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Arts and crafts in Worcestershire

Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest)It has a population of around 566,000 and covers approximately 174,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands.

County flag of WorcestershireDuring previous centuries, Worcestershire was strongly associated with the wool industry and the production of items including carpets, needles and gloves. The oldest newspaper in the world, the Berrows Journal, was first published in the country in 1690 and during the 19th century Malvern became a popular spa town. A major feature of the landscape in Worcestershire are The Malvern Hills, which are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of Special Scientific Interest, due to their geology and biology. It is also believed that Worcestershire inspired the writer J. R. R. Tolkien when he wrote about The Shire in the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. The Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway is housed within the furniture designers original workshop and the exhibits celebrate his life and work, which was shaped by the arts and crafts movement as well as Modernism and his work continues to influence contemporary design. Performing arts venues in Worcestershire include the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Evesham Arts Centre, the Artrix in Bromsgrove, Malvern Theatre and Huntingdon Hall in Worcester.

The county town of Worcestershire is Worcester, where you can visit Worcester Cathedral, which was built between 1084 and 1504 in architectural styles ranging from Norman to Gothic and is noted for its finely carved woodwork. Set among parkland with features such as orchards, fruit gardens and an orangery, 18th century country house Hanbury Hall, has beautifully decorated interiors that include paintings of scenes from classical mythology. Located in the town of Redditch is Forge Mill Needle Museum, which organises exhibitions and runs workshops. During the Victorian period Redditch dominated the global production of needles and visitors to the museum can learn about the history of the town and how needles produced there were used in the manufacture of textiles. Other attractions in Worcestershire include Worcester Porcelain Museum, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Harvington Hall, the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster, Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings and Broadway Tower and Country Park.

Welcome to Gift Box It Ltd

Welcome to Gift Box It Ltd

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Gift Box It Ltd supply quality assured and affordable gifts to the general public, via craft fairs and retail floor space. Our aim is to ...

Crafty Capers Worcestershire

Crafty Capers Worcestershire

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We hand knit toys, dolls and dolls clothes, baby clothes and accessories as well as numerous novelty items. We also make fabric dolls, ...

Gale Glass

Gale Glass

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

What started out as a hobby a few years ago has made me decide to take the risk and try to turn it into a business. Each item is designed ...

Matthias Mac Designs

Matthias Mac Designs

Evesham, Worcestershire

Fine furniture maker/cabinet maker/carpenter. I make, what ever people want.Hopefully trying to sell smaller craft pieces as a possibles ...

One Tooth Moose

One Tooth Moose

Worcester, Worcestershire

One Tooth Moose is an illustrator that produces high quality watercolour paintings of animals. Each individual art piece is created carefully ...

Romayne Curzon Jewellery

Romayne Curzon Jewellery

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

The catalyst for my silver jewellery is the fascination of line and movement found within nature I aim to capture its spirit through etching ...

Kate Wrigglesworth

Kate Wrigglesworth

Bewdley, Worcestershire

There are two strands to my practice one predominantly in gouache and watercolour and the other in oil and acrylics on a larger scale. ...

Forest Arts

Forest Arts

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hi I am a Photographer and Creative Artist and my artworks Range in style from Landscapes to Trees and Nature to Abstract concept creations. ...

Les Photography

Les Photography

Redditch, Worcestershire

We make hand made greeting cards and other hand made craft items. Photo framed cards with all shots that I have personally taken of various ...

Touch Of Glass

Touch Of Glass

Birmingham, Worcestershire

We have been in the watch and gift ware trade for many years based in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham , recently we have introduced Sienna ...

Andy Murcott

Andy Murcott

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

I am a self-taught illustrator and portrait artist. I last received formal art training at school in 1976 when I completed my Art O Level. ...

Dotty Duck Crafts and Gifts

Dotty Duck Crafts and Gifts

Redditch, Worcestershire

I machine embroider blankets, towels, bibs, dog bandanas, cushion covers, Christmas sacks and inserts for box frames. I also make my own ...

J Kettle Jewellery

J Kettle Jewellery

Worcester, Worcestershire

The Jewellery Boat offers silver jewellery making courses for groups or individuals amongst the peace and tranquility of the Worcestershire ...

CMS DESIGN

CMS DESIGN

Malvern, Worcestershire

I am a jeweller designer, of one off pieces in silver, copper, and Bronze. I also integrate the use of semi-precious stones into my jewellery ...

New year and new priorities

New year and new priorities

Evesham, Worcestershire

Last year was my first year in business and I spent it just taking what ever I could get hold of work wise. I finished the year by getting ...

Recent project

Recent project

Evesham, Worcestershire

Hi guys. Been lucky enough to get to work in a new workshop this week. While I was there I made a rather nice set of draws. Check them ...

Just getting started

Just getting started

Evesham, Worcestershire

Iím in the process of taking a Lease out on a unit. Iíve wanted to do this since I was sixteen. Iím going to finally have somewhere of ...

We can now be found on Facebook

We can now be found on Facebook

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

A great start to 2018. We are currently working on a very challenging order of a bride and groom bear. These are going to be our biggest ...

Showing at the Civic in Stourport

Showing at the Civic in Stourport

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hello folks Just a blog to tell you all that I have a small display ( 4 framed artworks ) at the Civic in Stourport. A great place to ...

New and exciting items are now being made

New and exciting items are now being made

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We are now in our 3rd year and have been really busy finding new and very different items to knit and crochet. Whist we still make toys, ...

Regular orders are now being taken

Regular orders are now being taken

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We are really pleased that we now have regular orders coming in especially since we now have customers coming back to us for more items ...

Crafty Capers are going strength to strength

Crafty Capers are going strength to strength

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

After a very busy Christmas period we are so pleased that we are still getting regular orders. I have been making custom orders and after ...

Crafty Capers are up and running

Crafty Capers are up and running

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

Well want a great first 3 months things were going really slowly at first but now we seem to be getting noticed thanks mainly to our local ...

Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon

Redditch, Worcestershire

I will be at the Sunday craft event in the Town Hall at Stratford-upon-Avon on the 29th July 2018 from 10.00am - 4.00pm There will be ...


Edward Elgar

(Born 1857 in Lower Broadheath in Worcestershire), Music

Elgar was an eminent classical composer. One of his works included the Enigma Variations in 1899, which was very popular at the time.

Philip Clissett

(Born 1817 in Birtsmorton in Worcestershire), Carpentry

Clissett created the West Midlands-style rush-seated ladderback chair. Ernest Gimson was a pupil of Clissett and created variations of the chair.