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Last chance to take part in new-look Salisbury Contemporary Craft

Posted By : Marie Thomas Thursday 23rd March 2017

After three successful years, the Salisbury Craft and Heritage Festival is moving into the Cathedral building and rebranding as Salisbury Contemporary Craft.

The show will take place in the Cathedral Cloisters on Friday 8 September and Saturday 9 September.

The move has come about, in part, because the visual setting and obvious historical connections to the Cathedral have been a key feature in the feedback from both makers and members of the public. Makers felt that having stalls inside the Cathedral Cloisters rather than in marquees on the lawn would increase their contact with visitors. To facilitate these new developments, Salisbury Cathedral is leading on the event and will be supported by a range of partners and volunteers.

Sarah Rickett, Director of Outreach and Learning at Salisbury Cathedral said:

“The 2017 show will focus exclusively on contemporary craft and we hope to include heritage elements as well in 2018.

“During the two days of the show people will have the chance to see, be enthused by and purchase work from some of the best makers and designers in the UK. There is huge interest in seeing such a wide range of skill displayed in all the fantastic examples of design, as well as in seeing the processes involved up close.”

The Cathedral is seeking Craft designers and makers resident in the UK and Ireland, who work to the highest standard in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, stone, leather, recycled materials and paper.

Exhibitors wishing to apply for a stand on Friday 8 September and Saturday 9 September can do so online at:

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2017.

Stalls range in size from 3 x 2 metres squared to 2 x 2 metres. A limited number of spaces are also available (at a subsidised rate) to craft makers and designers who have been in business for less than a year

To find out more about Salisbury Contemporary Craft click here




For any other enquiries (not involving stall hire) contact Marie Thomas on 01722 555148 or