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Arts and crafts in South East

South East has a population of around 16,771,000 and covers approximately 7,996 square miles. Here is a list of counties in South East: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex.

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

GUILDBORNE CENTRE, worthing, West Sussex

Saturday, 8 December 2018 (7 day event)

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

GUILDBORNE CENTRE, worthing, West Sussex

Saturday, 8 December 2018 (7 day event)

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

CRAFT FAIR and CRAFT DESTASH MARKET

GUILDBORNE CENTRE, worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 9 December 2018 (5 day event)

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Candle Making with Deborah Woodland

Candle Making with Deborah Woodland

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover, Hampshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Silver Earrings with Jo Tinley

Silver Earrings with Jo Tinley

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover, Hampshire

Friday, 14 December 2018

Folkestone Festivals Christmas ArtMart

Folkestone Festivals Christmas ArtMart

Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Folkestone, Kent

Friday, 14 December 2018

Guildford Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Guildford Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Guilford Guildhall, Guildford, Surrey

Friday, 14 December 2018

Guildford Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Guildford Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Guilford Guildhall, Guildford, Surrey

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Cranleigh Village Hall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Cranleigh Village Hall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Cranleigh Village Hall, Cranleigh, Surrey

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Thame Town Hall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Thame Town Hall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas at The Nugent

Christmas at The Nugent

Nugent Shopping Centre, Orpington, Kent

Saturday, 15 December 2018 (2 day event)

Faversham Christmas Artisan Crafts Vintage and GIft Fair

Faversham Christmas Artisan Crafts Vintage and GIft Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Sunday, 16 December 2018 (15 day event)

loadofhay craft market

loadofhay craft market

Pinner Village Hall, Pinner, Middlesex

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas at The Nugent

Christmas at The Nugent

Nugent Shopping Centre, Orpington, Kent

Saturday, 22 December 2018 (3 day event)

Radlett Artisan Market

Radlett Artisan Market

Newberries Parade, Radlett, London

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Craft workshop beadcraft jewellery

Craft workshop beadcraft jewellery

St Marks Crescent Methodist Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Radlett Artisan Market

Radlett Artisan Market

Newberries Parade, Radlett, London

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Craft workshop Silk painting

Craft workshop Silk painting

St Marks Crescent Methodist Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Guild Hall, Guildford, Surrey

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Craft workshop Papiermache

Craft workshop Papiermache

St Marks Crescent Methodist Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Stag Plaza at The Stag Theatre Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks, Kent

Saturday, 2 March 2019

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

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Tonbridge Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Tonbridge Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Cranleigh craft and gift market

Cranleigh craft and gift market

Cranleigh Village Hall, Cranleigh, Surrey

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Stag Plaza at The Stag Theatre Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks, Kent

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Friday, 5 April 2019

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Guild Hall, Guildford, Surrey

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Craft Workshop Sugar paste

Craft Workshop Sugar paste

St Marks Crescent Methodist Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 6 April 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

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Thame Craft and Gift market

Thame Craft and Gift market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Tonbridge Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Tonbridge Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Faversham Artisan Craft Vintage and Gift Fair

Faversham Artisan Craft Vintage and Gift Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Sevenoaks Stag Plaza Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Stag Plaza at The Stag Theatre Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks, Kent

Saturday, 27 April 2019

loadofhay craft market

loadofhay craft market

Pinner Village Hall, Pinner, Middlesex

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage and Gift Fair

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Banbury Craft and Gift market

Banbury Craft and Gift market

Banbury Town Hall, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Craft and Gift market

Guildford Guild Hall, Guildford, Surrey

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Cranleigh craft and gift market

Cranleigh craft and gift market

Cranleigh Village Hall, Cranleigh, Surrey

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Susan Pearson

Susan Pearson

Crawley, West Sussex

I have for sometime , worked with a variety of arts and craft media, but I am now focused on producing my own hand-made felt in the creation ...

