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Arts and crafts in East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire (including Kingston-upon-Hull) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 590,000 and covers approximately 250,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of East Riding of YorkshireThe East Riding of Yorkshire has an economy dominated by farming and tourism, with popular attractions including the counties many historic buildings, the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and coastal resorts such as Bridlington. The county town is the market town of Beverley, which holds regular markets each Wednesday and Saturday as well as a variety of cultural events, promoting arts and crafts such as music, literature and puppetry. During Medieval times Beverley supplied wool to customers as far away as textile producers on the continent and the town is the location of the oldest state school in England, Beverley Grammar School, which dates back to around the year 700 AD. Though a parish church, Beverley Minster is larger than many cathedrals and the church attracts thousands of people each year, whether to attend services or appreciate the Gothic architecture, stained glass windows and stone carvings, including more than seventy of musical instruments from the medieval period.

The Elizabethan stately home of Burton Agnes Hall is decorated with finely carved interiors and furnished with beautiful paintings and tapestries that are centuries old. Along with more contemporary works of art they were collected by successive generations of the family that have lived in the house for over four hundred years. Another popular tourist destination is Sewerby Hall, a Georgian country house which is now run by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and is also home to the Museum of East Yorkshire. Additions to Sewerby Hall mean that today there are rooms from the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods and the house serves as a venue for a range of cultural events and activities, including concerts and exhibitions of local arts and crafts. Within the grounds of the house, visitors can stroll through beautiful gardens and woodlands. Other attractions in the East Riding of Yorkshire include Hull New Theatre, Hornsea Museum, Sledmere House and Hull and East Riding Museum, which houses exhibits ranging from dinosaur bones to artefacts from the Bronze Age, Roman and medieval periods to Victorian times.

Burton Constable Hall craft and gift marquee

Burton Constable Hall craft and gift marquee

Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire

Saturday, 13 May 2023 (2 day event)

kissedfrog pottery

kissedfrog pottery

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Kathleen Hepworth and Dave York run Kissed Frog ceramics and furniture Our studio is ...

Sanderling Crafts

Sanderling Crafts

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

I recently moved to Bridlington after spending a few years living on a narrowboat. Before ...

Chav clocks

Chav clocks

Thornaby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Since I retired from work I now have the luxury of taking my time with each clock I make ...

CraftyChris

CraftyChris

York, East Riding of Yorkshire

With years of designing, creating and teaching Sugarcrafting I now use that knowledge, ...

Little Something Ellse

Little Something Ellse

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

My name is Sue and I am a single Mum who loves to create things. I use various different ...

Pretty Happy Designs

Pretty Happy Designs

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pretty Happy Designs is based in the beautiful market town of Driffield, East Yorkshire. ...

Claire Stoten

Claire Stoten

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

My Mantra is No Trip to the Tip ! My cushions are completely one of a kind and unique. ...

Fatties and Feelings

Fatties and Feelings

Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Im Vee and am a freelance illustrator/artist based in the coastal town of Hornsea, UK. ...

Bay Tree Arts

Bay Tree Arts

York, East Riding of Yorkshire

We design stained glass gifts and decorations. These are then hand made by Gloria Biggs. ...

Art On The Slate

Art On The Slate

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

After a 40+ yr. career as a theatre director and stage designer, which gave me experience ...

Hello Autumn Crafts

Hello Autumn Crafts

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hello Autumn Crafts makes macrame hangings, embroideries, cushions and dried flower posies ...

My First Blog ever and it is about my passion

My First Blog ever and it is about my passion

York, East Riding of Yorkshire

From being young I have always found love and comfort in the world of art and crafts, ...

Exhibiting my clocks

Exhibiting my clocks

Thornaby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hi my name is chris I have Ijust joined u.k crafts last week everything is new and exciting ...


Ken Smith

(Born 1938 in Rudston in East Riding of Yorkshire), Poetry

Ken Smith was a British poet and co-editor of Stand magazine from 1963-1972. One of his works, The Pity won the Gregory Award in 1964.