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Arts and crafts in Merseyside

Merseyside (including Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral) is in the North West of England. It has a population of around 1,380,000 and covers approximately 65,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire.

County flag of MerseysideMerseyside is named after the River Mersey and contains the boroughs of St Helens, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool, which is one of the largest cities in Britain. Once part of Lancashire, Liverpool grew to become by the nineteenth century one of the worlds major ports, through which passed much of the raw materials and finished products of the industrial revolution. Innovations including skyscrapers, railways, trams, department stores, lending libraries and public art galleries were pioneered in Liverpool and the city contains thousands of listed buildings, such as the iconic Royal Liver Building. Although most historical architecture in Liverpool dates from during and after the 18th century, some earlier buildings survive such as Speke Hall, a timber framed Tudor house built during the 16th century and later restored. Today visitors to Speke Hall can appreciate its beautiful contrast of period and later arts and crafts features, as well as enjoying a walk though the picturesque gardens of the estate on the banks of the River Mersey. Performing arts venues in Merseyside include the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Southport Theatre, the Everyman and the Playhouse in Liverpool, the Theatre Royal in St Helens and the Little Theatre in Birkenhead.

There are many sculptures on public display across Liverpool and only London has more galleries and museums. The Walker Art Gallery has paintings by artists including Rembrandt, Degas, David Hockney and a large collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Tate has thousands of exhibits by renowned British and international artists, including modern and contemporary works as well as paintings dating back to the 1500s. Liverpool is famous for its influence on contemporary world culture, particularly in popular music having produced world famous bands such as the Beatles and in sport, being home to Liverpool and Everton football clubs. Famous people born in the city include the artist George Stubbs, known for his paintings of horses, and Frank Hornby, who invented internationally popular toys such as Meccano, Dinky Toys and Hornby Model Railways. The Albert Dock in Liverpool was built during the 19th century and though its commercial status declined during the 20th century, the area now houses many popular visitor attractions, such as the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool. Millions of people visit the Waterfront each year and the historic dock complex and warehouses contributed towards Liverpool being awarded in 2004 the status of UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City. Other attractions in Merseyside include Sudley House in Liverpool, Crosby Beach, Calderstones Park in Liverpool and Hesketh Park in Southport.

Beads Up North

Beads Up North

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Southport

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Southport

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 12 November 2021 (3 day event)

JEM Arts

JEM Arts

Liverpool, Merseyside

Julie Emily McDowell has been painting for over 10 years, what began as a hobby has transformed ...

Toboo jewellery

Toboo jewellery

Wirral, Merseyside

I make my own jewellery by hand, using all different beads, healing stones , sea pearls, ...

THE CANDLE CLUB

THE CANDLE CLUB

Liverpool, Merseyside

The Candle Club offer a wide range of Inspired Fragrance Luxury hand poured Candles, ...

Rach Elizabeth Artist

Rach Elizabeth Artist

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello and welcome! My name is Rachel, I live in Liverpool and am a self taught fine ...

WaxMeltFest

WaxMeltFest

Wirral, Merseyside

My name is Chris and I am the proud owner of WaxMeltFest making home fragrances. Every ...

East St

East St

Liverpool, Merseyside

We are a relatively new business incorporating concrete crafts and candle making. We ...

Cheshire Candle Company Ltd

Cheshire Candle Company Ltd

Wirral, Merseyside

We just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE home fragrancing here at the Cheshire Candle Company Ltd Our ...

By Maggie Naturally

By Maggie Naturally

Liverpool, Merseyside

Maggie Pearson is a textile artist living and working in Liverpool. Each of her unique ...

Organic Vegan Friendly Wax Melts

Organic Vegan Friendly Wax Melts

Liverpool, Merseyside

We make beautiful organic wax melts and bath bomb melts. All our products are vegan friendly ...

ArtDK18

ArtDK18

Liverpool, Merseyside

Me and my best friend are creating canvas痴 that are bespoke to your choice down to colour, ...

Renee Silver Jewellery

Renee Silver Jewellery

Prenton, Merseyside

I used to work in a designer outlet village where there are an assortment of Jewellery ...

The Blaffy Bear Company

The Blaffy Bear Company

Liverpool, Merseyside

The Blaffy Bear Co was founded in 2018 and produces highly scented soy wax products including ...

Hearts and Bones

Hearts and Bones

Windle St Helens, Merseyside

Love and attention to detail is what Hearts and Bones Dog Bandanas is all about. It was ...

The Arty Nurse

The Arty Nurse

Liverpool, Merseyside

I am a single mother who works full time as a research nurse. At my time in the hospitals, ...

Fyfes Emporium

Fyfes Emporium

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello! I知 Emma, I have a background in art and stumbled across pyrography by accident. ...

Felt Moon

Felt Moon

Wirral, Merseyside

Browse our shop for that perfect gift idea for your loved one, a special friend, your ...

The Wreath Diva

The Wreath Diva

Rainhill, Merseyside

Our wreaths are large, resplendent and unique. Wreaths are 30cm to 75cm, but we can go ...

Suzy Jewel

Suzy Jewel

Southport, Merseyside

All of my earrings are made with vintage beads, upcycled and definitely unique. They ...

Bows By Rachel

Bows By Rachel

Southport, Merseyside

I make bows perfect for any occasion. They can be personalised, custom or a complete ...

Eb60

Eb60

Liverpool, Merseyside

I love to make things and my latest creations are artificial flowers on a hat box stand ...