Calypso Sephora

Calypso Sephora

Woking, Surrey

handmade cards, home furnishings, clothing and cards -short series or unique pieces all my design and creation

Three Amigos OC

Three Amigos OC

West Drayton, Middlesex

The Three Amigos (O.C.) Colin, Brian and Garry make pieces for general sale and commissions in clay and wood. Emotional, decorative, practical ...

UKCraftFairs

UKCraftFairs

Croydon, Surrey

The site is designed for the UK arts and crafts community. Members can create pages promoting themselves and their work and communicate ...

Coco Eden Limited

Coco Eden Limited

Woking, Surrey

With access to our online website via cocoeden com, our business from Surrey England is an exclusive, handmade, silk artificial flower ...

Crafty Heidi

Crafty Heidi

Southampton, Hampshire

I started out in September 2015 therefore my stock is increasing gradually, so make sure you check back on a regular basis. I make and ...

Wendy Maddox

Wendy Maddox

Fareham, Hampshire

As a beader myself I am already addicted to the lovely colours, finishes and sparkles available in these little glass wonders. With no ...

Mega Lily Design

Mega Lily Design

Brighton, East Sussex

Starting out in March 2016, MegaLilyDesign is a solo designer and maker of greeting cards, little framed papercut butterflies and resin ...

Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes

Ashford, Kent

Brushstrokes (Lucy) is a Kent based artist who specialises in Pencil drawings. As well as a range of prints and greeting cards for sale, ...

Fandangle Crafts

Fandangle Crafts

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Im a wood and metal artist and crafter based in West Sussex and have built myself a workshop in my garden where I create Art and Crafts ...

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

South croydon, Surrey

Fifteen years ago on a beautiful Greek Island I found amazing mosaic artworks, I fell in love with this art and decided to ‘have a go’. ...

Cards by Marion

Cards by Marion

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hand made greetings cards of distinction. Designs for all occasions, and personalising sentiments stock available on the day should you ...

the bag lady

the bag lady

Carshalton, Surrey

I AM TAKING A BREAK FOR A FEW MONTHS. BACK IN 2019 I offer a range of hand crocheted bags in 100% wool, wool blends and acrylics, as well ...

Bags of Emma Jeanation

Bags of Emma Jeanation

Caterham, Surrey

Beautiful and unique cotton, everydayTote bags, zipper pouches and cushion covers to reflect your Individual character, style and mood. ...

Abbielouise

Abbielouise

Newbury, Berkshire

I have found my handmade clothes to be popular from selling them online. I create my own designs and ideas for the clothes I make and use ...

The whatever the weather shop

The whatever the weather shop

Portsmouth, Hampshire

I have an online shop. Every item is handmade. I love little details like beautiful packaging. I keep my costs affordable for buyers. My ...

Handmade by Nicole

Handmade by Nicole

South Ruislip, Middlesex

Handmade toys and gifts.

JillyTills art work

JillyTills art work

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I enjoy my drawings and paintings so much. It gives me so much pleasure. I now make my own cards and paint on water colour paint boards ...

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 ...

One Off and Limited

One Off and Limited

Banstead, Surrey

I am an artist this is my passion I love to crest and appreciate beauty. My love for art made me also take the jewlery path and creat very ...

Gillis flowers

Gillis flowers

Walthamstow, London

Welcome to Gillis flowers. So to the important questions. What do I create? Why am I here? Who am I? I hope the following will give at ...

Chains 4 Frames

Chains 4 Frames

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

I design and create handmade glasses chains. I use only high quality materials and create each piece to a very high standard with love ...

Rotary Club of Sanderstead and Selsdon

Rotary Club of Sanderstead and Selsdon

South Croydon, Surrey

Every year we undertake a number of different events which appeal to everyone within our community. Everything from a Quiz Night, Craft ...

Meandering Wood

Meandering Wood

Purley, Surrey

Hand crafted work. My passion is to use the natural flow and colour of the grain to create lovely, unique pieces. To a great extent, I ...

Art Design and Craft

Art Design and Craft

Lee on Solent, Hampshire

Art-D-Craft, In love with colours, textures and scents. I grew up under the sun of Brazil, but with a strong connection with Italy. In ...

