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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.

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 11 March 2023

Craft and gift fair Lady Green Garden centre

Craft and gift fair Lady Green Garden centre

Lady Green Garden Centre, Ince Blundell, Merseyside

Friday, 31 March 2023 (3 day event)

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 14 April 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Beads Up North

Beads Up North

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 23 April 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Southport food and drink craft and gift marquee

Southport food and drink craft and gift marquee

Southport Food and Drink Festival, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 2 June 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 10 June 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 8 July 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 12 August 2023

Southport Flower show

Southport Flower show

Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Thursday, 17 August 2023 (4 day event)

Southport flower show craft and gift marquee

Southport flower show craft and gift marquee

Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Thursday, 17 August 2023 (4 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 9 September 2023

Southport Air Show

Southport Air Show

Southport Air Show, Southport, Merseyside

Saturday, 9 September 2023 (2 day event)

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 15 September 2023 (3 day event)

Beads Up North

Beads Up North

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 17 September 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Lady Green Garden centre craft and gift fair

Lady Green Garden centre craft and gift fair

Lady Green Garden Centre, Ince Blundell, Merseyside

Friday, 20 October 2023 (3 day event)

Dobbies Southport Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Southport Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 10 November 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Haydock park Christmas craft and gift fair

Haydock park Christmas craft and gift fair

Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside

Sunday, 3 December 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 9 December 2023

JEM Arts

JEM Arts

Liverpool, Merseyside

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

WaxMeltFest

WaxMeltFest

Wirral, Merseyside

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

Anchorhaven Crystals and Cards

Anchorhaven Crystals and Cards

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Anchorhaven crystals and cards is a crystal shop based in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Darkel Frider

Darkel Frider

Winwick, Merseyside

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

Pennys Wildlife Prints

Pennys Wildlife Prints

Liverpool, Merseyside

Pennys Wildlife Prints was started in Liverpool by me! Penny Wellman, a British Zoologist, ...

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 Wreath Diva

The Wreath Diva

Rainhill, Merseyside

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

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 ...

Fyfes Emporium

Fyfes Emporium

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello! I’m 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nellie and Jack

Nellie and Jack

Whiston, Merseyside

Nellie and Jack is a wreath making small business, only running for around a month now. ...

Martin flip flop

Martin flip flop

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to look at our listing on ukcraftfairs. ...

Pottery by Hani

Pottery by Hani

Heswall, Merseyside

A love affair with clay and a strong desire for creativity resulted in fulfilling a long ...

yarn and thread

yarn and thread

Wallasey, Merseyside

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

Bows By Rachel

Bows By Rachel

Southport, Merseyside

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

The Bishops Bees

The Bishops Bees

Liverpool, Merseyside

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

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 ...

Tolia Bespoke Jewellery

Tolia Bespoke Jewellery

Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Having designed and created jewellery for many years, Tolia Bespoke Jewellery is all ...

Axe and Threads

Axe and Threads

Southport, Merseyside

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

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 ...

Ewa

Ewa

Liverpool, Merseyside

I design cushions using cats as main subject apart from nature, flowers, leaves... I ...

Windermere Wood

Windermere Wood

Prenton, Merseyside

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

Humble Heart Designs

Humble Heart Designs

Wirral, Merseyside

Influenced very much by nature and the world around me I design and make unique pieces ...

Kushy products

Kushy products

Birkenhead, Merseyside

We make bath bombs, soaps, shampoo bars and all things kushy! We want to provide people ...

Gorgeegoo

Gorgeegoo

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hand crochet/knitted baby accessories Items can be made to order please email for prices ...

Glixie Dust

Glixie Dust

Newton Le Willows, Merseyside

Glixie Dust Handmade Polymer Clay and Resin Jewellery, Statuettes and Home Décor. Sustainable ...

Vegan Fair Port Sunlight LABL Anchorhaven

Vegan Fair Port Sunlight LABL Anchorhaven

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Anchorhaven crystals and cards are attending our first ever Vegan focused event. We will ...

Anchorhaven Pop Up Crystal Shop Wirral

Anchorhaven Pop Up Crystal Shop Wirral

Birkenhead, Merseyside

We completed our very first crystal pop up shop at Soul Kraft Community shop in Rock ...

One day event Crystals Jewellery and New Age Gifts

One day event Crystals Jewellery and New Age Gifts

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Soul Kraft community shop are hosting a pop up shop on Saturday 18th August from 10am ...

Wreaths are not just for Christmas

Wreaths are not just for Christmas

Rainhill, Merseyside

I spent over 20 years living in the USA [my husband is a Texan] and work took us off ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.