The Mary Roxburghe Trust is delighted to announce that West Horsley Place will host the Craft in Focus Christmas Contemporary Craft and Design Fair on 27thNovember – 1 st December 2019.
This annual event will complement West Horsley Place’s new life as a vibrant centre for the teaching of arts and crafts. The Christmas Craft Fair will be a celebration of local crafts and creativity; we plan to create a section of the fair for local artists and craftspeople and will work with local arts and crafts organisations to curate this. There will also be a special entrance offer to the Fair for residents of West and East Horsley; this will be an event with our local community at its heart.
As our arts and crafts courses expand over the years we will also be able to showcase the work of artists and craftmakers who have taught or studied here.
Craft in Focus have been staging craft fairs featuring the best of British craftmakers for nearly 20 years. Their events have become widely recognised for presenting a high quality and diverse range of contemporary craft and design; exhibitors are selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship as well as their passion for the work they create. The Craft Fair will offer a great opportunity to do all of your festive shopping in one place, purchasing or commissioning something special that has been designed and handcrafted in the UK, including in Horsley itself.
The Christmas Craft Fair will help to support our work to restore Grade I listed West Horsley Place, which is currently on Historic England’s At Risk register.
Further details about the Christmas Craft Fair will appear on our website next year.