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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, 31 May 2020

Four Crafty Workshops Summer Fair

Four Crafty Workshops Summer Fair

Durrington Community Centre, West Durtington, West Sussex

Sunday, 12 July 2020

CRAFT and DESIGN SHOW

CRAFT and DESIGN SHOW

Brinsbury College, Pulborough, West Sussex

Friday, 14 August 2020 (3 day event)

September craft market

September craft market

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 27 September 2020

CRAFT and DESIGN SHOW at LANCING COLLEGE

CRAFT and DESIGN SHOW at LANCING COLLEGE

Lanicng College, Lancing, West Sussex

Saturday, 24 October 2020 (2 day event)

christmas shopping event

christmas shopping event

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Four Crafty Workshops Christmas Fair

Four Crafty Workshops Christmas Fair

Durrington Community Centre, West Durtington, West Sussex

Sunday, 22 November 2020

December Christmas Craft and shopping event

December Christmas Craft and shopping event

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Praenuntia

Praenuntia

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Praenuntia brings together artists who make handcrafted jewellery. We feature a great variety of styles and a price range that goes from ...

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 ...

Thingywotsits

Thingywotsits

Lindfield, West Sussex

Welcome! Let me tell you a little about how the Thingywotsits story began. I learned to crochet and knit around the age of 8, starting ...

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, wooden cups, wooden flowers, and a lot more ...

Sandys Rocks

Sandys Rocks

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Here is just a small sample of the Jewellery I make. I use quality materials, Genuine Semi-Precious Gem Stones. Sterling Silver and 9ct ...

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 a little extra spending money for me and my family. ...

Cwerky Creations

Cwerky Creations

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

l offer a quirky range of items designed and crafted mainly in paper. Cards for ALL occasions, gift tags, gift boxes, decorative gifts ...

Lucy Bradshaw Jewellery

Lucy Bradshaw Jewellery

Arundel, West Sussex

I design and create handmade Sterling silver jewellery with a twist of colour. As seen in Vogue, Tatler and Elle Magazine. Each collections ...

A Local Printer Ltd

A Local Printer Ltd

Storrington, West Sussex

Special discount for ukcraftfairs users! Visit alocalprinter and enter UKCRAFT5 at checkout to receive a 5% discount off all printing ...

RonasBeadsAboard

RonasBeadsAboard

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Handmade unique gemstone and pearl beaded jewellery with sterling silver accents. The gemstone beads and pearls used are carefully chosen ...

AmuletGB

AmuletGB

Pulborough, West Sussex

Hand made beaded jewellery, particularly bracelets. My jewellery is made to order, if required, or stock pieces are available. I use ...

Leen Clay Flower

Leen Clay Flower

Lancing, West Sussex

There are many kinds of flowers: different types of Orchids, roses, Lilies , daffodils, and a lots more. The flowers can be arranged in ...

PS Fayres

PS Fayres

Storrington, West Sussex

Fayre organiser mainly craft and wedding fayres but have done table fairs too, over the last 20 years in West Sussex We try to find affordable ...

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 a bulk wholesaler of ribbons from woven ribbon to ...

Kj s jems

Kj s jems

Worthing, West Sussex

I have just started making dimond painting pictures. These are pictures made up of very small gems. These catch the light and shine so ...

Tiny Wish Designs

Tiny Wish Designs

Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

Hi, Im Eleanor. I create bespoke personalised paintings for babies and children. I gained a BA (hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool University ...

David J Lilly Making Beauty Manifest

David J Lilly Making Beauty Manifest

Coombes, West Sussex

David loves colour and its interplay with light and finds inspiration from large open vistas and densely wooded landscapes two very different ...

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 the specialism of glass. For many years I have created ...

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 herb or spice and so I came up with with a magnetic ...

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 me to make some favours for her wedding and thus ...

Michael Meech

Michael Meech

Fontwell, West Sussex

Wizards, witches, mythical creatures, gnarly monsters, fairies and dragons. Out of sight from the hustle and bustle of our modern life, ...

Alison Crowe Jewellery

Alison Crowe Jewellery

Henfield, West Sussex

After working in higher education and studying art, craft and design history at masters level, I perfected my metal-working skills by ...

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 glass stones collected along the Sussex and Welsh ...

Pebbles Illustrations

Pebbles Illustrations

Shoreham, West Sussex

I design and hand paint coasters, vases plates and much more. I use acrylic paint. I can design your favourite flower to a favourite building. ...

