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Arts and crafts in West Sussex

West Sussex (including Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Worthing) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 807,000 and covers approximately 199,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey.

County flag of West SussexThe county town of West Sussex is Chichester, where you can visit Pallant House Gallery which has a large collection of 20th century British art and Chichester Cathedral, that in addition to its impressive Norman and Gothic architecture is noted for its modern works of art. Located near Chichester, Goodwood House is a 17th century stately home which has an extensive art collection, including paintings by Canaletto, Joshua Reynolds and George Stubbs as well as tapestries and ceramics. The estate is a venue for a range of events and is home to the Cass Sculpture Foundation, where visitors can see a variety of sculptures among the picturesque landscape and purchase the work created by contemporary artists. Performing arts venues in West Sussex include the Capitol Theatre in Horsham, The Hawth Theatre in Crawley, Chichester Festival Theatre, Connaught Theatre in Worthing and Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea.

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in the village of Singleton has dozens of buildings from previous centuries, which were moved from their original locations and reconstructed on the site. Inside they have been furnished and decorated as they would have looked in the past, whilst outside the landscape and farm animals add to the sense of how people once lived and worked. The museum also runs country events and activities, such as demonstrations of traditional rural crafts. The Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has a large collection of textiles and costumes from the 17th to 21st century, along with collections of toys, dolls, paintings and sculpture. Other attractions in West Sussex include Arundel Castle, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Petworth House, Fishbourne Roman Palace, the ruins of Cowdray Castle near Midhurst, South Downs National Park, Worthing Pier and Tilgate Park in Crawley.

There is an excellent arts and crafts house in East Grinstead called Standen. You can see house interiors by William Morris, William AS Benson and William De Morgan.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Winter Craft Fair

Winter Craft Fair

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Vintage Country and Craft Christmas Fair

Vintage Country and Craft Christmas Fair

Durrington Community Centre, West Durtington, West Sussex

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Christmas Craft FAIR

Christmas Craft FAIR

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Sue Pearson

Sue Pearson

Crawley, West Sussex

I have for sometime , worked with a variety of arts and craft media, but I am now focused ...

Praenuntia

Praenuntia

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Praenuntia brings together artists who make handcrafted jewellery. We feature a great ...

Thingywotsits

Thingywotsits

Lindfield, West Sussex

Welcome! Let me tell you a little about how the Thingywotsits story began. I learned ...

Krafty Kat

Krafty Kat

Barnham, West Sussex

Hi Iím Kat Iíve always had a love for handmade , up-cycling and vintage so thought Iíd ...

Wooden Gifts Boutique

Wooden Gifts Boutique

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I make wooden products on the electric lathe and pole lathe i make wooden bowls, platters, ...

Witherdens

Witherdens

Billingshurst, West Sussex

This all started with a discussion I had with a friend of mine (an ex-printer the same ...

Mother and Me Melts

Mother and Me Melts

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

We are a Mother and Daughter small business created during the 2020 lockdown whilst in ...

Sandys Rocks

Sandys Rocks

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Here is just a small sample of the Jewellery I make. I use quality materials, Genuine ...

Stylish Solutions Art

Stylish Solutions Art

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Welcome to Stylishsolutionsart: creative contemporary art and abstract paintings for ...

Handmade with love by Chelsea

Handmade with love by Chelsea

Littlehampton, West Sussex

I taught myself to crochet around 3 years ago and I now want to share my work and make ...

Ronas Beads Aboard

Ronas Beads Aboard

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Handmade unique gemstone and pearl beaded jewellery with sterling silver accents. The ...

Cwerky Creations

Cwerky Creations

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

l offer a quirky range of items designed and crafted mainly in paper. Cards for ALL occasions, ...

A Local Printer Ltd

A Local Printer Ltd

Storrington, West Sussex

Special discount for ukcraftfairs users! Visit alocalprinter and enter UKCRAFT5 at checkout ...

Irmas Craft

Irmas Craft

Worthing, West Sussex

My name is Irma and I am a certified Deco ClayCraft Academy Instructor and founder of ...

PS Fayres

PS Fayres

Storrington, West Sussex

Fayre organiser mainly craft and wedding fayres but have done table fairs too, over the ...

