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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.

Wood Cherish

Wood Cherish

Formby, Merseyside

Handmade Wooden Furniture. Beautifully crafted stools, benches, coffee tables and home ...

Personalised Wax Melt Gift Boxes

Personalised Wax Melt Gift Boxes

St Helens, Merseyside

Personalised Christmas Wax Melt Gift Box Individually scented fine fragrance wax melts. ...

The Vintage Bead Jewellery Store

The Vintage Bead Jewellery Store

Prenton, Merseyside

I source and upcycle vintage beads and jewellery, creating colourful and stylish modern ...

Artisan Aroma

Artisan Aroma

Liverpool, Merseyside

Who are we? Introducing Artisan Aroma Candles. We are based in Liverpool in the UK and ...

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 ...

Brushworks Design

Brushworks Design

Liverpool, Merseyside

I have been a professional designer for over 30 years but now I have set up on my own ...

Sophie Kate Creations

Sophie Kate Creations

Liverpool, Merseyside

Welcome to Sophie-Kate Creations, This shop offers unique, quality designed, stylish ...

Twisted Cinnamon

Twisted Cinnamon

Heswall, Merseyside

At Twisted Cinnamon we make handmade sculptural candles and wax melts. We are based on ...

Kingsaucy

Kingsaucy

Liverpool, Merseyside

Primarily a jewellery business. I mostly make earrings and necklaces. I also make hair ...

Darling Dollies Crafts

Darling Dollies Crafts

Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Our inspiration comes from our love of crafts, magical creatures, and helping those struggling ...

Darkel Frider

Darkel Frider

Winwick, Merseyside

Darkel Frider (jtde) uk Hello all, thank you for taking an interest. Currently running ...

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 ...

Mandies Makes

Mandies Makes

StHelens, Merseyside

Hi. I specialise in epoxy resin, jewellery mainly but lots of other stuff in resin too. ...

Ememorybox

Ememorybox

Southport, Merseyside

We supply a number of various items, mostly Teddy Bears but also cuddly elephants, silver ...

Linda Swaney

Linda Swaney

Southport, Merseyside

Caught the pottery bug and purchased a kiln, it allows me to hand make the ceramic components ...

Made With Grace

Made With Grace

Liverpool, Merseyside

Beautiful hand poured natural soy wax candles in a range of gorgeous fragrances, sizes ...

Chill your Hive

Chill your Hive

New Brighton, Merseyside

Pure 100 percent beeswax candles with hemp wicks, also beekeepers soap and lip balm with ...

By Simone Wax Melts

By Simone Wax Melts

St Helens, Merseyside

We offer a large range of highly scented eco and vegan friendly 100 percent soy wax melts. ...

Heart of Art Studios

Heart of Art Studios

Formby, Merseyside

I am a Liverpool based artist. I paint and draw and get my inspiration from the beautiful ...

Axe and Threads

Axe and Threads

Southport, Merseyside

Hand knit jumpers from newborn to 5 years old. Personalised with names, phrases, seasons ...

Lis Crafts UK

Lis Crafts UK

Southport, Merseyside

etsy/uk/shop/LisCraftsUK I’M NOT LIKE THE REST Our coconut bowls are made and collected ...

Unique Holidays Decorations

Unique Holidays Decorations

Halewood, Merseyside

Unique Holidays Decorations, Liverpools hub for hand-crafted decorations, where imagination ...

Chrisette Crafts

Chrisette Crafts

Liverpool, Merseyside

Ive loved sewing since a little girl, since retiring I have had time to pursue my hobby. ...

Ruta

Ruta

Liverpool, Merseyside

My name is Ruta. I weaving baskets and everything from newspapers. Its recycling craft. ...

Yvonne Lyons

Yvonne Lyons

St Helens, Merseyside

My cards are high quality in that they are sturdy by using high card stock. I use recycled ...

Hand Painted Gifts By Rachel

Hand Painted Gifts By Rachel

Bootle, Merseyside

Bespoke hand painted gifts including: Drinking glass ware Picture frames Tea light holders ...

Autumn Art

Autumn Art

Wirral, Merseyside

Hi, my name is Emily and I am the painter behind Autumn Art. I have always had a passion ...

Hair accessories

Hair accessories

Birkenhead, Merseyside

My hand made accessories is made by beads, and stones, and it is available to order in ...

Molyneux and Daughters

Molyneux and Daughters

Liverpool, Merseyside

My work consists of hand painted, bespoke original cards, paintings, ceramic decorations. ...

Katiesymcoxart

Katiesymcoxart

Wirral, Merseyside

Katie Symcox art creates unique, colourful, warm and fun pieces. Each painting holding ...

Love hugs and stuff

Love hugs and stuff

Newton le willows, Merseyside

Based in the North West we send out pieces all over the UK. We have a wide range of products, ...

Unicorn and Rainbows Painting Kit

Unicorn and Rainbows Painting Kit

Liverpool, Merseyside

Goods from the Woods UK was initially my dad’s ‘Craft Fair’ name. After he died (and ...

Woolly Hat Trick

Woolly Hat Trick

Wirral, Merseyside

When both my daughter and I tested positive for COVID in November 2021, we needed something ...

Pretty Polymer

Pretty Polymer

Wirral, Merseyside

No pair of earrings is the same, every single one is so perfectly imperfect that every ...

Its a Vybe

Its a Vybe

Liverpool, Merseyside

Here at Its a Vybe, we are an eco-conscious, fun loving, bright and bold wax melt business ...

Windermere Wood

Windermere Wood

Prenton, Merseyside

I am Daniel Lee, now trading as Windermere Wood, I started out life in the building trades ...


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.