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Arts and crafts in Berkshire

Berkshire (including Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead ) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 860,000 and covers approximately 130,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire.

County flag of BerkshireBerkshire is also called the Royal County of Berkshire, due to the presence of the Royal residence of Windsor Castle, which is a popular tourist destination and houses much of the Royal collection of art. The county town of Berkshire is Reading, which each year hosts the famous Reading Festival and the museum of Reading has collections of art, artefacts from local history and a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry. Visitors to the Museum of English Rural Life can see thousands of exhibits from farming history including tractors, carts and a wide range of tools as well as a large library. Performing arts venues in Berkshire include The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, the Theatre Royal in Windsor, The Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead and The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture in Windsor.

Basildon Park is an 18th century Georgian house set among extensive parkland, which was restored during the 1950s and is decorated with art and furnishings from the period. Shaw House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of Newbury built during the 16th century, which is now owned by the local council and after years of neglect was restored and hosts a range of events, activities and exhibitions. Maidenhead Heritage Centre has a range of exhibits which help visitors learn about local history, dating back though the centuries from the Roman period to the Victorian period and the twentieth century. Other attractions in Berkshire include Wellington Country Park near Reading, Silchester Roman ruins, Mapledurham House, Frogmore House, the remains of Donnington Castle and South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell.

Newbury Artisan Market

Newbury Artisan Market

Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, Berkshire

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Berkshire Christmas Fair

Berkshire Christmas Fair

Beale Park, Reading, Berkshire

Friday, 9 November 2018 (3 day event)

The Newbury Christmas Show

The Newbury Christmas Show

Newbury Showground, Hermitage, Newbury, Berkshire

Saturday, 10 November 2018 (2 day event)

Windsor Christmas Fair

Windsor Christmas Fair

Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, Berkshire

Saturday, 17 November 2018 (2 day event)

Newbury Artisan Christmas Market

Newbury Artisan Christmas Market

Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, Berkshire

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Corn Exchange, Hungerford, Berkshire

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Corn Exchange, Hungerford, Berkshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Corn Exchange, Hungerford, Berkshire

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Craft and Gift market

Hungerford Corn Exchange, Hungerford, Berkshire

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre at the Hilton Bracknell

The Hilton Bracknell, Bracknell, Berkshire

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Four Seasons Crafts

Four Seasons Crafts

Bracknell, Berkshire

I love to handmake fabric covered boxes. My beautiful softly padded boxes are available in different sizes - rectangular, square or hexagonal ...

Windy Mill Limited

Windy Mill Limited

Wargrave, Berkshire

Windy Mill Limited is a family owned business based in the village of Wargrave-on-Thames in Berkshire. Windy Mill originally began as a ...

Jubaris

Jubaris

Bracknell, Berkshire

Jubaris was inspired by a great passion for handmade objects. We not only sell our handcrafted items but also have our eye-catching designs ...

Gemillie

Gemillie

Bracknell, Berkshire

I make and sell bespoke semi-precious gemstone and silver jewellery. Each piece is unique because of the difference in the gemstones. ...

Crafty SarahJ

Crafty SarahJ

Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire

I began by making gifts for family and friends, creating different items depending on who it was for. A few of them kept saying to me that ...

Bett yBeth

Bett yBeth

Newbury, Berkshire

Here at BettyBeth I love to make quirky and fun clothing that gives an extra something to customers that they do not usually get on the ...

Tahara Naturals

Tahara Naturals

Slough, Berkshire

A few years ago I came across a skincare course that was advertised at my work place. I decided to go to it, out of curiosity and general ...

Frivolities By JessicaMarie

Frivolities By JessicaMarie

Windsor, Berkshire

I started Frivolities By JessicaMarie in April 2016. I create beautiful handmade silver and copper jewellery with semi-precious gemstones ...

Prettypenniecrafts

Prettypenniecrafts

Reading, Berkshire

Prettypenniecrafts has hatched out of my life-long love of drawing and making. I aim to hand-make items which bring a smile to the face, ...

Vanilla Tree

Vanilla Tree

Ascot, Berkshire

Painting on Glass - Christmas Baubles - Lanterns - Vases - Glasses

Art Matters

Art Matters

Upper Basildon, Berkshire

Lizzie Perkins is a professional watercolourist and printmaker whose main interest is in wildlife. Inspiration is drawn from life and each ...

KOR JEWELLERY

KOR JEWELLERY

Winnersh, Berkshire

I am a London-based artist jeweller creating mainly one-of-a-kind pieces with mainly Polymer. To complete a piece of jewellery I use other ...

Minerva Creations

Minerva Creations

Sandhurst, Berkshire

From the joy of making and creating I use a range of materials to create individual pieces inspired by everything around me. Things to ...

Bella Eloise

Bella Eloise

Reading, Berkshire

I make handmade polymer clay fun jewellery. You can see my creations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Just look up Bella Eloise. I ...

True Charm

True Charm

Wokingham, Berkshire

Memory lockets are stunning pieces of jewellery that can be personalised by choosing from our stunning range! Large or small necklace ...

Sinah Macleod Carey

Sinah Macleod Carey

Reading, Berkshire

Foremost I paint watercolour, line and wash or illustrations, commissions or free hand. Canvasses are another passion, whereas those are ...

The Oakwood Centre

The Oakwood Centre

Reading, Berkshire

The Oakwood Centre is a modern and easily accessible venue, with up to date facilities and a friendly ambience, situated in the heart of ...