Ribbon Rock and Rolls

Ribbon Rock and Rolls

Worthing, West Sussex

Hi All thank you for taking the time to look into our small family business. We are ...

AmuletGB

AmuletGB

Pulborough, West Sussex

Hand made beaded jewellery, particularly bracelets. My jewellery is made to order, if ...

Kj s jems

Kj s jems

Worthing, West Sussex

I have just started making dimond painting pictures. These are pictures made up of very ...

debbies handmade gifts

debbies handmade gifts

Littlehampton, West Sussex

We provide handmade items for all occasions, locally made and including items such as ...

Jane Cole Glass

Jane Cole Glass

Horsham, West Sussex

My name is Jane Cole and I graduated in 1987 with a BA hons degree in 3D design with ...

Spice Magnet Solutions

Spice Magnet Solutions

Pulborough, West Sussex

I was so sick of traipsing through my kitchen cupboard every time I needed a particular ...

Isle of Wick Candle Company

Isle of Wick Candle Company

Seaview, West Sussex

I have been making candles for my own personal use for many years when a friend asked ...

Alison Crowe Jewellery

Alison Crowe Jewellery

Henfield, West Sussex

After working in higher education and studying art, craft and design history at masters ...

Windrose Woodcraft

Windrose Woodcraft

Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex

My ethos is to rescue the old and create something new. In my work I use driftwood and ...

Pebbles Illustrations

Pebbles Illustrations

Shoreham, West Sussex

I design and hand paint coasters, vases plates and much more. I use acrylic paint. I ...

CT Jewellery

CT Jewellery

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

I have been making and designing one of a kind polymer clay costume jewellery for approx ...

Charlies Charms

Charlies Charms

Chichester, West Sussex

I am turning my love of making beaded jewellery and accessories into my own little business. ...

Glass by Emma

Glass by Emma

Horsham, West Sussex

Glass by Emmas range includes glass inspired necklace, bracelets, earrings and rings ...

Twang Love Nature

Twang Love Nature

Horsham, West Sussex

Twang Soap are made from quality plant oils and botanical extracts. Scent with essential ...

Colourful Pixie

Colourful Pixie

Haslemere, West Sussex

I lead the Best Artistic Services in Haslemere. I offer all types of pieces, products ...

Soul tide Jewellery

Soul tide Jewellery

Worthing, West Sussex

Vegan macrame jewellery and vegan sterling silver wire jewellery. I create pieces using ...

garden reflections

garden reflections

Arundel, West Sussex

Add dimension to your garden, beautiful handcrafted decorative garden mirrors various ...

Skinny Pig

Skinny Pig

Worthing, West Sussex

Hello, my name is Skinny Pig and I make a variety of handmade crafts including decorative ...

Livvi Loves

Livvi Loves

Horsham, West Sussex

From my studio in West Sussex I design and create jewellery in gold, silver and copper, ...

Handmade by Bingley Kirsch

Handmade by Bingley Kirsch

Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Bingley Kirsch began her venture in June 2015 starting with making items for herself, ...

Kristels Handmade Home

Kristels Handmade Home

Crawley, West Sussex

I specialise in larger piece bespoke and personalised childrenís bedroom and nursery ...

All about Amethyst Gem of Fire

All about Amethyst Gem of Fire

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Whilst waiting for physical craft fairs to resume, Ive written this short blog to give ...

Where Japanese and Ukrainian culture merge

Where Japanese and Ukrainian culture merge

Worthing, West Sussex

How did it all begin? Everything was started by my daughter :) To be more precise, ...

Revisiting Pictures in Lockdown

Revisiting Pictures in Lockdown

Crawley, West Sussex

Ive learned a new skill in lockdown - needlefelting. Up until now Ive just been a wet-felter. ...

Positive Thoughts From Lockdown

Positive Thoughts From Lockdown

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Hi all, this is my first Blog on here. My name is Rona from RonasBeadsAboard. I have ...

Art and Craft Inspiration During Lockdown

Art and Craft Inspiration During Lockdown

Crawley, West Sussex

Having decided to sort out my cupboards and drawers, I thought I would use some of the ...

