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Arts and crafts in Warwickshire

Warwickshire (including North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick)It has a population of around 550,000 and covers approximately 200,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire.

County flag of WarwickshireCenturies ago the historic Forest of Arden grew across a large area of Warwickshire, though today only small parts of the ancient landscape remain. Most of the trees were cut down, becoming fuel for the major towns and cities that were built in the Midlands and which played an important role in the British textile industry. The county town of Warwickshire is Warwick, where you can stroll through the streets appreciating the historic buildings, many of which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and a few further back to the Medieval period. Warwick Castle is located on the River Avon and holds a number of events each year, some with a Medieval theme and has attractions including a working trebuchet and adjacent to the castle grounds The Mill Garden.

Stratford-upon-Avon attracts millions of visitors each year from across the globe, who come to absorb the history of the town where the famous poet and playwright William Shakespeare was born and grew up. Popular attractions include Shakespeares childhood home, Anne Hathaways Cottage, Halls Croft and Holy Trinity Church, where the playwright was baptised on the 26th April 1564 and buried on the 25th April 1616. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and performs plays written by the man who is considered to be the worlds most important dramatist and whose work has had a huge influence on English language and culture. Performing arts venues in Warwickshire include The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, both located in in Stratford-upon-Avon and owned by the RSC, the Talisman Theatre and Arts Centre in Kenilworth and the Loft Theater in Leamington Spa.

Ragley Hall is a 17th century mansion with baroque interiors decorated with paintings, porcelain and furniture from different periods of the properties history. The surrounding grounds cover 400 acres and include picturesque gardens, woodlands and parkland. Compton Verney House, is an 18th century country house which now houses an extensive art collection. Exhibits include paintings and beautifully carved sculptures from Germany dating back to between the 15th and 17th centuries and Baroque Art from Naples. There are portraits of Tudor monarchs such as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, as well as later works by artists including Sir Joshua Reynolds and the art gallery is also home to the countries largest collection of British Folk Art. Other attractions in Warwickshire include Kenilworth Castle, Packwood House near Lapworth, Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Stoneleigh Abbey in Kenilworth and St. Johns House Museum in Warwick.

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stratford Town Hall, Stratford, Warwickshire

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stratford Town Hall, Stratford, Warwickshire

Saturday, 8 December 2018 (2 day event)

Machine Embroidery by Marie

Machine Embroidery by Marie

Rugby, Warwickshire

I have always loved sewing, purely as a hobby and used to make a lot of cross stitched pictures to celebrate special occasions such as ...

Margo and Evie

Margo and Evie

Southam, Warwickshire

Based in the Warwickshire countryside just outside Southam, Margo and Evie has a selection of gorgeous furniture and homewares for sale ...

Analiza Jones

Analiza Jones

Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

I sell a variety of hand woven bags made from the fibre of stalks of locally grown plants like Abaka and Buntal. These fibres are dried, ...

Pens Unique

Pens Unique

Southam, Warwickshire

My name is David Shepherdson, an inspired and passionate wood turner. I specialise in creating unique writing instruments that are a real ...

Vert Boutique

Vert Boutique

Southam, Warwickshire

Vert Boutique is an online shop and the home of many hand crafted, unique and positive pieces of art. The concept offers a wide range of ...

Sarah Jayne Creations

Sarah Jayne Creations

Coventry, Warwickshire

I create and design handmade unique box frame pictures. My styles vary from vintage to contemporary, childrens to pets. I also make bespoke ...

Bobbins

Bobbins

Rugby, Warwickshire

Bobbins - creators of hand-made childrens clothing, specialising in dresses for little girls and shirts for small boys. Fabrics are carefully ...

PAUL LIGGINS

PAUL LIGGINS

Coventry, Warwickshire

Hand turned pens in exotic and English hardwoods and acrylics, wood turning including bowls and platters mostly in modern styles with metal ...

Creative Wood Solutions

Creative Wood Solutions

Rugby, Warwickshire

We do a unique range of wall art, these are created in a variety of mixed media mediums, We have those in wood which are words to songs ...

Unique Furniture

Unique Furniture

Higham on the Hill, Warwickshire

We specialise in one-off wooden bespoke items. All of our pieces are handcrafted and unique. Our inspirations come from a variety of genres. ...

Hand in Hand Calligraphy and Crafts

Hand in Hand Calligraphy and Crafts

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

I provide Calligraphy Services - from wedding invitations to family trees to jam jar labels and beyond! I also crochet whatever and whenever ...

Zippysdedodah

Zippysdedodah

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

I work mainly with fabric and textiles creating beautiful bespoke items for special occasions. Wedding and Christening finishing touches ...

UPCYCLING AND ONLY NATURAL

UPCYCLING AND ONLY NATURAL

Warwick, Warwickshire

RECYCLING Selling boxes and furniture made from recycled metal and wood and ONLY NATURAL, creams, lipbalm and soaps made from completely ...

all things scentsy

all things scentsy

Bedworth, Warwickshire

I am an independent scentsy cosultant, and currrently have wax melts and electric element warmers available. These are a safe alternative ...

Make a Note

Make a Note

Hockley Heath, Warwickshire

Make a Note is a handmade personalised notepad which is unique and a really great gift for the lady who has everything. Made from finest ...

Lynns Letters by Lynn Johnston

Lynns Letters by Lynn Johnston

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

“LYNNS’ LETTERS” are the finest quality, hand made letters with a colourful face cloth, a plain rear cloth and quality wadding in between. ...

Wendys hand crafted cards

Wendys hand crafted cards

coventry, Warwickshire

I would like to show off my lovely Hand crafted cards,Birthday Weddings, Special ages, Anniversary, invites and i can also personalise ...

Off to Stratford again

Off to Stratford again

Rugby, Warwickshire

Well, off to the craft fair at Stratford Town Hall on Sunday, 28th October. I am looking forward to meeting up with the stallholders that ...

Verdict on Stratford craft fair

Verdict on Stratford craft fair

Rugby, Warwickshire

I had a lovely day out at Stratford Town Hall craft and gift fair. I was given a lovely position in which to display my items and really ...

First event booked

First event booked

Rugby, Warwickshire

I am very pleased to confirm that I am going to attend my first event with UKCraftFairs at Stratford on Avon on Sunday 30 September 2018. ...

Introducing myself

Introducing myself

Rugby, Warwickshire

My name is Marie, and I have always loved sewing, purely as a hobby, and used to make a lot of cross stitched and embroidered gifts for ...

Craft and gift fair Nelson club Warwick

Craft and gift fair Nelson club Warwick

Warwick, Warwickshire

We have 5 tables left for the event on Sunday 7th May the event starts at 10am until 4pm if you are interested in a table they are £25 ...


Walter Savage Landor

(Born 1775 in Warwick in Warwickshire), Fiction, Poetry

Landon was a writer and poet. Perhaps best known for one work - Imaginary Conversations - which had five volumes - each with conversations between ancient Romans and Greeks.

William Shakespeare

(Born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire), Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Poetry, Theatre

Perhaps one of the most famous writers of all time. Shakespeare is often called the Bard of Avon. We do not know his actual birthday, so have used his baptism date instead.