Little Green Frog

Little Green Frog

Worthing, West Sussex

Im new to this game of selling my crafts but have been making for many years. Recently made all my sons wedding favours, decorations, invitations ...

CT Jewellery

CT Jewellery

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

I have been making and designing one of a kind polymer clay costume jewellery for approx 5-6 years. Each piece is individual and is not ...

Time Squares

Time Squares

Horsham, West Sussex

Established in West Sussex in 2016, Times Squares is a small business dedicated to creating mirror clocks of distinctive style and presence. ...

Charlies Charms

Charlies Charms

Chichester, West Sussex

I am turning my love of making beaded jewellery and accessories into my own little business. I have only just started out, so Im currently ...

Twang Soaps Love Nature

Twang Soaps Love Nature

Horsham, West Sussex

Twang Soap are made from quality plant oils and botanical extracts. Scent with essential oils and fragranced oil such as Sandalwood, jasmine ...

Witherdens

Witherdens

Albourne, West Sussex

1. I photograph classic cars and print them onto Mugs, Wooden Plaques and make up small framed pictures. 2. I produce mugs and wooden plaques ...

Colourful Pixie

Colourful Pixie

Haslemere, West Sussex

I lead the Best Artistic Services in Haslemere. I offer all types of pieces, products and artistic services from Bespoke Artisan, Affordable ...

Marise Rose

Marise Rose

Chichester, West Sussex

I have various areas of interest in my stoneware ceramic work. I enjoy exploring unusual combinations of oxides glazes and textures to ...

Love Rubble Custom Jewellery

Love Rubble Custom Jewellery

Horsham, West Sussex

Beautiful customisable glass locket jewellery designed to open and be filled with personalised charms and gems Love Rubble stands for the ...

Greener Illustrations

Greener Illustrations

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Hello! My name is Catie E Greener, Im the illustrator and I would love you to explore my imagination where the stroke of a brush can capture ...

Twisted Workshop

Twisted Workshop

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Here at Twisted Workshop I make jewellery and accessories that are a little bit different. My range covers Goth, Celtic, Steampunk and ...

Jacqueline Mason

Jacqueline Mason

Chichester, West Sussex

I have been creating and making polymer clay jewellery as a hobby for a number of years and in the summer of 2019 launched Clivetortoise ...

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 indeed. But I still made the most of my time and ...

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 indeed. But I still made the most of my time and ...

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 and I are hosting this one day charity fundraiser ...

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 families and many friends to buy for! My spice jar ...

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 at the bottom of my garden and iam planning on ...

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 painting. I am disabled and have really bad ...

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, on a beautiful sunny morning! Please look at ...

Manila.

Manila.

Crawley, West Sussex

Have just about recovered from jet-lag, after visiting our daughter and family in Manila. Had a wonderful time, and while there felt inspired ...

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 Mothers Day and Easter cards and gifts, Wedding stationery ...

Bamboo Fabric.

Bamboo Fabric.

Crawley, West Sussex

The two BambooCotton Scarves which I have just put on my shop items, are handwoven, one is spot dyed in a microwave and the other has a ...

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 a novel idea! Jebril owns a vast collection of Ancient ...

Flourish in Fittleworth

Flourish in Fittleworth

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A fair promoting local makers and wellbeing specialists. I shall be selling seasonal Cwerky Creations and will happily chat about my craftwork ...

Love Hearts

Love Hearts

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

Planning a wedding? Love hearts? Let me design and make you a set of bespoke wedding stationery. Formal, informal, downright quirky ~ l ...

Fabulous Florals

Fabulous Florals

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A flavour of my floral themed wedding stationery designs and motifs... Why not contact me if you are planning a flowery wedding?

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 I am going to introduce to Chaimz Charms. Rebeccas ...

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 up again in the craft world! Many of us are working ...

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. The name might well ring a bell because he is ...

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. Today, I have the pleasure of having ABU introduce ...

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. With all my sons and the girlfriends over, ...

Let me introduce you to URSULA

Let me introduce you to URSULA

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

First of all, Have a very Happy and Creative New Year! I launched Praenuntia last year in order to bring together artists who make beautiful ...

How do you do

How do you do

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello, I am new at UK Craft fairs and I am enjoying reading about everyone and their beautiful handmade creations. My turn now to introduce ...

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 ...

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 ...


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.