Helen Jenkins Designs

Helen Jenkins Designs

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

My aim is to create contemporary, quirky designs for use as stand alone pictures or on objects such as cushions and bags. My designs are ...

The Arc Caterham

The Arc Caterham

Caterham, Surrey

The Arc is a popular venue with exhibitors. The community centre has a licensed bistro and soft play area for children. The centre is run ...

Pearl and Rock

Pearl and Rock

Coulsdon, Surrey

Pearl and Rock came out of a desire to create a range of jewellery which incorporated both beauty and function. The beauty came initially ...

Fenella Ross

Fenella Ross

Maidstone, Kent

I am a Teacher of Art and Photography, and producing Lino and Collagraph Prints exploring Chine Colle, making original coloured and monotone ...

Art by JenniferAnne

Art by JenniferAnne

Burnham, Buckinghamshire

An artist of caracature, realism, creation Oil paintings Acrylics Wall Murals Caracature your pet Caracature your friends personalisation ...

Phoenix Woollen Mills

Phoenix Woollen Mills

Southampton, Hampshire

I love knitting and creating useful items. Another passion of my is the environment. I combined these by using lambs wool to make hats ...

Lolis Gold

Lolis Gold

Harrow, Middlesex

At Lolis Gold we have a selection of hand made jewellery made to order, you can choose the material (sterling silver, 9ct or 18ct yellow, ...

Sue Pozzoni

Sue Pozzoni

Caterham, Surrey

I design and make freshwater pearl jewellery using, in some cases, Italian sourced silver. I make a mixture of classic and contemporary ...

Sweet Pea Ceramics

Sweet Pea Ceramics

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

I love to create and am happiest at the potters wheel fashioning clay. I am a self taught home potter, hand-crafting a mixture of ceramics ...

Artisan Craftworks

Artisan Craftworks

Polegate, East Sussex

I started making things for myself and very soon had people asking me to make them something. All my items are made by myself and include ...

Wish U Well by Karen

Wish U Well by Karen

Southampton, Hampshire

A holistic lifestyle is about making choices that improve wellbeing. Those choices can be as simple as practising meditation, or going ...

New workshop is coming together

New workshop is coming together

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

The new workshop is gradually coming together. Im building it from scratch and keeping within building regs for the UK. Its timber framed ...

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS AND MAKERS

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS AND MAKERS

Birchington on Sea, Kent

Please contact me if you would like to hold a craft/ makers stall at our annual Christmas Fair. The cost is a £20 donation to our chosen ...

My first Craft Show

My first Craft Show

Pamber Heath, Hampshire

I have been getting ready for my first Craft show, not knowing what to expect, worrying have I got enough stock, what prices to charge, ...

Book a stall at our Christmas Fair

Book a stall at our Christmas Fair

Birchington on Sea, Kent

We are holding a charity Christmas Fair on Sunday 9th December in Aid of Louies helping Hands. If you would like to have a stall the ...

Flourish in Fittleworth today 3rd Nov

Flourish in Fittleworth today 3rd Nov

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

First in a quarterly fair. Open from 10.00am to 12.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall. For more details see their FB page.

Building a new place to Craft

Building a new place to Craft

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I Found out recently that I need to vacate my little workshop, so Im going to make another space in the back of my garden. Not the best ...

Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A set of 4 cards using vintage card scraps printed and surrounded by a soft gold embossed frame. Will retail at £1.25 each (£4/pack of ...

Quex Craft Village Charity Christmas Craft Fair

Quex Craft Village Charity Christmas Craft Fair

Birchington on Sea, Kent

We are planning our Charity Christmas Craft Fair at Quex Craft Village, More details to follow but who would be interested in having a ...

The Process of Change ....

The Process of Change ....

Coulsdon, Surrey

Transformation is a process that we all find ourselves in and one thing I love about working with pearls and lava beads is that I am so ...

Selling on Etsy seems to be getting harder

Selling on Etsy seems to be getting harder

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Ive had an online shop on Etsy for just under a year now and have noticed a big difference over that time. They have change many things, ...

New Necklaces for the Autumn.