Kj s jems new designs

Kj s jems new designs

Worthing, West Sussex

Good afternoon crafters, I have recently had a long stay in hospital which was very hard ...

Kj s jems new designs

Kj s jems new designs

Worthing, West Sussex

Good afternoon crafters, I have recently had a long stay in hospital which was very hard ...

OPEN STUDIO FUNDRAISER EVENT

OPEN STUDIO FUNDRAISER EVENT

Horsham, West Sussex

I would like to let you know about my Open Studio fundraiser. My 13 year old daughter ...

What to buy for Christmas this year

What to buy for Christmas this year

Pulborough, West Sussex

Wow, its upon us already, always too early for me but then lots of people have large ...

Wooden gifts boutique

Wooden gifts boutique

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I have just joined uk craftfairs so i am still new to all this i work out of my workshop ...

Good evening fellow crafters

Good evening fellow crafters

Worthing, West Sussex

Hi I wanted to let you know a little bit about me. I am new to crafting and new to diamond ...

Scarves in the Garden

Scarves in the Garden

Crawley, West Sussex

At last I have been able to photograph my latest scarves and one pashmina, in the garden, ...

Manila

Manila

Crawley, West Sussex

Have just about recovered from jet-lag, after visiting our daughter and family in Manila. ...

Wisborough Green Farmers and Craft Market

Wisborough Green Farmers and Craft Market

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

I will be at the Market, tomorrow Thursday 14th March 9-1pm. Why not come and see my ...

Bamboo Fabric

Bamboo Fabric

Crawley, West Sussex

The two BambooCotton Scarves which I have just put on my shop items, are handwoven, one ...

Let me introduce you to Jebril

Let me introduce you to Jebril

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello! Sometimes someone exceptional comes along, with a completely new outlook and ...

Flourish in Fittleworth

Flourish in Fittleworth

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A fair promoting local makers and wellbeing specialists. I shall be selling seasonal ...

Love Hearts

Love Hearts

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

Planning a wedding? Love hearts? Let me design and make you a set of bespoke wedding ...

Fabulous Florals

Fabulous Florals

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A flavour of my floral themed wedding stationery designs and motifs... Why not contact ...

Let me introduce to the one and only Chaimz Charms

Let me introduce to the one and only Chaimz Charms

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello, I hope that your week is starting happily despite the wet and grey weather. Today ...

And Today Please Meet GABRIELLE and LOUISA

And Today Please Meet GABRIELLE and LOUISA

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello! January is coming to its end which means that business should start picking ...

Let me introduce you to Twisted Workshop

Let me introduce you to Twisted Workshop

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello again! This week I have decided to introduce you to Brian from Twisted Workshop. ...

I have the pleasure to introduce you to ABU

I have the pleasure to introduce you to ABU

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello! We are very lucky at praenuntia.com to feature such a variety of talented artists. ...

The New Kid on the Block Ash Tree Arts

The New Kid on the Block Ash Tree Arts

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello again! I hope that you had a happy holiday season, with plenty of food and companionship. ...


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.

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.

Anton Dolin

(Born 1904 in Slinfold in West Sussex), Dance

Dolin founded numerous ballet companies and was a principal ballet dancer and choreographer. He studied with two notable ballet dancers, Bronislava Nijinska and Serafima Astafieva. He danced the lead in many classical ballets and was considered a leading partner in his time. He wrote a number of books on dance, including Ballet Go Round, Pas de Deux, the Art of Partnering, Alicia Markova, his own Autobiography and The Sleeping Ballerina. Which was the story of the prima ballerina Olga Spessivtzeva.

Eric Gill

(Born 1882 in Steyning in West Sussex), Calligraphy, Sculpture, Stone carving

A now controversial character, best known for the stone carving of Ariel Between Wisdom and Gaiety at Broadcasting House in London and North and South Wind on the Grade 1 listed 55 Broadway that overlooks St James Park.

William Hayley

(Born 1745 in Chichester in West Sussex), Nonfiction, Pottery and ceramics

Schooled at Eton and Cambridge, Hayley was the biographer of William Cowper the English poet.

Thomas Otway

(Born 1652 in Trotton in West Sussex), Fiction

The Orphan and Venice Preserved were some of his best known works.