- Hatfield Park, Hatfield, UK
- 9th - 12th May 2024
- 10:00am - 5:00pm
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- Living Crafts Events Ltd.
- Disabled parking is available as near as possible to the entrance to the showground. The showground is on grass but all entrances to the pavilions are step-free. Accessible toilets are available.
- Parking is free and adjacent to the showground.
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- Hertfordshire , South East
Living Crafts, the much loved shopping and interactive craft extravaganza, is back at Hatfield Park this May for Coronation Weekend, featuring a carefully selected array of the very finest designer-makers from around the British Isles, a date for every craft lovers diary. Outstanding design is taking centre stage as we celebrate British craftsmanship in an event literally packed with contemporary craft.
With an unrivalled reputation for excellence gained over the last 50 years, this May event offers visitors a truly special day out in the gloriously leafy surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Oak parkland at Hatfield House. Recent lockdowns have witnessed a huge upsurge of interest in all things crafty and this is the perfect event to have a go. Living Crafts gives visitors wonderful opportunities to create their own masterpieces, with a wide range of hands-on workshops, from willow-weaving, enamelling and batik to Raku-firing, stone carving and calligraphy. Get creative and try making a silver wave ring, a batik silk scarf, handmade candles or soaps!
Living Crafts, with its unique blend of contemporary innovative design and traditional heritage crafts, is about creative processes in action. Visitors can meet the makers, hear their stories, watch them at work and purchase unique designs for home and garden - as well as commissioning personalised pieces direct from the maker. Discover the beauty of British craftsmanship through a series of demonstrations, talks and workshops, not forgetting the artisan food and drinks and entertainment in a festival atmosphere.
Spotlights for this year's show are 'The Sculpture Spectacular', an outdoor gallery of contemporary pieces and the ever-popular glass blowing demonstrations, where molten glass is blown before your eyes. An exciting programme of children's activities includes workshops in feltmaking, clay modelling and chocolate making.
Tickets give admission to the award-winning gardens surrounding the Jacobean masterpiece of Hatfield House including the Old Palace, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I.
Commenting on the show, organiser Robin Younger said:
"People have been through such a tough time over the past couple of years. We are just so excited to be able to present Living Crafts once more. I think it's fair to say that we are, indeed 'back with a bang' and I look forward welcoming visitors in May."
This event is a perfect creative experience for all ages. Tickets for Living Crafts are now live, so visitors are advised to book in advance and save on ticket prices.