New Necklaces for the Autumn.

Crawley, West Sussex

Having fractured my ankle skate boarding down the stairs at home, and non-weight bearing for six weeks, I thought I would make some more ...

Survived my first Market

Survived my first Market

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I attended the Mynt Image Craft market at Guilford on Saturday 8th September and enjoyed every minute. Paul, who was managing the event ...

Inspirational time out

Inspirational time out

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I took a three week break this summer and traveled with my wonderful wife to Vietnam. An incredible country, so vibrant and friendly and ...

Rush In

Rush In

Pinner Village, Middlesex

Personally fun fairs are not my cup of tea...but Pinner fair has been in existence since the 14th century 700 hundred years ago it has ...

Unique as Pinner

Unique as Pinner

Pinner Village, Middlesex

Your blog is like hungry children, waiting to be fed... and of course needs to be fed. At times there doesnt seem to be anything to write ...

Expectations ...

Expectations ...

Pinner Village, Middlesex

So here it is. The launch of another craft market. This time in beautiful Pinner. Pinner Village with loadofhay craft market on the 28th ...

Stuffy Uninspiring I Dont Think So

Stuffy Uninspiring I Dont Think So

Pinner Village, Middlesex

STUFFY! UNINSPIRING! This is how a craft market might have been seen once... People might have conjured up an image of unflattering jumble ...

For the Love of Artisanship... Did it ever go away

For the Love of Artisanship... Did it ever go away

Pinner Village, Middlesex

Have you ever had moments when you have time after all the administration is done the mundane chores are once again finished when you collect ...

Pinnora

Pinnora

Pinner Village, Middlesex

Pinnora!!! your saying... a hill surrounded by oak trees Pinner derived from this word you can imagine a quiet hamlet which Pinner once ...

A Question

A Question

Pinner Village, Middlesex

What is craft ? Something that has been made with love? an object of beauty? ethical? uniqueness? loadofhay is filled with items with ...

Holiday time

Holiday time

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Its always tricky I find, to close things up, like my website shop and Etsy store and take a well earned break. But missing a few sales ...

Meandering Wood at Mayfield Lavender

Meandering Wood at Mayfield Lavender

Purley, Surrey

We are demonstrating some green woodworking and exhibiting / selling our pieces at the kind invitation of Mayfield Lavender Farm on Thursday ...

Engaging times

Engaging times

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

As Im new to selling at markets and engaging with market organisers I searched the internet for listings, dates and contact information ...

A Rose for all occations

A Rose for all occations

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Its been great selling my handmade steel roses on Etsy, I particularly love to hear about the reason they have bought one. One person in ...


David Bailey

(Born 1938 in Leytonstone in London), Photography

Famous 20th century fashion and celebrity photographer

Ted Walker

(Born 1934 in Lancing in West Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

He was a journalist, writer of short stories, poet and broadcaster. His poem the Fox on a Barn Door is about his view of the countryside of Sussex.

Bryan Stanley Johnson

(Born 1933 in London in London), Fiction

The writer of Christie Malrys Own Double-Entry in 1973, a dystopian meta-fiction about a disalutions man rans his life using the Double-Entry book keeping system.

Bridget Riley

(Born 1931 in Norwood in London), Art

Bridget Riley is a British artist who was born in Norwood, London. After attending Cheltenham Ladies' College, she studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. She is known for her Optical Art, an abstract style which utilises optical effects to engage and stimulate the viewers senses. One of Britain's best known artists, her work appears in major collections around the world.

Jean Simmons

(Born 1929 in Lower Holloway in London), Music, Theatre

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1948 for her role in Hamlet, the Laurence Olivier version. During the 50s she moved to America and work in Hollywood. She performed in the Londons West End during the 70s.

Derek Davis

(Born 1926 in Wandsworth in London), Pottery and ceramics, Painting

Derek Davis developed his ceramics, coming up with several innovative techniques. In 1994 he had an eye operation which afterwards left him unable to work with the pottery kiln, which was when he then started to focus on his painting.

