Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sherwood Christmas Contemporary Craft Market Information

Hello! To all those interested in applying for a place at the 6th Sherwood Contemporary Craft Market at The Place.

This year the fair will take place on the 12th November and as last year we will be offering extra space outside for more makers. Rachel and Sophie will be coordinating the market as usual and our contact details are below.

 The prices are £24 for an inside space and £18 outside in the front courtyard (those outside will need to provide their own tables.) This is an increase from last year which is due mainly to changes in the trading licence prices also general costs.

For all of you applying for the first time, it is really important that you send us images of a selection of your work, or details of your website.

All application forms (found to the right) need to be sent to Sophie or Rachel by:

Friday 14th October

Either by email: or
Or post: Rachel Ainley, 51 Cyprus Road, Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG3 5E8.

We will contact you soon after the 14th to let you know if you have been successful. Deadlines for paying and all other details for the day will follow.

Thank you for your interest and we looking forward to hearing from you,
Rachel and Sophie

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Rachel Ainley Textiles @ The Beetroot Tree

Textile artist Rachel Ainley has a selection of her larger textiles on show as part of 'Rooms' exhibition at the Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, Derbyshire.

The exhibition opens this Saturday 17th September and runs until 30th October 2011.

There is no preview as such but the gallery are running an event called 'Tea Party' which will be their equivalent to a preview evening. Rachel will be at that event alongside the other artists exhibiting.

If you haven't already been to the Beetroot Tree gallery it's really worth a visit. Not only does it have a gallery but it also has a lovely wholesome cafe, art shop, craft shop, workshop space, an outdoor courtyard and garden with chickens!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Crafts & Art Fair West Bridgford May 7th 2011 10am - 4.30pm

Sherwood Art Week & Craft Fair coordinator Rachel Ainley will be at the Arts & Crafts Fair in West Bridgford (Croquet Lawn) on Saturday May 7th 10am - 4.30pm.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Sherwood Mosaic Tree Notice Board

Rachel Ainley and Sophie Robins have finished the much awaited mosaic tree notice board for Sherwood and it will be unveiled by the Sheriff of Nottingham at 10am on Saturday 9th April at the Sherwood outdoor market. It will be installed this week as part of the pavement revamp down Mansfield Road in Sherwood.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Secret Garden Craft Fair 2011

For 2011 Sherwood Art Week will be presenting "The Secret Garden Craft Fair" on Saturday June 25th 11am - 6pm at The United reformed Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood.
This will also incorporate an artists quarter as SAW develops into a biennial event with the focus on SAW 2012.
In the meantime, this years Craft Fair will still be a cracking one day celebration with talented local makers/artists, a BBQ, Pimms & Real Ales plus great entertainment throughout the day.
If you would like to be involved please download the form and return by Monday March 7th.

Interest 2011 Form - Download

Also, if you would like to take part in helping to organise an exciting SAW2012 event, drop an email to