Harry Mansfield

Harry Mansfield

Wokingham, Berkshire

Small polystyrene blocks are arranged in a spiral staircase pattern around a central pivot. The steps are then , arranged and decorated ...

Simply Mine Handmade Jewellery

Simply Mine Handmade Jewellery

Lambourn, Berkshire

Simply Mine creates beautifully unique handmade jewellery. In the last couple of years I have extended the range of items I design. I use ...

Myra Velk Designs

Myra Velk Designs

Newbury, Berkshire

I have always been interested in sewing which I have been doing for many years on and off. My creative skills have mainly involved making ...

Hildoosh Artwork

Hildoosh Artwork

Bracknell, Berkshire

Silversmith, jeweller, designer, making unique and exclusive pieces. I work from home at my passion for my work.

Atelier Normandy

Atelier Normandy

Hurley, Berkshire

After 35 years of experience, myself, (Laura) a floral decorator, who has travelled the world creating and styling amazing weddings, ...

Deja New

Deja New

Reading, Berkshire

Deja New beautiful bespoke upcycled hand painted furniture. Giving a new lease of life to pieces of the past I offer one-off pieces of ...

Our Pretty Little Prints

Our Pretty Little Prints

Bracknell, Berkshire

We make A4 and 5x7 prints, all printed onto high gloss or Matt paper. Our prints can range from famous quotes, humour, personalised prints, ...

free4mArt

free4mArt

Reading, Berkshire

I mainly create seasonal polymer clay ornaments, wedding favours and gift tags. In Christmas season I also offer Christmas tree, table ...

Edit Glass World

Edit Glass World

Bracknell, Berkshire

I make handmade stained and fused glass gift and Christmas decorations. I use colored and fused glass, glass beads and wires.

Personalised Name Frames

Personalised Name Frames

Bracknell, Berkshire

A unique and eye-catching personalised frame. 100% customisable and lettering hand-made to order. A beautiful gift or home accessory. ...

O APOSTROPHE CANDLES

O APOSTROPHE CANDLES

Ascot, Berkshire

Each luxury scented candle is meticulously blended using pure organic plant wax with essential oils and natural fragrance aromas. Environmentally ...

Khatry

Khatry

Reading, Berkshire

Khatry and co pvt Ltd. Is promoter of all hand made products of Nepal, we provide authentic ancient art products like statues, jewellery, ...

Gracielou

Gracielou

Windsor, Berkshire

I make beautiful greeting cards, all types of wedding stationary, invitations , save the date , order of service , and table stationary ...

Teresa Mills Mosaics

Teresa Mills Mosaics

Maidenhead, Berkshire

These professional quality kits allow anyone to create a unique mosaic design. They make a lovely gift and are ideal as a party, craft, ...

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars

Maidenhead, Berkshire

I design Plush Mood Stars for children in Early Years. As a childminder, helping children with their personal, social and emotional development, ...

Bushveld Craft

Bushveld Craft

Reading, Berkshire

I create unique, exquisite handcrafted woodwork, rustic, live edge pieces that would suite any home, bringing the outdoors in to your home ...

Melissa savage

Melissa savage

Bracknell, Berkshire

I make beaded jewellery including bracelets, necklaces and earrings or will make a one off item if required

John Lansley

John Lansley

Maidenhead, Berkshire

It would be an exaggeration to claim I have a marbling business, however, bearing in mind the very limited numbers of of professional ...

Lulu lightart

Lulu lightart

Reading, Berkshire

Ive been painting and creating childrens art for as long as I can remember. Personalised art for new babies and nurseries or a gift for ...

Well summer is over and here comes Autumn

Well summer is over and here comes Autumn

Sandhurst, Berkshire

Its getting close to hat and scarf weather and the looming Christmas so how can small crafters like me get in front of buyers and sell ...

December Mayhem

December Mayhem

Reading, Berkshire

Christmas Lino Cut Cards! Spaces are still available for the Christmas Card Lino workshop. Learn how to create your own Lino print cards ...

Life as a Silversmith

Life as a Silversmith

Windsor, Berkshire

I began my Silversmith journey in just April this year.. I graduated from University with a degree in Fashion Footwear and Accessories, ...

Newbury Artisan Market 2016

Newbury Artisan Market 2016

Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer ...

Luxury Scented Candles

Luxury Scented Candles

Ascot, Berkshire

Made from blends of palm and soya oils, the ingredients for our natural wax candles originate from renewable and sustainable sources and ...


Gilbert Spencer

(Born 1892 in Cookham in Berkshire), Painting

Gilbert Spencer, British artist, painted landscapes, portraits and murals.

Stanley Spencer, Sir

(Born 1891 in Cookham in Berkshire), Painting

Sir Stanley Spencer, British artist, was was known for his paintings of Biblical scenes.

Malcolm Drummond

(Born 1880 in Maidenhead in Berkshire), Painting

Malcolm Drummond, British artist, was was known for his paintings of urban scenes and was a member of the Camden Town Group.

George Blackall Simonds

(Born 1843 in Bradfield in Berkshire), Sculpture

His best known sculptural works include The Falconer (famously the falcon from the original statue was stolen in the 1960s) and The Maiwand Lion which is a war memorial in Forbury Gardens, Reading (known locally as Forbury Lions).