Raise the Roof Productions

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2018

Calling all Crafty Creatives!

Kirstie Allsopp is back with a 2018 Christmas series for Channel 4, and Raise the Roof Productions is searching for the UK’s most talented makers to feature in the show, filming at their home or studio, or to compete in our festive competitions, filming with Kirstie at a special location.  Previous crafters have wowed with their skills at blacksmithing and metal work, knitting, wood carving, ice sculpting, glass blowing, flower arranging, printing and letterpress, ceramics, carpentry and furniture making, cake decorating, pyrography and more! Are your skills worthy of a spot on the show, or could you be a contender for any of these titles?

This year’s craft competitions are:

  1. Gingerbread House building
  2. Tree decorating
  3. Cake decorating
  4. Stocking making
  5. Best Christmas Hamper
  6. Best handmade toy
  7. Best hand knitted Christmas Jumper
  8. Best Christmas paper craft
  9. Best handmade wreath
  10. Best handmade gift
  11. Best handmade Decorations
  12. Best handmade advent calendar
  13. Best handmade table dressing
  14. Best Christmas needlecraft (to include all sewing crafts)
  15. Best Handmade Pet Gift

To express interest in taking part contact [email protected] including photos of your work.

We’re also looking to feature a wide range of other crafts, and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us to find out more. You can see programmes from last year’s series here:http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-handmade-christmas/episode-guide/series-5

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including applications from men, people with disabilities, from BAME communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. You must be over 16 to apply. Raise the Roof Productions will process your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy. Applicants should also be aware that expressions of interest are not a guarantee of taking part.

Channel 4

Channel 4 Pop Up Event in Swansea

Apologies for the short notice we have only just been made aware of this event.

Deadline Wednesday 31st January

Great opportunity that you should apply for, a free Channel 4 workshop taking place on the 22nd February.

Applications for the Channel 4 Pop Up event in Swansea are now open! No Experience or Educational Requirements needed to attend!

Learn more about the alternative careers as an apprentice at Channel 4

Click on this link http://bit.ly/2DiinJC  and click Register at the bottom of the page to apply



  • A day with the Channel 4 & MyKindaFuture team, where you will get to learn more about the alternative careers as an apprentice at Channel 4.
  • Fantastic group based challenges to give you workplace skills and give you an insight of a typical role at Channel 4 may look like
  • An introduction if the Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme across the business and get PRACTICAL TIPS on how to make YOUR application stand out
  • A chance to unlock your skills and find out what job opportunities are best suited to you
  • Chance to be recognised as a Rising Star and win prizes
  • Network with Channel 4 and likeminded people
  • IT’S FREE.


Why you should be there?

  • It’s Free
  • An opportunity to meet the Channel 4 team
  • Build your confidence, employability and networking skills
  • Uncover career opportunities you didn’t previously considered
  • It’s fun!



  • Click on this link http://bit.ly/2DiinJC  and click Register at the bottom of the page to apply
  • Deadline is the 31st Jan



  • 18+ (You can be 17, but will need to be 18 by September to be a part of Apprenticeship scheme)
  • You don’t need any experience – this is important, you don’t need to have done a university degree, or had extensive experience in a work placement – this is a chance for you to learn and get your foot in the door


  • 22nd February, Liberty Stadium, Swansea


Contact [email protected] for more information.