Contemporary Craft Show in Horsham
Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL
1 – 2 April 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm
The Sussex Guild is delighted to be showing in Horsham for the first time. The event will be held in the spacious Parkside building, which is the joint WSCC and Horsham District Council office. Parkside is less than five minutes’ walk from the centre of this historic market town.
Designer makers will be displaying a spectacular variety of superb, well-designed and beautifully made crafts, which have been created in workshops and studios across Sussex and the adjoining counties. Come to meet the designers with their ceramics, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, printmaking, textiles and woodwork.
Light refreshments will be served at Parkside throughout the weekend, helping to make your visit a relaxed and enjoyable experience. There are also nearby cafés, restaurants and public houses, a lively town centre with a Saturday market and an excellent local history museum.
And while you are in Horsham at 10:30am on Sunday 2 April the town sees the start of the “Piazza Italia Tour”, when up to thirty exciting vehicles set out on a forty-mile round trip featuring not only classic cars but also the latest Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo models plus a few more surprises.
The pedestrian entrance to Parkside is in Chart Way, off North St, a short walk from the railway station. There is free parking in Parkside Horsham DC car park. Access to the car park is from Madeira Ave RH12 1AB. Alternative public car parks nearby The show will be well signposted from all directions.
There is easy wheelchair access throughout the building.
ADMISSION Adults £3.00, Students and Children FREE
For more information about the Guild visit The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes, BN7 1TP Tel: 01273 479565. (Open every day between 10.00 and 5.00). Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL – 1st and 2nd April
Dowlnload the exhibitor List Here.
Parham House contemporary craft show
Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HR
June 17th & 18th 2017
Parham House is rated as one of England’s top twenty houses; it is set in an ancient deer park near Storrington, with breathtaking views of the Sussex Downs.
In the Elizabethan house visitors can see the Great Hall with its portraits and furnishings dating from Tudor times while at the top of the house there is the magnificent Long Gallery, the third largest in the country. For those interested in needlework there is an outstanding collection of embroidery and tapestry.
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show is sited in a large marquee in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to the house. Here members of the Sussex Guild plus a few selected guest exhibitors, will be exhibiting and selling their fine crafts.
Coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas are served in the former Tudor kitchen, now known as The Big Kitchen. Drinks and snacks are on sale at The Mower Shed, adjacent to the marquee and there is a picnic area by the carpark for those wishing to bring their own refreshments.
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show and Parham House and Gardens are open to the public between 10. 30am and 5.00pm for both days of the show.
2017 Admission prices for the Sussex Guild show and Parham Gardens: Adult £9.00, Child (5-15) £5.00, Senior £8.00, Disabled / Carer £8.00, Family £26.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Upgrade to visit the House £2.00 per adult/senior or £1.00 per child, Family £6.00
MICHELHAM PRIORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS
3rd – 6th August 2017
10.30am – 5.00pm
Our members, together with a few selected guest exhibitors, will display their work in the Elizabethan Great Barn and in marquees on the lawns. This event is special because there will be craft demonstrations, including a blacksmith at his forge, woodturning, embroidery, quilting and enamelling together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft. There is also the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel! Click here to see photos by guest exhibitor Dennis Hales.
Michelham Priory has England’s longest medieval moat surrounding seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouse and children’s play area. There is also a new interactive gallery in the gatehouse. Find out more about the Augustinian Priory when you visit the historic house with its Tudor kitchen. There is free parking, shop, café and picnic area.
Why not combine a visit to the past with our Contemporary Craft Show where you can meet and see our designer makers in action? It will be a great day out and you may find something special to take home, too!
“We are delighted to welcome the Sussex Guild to Michelham again this year. The quality and creativity in their work shines through as does the passion for their crafts. The Guild show is a fantastic day out for all our visitors.” Helen Anson, Michelham Priory Manager
For more details about Michelham Priory call 01323 844224, email: ku.oc1495467264.tsap1495467264xessu1495467264s@hci1495467264mnimd1495467264a1495467264 or visit their website at www.sussexpast.co.uk
Admission prices for 2017
Adult £10.35 £9.40
Child (5-16) £5.20 £4.70
Student / Senior £9.25 £8.40
Disabled / Carer £5.20 £4.70
Family £27.50 £25.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
For further information about The Sussex Guild see this website where details of Horsham exhibitors will be displayed nearer the time of the event or visit The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes, BN7 1TP Tel: 01273 479565. (Open every day between 10.00 and 5.00).
PASHLEY MANOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Nr Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
26th – 28th August 2017
10am – 5pm
Regular entry £10 reduced during the Craft Show to £8.50, children 6-16 £5
Special admission price £8.50 includes entry to the gardens and the craft show
The gardens first opened in 1992 and were brought to their present splendour with the assistance of the eminent landscape architect, Anthony du Gard Pasley. They offer a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative planting and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. In late summer and autumn Pashley maintains its riot of colour mixed with the careful composed shape and form of the trees and shrubs. The Rose Walk with its soft second flowering and luxuriant under-planting leads from the Kitchen Garden to the resplendent “Hot” herbaceous borders which are continually updated and improved, while the architectural features of the Yew hedges, the Phormuim and the specimen trees grow to maturity.
This will be The Sussex Guild’s fourteenth year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors who will be displaying work of the highest standard, with a number of members showing for the first time. Work on display and for sale will include: textured kiln fired glass bowls, semi-abstract porcelain bird forms, embellished textiles, fine wood furniture, light reflective & iridescent lustreware, seamless felt vessels, enriched textured wall hangings, wax resist paintings on silk & wood engravings, bold & sculptural precious metal & gemstone jewellery, contemporary metalwork and wood turned bowls & hollow forms.The entry fee is reduced to £8.50 during the Sussex Guild Show.
Light lunches and afternoon teas are served from the licensed Garden Room Cafe and visitors can enjoy their refreshments on the terrace overlooking the moat or in the Jubilee Courtyard. Pashley prides itself on providing, where possible, locally sourced and homemade food.
De La Warr Contemporary Craft Show
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
30th September and 1st October 2017
The De la Warr Pavilion is an iconic 1930s building. It presents a rolling programme of art exhibitions and concerts as well as having a beautiful shop and a cafe overlooking the beach. Our Contemporary Craft Show will comprise 44 stands exhibiting the full diversity of our work and including many newer members of the Guild. A short walk from Bexhill station, the Pavilion also has a large car park, and there is free parking along the seafront.
MIDHURST CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
2nd and 3rd December 2017
10am – 5pm
Your ticket affords entry and re-entry throughout the weekend.
Once again highly-skilled designer-makers from Sussex and the adjoining counties will provide a colourful feast of creativity to brighten the dark days of winter. The show is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping and, with over fifty members of The Sussex Guild showing their beautiful and varied work, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The café within the show area will provide light refreshments throughout the weekend. More substantial fare can be found in the cafés, hotels and pubs in the delightful medieval town of Midhurst. Ample numbers of road signs will guide visitors through the town, into the wide drive leading to the College car park.
Access is level throughout and a disabled parking area is situated between the sports hall and the main building. Tarmac paths lead to the show entrance.