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Rural Crafts and Arts Festival, July 7th – 9th 2017, The Globe, Hay on Wye

Posted on January 15, 2017 by in Uncategorized | No Comments

Welcome back to our annual Festival – this year with a temporary change of venue!
Fri 7th 6pm – 8pm, exhibition of work from members opens at The Globe – Sat 8th and Sun 9th, Festival open both days….

Our popular, family-friendly event will be packed with FREE workshops, music, story-telling with Daniel Morden, face painting, henna art, artisan stalls, demonstrations and much more!
The Globe will have their scrumptious cafe and bar open all weekend!

Included in your entrance fee (whether camping or day ticket) are LOTS of FREE workshops for you and your friends or family… there will be willow weaving, peg loom weaving, letterpress printmaking, felt-making, stone carving, green woodworking, upcycling clothes, bike repairs, small metals bug creations, rag-rugging… TO NAME BUT A FEW – so there will be all sorts of amazing things to enjoy, to entertain and to educate!

*Busking Competition!*
The winning busker of each day will win a vouchers for the bar, & a ‘headline’ slot to play! Email us at events.bigskill@gmail.com for information

Visitors can camp at Racqety Farm, so your weekend ticket will include the camping AND your entry to the festival.
Day tickets will be available in advance or on the gate; these will also enable you to access lots of free workshops!

NB: as we approach the date, we will publish a confirmed list of workshops and their times.

For the link for visitors to buy camping tickets please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-skill-crafts-festival-july-2017-camping-tickets-tickets-29045137789

For traders to book stands/or run workshops (and to bookcamping if required) please email me for an application form first – events.bigskill@gmail.com and then we can send you the booking form for your pitch

For further information and queries, please email events.bigskill@gmail.com

The crafters and artists, plus some of the participants of our Crafting Futures Hubs, will also have an exhibition inside the Globe on the Friday night (details to follow), and have their wares for sale all weekend in their marquees.

NB = we only accept genuine handcrafted items made by the stallholders, no hand assembled items, only handmade using natural / sustainable / recycled materials. This ensures we keep celebrating the talent and skills of our local makers, and that all visitors have an opportunity to purchase their own unique creation to take home.

If you are a maker and would like an application form for a sales stand, or a workshops stand (we have funding to pay practitioners running workshops), or if you are a musician and would like to play here, please email events.bigskill@gmail.com

We are also looking for buskers to play – the public can vote for their favourite each day – the winners will win vouchers for the bar!

Institute of Art and Ideas – Globe at Hay
Newport Street

United Kingdom


Sarah Adby teaching willow weaving

Sarah Adby teaching willow weaving


three legged stools

wet-felting workshop with Emma Bevan

wet-felting workshop with Emma Bevan

stone carving# quilting stool making poetry and print glass pendant making foraging drop spinning weaving

Rebecca Buck and her popular clay sculpture workshops

Rebecca Buck and her popular clay sculpture workshops

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Sue DOlman - knitter, weaver, feltmaker

Sue DOlman – knitter, weaver, feltmaker

Masks made at the Mountain Centre Karin Mear Artist 7 2013-06-16 14.37.01 Byrgwm Nellie and Eve

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