar of sweets bearing the Avocado Sweet logo that will be hiding in one of the studios during FSC Open Studios. Simply email the number of the studio to avocadosweetcomp@gmail.com and then wait with baited breath to see if your name is drawn from the hat on Monday 28 November.

The Fire Station Open Studios run from 5pm on Friday 25 November, until 4pm Sunday 27 November. There are more than thirty artists working away upstairs day-in day-out at FSC and Open Studios is a chance to visit these normally private spaces, meet the makers and see lots of original artwork – potentially picking up some unique Christmas presents too.

Good luck and happy local Christmas shopping!