Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 June 2021

Confirmed Dates for Hatfield Park

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A Perfect Day for Craft Lovers

Living Crafts is a one-stop creative shopping experience, showcasing contemporary arts and crafts of an exceptional standard and celebrating the talents of our most highly acclaimed British designer-makers. When you visit Living Crafts, you will discover unique designs and beautifully hand-crafted work and be able to commission one-off pieces, personalised for you direct from the maker. Get close up to master craftsmen and women who will demonstrate their skills and create your own masterpiece in our amazing workshops. Shop, create and enjoy a memorable day out.

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A Creative Experience

From the beautiful work displayed in our Showcase Pavilion to the workshops you will be inspired to find stunning art and craft to display in your home, whether you commission something from the designer or buy direct from the maker. There are opportunities to shop for unique designs in fashion and jewellery or even to create your own. Talk to the experts, hear their stories, find out how things are made and try out a new craft. Have a go at oil painting, rag-rugging or chocolate making. Living Crafts is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Immerse yourself in our creative world.

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  • Discover original craft and design for your home
  • A huge range of quality, British craft
  • Workshops for both adults and children
  • Glassblowing and other spectacular craft demonstrations
  • Speciality producers in the Food & Drink Pavilion
  • Brass and jazz bands, storytelling and dancing
  • Parking adjacent to the showground
  • Delicious refreshments
  • Admission includes entry to the famous West Gardens
  • Over 2,000 acres of parkland to explore

More than just great British Craft & Design

Learn from the experts in the Masterclass Pavilion which features some of the best makers in their field. A Living History Village brings heritage crafts to life and our Art in Herts Pavilion brings the local art scene right to the show.

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Crafts are an essential part of a rich life and Living Crafts celebrates this gloriously

Monty Don, Television presenter

I've been coming for the past 14 years and wouldn't miss it for the world

M Shaw, Chelmsford

the pioneers of sophisticated craft shows

B Chandler, London Evening Standard

absolutely fantastic

J Green, New Zealand

Crafts are an essential part of a rich life and Living Crafts celebrates this gloriously

Monty Don, Television presenter

I visited as a teenager. I've brought my children and now my grandchildren too

The Styles family, Brentwood

the pioneers of sophisticated craft shows

B Chandler, London Evening Standard

Sculpture Spectacular

Get up close to some stunning pieces in our open air gallery, celebrating carving and casting.

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Let us entertain you!

Sit down, relax and listen to some live jazz with your prosecco and enjoy our lively brass band on the Sunday.

Traditional Maypole and sword dancing will be performed by local children on the Thursday and Friday creating a festival atmosphere. Historical storytelling by yarnsmith Dave Tonge will enthral visitors of all ages throughout the show.

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Hatfield House

A short walk or free shuttle bus ride away through the beautiful parkland leads you to Hatfield House, the Jacobean masterpiece, home of The Marquess of Salisbury. Hatfield House will be open from 11.00am - 4.00pm for an additional charge. Please see www.hatfield-house.co.uk for further information.

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West Garden

Admission to Living Crafts includes entry to the renowned West Garden surrounding The Old Palace, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I, which open from 10.00am - 5.30pm.

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