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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.

Western Motorhome Show

Western Motorhome Show

Three Counties showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

Friday, 20 August 2021 (3 day event)

Melts and Moore

Melts and Moore

Worcester, Worcestershire

I run a small wax melt business and I am committed to creating the perfect handmade items ...

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 ...

Something Special by Julie

Something Special by Julie

Redditch, Worcestershire

Handmade unique personalised cards and gifts for every occasions. Beautiful cards not ...

Matthias Mac Designs

Matthias Mac Designs

Evesham, Worcestershire

Fine furniture maker/cabinet maker/carpenter. I make, what ever people want.Hopefully ...

One Tooth Moose

One Tooth Moose

Worcester, Worcestershire

One Tooth Moose is an illustrator that produces high quality watercolour paintings of ...

Kate Wrigglesworth

Kate Wrigglesworth

Bewdley, Worcestershire

There are two strands to my practice one predominantly in gouache and watercolour and ...

5D Diamond Paintings UK Ltd

5D Diamond Paintings UK Ltd

Evesham, Worcestershire

We are one of the UK first manufactures of 5D Diamond Painting kits. We create custom ...

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 ...

Andy Murcott

Andy Murcott

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

I am a self-taught illustrator and portrait artist. I last received formal art training ...

CMS DESIGN

CMS DESIGN

Malvern, Worcestershire

I am a jeweller designer, of one off pieces in silver, copper, and Bronze. I also integrate ...

Is it Christmas yet

Is it Christmas yet

Redditch, Worcestershire

The end of another week. I have completed some gorgeous advent calendars for a customer ...

Im Back

Im Back

Redditch, Worcestershire

Well its been a while and things have been extremely busy. I have moved house and I am ...

another week in lock down

another week in lock down

Redditch, Worcestershire

hi my lovelies I did say I would try and blog once a week, and here we are. It has ...

Newbie

Newbie

Redditch, Worcestershire

Hi all, Well while I am an old hand and crafting and card making this is at the first ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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.