Joan Aiken

(Born 1924 in Rye in East Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction

She became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999, for her services to literature. Her well know early works include The Whispering Mountain and Black Hearts in Battersea. Over the year she has written, plays and poems, period and modern novels, supernatural and magic works, non-fiction and worked with illustrators on picture books.. In all she wrote more than a hundred piece, and readers of her works gained many new friends.

Elizabeth Bartlett

(Born 1924 in Deal in Kent), Poetry

Elizabeth Bartlett was a British poet. She worked for the health service and for the Home Care Service and it was in this environment that she was provided with material for some of her most emotive poems.

Anthony Alfred Caro

(Born 1924 in New Malden in London), Sculpture

Caro was a modernist sculptor who found success in the 1950s. He is also accredited with being the first person to remove the plinth, allowing viewers to be more connected with his work.

Daphne Hardy Henrion

(Born 1917 in Amersham in Buckinghamshire), Sculpture

Known as having a distinguished career as a sculptress.

Antonia Forest

(Born 1915 in Hampstead in London), Fiction

Forest was a writer of books aimed at a young audience, you may as a child have read her most famous works about the Marlows.

Hammond Innes

(Born 1913 in Horsham in West Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction

Innes was a prolific novelist with around thirty titles to his name. He also wrote childrens books and non fiction on travel.

Mary Wesley

(Born 1912 in Englefield Green in Surrey), Fiction, Nonfiction

She was without doubt a very popular writer of fiction, Wesley had her last novel Part of the Furniture published in 1997 at age at age 85. It was about a girls life story moving to the West Country and finding her independence and not being just part of the furniture.

Wilbert Awdry

(Born 1911 in Ampfield in Hampshire), Fiction

Writer of the well loved and very popular Thomas the tank engine along with many other stories in the railway series of books. He is perhaps better known as the Reverend W. Awdry.

Alicia Markova, Dame

(Born 1910 in Finsbury Park in London), Dance

Dame Markova was a great ballerina and along with Sir Anton Dolin was a founder of the English National Ballet.

Julian Bell

(Born 1908 in St Pancras in London), Poetry

He created two main books of poetry, Winter Movement in 1930 and Work for the Winter in 1936 among other works.

Kenneth Muir, Prof

(Born 1907 in London), Nonfiction

A scholar and prolific author of works on Elizabethan, Shakespearean and other theatre.

Eleanor Hibbert

(Born 1906 in Canning Town in London), Fiction

A prolific writer of romantic, historical and Gothic fiction with around 200 novels written under many pseudonyms.

Anton Dolin, Sir

(Born 1904 in Slinfold in West Sussex), Dance

Founder of the English National Ballet in South Kensington. He was a principal ballet dancer.

Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, Sir

(Born 1904 in London), Photography

Famous British fashion photographer and award winning designer.

John Piper

(Born 1903 in Epsom in Surrey), Painting

John Piper painted mainly landscapes and churches but was appointed as an official war artist from 1940-1942. His first painting of bomb damage was after the air raid that destroyed Coventry Cathedral.

Eric Ravilious

(Born 1903 in Acton in London), Painting

Known particularly for his watercolours of the South Downs, he was a painter, designer, book illustrator, wood engraver and war artist.

John Melville

(Born 1902 in London), Painting

Painter, who was part of the Surrealist Movement.

Noel Coward, Sir

(Born 1899 in Teddington in Middlesex), Fiction, Music, Poetry, Theatre

Noel Coward was an English playwright, actor, singer, composer and director. From his teens onwards he had more than 50 plays published, composed hundreds of songs, created musical theatre works and wrote poetry and short stories. A few examples of his plays are This Happy Breed, Blythe Spirit and Relative Values

Cicely Mary Barker

(Born 1895 in Croydon in Surrey), Illustration, Painting

As an illustrator, artist and author she is well known for her fantasy illustrations of fairies and flowers. Her first book was published in 1923 which was Flower Fairies of the Spring. As an artist her painting Christ Child, The Darling of the World Has Come was bought by Queen Mary. Also she designed a stained glass window for St.Edmunds Church, Pitlake.