RIOT

RIOT

Southport, Merseyside

Handmade seasonal gifts and decorations. Many made from foraged and recycled materials ...

The Bishops Bees

The Bishops Bees

Liverpool, Merseyside

I am passionate about protecting bees and am a novice beekeeper. I make natural products ...

Rosie brown

Rosie brown

Liverpool, Merseyside

British wildlife is the inspiration for my work, it constantly surrounds us and is a ...

yarn and thread

yarn and thread

Wallasey, Merseyside

I have an embroidery machine and I have made so far baskets, coasters, key rings, leather ...

The Angry Dinosaur

The Angry Dinosaur

St Helens, Merseyside

Hiii...so I am fairly new to this and have decided to ...here at The Angry Dinosaur we ...

Loven Bakes

Loven Bakes

Leigh, Merseyside

5 Star Food Hygiene rated sister cake business of Loven Cake Liverpool. Specialising ...

CBTea Ltd

CBTea Ltd

Liverpool, Merseyside

CBTea.Ltd sells CBD Tea Coffee and Cookies.. All products are laboratory tested and certified ...

Amber Martin

Amber Martin

Wallasey, Merseyside

Hi I知 Amber and I run The Accessory Academy. I am a small new business starting up in ...

Bathtastics

Bathtastics

St Helens, Merseyside

Bathtastics is a new business selling handmade bath bombs and soaps in a range off smells. ...

Barbara Tennant

Barbara Tennant

Wallasey Village, Merseyside

I致e always been attracted to macrame and the ancient craft of knotting. I知 old enough ...

Gemini Soap

Gemini Soap

Liverpool, Merseyside

Here at Gemini soap we produce organic SLS free soap bars all handmade with love. We ...

Cast them Fast 3D Family Casting

Cast them Fast 3D Family Casting

Liverpool, Merseyside

Cast them Fast will capture the moment and create the perfect memory for you to treasure ...

Thanks a latte

Thanks a latte

Liverpool, Merseyside

Family run coffee pod, specialising in coffees teas hot chocolate all with a twist. Home ...

Lydia and Lexis Bowtique

Lydia and Lexis Bowtique

Prescot, Merseyside

Handmade hair accessories for children bows, birthday crowns and party hats, bow holders, ...

Gust craft arts

Gust craft arts

Liverpool, Merseyside

Next time when you will be looking for unique design, hand made gift , table or commission ...

Witchy Market

Witchy Market

Liverpoool, Merseyside

Sole trader creating magical items by using crystals, in my shop you can find crystal ...

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair comes to Gordale

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair comes to Gordale

Southport, Merseyside

Not long to go now till we get underway with our 2020 events, with our first trip of ...

University of Bolton Event

University of Bolton Event

Southport, Merseyside

We are holding a Christmas Craft and Gift Extravaganza at the University of Bolton Stadium ...

Handmade semi precious healing stones bracelets

Handmade semi precious healing stones bracelets

Wirral, Merseyside

Semi-precious healing stones and crystals such as quarts, amethyst and opals have been ...

Toboo jewellery handmade just for you

Toboo jewellery handmade just for you

Wirral, Merseyside

Beautiful, handmade jewellery made for all occasions, you can choose your colour selection ...

May Bank Holiday Event

May Bank Holiday Event

Southport, Merseyside

Bank Holiday Weekend 4th - 6th May we are holding a Craft Gift and Family Day at Capesthorne ...

Haydock Park Event

Haydock Park Event

Southport, Merseyside

We have had a good start to the season with lots of Bookings coming in for our Events. ...

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Southport, Merseyside

Its the start of our season and its great that we already have some events that are fully ...

Getting arty

Getting arty

Liverpool, Merseyside

So me an Kelly thought we would play with some colours and create some beautiful pieces, ...

Getting arty

Getting arty

Liverpool, Merseyside

So me an Kelly thought we would play with some colours and create some beautiful pieces, ...

First exhibitions

First exhibitions

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello everyone! Welcome, I知 Rachel, I知 a self taught wildlife artist. I have recently ...

Venue Cymru Llandudno

Venue Cymru Llandudno

Southport, Merseyside

We still have a few places available for this weekend at Venue Cymru. The dates are 7th ...

Order your beautiful bracelets now

Order your beautiful bracelets now

Prenton, Merseyside

Beautiful hand made Sterling Silver bead bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces made ...


James Brian Jacques

(Born 1939 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Fiction

A write of childrens novels in the Redwall series among others. Many of the characters in his books where based on the people that Jacques had met.

Philip Wilson Steer

(Born 1860 in Birkenhead in Merseyside), Painting

Philip Wilson Steer, British artist, was influential in the growth of Impressionist art in Britain.

Walter Crane

(Born 1845 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Fiction, Illustration, Painting, Pottery and ceramics, Textiles

A prolific artist who worked with pottery, stained glass, illustration and more. He was well know as an author of childrens books. He was both a disciple and friend to William Morris.

Alfred William Hunt

(Born 1830 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Painting, Poetry

Winner of the Newdigate prize for poetry back in 1851, Alfred William Hunt was an accomplished painter in both oils and water colours.

Arthur Hugh Clough

(Born 1819 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Poetry

Clough wrote the novel Amours de Voyage, poems and satire.

George Stubbs

(Born 1724 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Illustration, Painting

Stubbs was the son of a Currier and became famous for his paintings of horses.