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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.

The ARC Shed

The ARC Shed

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Hello! Anyone can learn to paint. I can teach you how with the techniques used for decorative ...

Pens Unique

Pens Unique

Southam, Warwickshire

My name is David Shepherdson, an inspired and passionate wood turner. I specialise in ...

Felt Frenzy

Felt Frenzy

Southam, Warwickshire

Handmade gifts to suit all occasions and budgets. I make gifts/keepsakes from felt. These ...

LinKue Online Store

LinKue Online Store

Bedworth, Warwickshire

At LinKue, we believe nothing else should come in the way when it comes to satisfying ...

The Happy Spaniel Bakery

The Happy Spaniel Bakery

Bishops Tachbrook, Warwickshire

I bake vegan dog treats from home. All ingredients are natural and totally dog safe. ...

Anna Boswell

Anna Boswell

Rugby, Warwickshire

We have hand crafted glass Christmas decorations, hand crafted Christmas table decorations, ...

Tutti

Tutti

Southam, Warwickshire

I am a home worker, designing and making myself. My Peepy Finders are calming, tactile, ...

John Simpson

John Simpson

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

What inspires John Simpson For me a tricky question this. I really think it comes down ...

Peter Holmes

Peter Holmes

Alcester, Warwickshire

I am an artist illustrator and had successful exhibitions in various parts of the country ...

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, ...

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, ...

Preparation is key

Preparation is key

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

I remember huffing and puffing when my parents used to insist on things being done in ...

Every one matters

Every one matters

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

I organised a series of 4 workshops to take place at my nearest Hobby Craft store some ...

Allow some breathing space

Allow some breathing space

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

It has taken me a while - goodness knows why - but I am now learning the art of packing ...


Mary Ann Evans

(Born 1819 in Nuneaton in Warwickshire), Fiction, Poetry

Perhaps better known by her pseudonym or pen name George Elliot. She was a novelist and poet, along with journalism and translation. She wrote seven novels. They were often historical and political, such as with Middlemarch which includes the status of women.

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, 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.