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We warmly welcome families to Craft Festival Cheltenham and offer free, drop in workshops to children & families, kindly supplied by Unit Twelve, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre & Jim Parkyn.

What's on every day at Craft Festival Cheltenham 2022.  

The Amazing Scene Machine with King of Clay-mation, The Master of Plasticine, Jim Parkyn

Join Jim on the stage, throughout the weekend and create a plasticine masterpiece, guided by the Master Maker and Aarman Ambassador himself. Drop in and no-need to book. Numbers will be limited so it will be first come, first served. 

Drop in Workshops with Unit Twelve & Llantarnam Grange

Join the inspirational makers from Unit Twelve and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, including Internationally reknowned paper artist Jennifer Collier, printmaker Iain Perry, jeweller Rachel Butlin and mixed media artists Fran Buxton and Ruth Proud. 

Over the weekend enjoy fabulous free art activities for children. Llantarnam Grange have looked to our Craft Festival exhibitors for inspiration. They have chosen textile artist Heather Hancock, creating a project to make over-sized collage medals.

Join members of the Unit Twelve team for a fabulous free art activity for children. Make a beautiful 3D butterfly card, with matching handmade envelope from vintage recycled papers. The activity is suitable for all ages.

The activities are suitable for all ages and the Unit Twelve & Llantarnam Grange team will be on hand to assist, but children must not be left unaccompanied. Participant numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing, and all equipment will be sanitised between use. 

Unit Twelve Gallery is a contemporary craft exhibition, art workshop and studio space, that hosts a regularly changing programme of high quality, contemporary craft exhibitions, as well as being home to 6 artists studio spaces; open Thursday-Saturday, 10-4pm.

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is Cwmbran's centre for Contemporary Art & Craft. Based in South East Wales, Llantarnam Grange is a leading craft and visual art centre, a friendly space where everyone is welcomed to enjoy and feel inspired. 

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Call for Entries Cheltenham 2023

Craft Festival at Cheltenham Town Hall March 10-12, 2023 We have established ourselves in the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham and will be returning to the iconic Town Hall in March 2023 for a great weekend of craft and making.  Craft Festival will feature 100 selected makers from across the UK with a programme of workshops for all ages and craft demonstrations set in the stunning surroundings of Cheltenham Town Hall.

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