Two-day arts and crafts fair coming up in Uckfield

Artists from the Uckfield area will be coming together to exhibit their work in a two-day arts and crafts fair on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16.

Doors will open at Uckfield Civic Centre on the Friday from 3pm and there will be a launch party during the evening which will include drinks, and music by Alex Butler from the band Red Butler.

On the Saturday the fair will open from 10am to 5pm. There will be demonstrations throughout the day of spinning with Tessa Deverill, mouth painting by Bazza West, weaving by Jackie Bennett and woodblock carving by Adele Scandlebury.


Displays will include work by children entered into a competition under the heading I Wish. Winners will be announced at 11am by Annie Mills, chair of Bridge Arts in Uckfield which is organising the fair. Read about competition judging here.

Certificates will be awarded for first, second, third, and highly commended places, with prizes donated by Audrey Haney, local poet and artist, and a book by children’s author and illustrator Alan Baker who will be signing his books at the fair during the Saturday.


There will be workshops during the afternoon which include:

12-12.45pm Embroidery with Beth Power. Cost £3. Stitchscape hoop, 10cm, fabrics and thread will be provided.

1.30-2.30pm Family Art with Martin Eastwood. Sarah Oyetunde’s Mandela colouring sheets will be available for children and adult throughout the day. 50p per sheet.

3.30-4.15pm Felting with Ann Dishman. Cost £6. Materials and tools will be provided.


Raffles will be held on both days for items donated by attending artists.

• The fair’s guest of honour Alan Baker has written and illustrated more than 40 books of his own, including the Little Rabbit series which has sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide.

He also illustrated Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, and the number one best seller Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes by Michael Rosen.

See also:

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